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I've wanted to change the rotating images on my Kindle to inlude covers of my books and my favourite books. I ran across this Screen Saver Hack for Kindles, and I wondered if it's safe to install?

Has anyone here used it, and does it open the Kindle to any kind of hacking or cause any other problems? (I only say this because last year I remember iPhone users with jailbreak hacks opened themselves to a worm that regular vanilla iphone users were immune to.)

If not, is there another, safer method for adding custom images to the Kindle screensaver rotation?
 

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Me too. :)  No problems.  It's a great way to have a personalized screensaver. The one that I have is a continuation of the Invisible Defenders skin. I added a "if found" message that has my email address and cell phone number.  When I travel, I make sure to enable the password protection.  This way, my contact info is always displayed.  And if the battery should be dead, I also have a label on the back of my Kindle with this info.  (Plus one of those "reward if found" label things.)
 

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Thanks for the replies! I think I'll give it a try. Some of the pics it comes with are cool, but a few of them are, um, not so nice. There's one or two that when they come up in the rotation, I actually turn my kindle on and off again, to make a new one show up. =)
 

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I've been running the screen-saver hack in several of its incarnations for a couple years now (first on my K2, now on my K3) and have not had any problems. I recommend reading through the entire Wiki page NiLuJe provided before starting, just to make sure you understand the process. When ready, be sure to visit the "Photos" forum here for a number of threads full of potential images you might want to use (and see my sig, below, for my customizable scree-saver generator :) ).
 

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I have had it on both of my Kindles (K2 and K3), and love it. I'm so much happier now that my screen shows photos and/or illustrations that I love. It really enhances the Kindle experience for me. (I realize that there are a lot of Kindlers who think it's crazy to care what the sleep screen image is, but I'm not one of them.)
 

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Cindy416 said:
(I realize that there are a lot of Kindlers who think it's crazy to care what the sleep screen image is, but I'm not one of them.)
I don't think you're crazy to care. . . . .as long as you don't think I'm crazy not to. ;)

FWIW, I've never heard any story of the hack making a Kindle completely unusable. I've heard lots of folks who had trouble getting it working, but once they did, it worked fine. It can be problematical if one of the 3rd party hacks is installed when Amazon updates the firmware. But there are usually work-arounds for that too. It's really just a matter of what kind of trouble you are willing and able to go to.

It is also possible, maybe even probable, that installing it technically voids your warranty though, again, I've never heard of anyone who had a hardware problem and was denied a replacement because the hack was on it. And apparently the software is pretty bullet proof because that's almost never the issue with failed kindles.
 

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I don't think you're crazy to care. . . . .as long as you don't think I'm crazy not to. ;)

FWIW, I've never heard any story of the hack making a Kindle completely unusable. I've heard lots of folks who had trouble getting it working, but once they did, it worked fine. It can be problematical if one of the 3rd party hacks is installed when Amazon updates the firmware. But there are usually work-arounds for that too. It's really just a matter of what kind of trouble you are willing and able to go to.

It is also possible, maybe even probable, that installing it technically voids your warranty though, again, I've never heard of anyone who had a hardware problem and was denied a replacement because the hack was on it. And apparently the software is pretty bullet proof because that's almost never the issue with failed kindles.
;) Ann. I'd never think you were crazy for not caring about the screensavers, just as I'd never think you were crazy for not quite buying the "Bones" season finale. ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 
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