Removing Ads From the Kindle PW2

December 23, 2015


After jailbreaking a kindle you may wish to remove the annoying ads and "Swipe to Unlock". Before we can remove the ads the kindle must be jailbroken and the USBNet package installed.

Put the kindle in "Airplane Mode"

Toggle USB networking by entering ;un into the search box of the menu. The default IP of the kindle is 192.168.15.244

To connect:

ifconfig
Gives
enp0s20u1
Use the device name:
sudo ifconfig enp0s20u1 192.168.15.201 && ssh root@192.168.15.244
Now that we are connected enter these commands, each line is a seperate command.
We want to remove 2 folders in /var/local/ and delete 3 records from a SQLite database located at /var/local/appreg.db
cd /var/local/
rm -r adunits/ merchant/
sqlite3 appreg.db "delete from properties where handlerid='dcc' and name='adunit.viewable'"
sqlite3 appreg.db "delete from properties where handlerid='dcc' and name='dtcp_pref_ShowScreensaverPref'"
sqlite3 appreg.db "delete from properties where handlerid='dcc' and name='dtcp_pref_ShowBannerPref'"
reboot
Enjoy your ad free kindle.

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