[Update2: Kindle 3.4 is out. Also NiLuJe updated the jailbreak to version 0.11.N, which works on my v3.4 Kindle Keyboard]
[Update: Kindle 3.3 is out. Also NiLuJe updated the jailbreak to version 0.10.N, which should work on 3.3. It is reported that 0.9.N works on 3.3 too.]
Important Note: If you’re upgrading a jailbroken Kindle, you DO NOT touch the jailbreak ever again. That means you don’t have to jailbreak again after upgrade, and even if an update of the jailbreak is released, you do NOT have to update the jailbreak! Please also read notes at the end of this post.
First off, jailbreaking you Kindle does not void your warranty. As Amazon Customer Service Representative stated here,
Custom Screen Savers
Amazon.com Customer Service does not support or provide instructions for adding custom images to your Kindle to be used as screen savers. However, should you choose to do this on your own it will not void your warranty.
So why do you want to jailbreak you device? The most basic reason is that you may just want to change your screen savers, or you want to extend you Kindle’s functionality to read EPUB files and do some other cool geeky things.
According to Yifan Lu, “This should in theory work with every Kindle version from 2.0 to 3.2.1. However, only Kindle 3 on 3.2.1 have been tested, so use at your own risk.”
- Download jailbreak files to you computer from here (NiLuJe’s).
Note: If links broke, please follow this link to download them from original thread.
- Extract the ZIP file
- Copy the correct file foryour Kindle to your device’s drive
- k2 for Kindle 2 US
- k2i for Kindle 2 International
- dx for Kindle DX US
- dxi for Kindle DX International
- dxg for Kindle DX Graphite
- k3 for Kindle 3 Wifi + 3G (US & Canada)
- k3g for Kindle 3 Wifi + 3G (Intenational)
- k3w for Kindle 3 Wifi
- Eject Kindle USB drive
- On you Kindle, go to Settings, press Menu and select Update Your Kindle.
- Wait for the installation to finish successfully*
- Your Kindle will then restart itself, and you’re good to go and install other tweaks or hacks the same way.
*Note: On Firmware 2.x, it is expected and normal for the installation to “Fail” with error U006.
Also, you SHOULD keep all ZIP files of hacks that you installed as they contain uninstall files necessary to uninstall these hacks in case you need it later on.
Happy tweakin‘ tweakin‘
:smile: I’m Kindled
Important note from the original thread.
Here are general update instructions for these hacks:
- First of all, in most cases, there’s no need to touch the jailbreak again. You already installed it the first time you installed hacks. Just forget about it now .
- Next, no need to run the update_*_uninstall.bin updates, ever. (except in some specific cases, like if you’re updating the jailbreak on a 3.x device, or from another font/ss hack [in which case you should use the original uninstaller for your hacks, and not the ones found here]).
- Then, you can apply the latest update_*_install.bin updates, one by one. You can safely chain both hacks installs.
- After that, to make sure everything’s in order, do a full Restart of your Kindle ([HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart), and you’ll be good to go . Note that in some cases, especially for minor updates, this restart is not strictly necessary, but better be safe than sorry .
- Kindle 3 Wallpapers (rjnorwich.wordpress.com)
- How to create kindle optimized screensavers (kindlesavers.com)
- How to Make the Kindle Display Custom Screensavers (massivelinks.com)
- Jailbreak Your Kindle for Dead Simple Screensaver Customization (howtogeek.com)
- Fonts & ScreenSavers hacks for Kindles (mobileread.com)