A bin file. as knc1 above has stated. is run by your kindle. you drop it on the root of the drive and choose SETTINGS -> UPDATE YOUR KINDLE
Dont open the bin.
If you REALLY REALLY REALLY want to look inside. Niluje provides the packing tools that made it.
To be honest. You dont sound qualified to be poking around in there. Just run the intstaller in the way the README
Opening the bin file is NOT in the README or any set of instructions I ever saw.
Like I said before, follow the instructions. step by step, let me know which step you get stuck on.
1) get file 2) unzip if required 3) stick bin on kindle 4) choose UPDATE YOUR KINDLE from the SETTINGS menu 5) read the relevant docs for any post install configs you may have to do.
That is not THE readme... just a RULE OF THUMB one I made up right now.
Hope it helps.
Also. if you dont know where the docs are? or something? also let us know and maybe we can point you at them. Nilujes stuff always has nice README
's or README-1st
Give them a once over.
I found them: READ BELOW:
Download the attached kindle-ss-0.33.N.zip file, and unpack it. In here, you'll find a bunch of .bin files, and a src directory.
First, upload the correct *update_*_install.bin* file for your kindle to the root directory of your Kindle.
For a Black Kindle 4, that would be *update_ss_0.33.N_k4_install.bin* for example.
Now, eject your Kindle, and go to *[HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Update Your Kindle*. It should take a couple dozen of seconds.
You now have a couple of choices to make:
Do you want to use the cover of the last book opened as a screensaver? Make sure you've installed the Python package first, then just drop a blank file named *cover* in the linkss folder. Restart your Kindle (*[HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart*), and you're done .
A couple of things to note on this mode: It's only available since *v0.31.N*, and if you don't rely on the autoreboot feature for third-party tools (Calibre?), the autoreboot feature is probably useless to you in this mode, so you should also delete the *autoreboot* file in the linkss folder.
If you simply want to use a set of custom screensavers, like usual, keep on reading .
To change your custom screensavers, plug your Kindle to your computer via USB, and upload them to the *linkss/screensavers* folder that has been created by the hack. You'll have to restart your Kindle in order to take your new screensavers into account. To that effect, you can either use the autoreboot feature, or simply do a full restart of your Kindle.
To use the autoreboot feature: Just drop a blank file named *reboot* in the linkss folder (by copying and renaming the already existing "autoreboot" blank file, for example) (*or in the linkfonts folder if you also have the fonts hack installed!*), and your Kindle will do a quick reboot 10s after you've unplugged it!
For those of you using meme's wonderful Kindle Collections : http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118635 plugin for Calibre, that's exactly what its 'fast reboot' setting does whan you eject your Kindle from Calibre .
If you want to randomize the sequence in which your screensavers will be shown, create a blank file named *random* in the linkss folder (right alongside the "auto" file), and then do a full restart of your Kindle! This will shuffle your screensavers around on each boot.
*Since v0.23.N:* In addition to this, you can also shuffle your screensavers each time a framework restart is triggered through the autoreboot feature. Be advised that this may significantly (a few dozen of seconds) delay the framework restart procedure, depending on the number of screensavers you're using. To enable this feature, create a blank file named *shuffle* in the linkss folder (right alongside the "auto" file), and then restart your Kindle (either through the autoreboot feature, or a full restart).