Download The Jailbreak archive (jb.zip) and the Hotfix package. Hey, Bob. OK, me too. Once the Paperwhite has rebooted, check the device information again to ensure the proper Kindle OS version has been flashed to the device. Eject your Paperwhite and restart it via Menu -> Settings -> Menu -> Restart. This is all your books and any files you’ve sent to your Kindle. Please tell us which firmware you can not download. You can use the following blank files, created just like we created the other blank files, to achieve various outcomes: If at any time you no longer wish to employ a given flag (e.g. It's got plenty of storage, it's small enough…. using 5.8.x firmware.

You can download them here: The Official Mobileread Thread (free account required).

And if your firmware versions are more advanced than 5.6.5 such as 5.7.x or 5.8.x, you can try this method to jailbreak your Kindle device. You’re going to do this several times throughout the jailbreak process. Some users have reported issues and jump all the way back to 5.3.1. Hi. In the opened new page, Go to "Stage 1" first.

The jailbreak allows you to access your Kindle Paperwhite as if you were a developer with full access to the operating system and file structure of the device. Next, you need to mount your Paperwhite via the USB cable and browse to the folder /linkss/screensavers/. How do you jailbreak the kindle 5.3.9. The above article may contain affiliate links, which help support How-To Geek.

Thanks Bob, it works on kindle paperwhite running The /linkss/ folder is created by the screensaver hack and contains files and folders of interest to us. Jason served as Lifehacker's Weekend Editor before he joined How-To Geek. Setting the Paperwhite to Sleep Overlay Mode: If you want the Paperwhite to display a small overlay that indicates the device is asleep over the last visible content, you need to repeat the process from the previous step by instead name the blank file “last”. Download Jail*****hot*fix*zip   (THIS STEP DOESN"T WORK, asterisks added so the bots would let me post this question). Copy this file to your Kindle's root directory. Downgrading Kindle firmware is a prerequisite for jailbreak. Please set your Kindle Paperwhite to airplane mode and make sure it is fully charged during the procedure. Of course, it’s about more than custom screensavers. Wanna change it? Epubor Ultimate is a powerful eBook DRM Removal and eBook converter, which can not only help you remove DRM from Kindle/Kobo/Google Play books, but also convert the ebook formats to pdf/epub/mobi/azw3. At the home page of your Kindle device, you can see the search bar. The jailbreak files are missing in the link provided. Use the exact folder name, don’t add file extension or put any contents into the folder. Above I've said that there is something that we couldn't do if you don't … Unlike an ereader like the Nook, you can’t exactly give your Kindle superpowers with a jailbreak, but you can add some functionality like custom screensavers, an improved PDF reader, and more. Connect your Kindle to your computer with a USB cable. If you’re currently on an acceptable Kindle OS version,  please jump to the next section, Installing the Jailbreak. 2. For the last updating your Kindle Paperwhite firmware version part in the previous section of the article, please refer to how-to-downgrade-kindle-firmware-2017, but take notice of the following modification: After the above steps, if the Kindle screen flashes and Kindle begin to reboot, it means you keep the right pace and you can continue the rest of the procession. 2. If you are failed to jailbreak, first make sure you have followed the tutorial carefully, then factoty reset and try it again. Help? 7. Go to "Stage 2" and watch the instructions on your titlebar.

Today we'll show you how to jailbreak another popular Amazon ebook reader – the Kindle Paperwhite. It opens up the potential to do a whole lot, however, which we’ll tap into once we’ve finished jailbreaking. The number one reason people jailbreak their Kindles is to get custom screensavers, so we’re going to show you how to round out your jailbreak hack with a nice custom screensaver pack.