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Installing Debian on your Kindle

Update: I am no longer working on this project. I ended up breaking my Kindle because I'm an idiot. I am still accepting pull requests, but I am unable to test them, so please make sure that your code is stable. Thanks, lovelies!

  1. Jailbreak your Kindle.

    Jailbreaking your Kindle allows non-Amazon applications to run on your Kindle. In order to Jailbreak your device you need a Paperwhite 2 or 3, Kindle Touch 2 or 3, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis. I'm using a Kindle Touch 3.

    Follow the steps below to jailbreak your device.

    • Reset your device:

      To do this, go to settings and click the menu button (☰ or ⋮) in the top right-hand corner, it should look like this:

      alt text

      Please note: Resetting your device involves removing all your books, saved passwords and documents, so make sure to backup anything you don't have stored in the cloud. This process may take a while, so go grab a beverage of your choice. 🍹

  2. Downgrade your Kindle's operating system.

    Before you do anything, you need to figure out which model of Kindle you have. Use the table below to find your model number using your serial number.

    To find your serial number, just grab your Kindle, head to the Settings page Menu > Settings then tap Menu > Device Info. Once you have you model number, it's time to downgrade your Kindle.

S/N Prefix(es) Model Name Nickname(s) Notes & [Developer Notes]
B001, B101 Kindle 1 K1
B002 Kindle 2 U.S. (Sprint) K2
B003 Kindle 2 International (AT&T) K2, K2I
B004 Kindle DX U.S. DX
B005 Kindle DX International DX, DXI
B006 Kindle 3 3G + WiFi (U.S. and Canada) K3, K3G NOTE: Some European customers may receive this model as well.
B008 Kindle 3 WiFi K3, K3W
B009 Kindle DX Graphite DXG
B00A Kindle 3 3G + WiFi (Europe) K3, K3GB
B00C Kindle PaperWhite not for sale (FOR TESTERS)
B00E Kindle 4 NoTouch Silver (2011) K4, K4S
B00F Kindle Touch 3G + WiFi (Kindle 5) (U.S. and Canada) [Mostly] K5, KT
B010 Kindle Touch 3G + WiFi (Kindle 5) (Europe) K5, KT, K5G
B011 Kindle Touch WiFi (Kindle 5) K5, KT, K5W
B012 Kindle 5 (Unknown) K5 If you happen to get your hands on one of these, please enlighten us!
B023, 9023 Kindle 4 NoTouch Black (2012) K4, K4B If you happen to know why some of these begin in 90 instead of B0, I'm all ears :) [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.1]
B024 Kindle PaperWhite WiFi PW [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.3]
B01B Kindle PaperWhite 3G + WiFi (U.S.) [Mostly] PW, PWG [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.3]
B020 Kindle PaperWhite 3G + WiFi (Brazil) PW, PWBR [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.8]
B01C Kindle PaperWhite 3G + WiFi (Canada) PW, PWC [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.7]
B01D Kindle PaperWhite 3G + WiFi (Europe) PW, PWGB [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.4]
B01F Kindle PaperWhite 3G + WiFi (Japan) PW, PWJ [Support added in KindleTool 1.5.6]
B0D4, 90D4 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) WiFi (U.S., Intl.) PW2 If you happen to know why some of these begin in 90 instead of B0, I'm all ears :) [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0] ** B0D4 is 2Gb, 90D4 is 4Gb **
B05A, 905A Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) WiFi (Japan) PW2, PW2J [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0]
B0D5, 90D5 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (U.S.) [Mostly] PW2, PW2G [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0]
B0D6, 90D6 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (Canada] PW2, PW2GC [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.2]
B0D7, 90D7 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (Europe) PW2, PW2GB [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0]
B0D8, 90D8 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (Russia) PW2, PW2GR [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0]
B0F2, 90F2 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (Japan) PW2, PW2GJ [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.0]
B017, 9017 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) WiFi (4GB) (U.S., Intl.) PW2, PW2IL [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.3]
B060, 9060 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (4GB) (Europe) PW2, PW2GBL [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.3]
B062, 9062 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (4GB) (U.S.) [Mostly] PW2, PW2GL [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.3]
B05F, 905F Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (4GB) (Canada) PW2, PW2GCL [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.4]
B061, 9061 Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) 3G + WiFi (4GB) (Brazil) PW2, PW2GBRL [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
B0C6, 90C6 Kindle Basic (2014) KT2, BASIC If you happen to know why some of these begin in 90 instead of B0, I'm all ears :) [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.3]
B0DD, 90DD Kindle Basic (2014) (Australia) KT2, BASIC [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
B013, 9013 Kindle Voyage WiFi KV [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.4]
B054 Kindle Voyage 3G + WiFi (U.S.) KV, KVG [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.4]
B053 Kindle Voyage 3G + WiFi (Europe) KV, KVGB [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.4]
9053 Kindle Voyage (Germany) KV Not Supported
B02A Kindle Voyage 3G + WiFi (Japan) KV, KVGJ [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
B052 Kindle Voyage 3G + WiFi (Mexico) KV, KVGM [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G1 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) WiFi PW3 [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G2 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) 3G + WiFi (U.S.) [Mostly] PW3, PW3G [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G4 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) 3G + WiFi (Mexico) PW3, PW3GM [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G5 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) 3G + WiFi (Europe, Australia) PW3, PW3GB [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G6 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) 3G + WiFi (Canada) PW3, PW3GC [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090G7 Kindle PaperWhite 3 (2015) 3G + WiFi (Japan) PW3, PW3GJ [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090KB Kindle PaperWhite 3 White (2015) WiFi PW3W [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090KC Kindle PaperWhite 3 White (2015) 3G + WiFi (Japan) PW3W, PW3WGJ [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G090KE Kindle PaperWhite 3 White (2016) 3G + WiFi (International) PW3W, PW3WGI Not Supported
G090KF Kindle PaperWhite 3 White (2016) 3G + WiFi (International) PW3W, PW3WGI Not Supported
G090LK Kindle PaperWhite 3 Black (2016) WiFi, 32GB (Japan) PW3-32B Not Supported
G090LL Kindle PaperWhite 3 White (2016) WiFi, 32GB (Japan) PW3-32W Not Supported
G0B0GC Kindle Oasis WiFi KOA [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G0B0GD Kindle Oasis 3G + WiFi (U.S.) [Mostly] KOA, KOAG [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G0B0GU Kindle Oasis 3G + WiFi (Europe) KOA, KOAGB [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G000K9 Kindle Basic 2 (Black) KT3 [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
G000KA Kindle Basic 2 (White) KT3, KT3W [Support added in KindleTool 1.6.5]
D01E Kindle Fire (Kindle 6)
D026 Kindle Fire 2
D025 Kindle Fire HD 7" 16GB (Kindle 7)
D059 Kindle Fire HD 7" 32GB
B0C9 Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16GB
B0CA Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 32GB
B0CB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 32GB
B0CC Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 64GB
00D2 Kindle Fire HD 7" 8GB (2013)
00D3 Kindle Fire HD 7" 16GB (2013)
D0FB Kindle Fire HDX 7" 16GB (2013)
G0K0 Kindle Fire 7" 8 GB (5th Gen.) (2015)
G000 Kindle Fire 7" 8 GB (5th Gen.) (2016)