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Old 07-01-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
GRiker
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Sideloading MOBI files to Kindle for iPad

I just discovered a way to sideload MOBI files to Kindle for iPad on a non-jailbroken iDevice.

Macroplant offers a free app 'iPhone Explorer' which allows you to browse the contents of your connected iDevice.

When you open your iDevice with iPhone Explorer, there are two folders - Apps and Media.

Inside the Apps folder is a Kindle folder (assuming you've installed Kindle for iPad), and within you will find Documents/eBooks. For those of you playing at home, the full path is Apps/Kindle/Documents/eBooks.

I dropped a MOBI into that folder, and lo and behold, that MOBI can be opened in the Kindle for iPad app.

Update: iPhone Explorer occasionally crashes when dropping the file into the folder, and it appears that all sideloaded files share the same cover, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

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Last edited by GRiker; 07-01-2010 at 10:55 AM. Reason: Added update
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