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Old 04-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Question [greenhand]How can I download PDF and ePub files with my default web browser?

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Is there a hack for that? Or can I just modify a *.ini by myself?
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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I dunno. I just use skipstone. I think that stuff about filetypes is engineered into mesquite. Or is it in appreg.db?
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I'm also very interested in this topic.
Is there anyone that figured out how to download epubs and pdfs from stock paperwhite's browser?

many thanks guys.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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I'm also very interested in this topic.
Is there anyone that figured out how to download epubs and pdfs from stock paperwhite's browser?

many thanks guys.
Try opening /usr/bin/mesquite with your fav hex editor, and search for the string "mobipocket"

Then modify the EXISTING string values (eg .azw1) to epub and pdf.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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And remember to make a backup. If you mess with your KPW, always keep in mind that there is no "easy" debrick.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:54 AM   #6
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Hi there.

thank you so much:

but how can i mount /usr/bin/mesquite ?? connecting my paperwhite to pc via USB cable it does not show that directory.

also: How to make a backup before editing?


thank you so much
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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jailbrake/usbnet(work)/ssh
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ok. thank you
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I dunno. I just use skipstone. I think that stuff about filetypes is engineered into mesquite. Or is it in appreg.db?
I'm not very familiar with mobileread. it is quite different from other forums... so I didn't even know there had been a reply for my silly question

anyway, thanks for your advices, i'll give it a try

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And remember to make a backup. If you mess with your KPW, always keep in mind that there is no "easy" debrick.
I think the only thing forum's wiki didn't told me is how backup... I installed usbnetworking and it works well with winscp(I'm not a Dev. and use a Windows PC), did it means copy all things in root directory out? will it work?

you are a Dev of Koreader right? Thanks for the efforts of your team!
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Modifying the root filesystem is always a risk. In newer firmware, the browser might be used for displaying things besides the "browser app". So handle everything with care.

What I had in mind was to make backups of the files you are modifying, like e.g. the mesquite binary. Probably you won't need strictly all things from root. But then it might provide an interesting overview over the system.

PS: Yep, I'm a dev of Koreader - and you're welcome, of course. I have to add that others were much more active lately when it comes to contributing. It's become a community effort (thankfully!).
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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Only needed PDF downloads. but heres what i did.



I did this with myts and mntroot.
This will not step through everything, you should be able to fill in, or else you should be doing this probably.
this is not meant to be followed as a step by step guide, its hinting at what to do, and the methods may be subjective based on users prefered methods.

1. open a terminal, or ssh, and make a backup of /usr/bin/browserd
2. create a second copy to open in a hex editor.
3. search the file for "mobipocket"(this is the one i edited)

4. you should see a MIME/HTTP type header "application/x-mobipocket-ebook"

what I did was kept "application/x-m" there and replaced the rest of the string, "obipocket-ebook" with 00 hex, which in most hex editors should be represented by a "."



5. save.
6. remove the old browserd, replace it with the new one.
7. reboot.

heres what i did in myts


#: cp /usr/bin/browserd/ /mnt/us/browserd.bak
#: cp /usr/bin/browserd/ /mnt/us/


did the previously mentioned steps(1-7), editting the /mnt/us/browserd that was created and went back to myts, assuming the mount was lost

#: mntroot rw
#: rm /usr/bin/browserd/
#: cp /mnt/us/browserd /usr/bin/


reboot.

if you messed up you have the .bak .
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Only needed PDF downloads. but heres what i did.



I did this with myts and mntroot.
This will not step through everything, you should be able to fill in, or else you should be doing this probably.
this is not meant to be followed as a step by step guide, its hinting at what to do, and the methods may be subjective based on users prefered methods.

1. open a terminal, or ssh, and make a backup of /usr/bin/browserd
2. create a second copy to open in a hex editor.
3. search the file for "mobipocket"(this is the one i edited)

4. you should see a MIME/HTTP type header "application/x-mobipocket-ebook"

what I did was kept "application/x-m" there and replaced the rest of the string, "obipocket-ebook" with 00 hex, which in most hex editors should be represented by a "."



5. save.
6. remove the old browserd, replace it with the new one.
7. reboot.

heres what i did in myts


#: cp /usr/bin/browserd/ /mnt/us/browserd.bak
#: cp /usr/bin/browserd/ /mnt/us/


did the previously mentioned steps(1-7), editting the /mnt/us/browserd that was created and went back to myts, assuming the mount was lost

#: mntroot rw
#: rm /usr/bin/browserd/
#: cp /mnt/us/browserd /usr/bin/


reboot.

if you messed up you have the .bak .
That's NOT the kindle touch or paperwhite. It still will be useful for someone/
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #14
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Dsmid aleready made a free download hack for k2, 3 and 4.
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