禁止Kindle自动升级教程

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亚马逊最新的官方固件取消了分享个人文档内容到微博的可能性,只能分享电子书的内容。这就造成包括RSS推送内容(例如我的《经纬日报》)和通过邮件发送文档在内的许多内容无法通过Kindle内置的微博分享功能进行分享。

Kindle固件是强制静默升级的,只要在连接到WiFi的情况下,它收到推送便会在不经用户的同意的情况下静默升级。新的固件如果有问题或Bug,用户只能选择忍受,很多情况下,是不需要频繁升级的。

起初,Javen希望通过越狱的方法 然后安装BackDoorLock插件的方式禁止升级。但是在安装BackDoorLock这个插件后,Javen手动重启后,开机Kindle再次自动升级到5.8.1。几经周折,终于找到了禁止升级的方法,不用越狱也可以,实测十分有效。

国外论坛的odamizu几经试验,实证了以下方法的有效性(实验版本为5.7.2.1及之前的版本):

I have had “update.bin.tmp.partial” folder in root directory with WiFi continuously on for over 12 days, and no OTA update. I even left it plugged into a/c with WiFi on for 48 hours.

Don’t know if “update.bin.tmp.partial” folder is blocking updates or if Amazon just hasn’t gotten to my Voyage yet since it can take weeks (months?) for an OTA update to roll-out. YMMV

With 5.7.3 in the wings, I decided to end my update.bin.tmp.partial experiment since I want to install 5.7.2.1 and have update.bin.tmp.partial loaded against 5.7.3.

Details of my experiment:

  • In September 2015, I put an empty folder named “update.bin.tmp.partial” in the root directory of my Kindle Voyage 5.6.5.
  • When 5.7.2 was released around 2/2/2016, I turned WiFi on and left it on 24/7. I received no forced update, however, some reports suggest that 5.7.2 wasn’t pushed out to all Kindles OTA, but was more of a limited test run.
  • 5.7.2.1 was released around 2/12/2016. I continued to leave WiFi on 24/7. In addition, I plugged my KV into a/c for 24-48 hours on more than one occasion to see if it would trigger an OTA update. Nope.
  • Today, 3/6/2016, I deleted the update.bin.tmp.partial folder then went to get a snack. When I returned 10 minutes later, I was surprised to see my KV already auto-updating to 5.7.2.1. Was it a coincidence that Amazon chose to push the update to my KV less than 10 minutes after I deleted update.bin.tmp.partial?
  • However, I have a friend who also had update.bin.tmp.partial on her KV, and nothing happened after she deleted it, so she updated to 5.7.2.1 manually.
  • I now have update.bin.tmp.partial back on my KV 5.7.2.1. The folder survives re-boot. We’ll see what happens when 5.7.3 rolls out.

Apparently, dinner will also trigger an OTA update

  • On March 6, I put an empty folder named “update.bin.tmp.partial” in the root directory of my Kindle Voyage 5.7.2.1. I turned WiFi on and left it on 24/7 for over a month. I also plugged my KV into a/c for 24-48 hours on more than one occasion to see if it would trigger an OTA update. Nope.
  • Today, April 9, I deleted the update.bin.tmp.partial folder then went to eat dinner. When I returned an hour later, my KV had auto-updated itself to 5.7.3. Coincidence?

If anyone’s interested, update.bin.tmp.partial survives reboot on 5.7.4

(I didn’t have the patience or inclination to run this experiment again on 5.7.3, so I went ahead and updated to 5.7.4)

显然,在Kidnle根目录下创建update.bin.tmp.partial这个只读文件夹可以有效禁止Kindle自动升级。注意他的机型是Kinde Voyage,版本为5.7.2.1及之前的版本,Javen我的也是Kindle Voyage,目前版本为5.7.2,其余版本未测。

只是,需要使用Window命令在cmd.exe内创建,理论上讲,这与在Kindle磁盘的根目录下使用鼠标右键“新建”命令功能一样,但是有人曾反映使用后者方法不可行,具体原因未知。所以还是老老实实用cmd命令吧。

具体方法如下:
  1. 连接kindle到电脑,打开kindle盘(比如是E盘)。在根目录下手动新建一个文件夹,命名为a;
  2. Windows下打开cmd.exe,输入e:(含冒号,转到E盘),回车;
  3. 输入命令rename a update.bin.tmp.partial(将a文件夹重命名为update.bin.tmp.partial),回车;
  4. 找到update.bin.tmp.partial文件夹,右击这个文件夹,在属性里把它改成“只读”

OK,现在你的Kindle不会再自动升级了。(完)

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禁止Kindle自动升级教程”有16个评论

  1. 山小炮说道:

    好东西,只有558的kindle入门版,平常看看书,感觉挺好的,至今没试过推送文章这些~~

  2. Weidan说道:

    很喜欢kindleV以后等有钱了入一个 感觉B格很高(当然是买来看书的啦)

  3. 威武中国说道:

    手持kindle5的表示想升级都没有机会…

  4. boke112导航说道:

    一般应该都是推送稳定版升级的吧?这个还真没玩过

  5. 路易大叔说道:

    照片上的内容看起来逼格很高

  6. Weijian说道:

    嗯也在 mobileread 上看到啦 亲测可用就好 XD

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