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Old 08-31-2011, 09:56 AM   #331
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I have upgrade my DXG to 3.2.1, but got one issue. When I read mobi file and use the joystick to move the cursor to a word for meanings (showing at the top or bottom), it is generally slower than 2.5.8 and it crashes every time with a period of time. The symptom is that it freezes up and then re-boots by itself. It is a very annoying issue. Do any other people have the same issue?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:02 AM   #332
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I have upgrade my DXG to 3.2.1, but got one issue. When I read mobi file and use the joystick to move the cursor to a word for meanings (showing at the top or bottom), it is generally slower than 2.5.8 and it crashes every time with a period of time. The symptom is that it freezes up and then re-boots by itself. It is a very annoying issue. Do any other people have the same issue?
i just tried this and can confirm that i don't have this problem. in fact i find the cursor movement and highlighting slightly more responsive on 3.2.1.

could it be an issue with one book?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:34 AM   #333
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Hi,

I had partial success, updated because i have a kindle DX US and iam not living in US. Changing date and time was primary motivation (i read on K3 this can be done in setting--> menu) and i tried usbNetworking which has never worked. So i upgraded and all went well except my registration is now gone, i have made a backup using step 1 in readme, if i restore will my device config including registration be restored too ??

Is there anyway ( i tried usbnetworking again and it doesnt work) for me to change date and register in 3.2.1. without wireless

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #334
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Hi, before i do an upgrade for my DXG I have two questions:
1. Are my books (both purchased from Amazon and personal documents) still on the device after the upgrade or does the kindle a complete factory reset?
2. Is the registration still activated after the upgrade or do i have to register again?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:20 AM   #335
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Hi, before i do an upgrade for my DXG I have two questions:
1. Are my books (both purchased from Amazon and personal documents) still on the device after the upgrade or does the kindle a complete factory reset?
2. Is the registration still activated after the upgrade or do i have to register again?
yes, all your books and content remains in place. your collections will even re-populated themselves after the update.

i never had any issues with registration, everything worked as before. can you explain what you mean exactly?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:23 AM   #336
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ok, when everything is working as before, i´m happy. thx for your answer.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:36 AM   #337
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Hi,

I had partial success, updated because i have a kindle DX US and iam not living in US. Changing date and time was primary motivation (i read on K3 this can be done in setting--> menu) and i tried usbNetworking which has never worked. So i upgraded and all went well except my registration is now gone, i have made a backup using step 1 in readme, if i restore will my device config including registration be restored too ??

Is there anyway ( i tried usbnetworking again and it doesnt work) for me to change date and register in 3.2.1. without wireless
Anyone ?
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:18 PM   #338
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It seems to be inconsistent. The reader seems to be fine now.

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i just tried this and can confirm that i don't have this problem. in fact i find the cursor movement and highlighting slightly more responsive on 3.2.1.

could it be an issue with one book?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #339
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Anyone ?
Hi.
Follow the instructions provided here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87686

Use this version of the reginfo update (0.6 stripped to contain only files relevant to your model Kindle DX US):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1V4LICCT
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:13 AM   #340
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I just want to write a quick follow up on my problems updating my Kindle DX graphite. It turns out the Updates Provider patch had done some damage of my Kindle, that the uninstall script did not fix.
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From the log:
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system: E _otaupexec:def:signature verification failed on "09/update-09-495460008-550650009.bin"
Namely, the updates-provider patch had left a hack-certificate on the device that its uninstall script did not remove. So I installed usbNetwork, SSHed into the device and deleted the certificate. After that, I could update from 2.5.7 to 2.5.8.

On 2.5.8 I had to jailbreak again. The newest version of it that was released recently for 3.2.1 and is supposed to work on all Kindles did NOT work on this DX. I used the 0.7-N instead which worked just fine. From then on, everything was a breeze. The prepare-update script worked fine after the jailbreak, and the 3.2.1 update installed just fine. I do have the 20-30 seconds wake-up issue, but that isn't too bad for me. The page flips seem way faster.

All in all, many thanks to yifanlu for the great work!!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:27 AM   #341
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What i suggest is some kind of dual-boot for both 2.5.8 and 3.x in the same machine. Like Duokan or something like Duokan-lite which is launched from launch-pad. I know access to FAT is slow, but sometimes i want to play some of the kindle games and i don't want to turn back to 2.5.8 just for this.
I'd like to share some experience about this topic.
Chroot to a 3.2.1 system on my DXG with 2.5.8 firmware.
  1. Using yifanlu's bin creator to create the bin and use kindle firmware update tool to extract rootfs.img. (I used the piratebay bittorrent version for experiment.)
  2. copy rootfs.img to /mnt/us
  3. mkdir -p /mnt/k3 && mount -o loop /mnt/us/rootfs.img /mnt/k3
  4. /etc/init.d/framework stop
  5. pmon stop all # wait a while for
  6. /etc/init.d/pmond stop
    /etc/init.d/lipc-daemon stop
    /etc/init.d/dbus stop
  7. for x in /var /dev /proc /mnt/rwfs /mnt/us /mnt/base-us /dev/pts /dev/shm /sys /var/local
    do
    mount -o $x /mnt/k3/$x
    done
  8. chroot /mnt/k3
  9. ldconfig
  10. ln -sf /etc/kdb /etc/kdb.src/mario
  11. start daemons in /etc/rc5.d one by one
    (I skip guidinit, jailbreak and wifi stuffs)
  12. I modfied /opt/amazon/ebook/bin/start.sh to ensure it will never reboot the kindle.
It takes awhile to start up the GUI framework. TTS does not work. Browser, shop, pdf reader seem working but not very smoothly. Probably because the rootfs.img from piratebay is created by earlier version of k3 updater and I didn't apply many of yifanlu's patches.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:01 AM   #342
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. It sounds promising. I am nearly sure amazon will never update the kindle dxg firmware again but they will probably update kindle 3 firmware. So any way to run another firmware on our kindle DXG will help us then i guess.

The amazing part on running 3.2.1 on kindle dxg is the overall response of the kindle DXG increases. The device seems way faster. Amazon is such a bullshitter about the lack of hardware in kindle DXG in contrast to kindle 3 prevents the firmware update.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:19 AM   #343
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It turns out the active content issue is caused by that firmware contains only k3 hardware configuration and does not to recognise other devices.

Here is a method to run active contents on 3.2.1 firmware.
Code:
unzip k3's KindleDeviceServicesShasta-1.0.jar
unzip DXG's KindleDeviceServicesTN-1.0.jar (TN means TuringNell)
cp dxg/res/* k3/res/
cp dxg/...../capability/DeviceCapabilityAdapterImpl$1.class to k3/../capability
cp dxg/...../hardware/*.keyboard.json k3/...../hardware
Now is the most technical part of this patch.
find the string A3P5ROKL5A1OLE in binary file
com/amazon/kindle/kindlet/internal/portability/b/d.class
replace it with the device type number of your device
for example:
miranda(DXG):A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
(I don't know a good way to find out this number of your device, but
see /var/log/messages or google "Device Type (device_compatibility_browse)" may help)
then overwrite the shasta keyboard json file by the json file of your device.
for example, DXG users should cp miranda.keyboard.json shasta.keyboard.json
finally,
zip back the k3 jar files and find a way to replace the jar file on your kindle.

Every Word and KindleNote are tested and work fine on my DXG (with a chroot 3.2.1 framework).
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:24 AM   #344
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Now is the most technical part of this patch.
find the string A3P5ROKL5A1OLE in binary file
I copy-paste the wrong device type number.
I meant find any string start with A3 or A1.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:36 AM   #345
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Every Word and KindleNote are tested and work fine on my DXG (with a chroot 3.2.1 framework).
Good news, thanks for all your efforts.
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