Saturday, February 18, 2012

How to remove the special offers screensaver, ETC. off of a Kindle 3 (keyboard)

I found this info on a web forum and wanted to share it. I can advise that it does work, I just tested it on my Special Offers Wi-Fi Kindle 3.

Instructions:
If you have a special offer Kindle 3 you need to do the following
to get rid of the Ads.

Note: please be careful doing this I take no responsibility for any loss or damage.

Step 1 Charge up your Kindle make sure you have a full battery.
If you are using Windows make sure the Show hidden files
option in Explorer is ticked.

Step 2 Plug the kindle into your computer via usb
(your kindle should show as a device on your computer)
and copy the kindle documents folder to your computer.
(this contains your kindle books)

Step 3 (CAUTION THIS WILL WIPE ALL INFO ON KINDLE)
(MAKE SURE YOU DO STEP 2)
Eject Kindle and Unplug kindle from usb
Reset your kindle to factory defaults - you do this by pressing
[HOME] then pressing [MENU] click settings in menu list
then pressing [MENU] then click Reset to Factory Defaults.

Step 4 Wait ... then Message about setting up Kindle appears.When you
see this message Plug kindle into your computer via usb
(your kindle should show as a device on your computer)
and find the folder on the kindle called System.
Open this folder and create a text file in this
folder called .assets (this turns off the Ads)

Step 5 Eject Kindle and Unplug kindle from usb and slide and hold the
power switch on the kindle for about 15 secs this should restart
the kindle.

Step 6 The Ads should be gone and now you can set up the kindle and
copy the documents folder that you copied in Step 2 back to the
kindle.

Enjoy the Kindle with no Ads

4 comments:

Doctor Evil 30564 said...

Note: when you go into manage your kindle devices on the amazon site it will still show your kindle as being subscribed to special offers. I even went through and deregistered it and then re-registered it after doing this again and it doesn't change it still shows as being subscribed to special offers.

Eve Reeder said...

Could someone help me figure it how to make a text file.

Doctor Evil 30564 said...

first off make sure you have hidden files option turned off in windows explorer. Then go to http://ubuntuone.com/7c6oSlYXK9bfDUoQ8ixvJM and unzip it to the folder on the kindle called system. There should be a blank file called .assets set to read only so the kindle can't re copy the .assets folder.

Eve Reeder said...

Thanks! Oh great post! (^_^)