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Old 11-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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DXG version 3.4

Can DXG upgraded from 3.3 to 3.4?
If yes how?

What are the advantages, disadvantages?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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I don't see any such version numbers for the DXG. The latest update on Amazon is 2.5.8.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529680
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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I don't see any such version numbers for the DXG. The latest update on Amazon is 2.5.8.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529680

Look at the following link
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172941
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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Your question would probably be best asked in that subforum.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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I am 99% certain this was done by a couple of people.
You would have to hunt down the threads.

I found http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=510 which is related with no actual answer. maybe it was Dpavlin who did it? I honestly do not remember.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #6
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Just did a semi-successful 3.4 firmware update to my DXG. I tried the update for KF8, but it is not working. Here are what I did. Hopefully some expert can fix the problem.

1) did 3.2.1 update with Yifan's instructions/tools.
2) did 3.3 update according to the link. This one may be an incomplete update.
3) downloaded 3.4 file from Amazon and unpacked it by kindletool. Deleted the patchs of fb.modes, webkit library and kernel. Repack the whole things into a new bin file. followed normal update.

At least the firmware version shows "3.4"

Settings of parental control, voice guide, etc are there. Font rendering is more like K4's. PDF contrast can be adjusted.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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How do you pack it back into a bin file?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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use "kindletool create". You also need to delete those update to kernel modules. I only change the file "611680021-1725970040.ffs". A list of files I bypassed:

/usr/lib/libwebkit-1.0.so.2.5.0
/lib/modules/2.6.26-rt-lab126/kernel/drivers/video/eink/legacy/eink_fb_shim.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-rt-lab126/kernel/drivers/usb/gadget/g_file_storage.ko
/etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant
/etc/fb.modes
kernel update

Here is the steps I did:

1) download the bin file from amazon. The one for wifi+3G.
2) "kindletool convert xxx.bin". concert it to .tgz/.tar.gz file.
3) unarchive the .tgz/tar.gz file to a sub-directory.
4) cd into the sub-directory, use any txt editor to open "611680021-1725970040.ffs". delete those lines related to the list of files above. Save the file. I also delete the kernel item in "update-Update_611680021-1725970040.dat".
5) use "kindletool create ota --device dxg * update_3.4.bin" to repack the files.
6) copy update_3.4.bin to kindle and update.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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I just did some investigation. Here are what I got:

1) libwebkit patch failed due to memory issue. It looks DXG has no enough memory. I applied patch outside and copy it to kindle.
2) The KF8 issue is more complicated. htmlreader is used to process mobi8 files. htmlreader sends requests to a process "webreader". But the "webreader" crashes, probably due to incompatible rink_fb modules. The 3.4 was built on top of different kernel from DXG, so all the kernel module updates are not effective in DXG.

Attached is the crash messages.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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Do you see benefits to 3.4 on top of 3.3 on the DXG?
Is it worth to upgrade?
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #11
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Just did a semi-successful 3.4 firmware update to my DXG. I tried the update for KF8, but it is not working. Here are what I did. Hopefully some expert can fix the problem.

1) did 3.2.1 update with Yifan's instructions/tools.
2) did 3.3 update according to the link. This one may be an incomplete update.
3) downloaded 3.4 file from Amazon and unpacked it by kindletool. Deleted the patchs of fb.modes, webkit library and kernel. Repack the whole things into a new bin file. followed normal update.

At least the firmware version shows "3.4"

Settings of parental control, voice guide, etc are there. Font rendering is more like K4's. PDF contrast can be adjusted.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #13
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Can somebody uploads all files for upgrade Kindle DXG to 3,4?
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I have listed the changes in my previous posts.

I failed to make KF8 format working due to kernel incompatibility. The long wake from long sleep isn't resolved either. The rest of updates are working.

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Do you see benefits to 3.4 on top of 3.3 on the DXG?
Is it worth to upgrade?
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that will violate Amazon's copyright. I am not capable of making a patching tool.

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