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Old 11-26-2009, 01:00 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Forkosigan View Post
ADE allows only a limited number of authorizations!

If you have then re-authorize the FW update the reader should be sure to save the deauthorize Reader (before update), since it is otherwise no longer do, and this device permanently take away a place!
ADE allows 6 devices at a time to be authorized per AdobeID. The entire authorization process is screwed up, you can't see what devices are authorized to your account and there is no menu item to select to deauthorize devices. So, before you install the new firmware first deauthorize your existing PocketBook inside Adobe Digital Editions (assuming you have authorized it, obviously). The way to do this is different on the Mac and Windows, see Mac (Cmd-Shift-D) and Windows (ctrl-shift-e). You can contact Adobe and have the devices removed, but you may not be initially aware of the problem - until you hit the 6 device limit with all those zombie authorizations.

The process is so broken that I suggest never authorizing side-loading devices (like the PocketBooks), but instead immediately stripping the DRM, see Adobe ADEPT DRM for EPUB circumvented. That way you can use either ADE or FBReader for the ePub, and you can edit it (e.g. run it through Calibre with CSS overrides) if you want. Circumvention for personal use on ebooks you bought is probably legal in the US, and I have not heard of a single case worldwide where this has resulted in legal action.

Last edited by wallcraft; 11-26-2009 at 01:06 AM.
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