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Old 01-11-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Kindle Touch
Kindle touch screen rotating hack

-= WARNING =-
DO NOT try to use auto-rotate hack if you have updated your kindle to 5.1 version.. this will BRICK IT

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I'll try to sum all the method we got so far to enable / use screen rotation so far.

GUI launcher by yifanlu
Need JailBreak.
Link: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=1881677

Screen Auto-rotate by rastik

Need JailBreak.
Link: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=41

seaniko7 has made a really nice installer you can find in the attachment, that works even with 5.0.3 update and fixes last-2-char bug.
version 5.0.1 is kept in attachments just for people who will need uninstaller in future.

Extract content of KTRotate_0.2.zip to your kindle via USB, safely remove it and unplug USB cable.
Goto Settings -> Menu -> Update your kindle.
Sometimes gives errors while installing, but then install smoothly.
IMPORTANT FOR KINDLE 5.0.3 USERS
If there will be a 5.0.4 update from amazon you MUST use the proper uninstaller, otherwise update will be blocked


MP3 method by mr.w0lf

NOTE: 5.0.3 UPDATE MAKE USELESSS THIS HACK, WE HAVE JUST STARTED WORKING TO FIX THIS.
Hi guys, after reading Yifan Lu work i was thinking about a simple way to get the screen rotation without the USB + SSH method.

Using his mp3 exploit here you are fast and simple way to switch orientation in your kindle, without have to jailbreak / install yfanlu (fantastic) launcher.




How to install
  1. Download ZIP & Extract content ( Rotate_refresh.mp3 & extensions dir)
  2. Connect your Kindle Touch to PC and open it as USB drive
  3. Copy extensions inside it
  4. Copy Rotate_refresh.mp3 ( you can rename it ) to /music folder
  5. Safely remove Kindle
  6. On Kindle menu select Settings -> Experimental -> Music Player & select our beautiful mp3
  7. Now you can rotate your screen as you want

Known Problems

Problem: In landscape mode, tapping to go to prev/next page stops working after 6 page loads or so.
Solution:
  • Touch the top of the screen and go back to the page, it starts working again (for 6 taps) {thanks to pirl8}
  • On main screen tap Menu -> Settings and Turn ON Page Refresh, problem is solved forever.

IMPORTANT!
  • Rotation works only while reading (i.e. not for the list of files in the Home)
  • As you can see in screenshot, mp3 player stays active, so while reading you just have to call the Menu bar to see it and switch rotation again

FAQ
Quote:
How does it work exactly?
Using mp3 exploit of Yifan Lu we show 4 buttons that let's you call the kindle function to rotate view

Quote:
Does it does it auto rotate?
Nope, you decide direction each time (just as K3)

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Can you uninstall it if you don't like it?
That's the nice thing: you do not have to install anything
(Jailbreak, SSH, whatever ) so if you do not like it you can simply delete the mp3 file.

Changelog:
[v0.1] Rewrote code to use pirl8 .sh file, so fixing refresh problem could be easyer in future
[v0.0] Initial release

Screen:


Video:
Attached Files
File Type: zip rotate-screen_smallbuttons.zip (8.1 KB, 4000 views)
File Type: zip Rotate_refresh.zip (8.9 KB, 4240 views)
File Type: zip KTRotate_0.1.zip (25.9 KB, 1543 views)
File Type: zip KTRotate_0.2.zip (291.9 KB, 3193 views)

Last edited by mr.w0lf; 04-14-2012 at 02:15 PM.
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