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Old 04-13-2015, 09:12 PM   #3511
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Short answer: Nope, but nice thinking .

Long answer: Not without a couple of changes at least (currently we don't even listen for the opening of PDFs, for instance), and most importantly hoping that the firmware does something non-stupid with PDFs that gives us a way to identify those reliably. Which I'm not terribly sure is the case, but I'll admit to not having looked at it much, if ever.
Given you can determine the file is a PDF, an md5sum would be a good way to reliably identify them that runs quick. That would give you a unique 32 hex digit identifier to use where you use the ASIN in the cover name.

I don't know how many PDFs include a cover image, but I would think the first page a logical place for one to be located. If the first page is obviously text then it seems likely that no cover was included.

I guess you could add this to your "wish list" at some point.

Thanks for your work on this enhancement to the kindle software.

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Old 04-14-2015, 04:10 PM   #3512
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@dhdurgee: the issue is not how *we* can ID them, but how does the *framework* does it, and if we can catch that and link that back to a physical file. Supposedly it does, and hopefully in a unique-ish manner, since it's in the DB, but then again, we're not relying on the DB keys here, so all may not be rosy.

In any case, that would only ever be for manual cover processing, PDF is a whole other kettle of fish compared to Mobi, so pulling & processing covers automatically, even if there were any (which, I'm fairly sure there aren't, which would leave processing the first page) is out of the question .
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:04 AM   #3513
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0.13.N jaibreak with old language pack.... not compatible?

Hello,

thank you very much for the great work. I am a complete newbie to the idea of jailbreak, which I have come to because I want to give my old Kindle3 wifi to my parents, since they need a language update on it (have no English to speak of)

I ran the 0.13.N jailbreak (Update_jailbreak_0.13.N_k3w_install.bin) on the kindle, which worked like a charm (but I had wifi enabled...), and then I wanted to install a German language pack that I found googling (not on this web page, update_loc_de_0.95_k3w_install.bin), and that didn't work (no update feature enabled and after manual restart it said update fialed with a u0007 (or similar) error code).

Could it be that I need to use the old 0.11N Jailbreak version, since this is an old package from 2012? Is there maybe another language pack floating around that I can use rahter than havin gto mess with the jailbreak?

Thanks a lot for any help,
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:42 AM   #3514
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Does the k3 not incude a German localization?
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:03 PM   #3515
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I wanted to install a German language pack that I found googling (not on this web page, update_loc_de_0.95_k3w_install.bin), and that didn't work (no update feature enabled and after manual restart it said update fialed with a u0007 (or similar) error code).
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Without a link to the actual package you downloaded, only a general answer can be given:

Update Kindle grayed out -> *.bin package is not for your model kindle (or was not signed with our developer certificate).

Will not install with a manual restart -> entirely normal, it isn't intended to be installed that way.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #3516
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Hi, thanks for the answers.

Unfortunately there is no built in language pack - shocking right?

@knc1: Well, if you don't mind taking a peak, here is the link to the package.

http://ge.tt/109N8FL, it is the 0.95d version I tried.

Thanks,

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Old 05-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #3517
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The Kindle "Jail break" is our public signing key. It hasn't changed.

Since this changes strings in the binary *.jar files, it may also be firmware version specific.

So, what firmware version do you have installed?
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:51 PM   #3518
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@knc1: thanks for taking the time to explain and to look into this.

Firmware is 3.4.1 (2540470001)
and if ever this is relevant and not already obvious: serial number starts with Boo8

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Old 05-09-2015, 10:10 PM   #3519
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@knc1: thanks for taking the time to explain and to look into this.

Firmware is 3.4.1 (2540470001)
and if ever this is relevant and not already obvious: serial number starts with Boo8
Don't get your hopes up to high, that package was before my time here.
But, I might get lucky and find something.

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NOTE:
For a K3 running 3.4.1 (and some earlier versions) -
Ignore any directions (anywhere) about using the "ENABLE_DIAGS" flag filename.
You have to have a serial port connection to get it out of diags and back into 'main' mode.

(Not a rumor - I own one myself.)
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:40 PM   #3520
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Haven't looked at the package in detail, but I'm with knc1 on that one, it's highly FW-specific, and is aimed at an older firmware version.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:50 PM   #3521
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Ok, thanks a lot - but I am not sure if this insight can be used so I can indeed install the package??? Is there anything I can do?

If not, I would like to thank you guys anyhow - it's really amazing work you do! Keep up the good work!
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