Kindle Touch Jailbreak Gets Even Easier

Earlier this week I posted about a security hole in the web browser on the Kindle Touch, one which would enable a hacker to create a malicious website which could damage your Kindle Touch. This could be a serious issue if someone made use of it, but like all gray clouds, there’s a silver lining.

This same security hole makes it easy to jailbreak the Kindle Touch.

The original jailbreak for the KT was itself rather simple, but this new trick requires almost no effort on the part of the user. All you have to do is use the Kindle Touch’s web browser to visit a particular website:

Once you’re there, click a few buttons and the website will hack your Kindle Touch for you. After that you can install a few games (Reversi, Sudoku, Chess). There’s also a todo app and another app which says it lets you alter parts of the Kindle’s setup (I can’t see that it does anything).

The process is pretty simple and it looks almost foolproof, but you should know before you try it that there is always the risk that you might brick your Kindle. As always, caveat emptor.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. David18 June, 2013

    This does not work on my device. Amazon must have fixed it because it will not allow the site to load


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