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Old 01-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #961
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I have a Kindle keyboard 3 Wi-Fi, firmware 3.4 and want to install english version of Duokan. I tried to reset to factory default, but the firmware didn't change. Can anyone put me in right direction regarding how to get a fully funcional Duokan (I just need it for pdf files)? Thank you very much.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #962
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I have a Kindle keyboard 3 Wi-Fi, firmware 3.4 and want to install english version of Duokan. I tried to reset to factory default, but the firmware didn't change. Can anyone put me in right direction regarding how to get a fully funcional Duokan (I just need it for pdf files)? Thank you very much.
did you try the method on the first post?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:12 PM   #963
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DL link from the first page is dead, but I did try to install Duokan Lite0814.778.1255.rtm.rar and the installation failed, probably because it is written for 3.2.1 and 3.1 firmware.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #964
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DL link from the first page is dead, but I did try to install Duokan Lite0814.778.1255.rtm.rar and the installation failed, probably because it is written for 3.2.1 and 3.1 firmware.
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Current Version:Check out this page
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To install for the first time:
For Kindle 3.
  1. uninstall jailbreak(if any)
  2. choose update files according to this:
    Spoiler:
    (kindle3.2.1升级包 is for 3.2.1
    kindle3.2.1之前升级包 is for version 3.1 and before
    (files with larger size(131kb) are for 3.2 and files with size 2kb are for 3.1)
  3. copy Dk_Sytem and update files
  4. update using menu>settings>menu>Update your Kindle
  5. choose Duokan Lite (Q) on boot screen.
    (If your Kindle has firmware 3.2.1 then you might need to reset your kindle to factory default before each attempt (see this post)
    If installer method doesn't work for you you may want to try these(for old version: DKlite) , launchpad installer for the new version: DK'12(experimental)
    (installation to fw3.3 is similar to fw3.2 )
    you can find some further discussions about installation on fw3.3 on this thread
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:42 PM   #965
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This is installation instruction for Duokan lite. The download link from original post (the very first post on this thread) is dead now, but I did try with different version of Duokan lite and installation failed.

For Duokan lite it is necessary to have previously installed launchpad (with uninstalled jailbreak), but for full Duokan 2012 version (from original Chinese website) dated 28.12.2012., user doesn't have to install neither jailbreak nor launchpad.

I'm downloading now this latest version of Duokan 2012 and will see if it is working on firmware 3.4.

To be honest, even if it's working I'm not sure I would manage to navigate through Chinese menu.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #966
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For Duokan lite it is necessary to have previously installed launchpad (with uninstalled jailbreak), but for full Duokan 2012 version (from original Chinese website) dated 28.12.2012., user doesn't have to install neither jailbreak nor launchpad.
Duokan lite also doesn't need for neither jailbreak nor launchpad. first step is to be sure to not to have a jailbreak installed on the device.

Launchpad scripts for secondary methods. ie if installer method doesn't work...

Anyway hope you find a way to install.

(BTW: Maybe it is time to update the first post )
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #967
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To my surprise, everything went fine with installation of latest Duokan 2012. So, for Kindle Keyboard users, firmware 3.4. here's what to do:

1. Copy DK_System folder on root of Kindle
2. Copy three bin files from the Kindle 3.2.1 folder (for kindle 3.3) on root
3. Disconnect Kindle from PC
4. Menu/Settings/Update your Kindle
5. Be patient. It will update eventually.

Now, you will have a dual boot screen, choose Q for Duokan or W for Kindle.

If someone has User Manual in English, it would be great, as this is the furthest I can go. Don't have a clue what to do next, to import pdf books and try to change the language settings (although I believe it would be impossible).

Thanks Thomass for your replies!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #968
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try to change the language settings (although I believe it would be impossible)
it is possible.
设置: System Settings and on a Kindle Keyboard it has a shortcut alt+sym
语言: Language


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Old 01-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #969
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Great, thank you very much, I switched it to English! Smart layout works like a charm! Is it possible to change character settings somehow - just one ebook in pdf format (out of three, written in Serbian) isn't shown correctly - there are unreadable signs instead of letters "ć" and "č". Is it possible to tweak it somehow in order to show it correctly?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #970
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And one more question: I switched it to Kindle OS from Duokan (Menu/Settings/Switch). Now, how to get it back to Duokan? When I turn off and turn on Kindle, I don't have dual boot anymore.

Disregard this question - I figured out I have to restart again and dual boot screen appeared

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #971
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And one more question: I switched it to Kindle OS from Duokan (Menu/Settings/Switch). Now, how to get it back to Duokan? When I turn off and turn on Kindle, I don't have dual boot anymore.
menu>settings>menu>restart

or if you use launchpad hack see this post
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #972
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Great, thank you very much, I switched it to English! Smart layout works like a charm! Is it possible to change character settings somehow - just one ebook in pdf format (out of three, written in Serbian) isn't shown correctly - there are unreadable signs instead of letters "ć" and "č". Is it possible to tweak it somehow in order to show it correctly?
using a different font may fix this (for example arial)
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #973
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It was set to arial already. I installed Times New Roman and YuCSwiS and tried them both, but no changes at all.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #974
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It was set to arial already. I installed Times New Roman and YuCSwiS and tried them both, but no changes at all.
you should try Arial Unicode MS instead of the normal Arial font.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #975
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"^D W" means "shift d w" and so on..
thanks thomass, this worked!
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