Unzip the file and copy the "jailbreak" file for your Kindle type (in
this case "K3" = "DX")
to its root directory (not into any folder on it).
Disconnect your Kindle from your PC and do Home -> Menu ->
Settings -> Update Your Kindle. The update process will start, then it
will say that it failed. That is expected and is OK!
Reconnect your Kindle to your PC and now copy the screensaver install
file for your Kindle type to the Kindle's root directory.
Select the Update Your Kindle option again, and wait for the
install and restart to complete.
You can now add/delete screensaver image files to your 2.5.x Kindle
once again. (We can only hope that fonts won't be too far behind.)
Super kudos for this go to "clarknova" and "porkupan" at the
forum along with any other hackers who helped.
This page attempts to collect the various screensaver and font patch files
for the 2.3 firmware versions of the Amazon
and Kindle DX.
If you have any problems or wish to suggest
additional font files to be included, let me know at
this KindleBoards.com forum thread.
Use of these files is at your own risk. By downloading and using these
files you agree to be solely responsible for any problems or damage to your
Kindle. Use of these files on your Kindle may be in violation of your
this a violation, but don't blame me should they ever change their mind.)
The kindle_hacks.zip file contains the screen-saver hack plus all the font
hacks. It is a large zip file, so only download it if you want to get all the font
The "font_uninstall" file is for uninstalling any of the 2.3 font hacks.
The other "font_<font_name>_2.3.zip" files are the install files for specific fonts.
The "screensaverhack-0.1.zip" file contains the files for the screen-saver
patch, which allows you to install your own screen-saver images. Update
2010-01-27: This now includes the screen-saver install and uninstall files for
the Kindle DX Global (international wireless), signified by "dxi" in
the file names.
Do not install the zip file onto your Kindle. You must unzip (uncompress)
it on your PC, then select the applicable file for your Kindle based on the end
of the file name (see the patch install instructions for detailed directions):
"...-k2.bin" for the [US] Kindle 2
"...-k2i.bin" for the Kindle 2 Global (a.k.a. International)
"...-dx.bin" for the Kindle DX
"...-dxi.bin" for the Kindle DX Global (a.k.a. International)
UPDATE: "TedSan" has now updated all of
his font files, which are accessible at
sites.google.com page — please visit his site and make a donation
if you can. Below are links to the files from his site. (Be sure to
select your fonts from the correct column for your Kindle type.)
See my new Font Screen
Shots page to see what some of Ted's fonts look like.