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Kindle 3.1 Jailbreak


With Amazon Kindle firmware 3.1 released just days ago, both the jailbreak(s) and the source can be found in the link below…Amazon Kindle

http://yifan.lu/p/kindle-jailbreak

The jailbreak will allow you to install custom packages (hacks) such as the screensaver hack and the usbnetworking hack. It is tested and works on Kindle 3 on 3.1. It should work on 3.0 to 3.0.3, but hack updates are ALWAYS enabled on those versions regardless of the “ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES” file. On Kindle 2 and DX (2.0-2.5.6), it is completely untested, but it should also work that way. However, if you use 3.0.3, 2.5.6 or below there are other jailbreaks you can use which may or may not work better.


After installing the jailbreak, to disable it and allow Amazon updates, simply delete the file “ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES” from the root of your Kindle USB drive and restart the Kindle through settings. To enable it again, create an empty text file “ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES” on the root of the Kindle USB drive and restart from settings. More detailed directions are found below.

To install jailbreak:
1) Copy the update bin for your Kindle to the root of the Kindle USB drive. (k3w = Wifi, k3g = 3G US/Canada, k3gb = 3G elsewhere)
2) On the Kindle, press Menu, choose Settings, press Menu again and choose Update Your Kindle
3) After install, your Kindle will reboot and is now jailbroken

To disable hack updates:
In order to install Amazon updates, you must disable hack updates.
1) On the root of the Kindle USB drive, see if a file named ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES exists
2) If it does delete it
3) Reboot the Kindle and install the Amazon update

To enable hack updates:
In order to install hacks and custom updates, you must enable hack updates (this is done automatically after installation, you only need to enable if you disabled before)
1) On the root of the Kindle USB drive, see if a file named ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES exists
2) If it does not, create an empty text file named “ENABLE_HACK_UPDATES” no extension
3) Reboot the Kindle and install the hack or custom update

To uninstall jailbreak:
Disabling hack updates is NOT the same as uninstalling the jailbreak. If you disable hack updates, the jailbreak is just hidden, uninstalling removes all jailbreak files (but not hacks that were installed separately).
1) Uninstall ALL hacks and custom updates with the uninstaller provided by each hack package. (Not required, but if you uninstall the jailbreak, you CANNOT uninstall hack packages later on unless you jailbreak again)
2) Enable hack updates if not already enabled
3) Copy the update bin for your device to your Kindle and Update.

To restart your Kindle:
1) At the home screen, press Menu
2) Choose Settings
3) Press Menu
4) Choose Restart

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