Has anyone here experience with rooting or jailbraking a kindle? Is there a better alternative os for it that allows me to read epub files? Boosts appreciated!
Thanks for the recommendations everyone, will check them out. Honestly I haven't touched the thing in years and I don't even know what model it is. Nowadays I don't have an AMZN account anymore and don't want to move back into this ecosystem.
So it turns out even though I haven't started my Kindle in years (it doesn't even have access to the wifi) it's still on the latest firmware version for some reason, which means it can't be jailbroken, currently.
I guess I'll go down the convert epub to mobi path then... Thanks @cblgh for the Calibre hint!
@rostiger i typically use calibre to convert epub to mobi before sending it to my kindle email address, all as one action
@raelzero I've seen this a while back, it's a really cool project! I haven't soldered in years though and don't even have an iron any more. I have been entertaining the though of getting one, but haven't pusghed myself over the edge (yet).
@rostiger Last time I checked (2+ years ago) the only functionally rootable Kindles were some of the first ones.
As others mentioned, you can use calibre to add your books to Kindle by converting and emailing.
If you don't mind abandoning Kindle, I can recommend picking up a cheap Kobo or Nook. You can just connect them via USB to a PC and send your epubs that way.
I got one of the kobos with backlight and it does everything I need for an ebook reader.
@rostiger @cblgh kindle serial port jailbreak tutorial: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3137590&postcount=1
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