The good guys at FSCK are known for their Kindle hacks. Their latest experiment involves going around Whispernet to use a laptop’s Internet connection to access the Kindle store. The process involves enabling USB networking and using the debug mode to get the job done. I was at first hesitant about going through with the process (and the warning at the top of this article did not help either). But overall, the process was easy to follow, and getting around Whispernet was fun in more ways than one.
As long as this feature is kept intact on your Kindle (Amazon may remove it), you’ve got a chance to access the Kindle store where Whispernet is not available. People have complained in the past about Sprint not providing coverage in their area. With this hack, you can get around the issue fast. But don’t get cute and just follow the instructions. You wouldn’t want to brick your Kindle, now would you?