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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #361
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Hi I have installed the screensaver patch and it is working. Every time I open the cover on my paperwhite it shows a very short time the cover of current book. Is there a way to
a) disable auto poweron - so I have to press button on bottom.
b) have a longer timeout before powering on - so I can see the cover for a longer time.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:43 AM   #362
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a) Remove the magnet from your cover, or use a cover without the magnet.
b) It is not a "timeout" it is how fast the Linux OS can resume from "sleep" mode - Can your Windows OS resume that fast?

b) Same answer as (a) - then it will let you stare at your saved screen until you push the button (or bring a magnet close to the lower right corner of the bezel).
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #363
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Install the jailbreak for the paperwhite 5.3.1 **NOW**.
Before you go even close to disabling the airplane mode!
I'm assuming that was the answer to my question, which item I should do first (pay to turn off ads; update to 5.3.3; install jailbreak). Thanks! So I guess it's: 1) jailbreak; 2) 5.3.3; 3) buy out ads. Do I have to update the jailbreak whenever I update the firmware?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #364
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I'm assuming that was the answer to my question, which item I should do first (pay to turn off ads; update to 5.3.3; install jailbreak). Thanks! So I guess it's: 1) jailbreak; 2) 5.3.3; 3) buy out ads. Do I have to update the jailbreak whenever I update the firmware?
For the update 5.3.1 -> 5.3.3 you will have to re-install parts of the jailbreak.
The individual parts of the Kpw jailbreak are linked in the top post list of its components.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #365
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@Akirainblack: As usual, PW updates kill every hacks, nothing surprising there . (And, no, unless you do a factory reset/remove the linkss folder, it doesn't kill custom content. At worse, it might move it around to the overflow/discarded folder).

@hanog: Depends. I'd say aim for at the very least half the h/v resolution.
Works with DRM'ed files, yes.

@PeterBr: Remind me to check non-ASCII stuff again later. How Amazon stores it might have changed at one point. AFAIR, it seemed to work as-is on my devices, but I didn't test it much.

The pinfo banner is cached (because it takes a crapload of time to generate). If you made some changes to the script/your pinfo, delete cover_cache/pinfo.png (and possibly any full cover already cached, they won't be refreshed simply because pinfo changed) .

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This doesn't, and won't ever, help you bypass something you agreed to (screensaver ads), so please stop asking.
@hanog: It *might* be choking on your pinfo string. What do you end up with when the device goes to sleep? See my previous answer to @PeterBr re: high-ASCII/cache.

@AllenH: Forgot to update the info.txt files, so, that, at least, is normal . What do you end up with on screen when the device goes to sleep?

@PeterBr: About the mixed mode: theoretically possible, but a bit messy with the current design .

@urbster1: You did something wrong, or the install failed. You should *never* end up with the default screensavers after a successful install.

@AllenH: Nope, it will fallback the 'old' way of ID'ing a book (*fqp sha1 hash) if there's no ASIN. (And, yes, it relies on a proper date/time setup [ie. the 'recent' sort needs to be consistent], so that might explain the issues you were having )
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #366
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For the update 5.3.1 -> 5.3.3 you will have to re-install parts of the jailbreak.
The individual parts of the Kpw jailbreak are linked in the top post list of its components.
OK, so: 1) jailbreak 2) 5.3.3 3) update jailbreak 4) buy out ads. And then with every firmware update, update jailbreak... Have I got it now?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #367
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And then with every firmware update, update jailbreak... Have I got it now?
We can't set any rules or guidelines for future updates, since we do not know what they will be.

But for 5.3.1 -> 5.3.3 we do know that parts of the original jailbreak do not survive.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #368
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Alright, I checked all my images for compatibility issues. Somewhere in uninstalling and reinstalling, all the images had become blank empty .PNG files. So I replaced those with my own custom 800x600 grayscale PNG issues and restarted. Now it's working perfectly! Excellent

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #369
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Just did all the installs, updates, installs, buying out of offers, etc. etc. and I have the screensaver/last cover thing running. It looks great! But it doesn't ask me to swipe to wake my kindle anymore so the screensaver only shows for about a second? Is that right or is there a setting I need to tweak to get it to act like that again? Thanks to all the intrepid developers who like to give us control of our devices.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #370
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The "swipe to unlock" is a "feature" of the Special Offers only, not of the normal screensavers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #371
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The "swipe to unlock" is a "feature" of the Special Offers only, not of the normal screensavers.
I too miss that feature. I hope that it can be incorporated into this hack in the near future.

I'd also love to see the date/time updating automatically.

Anyway, you guys did a great job. Many thanks & kudos to all.

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #372
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:55 PM   #373
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So I've been perusing these forums for a bit trying to find the answer to my question, but I can't seem to, so apologies if this has been asked already.
I have a Kindle Touch (non-special offer version) running 5.1.2, and I had it running Yifan Liu's screensaver hack; then it apparently decided to update itself and all screensavers ceased to function. When I press the power button, it locks the screen to touches but does not change what is displayed.
I performed a factory reset (Menu->Settings->Menu->Reset Device), re-jailbroke it successfully and tried installing the screensaver package at the beginning of this thread - during boot, the Kindle displays the "checking screensaver" text and all of the files seem to be where they should be when I'm browsing the Kindle, but when I press the power button, it still just locks the screen and does not display anything differently.

I'm at my wit's end... any thoughts on stupid mistakes I might have made, or what I am doing wrong?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #374
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@ktech: Uninstall yifan's (old) screensaver's hack.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:33 AM   #375
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@walter_2 @fotyc .. You might want to consider putting in a device passcode to make up for the missing swipe-to-unlock and (too quick) wake time. This works well for me in cover+pinfo mode.
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