Earlier this month a script was released online which allowed users to jailbreak their Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 device, which has now been updated to work with the Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite 1.
To be able to jailbreak your Amazon 2013 Kindle Paperwhite device to load on third party applications or make other changes to an Amazon Kindle eReader, you will need a PC running Linux together with a basic understanding of command line tools.
Once the Amazon 2013 Kindle Paperwhite is jailbroken the device will provide you with access to directories, and device settings that normally wouldn’t be accessible. The eBook Reader website explains:
“The reason I came across the jailbreak package for the Paperwhite 2 is I was trying to find some info about using alternate fonts on the Paperwhite 2. I really like the new Kindle but I hate the fonts, and miss being able to sideload alternate fonts like the original Paperwhite allowed.
I thought maybe jailbreaking the Kindle Paperwhite 2 could enable that to work again, but I have yet to determine that or not. Not being a developer, I’m not sure exactly what goodies jailbreaking the Paperwhite 2 unlocks. There’s a thread at MobileRead discussing compatible apps and tools with the Paperwhite 2, and the font hack is mentioned, but right now the developer is advising not to try it yet until further testing is done.”
For more information on the new Amazon 2013 Kindle Paperwhite jail break hack jump over to the eBook Reader website for details.