Kindle 3.2.1 Jailbreak (Update)

When I first released the Kindle 3.2.1 jailbreak, I called it “temporary.” Although confusing to use and set up, it has gotten thousands of hits and reports of success. However, it was “temporary” because the method used depended on some precise timing and I had a better method that I was saving for Kindle 3.3. Now, I realize that 3.3 will never come, but will instead be 4.0 that will come with Kindle 4, and with a new hardware, everything doesn’t matter. Serge A. Levin has independently discovered a similar bug for what I was going to use on the 3.3 jailbreak, and I’ve asked him to release it because he deserves the credit for the work. If we’re lucky, Amazon will fix the bug in a way that my similar plan for 3.3/4.0 will still work.

(If you are already jailbroken, regardless of what version you’re running, you don’t need to download this. The actual jailbreak hasn’t been updated, just the injection method.)

Also, if you think that the jailbreak didn’t work, try installing a custom package anyways. I have fixed many people’s “I can’t get it working” by telling them that it’s already jailbroken.

Link to jailbreak for all devices on all versions.

EDIT: It seems like there is some confusion so I’ll clear this up. Jailbreaking does NOT remove ads.

60 thoughts on “Kindle 3.2.1 Jailbreak (Update)

  1. Kay says:

    Thank you for the jailbreaks!
    I have tried to jailbreak my kindle 3g many times. It said updated successfully, but when I plug it to the computer, there’s no new folder “linkss” appeared. What’s the problem?
    Thank you!

  2. I just got a new kindle 3g+wifi (us) that came with 3.2.1; there is not an ‘update kindle’ option in the menu, or under settings. it is not even greyed out; simply not there.

    i copied update_jailbreak_0.5.1_k3g_install.bin intot he root directory; ejected, unplugged the cable, yet, there is still no option

  3. Jim says:

    FYI, not all of us looking to remove the ads are CHEAPSKATES!!!!! I received my Kindle as a gift. I would have gladly paid for the non add one.

  4. Steve says:

    53.FYI, not all of us looking to remove the ads are CHEAPSKATES!!!!! I received my Kindle as a gift. I would have gladly paid for the non add one.

    Comment by Jim — December 9, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Then it’s simple: go to and in Manage Your Devices you can opt out of the ads. They will charge your Kindle content purchasing account for the difference in price. Then you won’t have ads.

  5. Nim Chimpsky says:

    I generally hate having to look at ads, but those on the Kindle are far less intrusive and obnoxious than those on 90% of the web sites I visit.

    Maybe if I use my kindle keyboard 3g as a reader, I would feel differently. But I mainly use mine as a web browser while away from home and I’m much more bothered by the browser’s limitations even when using wifi and thus not costing Amazon money for 3G.

    Are there other browsers that I can try installing? Also, is there a way to download mp3’s and even short videos via wifi? Could I install the UNIX program curl or something like it that I could run from the terminal?

  6. Nim Chimpsky says:

    P.S. One thing I do like about the stock browser is Article Mode. It would be nice, if less important, to have something like that in browsers on larger-screen tablets and computers.

  7. jason says:

    Days ago i got a second hand kindle keyboard 3G B0006 with 3.2.1 frameware, then it upgraded to 3.3 automatically … Yesterday, I tried the jailbreak package. it goes well, but today i just found that can’t make any bookmark and set up the collection anymore. When I restart kindle, then I come back to the original status. Did i do something wrong?

  8. mae says:

    can i jailbreak and screensaver hack my kindle keyboard 3Gwifi B00006 with ads without having to unsubscribe to the ads on amazon? unsubscribing costs $50

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