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Old 02-11-2012, 08:40 AM   #301
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Hi all - not sure if this is in the right place but I followed the "update your PE" with the Golden Allmine download (+ the gapps) and nothing happened after holding down the Menu and Rotate keys - the reader just booted up normally.

I waited to see if it would go into the update mode after about 5 minutes but it just booted up to the normal screens. I repeated the process at least 3 times.

One thought - could the fact that I switched screens - reader to the right-hand side (easier for me to read this way) but this seems innocent enough.

Any help would be appreciated as I've done this a ton of times with my Pandigital reader. Thanks.
A few things to check.

You are using the rc3 version.
You did unzip that version and read the instructions in the zip.
Your USB stick is formatted FAT32.
There is nothing else on the USB stick.
You have confirmed that update.zip is update.zip and not update.zip.zip
You have tried another USB stick - not all USB sticks are created equal.

After you have checked those and it still does not work, try using an SD card instead of the USB stick.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #302
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Webb .. I upgraded mine by putting update.zip and gapps.zip on the root of my sdcard then booting with those 2 keys held down. Truthfully, they weren't the only 2 files on my sdcard, I had a backup of all my apps on there too, though the update files were the only 2 in the root directory of the card.

Perhaps you should try updating from your SDcard instead if you are hafing flash drive problems ????
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #303
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if no log file is created you forgot to unzip the file and read the instructions inside.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:16 AM   #304
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Got it!!

Thanks to the poster who suggested the zip file might be zip.zip - it was! Win 7 is a little greek to me - more experienced with XP and Mac Lion but 7 didn't show the extensions (zip.zip) even in Detail display or List. Everything is working now and I even have Market and got some of my apps downloaded and installed.

Still not sure why my internal storage doesn't show up in Windows Explorer when I tether it with a USB wire?! But I do have a 16 GB micro SD so I shouldn't run out of space any time soon.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #305
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Downloading APK files

I finally got into my Android Market account on my laptop. I decided to try to download the Merriam Webster dictionary, and run it through APKfixer, as I could not install it direcdtly to my PE. I could only get the file as far as the Android library, after that I could not see a way to actually down load the APK file. Any tips? I looked for it on Freewarelovers and SAM, but it's only on the Android Market or the Amazon Market and neither will allow me to download the file...

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Some tool from Ptsenter to make apps more compatible with edge. Please test and report.
This is a windows tool.

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There are a couple of major reasons apps refused to be installed on PE.
1. when there isn't enough space. Installer takes care if it.
2. some missing components of Android - any version of Ermine 1.xxx takes care of that.
3. app prefers to be installed on an external memory (SD card).
It appears to be a bug in Android in this case and the installation crashes.
Examples are Baby Names and Merriam Webster.
This utility fixes the app to allow it to be installed on an internal memory properly.
It's Win utility. It requires apktool to be already installed and functional.
To install just extract directory from the zip.
To run open Command Prompt, navigate to just created directory and submit

apkfixer

(no parameters).

It opens dialog box where one can select <name>.apk in question.
Select the apk, click Open or just double-click on the name, wait a few seconds until dialog box disappear.
There is a new directory <name> under ApkFixer.
Under that directory there is dist directory.
Within dist directory one can find new fixed apk.
Note:
This fix might not work for apps NOT from Android Market because they're often not signed.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #306
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Cool Memory swap

Would this same type of swap work on a PE that no longer has access to Internal memory, as that was closed when all the files went to the SDcard. Could the SDcard be reformated so that there is an extsdcard partition created on the SDcard and then the edits to the two system files could be made? It looks like a great solution...

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I modded this a little further .. swapping the internal and external sdcard devices .. after copying all sdcard files into extsdcard. Look at the results: cool man!!

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #307
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Hi,

I have just bought a PE and would like to upgrade in to the firmware of pablob RC3. Could some body help me find it.

Thank you.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #308
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I have just bought a PE and would like to upgrade in to the firmware of pablob RC3. Could some body help me find it.

Thank you.

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Have you tried the site listed in the 'Resources for New Edge and Pocket Edge Owners' sticky thread?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #309
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Thanks Ivanjt for the reply.

I have serached hrough MobileRead and I have tried almost everything but when I go to http://edge.ympsa.com/, it seems that the link doesn't work anymore.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #310
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Thanks Ivanjt for the reply.

I have serached hrough MobileRead and I have tried almost everything but when I go to http://edge.ympsa.com/, it seems that the link doesn't work anymore.

Regards

You will find a download link in post # 81 of this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=159872&page=6


You will also need gapps.zip. This link should also be helpful:

http://bellybuttonporn.com/wp/2011/1...e-apps-market/

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Thanks again for all the help. Great.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:43 AM   #312
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I have tried a number of the various updates in this and other threads, renamed them to update.zip on my sd card, and have yet to see an update splash screen while I have held down the menu and rotate buttons for very long after sliding the power button. I have used the reset button as suggested, and currently my pocket edge will not boot, and hangs with 3 dots with the text displaying backwards. There does not seem to be any log file on my sd card. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #313
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I have tried a number of the various updates in this and other threads, renamed them to update.zip on my sd card, and have yet to see an update splash screen while I have held down the menu and rotate buttons for very long after sliding the power button. I have used the reset button as suggested, and currently my pocket edge will not boot, and hangs with 3 dots with the text displaying backwards. There does not seem to be any log file on my sd card. Any help would be appreciated.
The text appearing backwards points to the possibility that you might have tried to install the update for the EE rather than the PE. Also, you only have a 50/50 chance of an SD card doing the update.

You will need to get the dingo golden update and copy it to the root of a USB stick and make sure it is named update.zip and NOT update.zip.zip which can happen if you are doing it from windows.

You might have to try a few USB sticks because not all of them are created equal - some work and some don't.

Once you have your PE back to Dingo you can then use the same USB stick to update your PE to Ermine, just replace the Dingo update.zip with the Ermine update.zip.

If the above does not work then you will have to consider the use of the serial cable but we will only get to that if it is needed.
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I have tried a number of the various updates in this and other threads, renamed them to update.zip on my sd card, and have yet to see an update splash screen while I have held down the menu and rotate buttons for very long after sliding the power button. I have used the reset button as suggested, and currently my pocket edge will not boot, and hangs with 3 dots with the text displaying backwards. There does not seem to be any log file on my sd card. Any help would be appreciated.
You only need to hold down the Menu and Rotate buttons for approximately 10 seconds upon powering up and then release. Since you have the three dot boot up with reverse text there is a high probability you used a full sized eDGe update for your Pocket eDGe. Like ivanjt said, try restoring the PE with the Dingo OS first. If it works you will need to perform the procedure twice. Please take a look at my Resource Sticky for detailed instructions and download links. Heed all warnings.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132878
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