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Old 01-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Firmware 5.3 on Kindle Touch

So the Paperwhite has been out for a while, has anyone been able to port the new firmware (or at least the new features) to the Kindle Touch?

I am particularly interested in the time-to-read feature.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Reading timer hidden feature

Eureka has found a disabled Kindle Touch feature which seems to be used in the latest Kindle Paperwhite model announced by Amazon (advertised as "Time to read"). He noticed that in /opt/amazon/ebook/config/reader_plugins.xml there's a commented plugin called Reading Timer (located in /opt/amazon/ebook/lib/ReadingTimer.jar).

Well, I uncommented the plugin and restarted the framework and ... It seems to work.

When you open a book, in the menu you find a new item "Activate reading timer" (already localized in IT, DE, FR, ES, ...).

After a first phase of "training" the timer begins to work. It gives (on the status bar) a projection of how much you have already read and how much you miss to the end of the book even if I don't know how accurate it is.

The initial training can be reset by removing the reading preferences file (warning: also font and margin preferences are reset, and the introductory page teaching how to turn pages is shown again once).

You can tap on the status line ad the bottom of the display to switch between different infos (time elapsed since beginning, time to the end of the section and of the book).

For more screenshots see here.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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As eureka wrote, the Time-to-read feature is already there on the 5.1.2 firmware, it's just hidden.

Concerning running 5.3.x on the Touch: forget it. I tried it, and it doesn't even get past the early boot stage. The hardware is too different, as is the software.
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Thanks to you both!
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Thanks to you both!
There's also an extension to load it:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=Reading+Timer
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