A week ago I bought my brand new Kindle 3 (with Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers), saving 25 bucks over the traditional one.
The main difference resides on the preloaded screensaver ads. Not a big deal, but isn’t much fun having Visa ads all the time. I’ve seen another way to hide these ads, but here’s, in my opinion, the easiest solution:
- Connect the Kindle and mount the disk.
- Show hidden files (Ctrl + H on Ubuntu), and go to .assets folder on the root. Delete all subfolders on it.
- Then change its permissions to 444 with chmod command: “chmod -R 444 .assets”. This is done to prevent downloading again the screensavers when resyncing Amazon’s account.
* Windows users should have some way to change folder permissions. I think its right click and then properties.
** Mac OS X Users: /Volumes/Kindle/system/.assets Thanks to n8
If you wanna get creative, instead of deleting the subfolders on .assets, delete a few of them, and replace the ads images with yours. Consider matching with one of exact width and height :)