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Old 03-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #61
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Thanks DiskAid seemed to allow me to access my ipad and iphone to sideload. The only problem I have is the sync wheel in the bottom right is greyed out in the iphone and ipad, but on the kindle 2 it seems to work. Any suggestions?

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Are you using Amazon's ASIN code inserted into line 113?

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #62
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The only problem I have is the sync wheel in the bottom right is greyed out in the iphone and ipad, but on the kindle 2 it seems to work. Any suggestions?
Even if the "synch whell" is greyed out, the synch works flawlessly (if you have followed carefully the instructions).In fact it's normal that the "synch whell" is greyed out for books not purchased from Amazon... not sure why since the synch works.

Just go to the app's home screen and "pull down" the screen for manually initiate a synch.

Also, as I mentioned before, it seems that for the synch to work on the iPhone/iPad, you must first use your Kindle

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #63
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thanks for all the posts. I got my synch back.
I must say that now there are even more steps but for me still worth the extra minute or two this now adds.

-open my book in calibre and convert it to mobi
-open this new mobi file in MobiMetaEditor and add the 113 asin number provided on the amazon site (and ensure that the 501 is EBOK and save the file
-sideload this new file to my kindle by drilling down to the documents folder from my computer
-sideload this same file to the Apps/com.amazon.Lassen/Library/eBooks using iexplorer
-sideload this same file to D:\My Documents\My eBooks\My Kindle Content
-open it on my kindle and go chapter 1 page 2, close book, repopen and close again
-open it on my ipod and it synchs automatically (but the synch button is greyed whatever)
-open the app kindle pc and then open the book and it synch's automatically... or sometimes I click on synch now

this works for me.
I have:
kindle3 keyboard ver 3.3
ipod touch (the one with the camera) ios 5.1 and kindle 3.0.1
running pc kindle ver 1.9.1 on windows xp
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Btw my book does not match the amazon ASIN but uses the same format B00xxxxxxx where x's are random. It still syncs fine (but sync button greyed out)
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #65
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Oh I forgot to mention. I looked in my deleted items and found the Kindle app ver 2.9 in there and am willing to share it if you want to try that route. So PM me if you want it.


edit: um I guess I can't share this without giving you my itunes password and username and I'm nice but not that nice lol! Sorry...

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #66
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Oh I forgot to mention. I looked in my deleted items and found the Kindle app ver 2.9 in there and am willing to share it if you want to try that route. So PM me if you want it.
Your Kindle app for iphone/ipad is tagged to your account/password. It won't do anyone any good.

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #67
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Well this is weird. I am going over all my sideloaded books on my iPod to see which ones are not working anymore and all but two do not work. I don't think I sideloaded these two any differently then all the others. Hugh, I wonder why those two are still working and even the synch works and it's not greyed out? that is very strange...

great now that I found these two I am now going to try all kinds of scenarios to see what I might have done differently to get these to work... cause that's the way I roll... I wish I would have never found those two. I'm probably going to waste a few hours on a complete fluke lol
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #68
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Your Kindle app for iphone/ipad is tagged to your account/password. It won't do anyone any good.

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oh right... I forgot that... Sorry
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #69
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Suddenly all the covers are not showing. Haven't made any changes. All I can say is what the hell!!
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everything still works with pc/android sync with no workaround. whatever changes they made only affects ios.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #71
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I just got an iPad and it isn't syncing!! I got the exact same book with Asin on my iPhone and iPod and it's syncing fine. Can anyone help?

Edit: Ok nothing is syncing between any of my devices.

I give up. Im going the personal documents route and hope they bring syncing to pc and mac versions soon.

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #72
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Smile Got it to work...

I finally got everything to work across all my devices (Kindle, iPad, Android and Mac).

This only way I can get it to work is if I do these steps:

1. Convert your book to mobi with Calibre (even if the book already is in mobi).
2. Edit the ASIN (113) field using an editor of choice (mobi2mobi, MobiMetaEditor). You might be able to use any valid ASIN or ISBN-10 (not ISBN-13) number, but I use the proper values from Amazon. ASIN if there's a Kindle version available, otherwise ISBN-10.
3. Send the book to selected devices (\Library\ebooks for Kindle), not via iTunes.

I have no idea what makes this work, but Calibre sets the 113-field in hex (it seems) and syncing only works with a B00-number or ten digits.

I'm fairly new to Calibre so there might be some way to change its setting so these extra steps won't be necessary, but... as long as it works for me, I'm happy. I read on my Kindle during the days, iPad when in bed, and iPad/android when I'm out and about.

Oh, all my I have transferred so far (about 30) have had correct ISBN and ASIN or ISBN-10 ( as amazon: ).
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I am still having trouble getting my sideloaded books to open in the Kindle app for iPad.

I am new to Mobi2Mobi so I wondered if someone could take a quick look and make sure I have pasted the ASIN in correctly.

On amazon the ASIN is shown as ASIN: B000XPNUPY. When I paste it into mobi and run convert it is updated as below.

I originally converted via Calibre
Opened in Mobi2Mobi and changed the ASIN
Used DiskAid to copy to the ebooks folder in the Kindle app

Still getting the error message to remove the book, when I open it in the kindle app.

Thanks!

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Hi - just wondering if there has been any update to Calibre to fix this issue.

Had the same problem - updated to 3.0.1 on my ipad - all my sideload syncying broke (although it still worked fine between PC and Kindle).

Editting the asin with MobiMetaEditorV0.14 to match the Bxxxxxxxxxx in the URL on the kindle website and sideloading to /private/var/mobile/Applications/xxxx/Documents worked (note need to change owner to mobile from root if you use winscp like i do).

Tweaking all the ASIN's seems a bit cumbersome - is there another utility available that can automate that a bit?

Thanks
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PS - I logged a bug report on this to Calibre here - was responded as a "Will Not Fix" by the dev
https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre/+bug/1008520

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Old 06-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #75
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This plugin for Calibre looks promising
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=498
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