Definitions: Kindle 4 is also known as K4NT, K4 Non-Touch, K4S(silver) of K4B(black). The words debrick and debricking can also be called unbrick, unbricking, recover, recovery, repair, repairing, restore, restoring, restoration, or brick fix.
Well, good news! I’ve recovered my goddamn kindle. My brother deserves a huge credit for this though. I had plugged my kindle in his wall socket(in his room). Dude just came back from work last night and started diagnosing the hell out of it. All I did was run some diagnostic tool :)
Anyway, here’s what we did(for anyone who might run into the same problems).
First, enter bootmode by:
- Plugging the kindle to your computer via a USB cable.
- Long pressing the power button(about 20 seconds) until the kindle 4NT turns off.
- Long pressing the 5-way button down.
Next, download the
diags_kernel from this link. Unzip the file and run:
# replace the <unzippedfile> with the name of # the file you unzipped sudo ./fastboot flash diags <unzippedfile>.img sudo ./fastboot setvar bootmode diags sudo ./fastboot reboot
After following the above mentioned steps, my kindle rebooted to a grey/ black screen. I then used
MfgTool to recover my kindle. From
MfgTool, I selected the
main bootmode profile from the drop-down menu then clicked on the
start button in the UI. That did it for me. The kindle booted normally after this.