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Old 02-22-2024, 02:37 AM   #1
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Device: Kindle PW2
PW2 and others debrick from Erase MMC successful!

My Kindle PW2 bricked 2 weeks ago and I painfully Erase MMC
I stuck until today.

I try many option but only this work.
Hope it help to you!

Get some info from:

My step to debrick:
  1. Download new version of Kindle from Amazon
    My Kindle PW2, so I get

    And I get to get uImage
  2. Extract update_kindle_paperwhite_v2_5.12.2.2.bin by kindletool to pw2 folder:
    ./kindletool extract update_kindle_paperwhite_v2_5.12.2.2.bin pw2
  3. Connect your Kindle to minicom by press power button ~ 16 seconds
  4. Run bist fastboot to connect to fastboot
    sudo ./fastboot flash kernel uImage
    sudo ./fastboot setvar bootmode system
    sudo ./fastboot reboot
    when your Kindle reboot you will see your kindle start new kernel
    Press any key when you see
    Press [ENTER] for recovery menu...
    to enter Recovery Menu
  5. If you did something before you can choos option 4. Erase MMC again
    If not you can choose I. Initialize Partition Table (fdisk) and format FAT
    Then O. Format and overwrite FAT partition
    Then E. Export FAT partition

    After Export FAT your kindle should connect to your USB port
  6. Rename your update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5. to update.bin
    Then copy update.bin to your Kindle USB Port
  7. Remove your Kindle USB port from your computer then your Kindle will show Recovery Menu again
  8. Choose: U. Update using update*.bin file on FAT partition then your update will be install
  9. Now you can setup your Kindle like a new device
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