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Old 11-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hi there

Just bought a new K3 (Intl) from Amazon UK (Serial Number starts B008) with firmware 3.0.2.

I bought a book on the Kindle store (AKW file) and would like to be able to unDRM it so I can convert it to Epub format and read it on my Sony PRS300.

Can some kind person point me in the right direction, as I'm confused by all the discussion I am reading online, relating to older scripts and K1/K2.

Thanks

PS I have Python installed; and running eBook Utility. Modded kindleid.py to detect B008 serial numbers; it calculated a PID but doesn't remove the DRM, just giving an error message: "Error: no key found. maybe the PID is incorrect".

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Old 11-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, the script you are using will not work at all, because of changes to the Kindle firmware which basically blocks the method used.

There is, however, a different method that will, provided you can obtain copies of your books via a compatible computing platform's reading software.

We can't link to or discuss in detail the usage of any DRM-circumvention tools, for the protection of the MR site, just in case someone decides to send lawyers over. Google remains your friend, especially if you modify the search terms.

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Old 11-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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Use the term "Apprentice Alf" as your Google search term. Are you trying to read the book on both your K3 and Sony?
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:04 AM   #4
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Hi there

Just bought a new K3 (Intl) from Amazon UK (Serial Number starts B008) with firmware 3.0.2.

I bought a book on the Kindle store (AKW file) and would like to be able to unDRM it so I can convert it to Epub format and read it on my Sony PRS300.

Can some kind person point me in the right direction, as I'm confused by all the discussion I am reading online, relating to older scripts and K1/K2.

Thanks

PS I have Python installed; and running eBook Utility. Modded kindleid.py to detect B008 serial numbers; it calculated a PID but doesn't remove the DRM, just giving an error message: "Error: no key found. maybe the PID is incorrect".

Just be aware that stripping out DRM does have LEGALITY issues
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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Thanks all,

Just for the record, I am not interested in getting illegally pirated books, I only wish to free up my own purchased titles from DRM in order to make it easier for me to use the book however I may want/need to do in the future; ie use the book on a different platform if the Amazon/Kindle route goes belly up.

As far as the Sony goes, I wanted to put a copy of the book on my mum's Sony PRS300 so she can read it. (Afterall, if I had bought a paperback copy of the book this would have been easy to achieve).

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