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Old 01-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #76
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I thought about fixing original Python kindle tool (can be found somewhere in this forum) so it would be able to work with KT updates, but it turned out for me that it was easier for me to setup Linux virtual machine and do stuff on it (as I needed some more stuff aside from kindle tool that worked great on Linux but either didn't work or even didn't exist on Windows).
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #77
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Thank you rastik.

Unfortunately it doesn't work on my KT. I've transferred e.g. the update_launcher_1.0_install.bin file to the /mnt/us folder (via sftp) and after that I executed your command via a ssh connection (XShell under Windows).

The "Update your Kindle" is still greyed out after these two steps.

It seems I must own a very special version of the KT because the screen orientation change (via the launcher menu) doesn't work here, too.

It's a rooted KT (sponsored, special offer version) with the latest 5.0.3 firmware.

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I don't think there is something wrong with your device. I had same problem and it was irritating (I have same firmware as you)... Here is what I want you to do, it solved my problem:

After copying related files to /mnt/us/ disable usbnetworking, unplug then replug USB cable so that it goes to USB drive mode. Then Update it (DO NOT restart!) -> As mentioned previously, this menu entry is only available (not greyed out) when the KT is connected via the usb cable.
Hope this helps!
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #78
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It seems you didn't read all of (at least: my) postings. I don't want to connect the kindle via the usb cable to be able to install updates. It was a question if it's possible to send a command via ssh that emulates the cable plug / unplug information mechanism. I have no problems to install updates when I use the cable.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #79
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Good afternoon!

I'm playing with this fantastic launcher.
I've added a script, everything went fine.

Is there a way to popup a message with an OK button? just like when you delete a book from the home but with an OK button only.

Thanks a lot everyone!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #80
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highend,
Did you try forcing your Kindle to install the update using SSH? I mean something like
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lipc-set-prop com.lab126.ota startUpdate 1
I've checked that it starts the update when the menu isn't grayed, maybe it would also start one if the menu is grayed, dunno.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #81
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Yes, but you need SSH. One of the extensions I wrote makes use of that to launch browser, facebook, gmail, and draw.
You were saying....
Wrote it myself
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:51 AM   #82
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lipc-set-prop com.lab126.ota startUpdate 1
Wow... No I didn't try that, JustAMan, I wasn't aware of this command.

The thing is... It works!

Thanks a bunch, that was one of the little things I really missed for my device

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #83
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Good afternoon!

I'm playing with this fantastic launcher.
I've added a script, everything went fine.

Is there a way to popup a message with an OK button? just like when you delete a book from the home but with an OK button only.

Thanks a lot everyone!

I found /var/local/waf/adviewer/scripts/dialogFactory.js.
It shows how to create a dialog box but I don't know how to call it from a shell script.
Is it possibile?
Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:41 PM   #84
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Good afternoon!

I'm playing with this fantastic launcher.
I've added a script, everything went fine.

Is there a way to popup a message with an OK button? just like when you delete a book from the home but with an OK button only.

Thanks a lot everyone!
Java function. I can't remember what class. Don't use the JS stuff if you can avoid it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:40 AM   #85
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Hey,
I updated the Launcher to 1.0.1, but the previous problem has stayed.
What shall I do?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:19 AM   #86
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That's not launcher problem, it's Kindle software that's bugged.
I suppose this poor landscape support is the reason why Amazon guys hide it from the standard menu in the first place.

As for the fix... Either wait for local genius who can fix native binaries or wait for Amazon update that would fix that.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:40 AM   #87
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Java function. I can't remember what class. Don't use the JS stuff if you can avoid it.
Still can't find it. any help is appreciated!

Something easy just like this:



Thanks again!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #88
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I don't know if it's just me, but I'm having trouble with the landscape mode. I've tried left and right, changing the font size, amount of words per line, and font type, but the screen keeps getting cut off. Does anyone know why? Also, as a side note, I tried the rotate_screen/ rotate_refresh mp3s and they don't have the buttons...

Edit: So, I tried the auto-rotate hack (KTRotate_0.1) and I'm having the same issue. I just saw a post from someone else saying that they had the same issue. Seems to be a problem from using the 5.0.3 firmware.. I didn't try any of this on the previous hardware because I just recently purchased my KT.

Edit 2: I don't particularly use the landscape mode, just thought it would be worth trying. I guess I'll just wait patiently for someone to figure out a hack that can fix this bug created by the firmware lol.

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Hey,
I updated the Launcher to 1.0.1, but the previous problem has stayed.
What shall I do?
Here's the solution to the problem:

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KT I have version 5.0.1 jailbreaked (kt-jailbreak-503) and installed KindleLouncher-1.0.1, usbnet-1.1. After the software update from version 5.0.1 to 5.0.3 I get a problem when opening of mobi format in ladnscape mode. The page is shifted to the left and the last syllable from the end of the sentence does not read. Fortunately I had kept /opt/amazon/ebook/lib directory from version 5.0.1 and I replaced MobiReader-impl.jar and everything works well.
you can get the MobiReader-impl.jar at the thread. Please remember to backup your original MobiReader-impl.jar in case you want to revert the change.

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #90
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Here's the solution to the problem:



you can get the MobiReader-impl.jar at the thread. Please remember to backup your original MobiReader-impl.jar in case you want to revert the change.
Alright, so I got the file, but honestly I have no idea what do with it or how to search for the information needed to do it. Is there an easy to follow guide to do this?

Edit: As I said, I'm a complete noob when it comes to the Kindle (this is my first Kindle that I've ever handled, and maybe the fifth one that I've touched).
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