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News Posted: Sat, Oct 6 2012 11:02 AM
Well that was fast. For those of you who purchased (or are considering the purchase of) a Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader from Amazon, you can already jailbreak the device. The modded code is "heavily based" on a previously known hack for the Kindle 4/Touch, updated with a handful of tweaks and a new delivery method.

It's a fairly simple process, as far as installing modified code goes. To perform the jailbreak, Kindle Paperwhite owners need only download a file and upload it to the root directory of their Paperwhite device via USB, and then restart. The code takes over and does the rest.

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With a jailbroken Kindle Paperwhite, owners can install third-party apps, use the device as a weather display or even as a monitor connected to a Raspberry Pi, and other things. It essentially acts as a jailbroken Kindle, only with a far nice screen.

Before proceeding, be warned that if something goes wrong, the only way to restore/revive the device is with a serial port.
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I like the looks of the lighted version.

Too bad you have to pay them extra money for 'no advertising' on it.

That's the only reason I haven't replaced my older model Kindle yet.

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Hi,

Can you explain the serial port reference? There is no serial port.

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