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No-ads on Kindle Paperwhite

April 24, 2013

Here’s how to remove the ads from a Kindle Paperwhite (firmware 5.3.4) in 5 easy steps.

1. Jailbreak the Kindle

Jailbreak: kpw_jb.zip

Kindlet-Jailbreak: kindlet-jailbreak-20121029.zip

Install Network Utilities: kindle-usbnet-0.7.N.zip

Set root password: Search box, type “;un password PASSWORD”

2. Run networking

Unplug Kindle from Mac

Search box, type “;un”

Plug Kindle into Mac, it should appear as a network device

3. On the Mac

Find the last network interface from the list: ifconfig | egrep -o “^[[:alnum:]]+”

Configure interface: sudo ifconfig INTERFACE 192.168.15.201

Connect to Kindle: ssh root@192.168.15.244

4. On the Kindle

mntroot rw

cd /var/local

ls adunits

stop framework

mv adunits adunits.bak

touch adunits

chmod 000 adunits

start framework

exit

5. Stop networking

Unplug Kindle from Mac

Search box, type “;un”

Plug Kindle into Mac, it should appear as “USB Drive Mode”

Optional: Turn off Wifi, and load books and software updates via Calibre

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3 Comments
  1. badtz permalink

    It really works. on linux it doesn’t matter what password I set on kindle, when use ssh I can’t write anything on password but if just hold down Enter it shows the welcome screen and root shell on kindle. Now I can set my own screen savers.

    Thanks man!!

  2. tzoink permalink

    no adunits folder 😦 5.3.5

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