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Old 05-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Tell which kindle model from a filepath?

Can a shell script determine which kindle model among K2/K3/K4/K4DX/K5/PW by looking if a well-know filepath exists? Essentially I'm looking for a filepath which is guaranteed to exist and is unique to each model. Even an incomplete answer would help me.

And is there some other simple way for a shell script to determine which kindle model?
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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What about just looking up the version info ?
Does not give the model number, but does give the firmware version and build.
Which, except for bastardized DXs, relates to the model of the device.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks. What actual sh command returns the firmware version and build? Is it the same command on all models? Do you have a mapping of fw version/build to device model?

I was also hoping that the filepath approach could lead somewhere, because I have already implemented the necessary plumbing in KUAL.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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cat /etc/version
cat /etc/pretty-version

something like that anyway

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
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So far my Kindle Touch detection command looks like
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[root@kindle root]# grep "\\s5\\.[13]\\." /etc/prettyversion.txt
Kindle 5.3.2.1 (~~otaVersion~~)
It matches firmware versions 5.1.* and 5.3.* What other versions should it match for a Kindle Touch? Any opinions?
What about matching other Kindles? Any suggestions for suitable patterns?
If no other ideas than prettyversion.txt will come up, this will become the Kindle model detection mechanism in KUAL (the launcher).
I'm a little concerned that it isn't future-proof, so a new firmware release might break the pattern and require rolling a new KUAL. Mumble, mumble...
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So far my Kindle Touch detection command looks like
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[root@kindle root]# grep "\\s5\\.[13]\\." /etc/prettyversion.txt
Kindle 5.3.2.1 (~~otaVersion~~)
It matches firmware versions 5.1.* and 5.3.* What other versions should it match for a Kindle Touch? Any opinions?
What about matching other Kindles? Any suggestions for suitable patterns?
If no other ideas than prettyversion.txt will come up, this will become the Kindle model detection mechanism in KUAL (the launcher).
I'm a little concerned that it isn't future-proof, so a new firmware release might break the pattern and require rolling a new KUAL. Mumble, mumble...
It also matches the 5.3.* for the Kindle Paperwhite.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #8
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Where I can find a table of firmware version numbers for each kindle model?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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I think a bit of "outside the box" is required here... uname -a might be the answer.

PW: Linux kindle 2.6.31-rt11-lab126 #1 Mon Apr 1 22:09:02 PDT 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux

Touch: Linux kindle 2.6.31-rt11-lab126 #1 Wed Dec 12 19:58:30 PST 2012 armv7l GNU/Linux

K4: I can get this

K3: Linux kindle 2.6.26-rt-lab126 #5 Wed Sep 15 19:25:13 PDT 2010 armv6l unknown

K2: (niluje posted this somewhere... damned if I can find it)

DX: and this

Working on filling in the blanks now... tomorrow


(The date/time is unique on them all as a hint. I would go with that)

EDIT: Plus it doesn't change AFAIK.

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The date/time is unique on them all as a hint. I would go with that)

EDIT: Plus it doesn't change AFAIK.
mine is different: Fri Feb 22 01:37:00 PST 2013
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Date/time info tends to be finicky, I'd rather avoid it.
Processor info is definitive. It only helps to set ARM6 and AMR7 models apart.
/etc/prettyversion.txt info seems more consistent. So far I have figured the following patterns:
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KT 5.[013].[02]
PW 5.[13].[13]
K4NT 4.*
K4DX
K3 3.*
I could use peer reviewing and more thinking outside the box to complement and amend all of the above. Thanks in advance
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Date/time info tends to be finicky, I'd rather avoid it.
Processor info is definitive. It only helps to set ARM6 and AMR7 models apart.
/etc/prettyversion.txt info seems more consistent. So far I have figured the following patterns:
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KT 5.[013].[02]
PW 5.[13].[13]
K4NT 4.*
K4DX
K3 3.*
I could use peer reviewing and more thinking outside the box to complement and amend all of the above. Thanks in advance
NitPick: The DX (of whatever variation) is a large screen K2, not a large screen K4.
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KT has about of 4GB of storage, while PW has only about of 2GB. This will print storage size to help you distnguish one from another reliably:
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awk '$4 == "mmcblk0" {print $3}' /proc/partitions
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KT has about of 4GB of storage, while PW has only about of 2GB. This will print storage size to help you distnguish one from another reliably:
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awk '$4 == "mmcblk0" {print $3}' /proc/partitions
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Furtehrmore, here is how KOreader determines device model (frontend/ui/device.lua, Device:getModel()).
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