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Old 12-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #211
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OK, I am back again. I have done the updated Kindle jailbreak (the one designed for the most recent firmware); press the screen on that document etc etc so I am presuming the kindle is now jail broken. But when putting python into the root, (I didn't unzip, just copied it straight over) when I eject, settings - update - that option is greyed out.

Never mind, it seems I didnt need to do python after the jailbreak.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #212
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@all: If it's still showing the default screensavers after an install (and without tweaking the screensavers folder), then you need to pay attention to the update process, because it most likely failed .

If it's showing the default screensavers *after* tweaking the screensavers folder, and a full restart, then the files are probably in the wrong format. (Check the screensavers folder, if it's empty/missing some of your stuff: wrong format. If you still see your custom stuff: see my previous paragraph).

On the Waterstones front, no news, since I've been pretty swamped IRL, and I don't have a Waterstones device to check it out myself.

@Pushka: Python is only needed for the cover mode. That said, it should be installable (especially if the screensavers hack itself is installable on your device)!
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #213
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i think i might have reinstall then.

there is an uninstall bin in the links zip. do i do the same process as installing? (but theres no unstall in the python zip)


or can i just install over it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #214
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@snahfu: Yes. (To everything. Same process as install, there's no python uninstall because it's not needed, and you can just install on top).
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Hello, and thank you for all your work.

I have just finally re-jailbroken my kindle PW and happily installed the python script and the SS hack, as instructed in the README.txt.

I wanted to use the Cover option and in the linkss folder I copied an empty file named "cover" (no quotation marks). I restarted the kindle using the settings menu and when I put it to sleep, a blank file appeared. I checked that the cover_cache folder contains the cover of my last read book and restarted it again. Same thing.

I know I must be doing something wrong, but I have no idea what. I need help. If there is any detail I overlooked and needs to be given, I will be more than happy to do it.

Thanks in advance.

Later edit: I don't know what I did, but it works now but only one cover becomes a screensaver even though I have opened several books, and all respective covers are in the cache folder. This cover has been created as a screensaver in the screensavers folder and it is the only file there.

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@Leir I'm no expert as can be judged by my previous problems, but! I have your issue if I just select a book and then sleep. However, if I wait a good few seconds or read a page, the book cover does appear as the screen saver. May be co-incidence, but maybe worth a try?
It works...Phew.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 AM   #216
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@kindleBunny: Yep, the cover is switched ~5s after opening a book, and, if the cover has never been processed, it'll take at least ~15s more (or a lot more if the device is busy doing stuff in the background).
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 AM   #217
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hi,

i also have same problem as you , i have a waterstones kindle paperwhite.

please let me know when you get that wreched waterstones screensaver to vanish for good!

thanks

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:32 AM   #218
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@all: If it's still showing the default screensavers after an install (and without tweaking the screensavers folder), then you need to pay attention to the update process, because it most likely failed .

If it's showing the default screensavers *after* tweaking the screensavers folder, and a full restart, then the files are probably in the wrong format. (Check the screensavers folder, if it's empty/missing some of your stuff: wrong format. If you still see your custom stuff: see my previous paragraph).

On the Waterstones front, no news, since I've been pretty swamped IRL, and I don't have a Waterstones device to check it out myself.

@Pushka: Python is only needed for the cover mode. That said, it should be installable (especially if the screensavers hack itself is installable on your device)!
Question:
How could I know that it is failed or succeeded?? I can see a linkss/ folder created on the root with many stuff.

What is the meaning of "tweaking the screensavers"?? How could I perform the tweak?

I placed a file 'random' and 'reboot' to the linkss folder. It does not reboot when I eject the device. Any possible errors?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #219
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@Raye: Besides checking the update process status, by not doing anything after the install until you've confirmed that it indeed works. (ie. you see the default *custom* screensaver when going to sleep). Don't start messing with the settings/screensavers folder until later.

Meaning:

* Uninstall
* Remove the linkss folder
* Install
* Do nothing, and check that it's working
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #220
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Question about a ScreenSaver Feature

When I first got my Kindle Paperwhite 5.3.0 with ads, if left idle the screensaver would appear with a "swipe" message overlay. If you touched the screen, the illumination would turn on and if you swipped it, the Kindle would wake up.

Subsequently, I have paid Amazon to remove the ads and I installed the current JB, kindle-python-0.2.N and kindle-linkss-0.6.N hacks. Everything is working fine (kudos to all) but I no longer have the aforementioned "feature." Is there a way to re-enable it? I hate having to push that tiny off/on button with my fat fingers.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #221
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When I first got my Kindle Paperwhite 5.3.0 with ads, if left idle the screensaver would appear with a "swipe" message overlay. If you touched the screen, the illumination would turn on and if you swipped it, the Kindle would wake up.

Subsequently, I have paid Amazon to remove the ads and I installed the current JB, kindle-python-0.2.N and kindle-linkss-0.6.N hacks. Everything is working fine (kudos to all) but I no longer have the aforementioned "feature." Is there a way to re-enable it? I hate having to push that tiny off/on button with my fat fingers.

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Use a small magnet on the lower right corner (as if you had a cover with a magnet in it).
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #222
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@MrFritz: Besides using the hall sensor (basically swipe a small magnet near the bottom right of the PW), not that I know of (easily), no .

EDIT: Hah. knc1 was faster .
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[QUOTE=NiLuJe;2336482]@MrFritz: Besides using the hall sensor (basically swipe a small magnet near the bottom right of the PW), not that I know of (easily), no .

Thanks NiLuJe. I appreciated the prompt reply.

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@Raye: Besides checking the update process status, by not doing anything after the install until you've confirmed that it indeed works. (ie. you see the default *custom* screensaver when going to sleep). Don't start messing with the settings/screensavers folder until later.

Meaning:

* Uninstall
* Remove the linkss folder
* Install
* Do nothing, and check that it's working
Thanks for your kindly reply. I tried to re-install the screensaver after successfully re-install the latest jailbreak. I followed your steps and it dosen't works. I can see there is a message "S checking screensavers..." at the bottom of the screen in the first reboot.

Here is my steps:
install jailbreak, a success message came out
uninstall linkss, device reboot
remove the linkss/
install linkss, device reboot and show a message in the first reboot
Pray
switch off the screen to see the hacked screensaver (but I can't )
reboot it once more
Pray again
switch off the screen to see the hacked screensaver (but I can't )

Anyway. thank for you effort and I think may be I got something wrong.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #225
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@Raye: You wouldn't happen to be using a SO/Waterstones device, would you?
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