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KOA2 KOA2 jail break
#1  knc1 11-20-2017, 09:41 PM
Updated: 03/10/2018

Directions as a web page:
http://knetconnect.com/koa2/KOA2_Jailbreak.xhtml

Directions as a PDF file:
http://knetconnect.com/koa2/KOA2_Jailbreak.pdf
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/knc1/KOA2_Jailbreak/master/KOA2_Jailbreak.pdf

Source repository (only the textile format drops the toc and the section numbers):
https://github.com/knc1/KOA2_Jailbreak

The "master" of all format versions is the *.lyx (LyX document processor).
All other formats are either exports from LyX or *.tex -> pandoc conversions (yes, I could output ms word).

Notes:See, it works, even if unregistered:
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#2  knc1 11-20-2017, 09:41 PM
Reserved
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#3  aceflor 11-21-2017, 07:00 AM
Hi. Just received the KOA2, blocked the update, willing to JB it, but the tools are only available with a password, which I don't have, I suppose because it's still beta.

Is it accessible somewhere else or will this stay beta, and if so, can we still access it or is it for a certain group only?
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#4  knc1 11-21-2017, 08:51 AM
Quote aceflor
Hi. Just received the KOA2, blocked the update, willing to JB it, but the tools are only available with a password, which I don't have, I suppose because it's still beta.

Is it accessible somewhere else or will this stay beta, and if so, can we still access it or is it for a certain group only?
I will PM you the details.

The biggest part of the reason why things are the way they are, is I did not want "broken" packages escaping to the general public.
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#5  Pizza_Cant_Read 11-21-2017, 09:10 AM
Quote aceflor
Hi. Just received the KOA2, blocked the update, willing to JB it, but the tools are only available with a password, which I don't have, I suppose because it's still beta.

Is it accessible somewhere else or will this stay beta, and if so, can we still access it or is it for a certain group only?

I too first tried downloading the jail break, clicking 'save as' only to have it result in a tar.gz.html. As a new Mac user I thought maybe that is what was mentioned about it being converted to a safe archive so I found the setting to disable this in Safari->Preferences->General , but when the same thing occurred a couple more times I tried opening it and realized that sure enough, the link isn't the tar - it is only a password protected page. I am definitely a n00b

Last I heard, the jail break was only available to people who helped out, it is possible it hasn't been unprotected yet and will wait to hear from the OP...not that I mind waiting for others to test it first. I already sold my original Oasis and prefer not to brick this one - Thanks to everyone who worked hard to develop this exploit!

Next, I have a question. Is there any hope for people like myself who already updated the firmware? Can I roll back using the factory image linked in the file? Just hit the 14 days yesterday so returning isn't an option, and that would feel a bit frivolous anyhow :/
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#6  knc1 11-21-2017, 09:16 AM
There may not be any hope for someone who let the device update to 5.9.2
Of course, not much time has been spent on it.
Time is being spent first for the people who didn't let it update.
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#7  Pizza_Cant_Read 11-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Quote knc1
There may not be any hope for someone who let the device update to 5.9.2
Of course, not much time has been spent on it.
Time is being spent first for the people who didn't let it update.
That implies there is no method of rolling back, right? Therefore would the best advice be to create a top level directory named "update.bin.tmp.partial" to prevent digging a deeper hole with later updates?
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#8  aceflor 11-21-2017, 09:23 AM
Quote knc1
I will PM you the details.

The biggest part of the reason why things are the way they are, is I did not want "broken" packages escaping to the general public.
Thanks a lot. I get the whys. Better be safe than sorry indeed.
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#9  knc1 11-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Quote aceflor
Thanks a lot. I get the whys. Better be safe than sorry indeed.
Progress should pick up pace RSN.
Someone sent me a new Oasis to work with.
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#10  jscris 11-21-2017, 02:51 PM
Quote knc1
Progress should pick up pace RSN.
Someone sent me a new Oasis to work with.
To the Oasis donor from those of us who will benefit from the jailbreak:
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