K3 Kindle 3 (keyboard) 3G B006, https broken, alternative to experimental browser?
#1  Ola Dunk 09-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Most https-sites will not load ("your kindle is unable to load the requested page") or give a "invalid certificate" warning. From what I understand most sites updated from TSL 1.0/1.1 but the experimental browser did not (source).

I've read a couple of threads on this forum about wikipedia no longer working on the K3, but I can't see that there is a fix or a workaround. Therefor I ask now:

1. Is there a fix? Does anyone know if there will be a new firmware upgrade that fixes it, or a downgrade?
2. Is there a work-around? I've found out that using google web lights as a proxy get me to wikipedia, but it is slow and clunky.
3. Is there an alternative? If I jailbreak my Kindle, is it possible to install an alternative browser with TSL 1.2 support? Does such a browser exist yet for the Kindle 3?

My apologies if I've posted this in the wrong sub-forum.

#2  Deskisamess 09-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Security changes on web sites are generally the issue. There is no fix or work-around, why should Amazon pay for your browsing?

#3  Ola Dunk 10-01-2020, 04:05 PM
A few years ago, a mobileread member ported the SkipStone browser to Kindle Touch. Would this port work for the Kindle 3 too? If not, are there any other alternative browsers that are ported to the Kindle 3?

Btw. If any other Kindle 3 (Kindle Keyboard) owners are reading this thread and would like to be able to access wikipedia again (although slowly, and with errors),
will get you to the wikipedia search page (google web light removes the wikipedia search box from articles and the main page). If anyone knows what parameters google web light accepts, I would be very grateful.

#4  Ola Dunk 10-09-2020, 05:41 PM
Amazon Customer Service just confirmed that there will be no new updates for the Kindle Keyboard.

#5  binaryhermit 10-09-2020, 05:44 PM
I suspect there may be new "updates" for the Kindle Keyboard just to keep the Kindle store working.

Outside of that, yeah.

#6  JSWolf 10-09-2020, 06:05 PM
If you want a working browser, you'll have to dump your Kindle. Get one of the new Onyx Boox Readers that uses Android 10 and install a browser that works.

#7  Ola Dunk 10-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Would it be easy to set up a proxy on a webserver that strips SSL and access wikipedia through that, or will HSTS make it hard to implement?

#8  JSWolf 10-15-2020, 04:34 PM
The browser is not up-to-date and never will be. Most eInk browsers are rather poor. You can forget browsing with a K3 if what you want to do doesn't work.

#9  Ola Dunk 11-02-2020, 02:10 PM
I know that the Kindle 3 browser is hopelessly outdated, however most other functions of the Kindle is still functional. I have no plans on getting a new ebook reader as long as it works. Several websites still load, and I'll never use it for any heavy duty surfing, however it would be nice to look up a word on wikipedia now and then.

Does anyone know if Lynx or Links can be installed (and works) through OptWare?

#10  stassk8 11-10-2020, 05:06 PM
lynx (v2.8.8dev.12) start on kindle 3.4.3, but in my country 3g limit.

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