Kindle

Kindle Touch Hax #1: Personalised USB-connect Screen

Behold, my new Kindle Touch, an extremely kind gift from my family to me: But what is this? At the bottom of the screen, there’s a message declaring my ownership! That’s not normal for Kindle Touches. It’s a little trick I’ve pulled off thanks to Yifan Lu’s awesome work towards Jailbreaking the Kindle Touch. Essentially, Lu discovered that the Kindle executes native code embedded in the metadata of mp3 files, and used this fact to install a developer’s key and a basic SSH server on the Kindle Touch.