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Old 01-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question [Q] setting local time on unregistered kindle

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i don't want to register my kindle3 with amazon. i dont see reasons why. books i buy i dedrm and then send them manually to my device using calibre. so far i don't want amazon to give any insights into my device. i havent bought anything at amazon yet anyway, if i buy books i use different shops and then convert. mostly i read free books though. (this is just info not my question, please dont start a discussion about that here)

now, is there any way to set the local time on an unregistered device? or to add/delete collections from the device menu? atm i use the collections manager on windows. i cannot access these settings in the device, they are greyed out.

helpful advice appreciated, r.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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now, is there any way to set the local time on an unregistered device? or to add/delete collections from the device menu? atm i use the collections manager on windows. i cannot access these settings in the device, they are greyed out.
It's obviously your choice if you don't want to register the device with Amazon... but that decision comes with certain sacrifices you may have to live with... and you've hit on both of them: accurate time and ease of creating collections.

You may be able to "trick" the Kindle into thinking it's registered (searching this forum and the developer forum should turn up some info) to use the collections feature.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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or to add/delete collections from the device menu?
I've done all of my collection management on the device, and AFAIK it doesn't have to be registered to do so:


1) From the home screen: click menu, choose "Create New Collection"
2) From the home screen: choose a book, click the right directional arrow, choose "add to collection", at bottom of collection list you'll see "Create New Collection"
3) From the home screen: Select a collection, click the right directional arrow, choose "Add/Remove Items"
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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You may be able to "trick" the Kindle into thinking it's registered (searching this forum and the developer forum should turn up some info) to use the collections feature.

this got me looking in the right direction.
i am able to set the local time now too.


to anyone who stumbles upon this post and is looking too:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...49&postcount=1

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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I've done all of my collection management on the device, and AFAIK it doesn't have to be registered to do so:


1) From the home screen: click menu, choose "Create New Collection"
2) From the home screen: choose a book, click the right directional arrow, choose "add to collection", at bottom of collection list you'll see "Create New Collection"
3) From the home screen: Select a collection, click the right directional arrow, choose "Add/Remove Items"
All the collection menu items are greyed out until the device is registered. It would seem, therefore, that you have registered your Kindle.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #6
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All the collection menu items are greyed out until the device is registered. It would seem, therefore, that you have registered your Kindle.
Oh, wow... strange. I can't imagine why those would be linked.
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Oh, wow... strange. I can't imagine why those would be linked.
Collections are synced to your Amazon account so you can register another Kindle and restore your collections. This syncing feature obviously requires registration to work but I'm unsure as to why they specifically disable even the ability to create a collection for nonregistered Kindles.
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I strongly suspect that it's simply to provide a good reason to register.
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