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Old 09-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Device: Kindle 5.3.7
Duokan 2013

Duokan 2013 ( the new version of Duokan Lite, Duokan 2012) is an alternative OS for Kindle3, Kindle 4, Kindle Touch and Paperwhite which supports ePub,mobi, Pdf and txt format (and zip and rar formats for pictures)




Up-to-date versions: here

Duokan Lite (previous version of Duokan 2013) has RTL support : Lite2011-12-02.C3177.rtm [only for K3]


Updating an already installed Duokan to the new version:
  • You can update with WiFi
    0. Load Duokan from the boot screen
    1. connect WiFi
    2. (if it doesn't prompt for the update) System Settings >> check update.
  • Alternatively, copy DK_System folder over the existing one approving when it asks for replacing files and merging folders. Then restart Kindle
  • Third way: (you may want to backup your /res/ScreenSaver ,/res/dict, config.ini, etc to save your preferences)
    Delete DK_System folder and copy the new one. And restart Kindle, choose Duokan Lite (Q) on boot screen. Then replace your saved data if any.

To install for the first time:
  • For Kindle DX and Kindle DXG users: to install Duokan(2011_05_20) see this post


To switch between Duokan and Kindle quickly without a reboot :
Spoiler:
  • Using KUAL for all supported devices: see this post

  • [only for K3:] works only when you start the Kindle on Kindle OS
    • for the newest version(Duokan 2012) see this post
    • for the versions before 2012:
      There are three ways, to use them just unzip them to your launchpad folder and restart the launchpad with [Shift Shift Space]
      • duokan-ini.zip this one is sufficient to read pdf files and also easy to use: [^D S] to switch to Duokan and [^ D X] to switch back to Kindle.
        This method useful if you want to use Duokan to read pdf files. this method fails in some other cases. (USB connection, ePub and txt reading)
      • doukanloader3.zip loads Duokan Lite completely and returns to KindleOS instantly: [^D E] to start duokan lite. to return to Kindle OS, we need two steps: firstly [alt+sym>"switch to Kindle"] and then [^D X ] (needs stopdkl.sh from duokan-ini.zip) (USB connection fails also for this case)
      • DuokanLoader2.This script loads Duokan completely with [^D F]. Turning back to Kindle currently available through the option: Settings>Switch to Kindle. (and takes longer time)
    (Thanks to wolfchimneyrock)

To change the dual boot option to boot KindleOS as default OS after restart:
Spoiler:
append this line to DK_System\Lite\config.ini on Kindle
Code:
DefaultSystem=3
(Thanks to jejer)

To use it with Duokan (ie this one) (to have Duokan and Duokan Lite at the same time)[only for K3]
Spoiler:
Firstly install Duokan
Then install Duokan lite (copy Dk_System from Duokan Lite zip (and confirm all overwriting, merging options)
Restart Kindle
(If this does not work; also copy the appropriate update file from Duokan Lite zip then update using menu>settings>menu>Update your Kindle)
On the boot screen you will see three options for these three OSs like this:
Spoiler:

Q: DuokanLite A: Duokan Z: KindleOS
Later on, when you want to update Duokan Lite for the following releases, only copy DK_System over existing one, then restart and choose Lite on boot screen

(Thanks to runner84 )

To change the system language to English:
    • K3: press Alt+sym to switch to Settings. You will see the language(语言) part
    • K4NT: see this page
    • K5/PW: see this page
  • this post may help also

To use dictionary:
Spoiler:

unzip .dz with 7zip and add this stardict files(.idx, .ifo and .dic) into /DK_System/xKindle/res/dict .
sources for stardict dictionaries:How to create your own stardict dictionaries: see this post also this page.


To use Duokan in your language:
Spoiler:
you should translate English.txt in DK_System/lite/res/language and name it as LanguageName.txt; And choose your language from the settings menu.
You can collaborate by uploading your language file here


Some Other Tips
  • Installing 5.3.2 Update without uninstalling Duokan'12 : see this post.
  • about OTA updates.
  • how to download Duokan from vdisk and pan.baidu
  • A way to see annotations taken in Duokan'12: see this post
  • You can use send to kindle via email (sync, an alternative for whispersync) property after registrating on System_Settings>Account>Register ( this will provide you an email address like name@iduokan.com (similar to Amazon's name@kindle.com)
  • How to use push fuction to get feeds: read this post
  • Data Transfer through wifi connection is available through system settings> WIFI Data Transfer > Enable also Menu>WIFI Data Transfer (thanks to tvjohn) (this might help also)
  • Changing font: System Settings> English Font, Local Font (place your fonts in DK_System/Lite/res/userfont )
  • To read a RTL ePub(Arabic, Hebrew): read this thread
  • To use custom screensaver copy them to this folder: DK_System\Lite\res\ScreenSaver
  • You can use .cbz(Manga) files without any problem by adding a .zip to their names (see this post)

A comparison between Duokan(.513) and Duokan 2012


Offical Chinese forum

Türkçe kullanım bilgileri (Turkish)

http://duokanhun.blogspot.hu/ (Hungarian)

To report a bug:
Spoiler:
quoted from duokan.com
Quote:
Dear users,
We are trying to collecting your feedback with the Mailbox: kindleuser@duokan.com . It will be better, if you provide some Data (books, Environments). If you follow the format, We can Category the bugs and fixed sooner.

Title: [Problem Description,Issue title or questions]
Version: [ver. Number]
Repeat steps:
a. ...
b. ...
c. ...
Frequency:everyday, everytime, every week, occasionally, disappear after restart
.

Thanks for your help. We will response your issue ASAP.

-Best, DuoKan Development Team.


Version History

PLEASE USE THIS THREAD FOR YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT DUOKAN INSTEAD OF OPENING A NEW ONE ; THIS WOULD BE MUCH MORE APPROPRIATE SINCE THIS HELPS TO FIND THEM WHEN NEEDED AND ALSO MAKES IT EASIER TO FOLLOW.

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