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Old 07-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #376
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I'm using the modified homescreen on a non-rooted T1 mainly for the "Recently Read" option. I've customized the launch icons for screens 1 & 2 back to the defaults with a couple of tweaks. I'd like to take advantage of the third screen by loading one or two apps. Is it possible on a non-rooted T1 to load additional APKs, perhaps with a variation of the script that Morkl uses to load the modified home screen and modified reader? I've searched and searched for any instructions, but haven't found anything for un-rooted T1's.
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  1. I'm not 100% sure of my facts here but I believe if you are going to customise any fonts you need to create all 7 css files and put references to all 7 (default + 6 others) in the reader.xml file. I don't know if there are dire consequences if you list less/more than 7 in the reader.xml file. If someone knows different, I'll update this post.
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I'm not game to try other than 6, but Morkl's warning is good enough for me .

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #378
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I'm not game to try other than 6, but Morkl's warning is good enough for me
Me, too! I thought I'd read a warning somewhere but couldn't remember where or who. I'll edit the post to be more definite.

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Does the default CSS override the CSS or does the CSS override the default CSS. This is in the modified reader app.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #380
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Does the default CSS override the CSS or does the CSS override the default CSS. This is in the modified reader app.
From what I see, I'd say epub's own css overlaid by Morkl default.css which in turn is overlaid by Morkl selected 1-of-6 named css...

... I say overlaid, rather than overridden, because anything in the epub css which is not mentioned in the Morkl css files should remain in force, as would be expected from the normal cascading manner of css.

e.g. if your <h1> headings are specifically styled as bold, sans-serif and centered in the raw epub. They should still display as bold, sans-serif and centered in the Morkl reader app, unless your default.css or 1-6 named css contains a specific override for h1.

Edit: I'm quite happy to be proved wrong

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From what I see, I'd say epub's own css overlaid by Morkl default.css which in turn is overlaid by Morkl selected 1-of-6 named css...

... I say overlaid, rather than overridden, because anything in the epub css which is not mentioned in the Morkl css files should remain in force, as would be expected from the normal cascading manner of css.

e.g. if your <h1> headings are specifically styled as bold, sans-serif and centered in the raw epub. They should still display as bold, sans-serif and centered in the Morkl reader app, unless your default.css or 1-6 named css contains a specific override for h1.

Edit: I'm quite happy to be proved wrong
Thanks. It is good to know that the modified reader's CSS is the overriding CSS. I'll have to play around a bit with the default CSS to change a few things here and there to work better without modifying the ePub.
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I wish there was a way to edit the books while you read it... but I still not stumbled into an android epub editor.. imagine..you read a book and there is something wrong..and you can edit that mistake while reading in stead of marking it and do it with your computer with sigil the next day... keep on dreaming.. ( for sure there is no DRM on my books.. ) if that could be implemented in the start screen I would pay big money for it
Or just a sigil look a like android editor would be a heaven..

You must root the device for your start screen ?? ( just to be shure that I don't have a bricked one when I don't ? )

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #383
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You must root the device for your start screen ?? ( just to be shure that I don't have a bricked one when I don't ? )
No, you don't have to root to load the modified home screen, but the value is a little limited if you don't: you get "Recently read" instead of "Recently added" and you can customize all the shortcut buttons on page 1 and 2 (and get 4 more on page 3).
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:26 PM   #384
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first I have to thank for the superb reader modifications and I use Morkls reader without problems on a non rooted T1.
But for any case I wonder what I have to do, when I want to go back to the original reader? Just delete the akp in the updates/system/app folder or must I do a restore flash or something else?
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first I have to thank for the superb reader modifications and I use Morkls reader without problems on a non rooted T1.
But for any case I wonder what I have to do, when I want to go back to the original reader? Just delete the akp in the updates/system/app folder or must I do a restore flash or something else?
The latter, I think.

I have a never-rooted PRST1 and have had reason to use Boroda/Porkupan's "Rescue Set 1.0.04.12210" occasionally. It's on the Russian ebook site in a thread called PRS-T1 - Root, Russification and applications for Android (boroda) which translates well enough into English with Google Translate.
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The latter, I think.

I have a never-rooted PRST1 and have had reason to use Boroda/Porkupan's "Rescue Set 1.0.04.12210" occasionally. It's on the Russian ebook site in a thread called PRS-T1 - Root, Russification and applications for Android (boroda) which translates well enough into English with Google Translate.
Would you mind please posting clear (in English) directions to use the Rescue Set? Thanks.
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My wi-fi connection is down at the moment, so having to use phone. Not easy to type instructions this way. Will do it when connection back.

In short it's pretty much same as installing Morkl reader app on unrooted T1, but takes a bit longer to run. Need to fully charge before starting.
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My wi-fi connection is down at the moment, so having to use phone. Not easy to type instructions this way. Will do it when connection back.

In short it's pretty much same as installing Morkl reader app on unrooted T1, but takes a bit longer to run. Need to fully charge before starting.
Easy is good. I can wait for the directions. Thanks. I have no need to do this. But it will be good to be able to know how to do it in case.
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But for any case I wonder what I have to do, when I want to go back to the original reader? Just delete the akp in the updates/system/app folder or must I do a restore flash or something else?
You may be able to get away with just removing the APK file. This is what you do to remove unwanted system apps as described in our PRS T1 rooting wiki. Be sure and let us know if that works if you try it

You should also be able to remove the modified reader without reflashing or anything drastic if you can get to the Android system settings. Note that the normal "Settings" you see on the reader is the Sony application settings, not the Android system settings. You can use Morkl's home screen mod to get to the system settings (I'm not sure if there's a way of doing this from the stock home screen). Here's the steps based on using Morkl's home screen:
  1. Make sure you have app_syssettings as one of the entries in your homemod/homemod.xml file on your reader. Easiest to probably to change the app_setting to app_syssetting on line 15 of the default homemod.xml
  2. Select: System Settings
  3. Select the com.android.settings entry if you get a choice here
  4. Select: Applications
  5. Select: Manage Applications
  6. Select: Downloaded
  7. Scroll down to "Reader"
  8. Select: Uninstall updates

Please note that I haven't fully tested the above - I didn't actually do the final step as I didn't want remove the modified Reader .

The above steps should also work to remove Morkl's home screen mod as well by choosing "Home" in the applications list. Again, untested...

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You may be able to get away with just removing the APK file. This is what you do to remove unwanted system apps as described in our PRS T1 rooting wiki. Be sure and let us know if that works if you try it

You should also be able to remove the modified reader without reflashing or anything drastic if you can get to the Android system settings. Note that the normal "Settings" you see on the reader is the Sony application settings, not the Android system settings. You can use Morkl's home screen mod to get to the system settings (I'm not sure if there's a way of doing this from the stock home screen). Here's the steps based on using Morkl's home screen:
  1. Make sure you have app_syssettings as one of the entries in your homemod/homemod.xml file on your reader. Easiest to probably to change the app_setting to app_syssetting on line 15 of the default homemod.xml
  2. Select: System Settings
  3. Select the com.android.settings entry if you get a choice here
  4. Select: Applications
  5. Select: Manage Applications
  6. Select: Downloaded
  7. Scroll down to "Reader"
  8. Select: Uninstall updates

Please note that I haven't fully tested the above - I didn't actually do the final step as I didn't want remove the modified Reader .

The above steps should also work to remove Morkl's home screen mod as well by choosing "Home" in the applications list. Again, untested...

Cheers,
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Thank you for this explanation. I "customized" mine mostly back to the standard home screens and removed "app_syssettings" in favor of "app_settings". I didn't realize that System Settings was the Android settings menu. I've just added System Settings back and it answers one question I had about how to remove apps without rooting (and may answer how to add apps without rooting).
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