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Old 11-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #766
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This is really not a good direction. What is Amazon thinking? Push away numerous volunteer developers that solving problems for their half-baked products?

I think I cannot use a kindle without KPV too, the original UI is so user-unfriendly...

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Don't buy it at least for now. AMAZON is forcing PW to upgrade to 5.3.0 firmware, which wipes out all the jailbreaks and hacks. They are declaring wars on kindle hacker community now.

I just finshed single/double tap and hold gesture detection last night and was about to test it this morning on my PW, and it turns out it has been auto-upgraded to 5.3.0 without asking me (because I forgot to turn into ariplane mode).

I have never read anybook on my PW so far becuase the native reader sucks so much.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 AM   #767
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Hmmm, this is very worrying... Can this happen on a Kindle 3 too? I.e. upgrading without my consent AND without me even turning on WiFi/3G? If so, then I would be very interested in a hack to PREVENT this from happening. KPV on Kindle 3 is, for me, a "mission critical" application and I don't want to wake up one day to see the device "auto-upgraded" with something that disables it.

What I am saying is that they may turn on WiFi "behind my back" and download the latest firmware and upgrade the device. Is this at all possible? Does anyone know the answer?

I found this suggestion:

# mv /etc/uks /etc/uks.disabled

Is this a good idea or will it disable ALL TODO requests, e.g. getting a book via WiFi? I want to disable just the auto-updating.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:05 AM   #768
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Way better is to raise the minimum charge level for an update to 115 % in /etc/updater.conf

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# Minimum battery required for an update (percent)
_MIN_BATT=115
I have also an idea on how to prevent the Amazon updates from even being successfully downloaded...
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:08 AM   #769
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On the K3, the impact of such an update is smaller than on K4/K5/KPW since we have USB downloader mode on K3 and ATK/k3flasher.

PS: I suggest to keep this thread on-topic, i.e. discuss kpdfviewer here. There are other threads that deal with Amazon's policies and technical approaches to keep Amazon from updating.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:05 AM   #770
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On the K3, the impact of such an update is smaller than on K4/K5/KPW since we have USB downloader mode on K3 and ATK/k3flasher.
K4/KT also have USB downloader mode, AFAIK more powerful than on K3. K4/KT owners are ultimately safe from any Amazon updates (though, the solution - custom U-Boot/Linux build for executing through USB downloader mode - isn't implemented ATM).

In fact, PW also have exactly the same USB downloader mode as K4/KT (because it's a SoC feature), but nobody know how to activate it (yet?).
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:25 AM   #771
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We now have the new 2012.11 release of KPV available at:

https://github.com/hwhw/kindlepdfviewer/wiki/Download

The list of changes that went into this release is found at the above URL, just under the download link.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:05 AM   #772
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Thanks for your outstanding work.

After using Doukan lite as a pdf viewer for over a year, I switched to KPV today.

I love it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #773
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my kindle dxg was broken for some time, finally today i got it repaired.

i can't believe pdf reflowing has been accomplished. it is great. i want to thank to every member of the team.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #774
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It would be very useful as introduction and incentive to newbies if there were more youtube videos on zooming modes, gamma correction, installation procedure etc.

I have found just these two lately

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PauN_9O4dM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moiRFi6Ttp4

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #775
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My camera looks like ghosts have taken over it or "perhaps it's being operated by a poor sighted child", the few videos I have made are not a service or of service to anyone.

: ) You make some!!! I would watch : D
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My camera looks like ghosts have taken over it or "perhaps it's being operated by a poor sighted child", the few videos I have made are not a service or of service to anyone.

: ) You make some!!! I would watch : D
They are good enough.

Please make another one on zooming A4 format in kindle DX by cutting the margins with Shift-X and rotating such zoomed pdf to landscape mode with K button.

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Actually I was thinking

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Seriously . make some videos. people will thank you.
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Seriously . make some videos. people will thank you.
Only camera I've got is bad one on my two year old mobile phone.

So it will probably have to wait until I change my iPad 1 for iPad 4

It did cross my mind though, because it is a lot easier and quicker for non-english speaking people to realize advantages of any application this way.

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Only camera I've got is bad one on my two year old mobile phone.

So it will probably have to wait until I change my iPad 1 for iPad 4

It did cross my mind though, because it is a lot easier and quicker for non-english speaking people to realize advantages of any application this way.
I totally agree. and PDFViewer is an excellent product. For many languages.
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I'm having problems getting this to run on my K3GB 3.4.

I've installed jailbreak successfully (tested with screensaver), installed Launchpad, and then created folder "customupdates" on root of Kindle
and copied kindlepdfviewer-master.zip to customupdates.

Ejected, press Shift-Shift-I and 'Success' message is displayed. I then press Shift-Shift-Space and again receive 'Success' message. Finally I press Shift-P-D but nothing happens?

I uninstalled jailbreak completely, and started from scratch again to make sure I hadn't made a mistake, but I still get the same result.

Uninstalled jailbreak again, and thought I'd have better luck with Kite, but where installation says "Kite should now present two new pseudo-documents for starting KPDFviewer", I get nothing. I know Kite is installed correctly as the screensaver.sh ran successfully via ondrop, and I see the 'Kite enabled' on restart, but apart from that, I can't see any difference and no new documents are visible.

I've been at this for hours, seems straight forward but I'm clearly going wrong somewhere, but where?
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