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Old 01-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #346
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:24 AM   #347
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Damn! It doesn't work... I'm still getting ads after turning off.
I installed python 0.3.N, restarted, installed linkss 0.7.N, restarted, made *.png file (greyscale 600x800), did everything as described, put it next to some other file in the screensaver folder, restarted and... nothing

Yes, it is in the first post:

„Note for Kindle Special Offers Users:

This doesn't, and won't ever, help you bypass something you agreed to (screensaver ads), so please stop asking.“
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #348
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As far as I understand the process, the hack watches an “open a book”-event and does his stuff, i.e. creating (if necessary) and copying the cover to the screensavers image. Is the a a „leave a book“ event?

In that case, it would be possible to implement yet another feature: Having both book covers and custom images as screen savers. Would be useful sometimes, I think.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #349
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@damirah, you can relatively easy replace Waterstone screensaver with your own if you have basic Unix shell skills and install USBNetwork.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #350
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...And now no matter how long I wait in various books, I can't seem to get the screensaver to update. Using black option and cover.
Did you empty the cover cache folder of previous cover screensavers? It seems it will not make new cover images of books that already have a cover image in the folder. (also, if you change your personal info, you need to delete the pinfo image in the cover cache folder so that it will generate a new pinfo image with the new information).
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #351
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I am getting ready to pay off Amazon for the special offers thing for my PW, update to 5.3.3, etc. (I have 5.3.1 currently). I'd like to install the screensaver hack too - what order would you recommend I do these in? I saw a couple of threads where people paid to do away with the special offers, then installed the hack and had to call Amazon because the special offers came back... I think.
If I have the hack running on my PW, will a future firmware upgrade mess it up, or get messed up?
Thanks for some advice on this! I would like to do these things in the optimum order.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #352
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Install the jailbreak for the paperwhite 5.3.1 **NOW**.
Before you go even close to disabling the airplane mode!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #353
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Install the jailbreak for the paperwhite 5.3.1 **NOW**.
Before you go even close to disabling the airplane mode!
Why is that, if I may ask?

Does the latest update install itself automatically?

If so, can this feature get disabled?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #354
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Why is that, if I may ask?

Does the latest update install itself automatically?

If so, can this feature get disabled?
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Keep in airplane mode.

Since you will have to connect to Amazon to get the special offers removed, you want the Jailbreak to be in-place before you do that.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #355
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I installed this on my KT today with 5.3.2 update (already jailbroken, first python then linkss). I have paid to remove SO. Unfortunately no photos seem to be showing up or if they do they are taking forever. I don't want covers, just my own custom images. I have restarted a couple times but the only screensaver images I saw were the stock Amazon photos, so I deleted those images out of the /linkss/screensavers folder. Since then nothing else has shown up, the book is just open and no images are appearing. I have also both used "Restart" from the Kindle menu as well as the 'reboot' method from the linkss folder. I see the message "checking screensavers" but still no images are showing up over the open book. Should I uninstall and then reinstall? Not sure what is going wrong.

edit: I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, same thing. I have figured out that instead of displaying a picture, it just shows the page or the front screen, although it is technically asleep. So I need to press the power button first to wake it back up, but there are no images being shown on the screen.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #356
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Did you empty the cover cache folder of previous cover screensavers? It seems it will not make new cover images of books that already have a cover image in the folder. (also, if you change your personal info, you need to delete the pinfo image in the cover cache folder so that it will generate a new pinfo image with the new information).
Hi GoSharks!

Yup- I removed the generated covers (to my hard-drive as they were nice)- but left the basics there of course (blanks for other features). Not using pinfo yet, just cover and black.

The strange thing is everything was working before, so I'm suspicious of either necessary rebooting or perhaps a bad update somehow. Note that I didn't see changes in folder modification dates or files with a cursory glance. Python however did show a newer folder date when updated.

Thanks for all suggestions!

ps- if there's a method for uninstall that doesn't lose the stock screen-savers, I guess I could go that route?

QUESTION: Is an ASIN embedded into the book necessary for the screensaver hack to work? I see that it uses the ASIN to name the screensaver it makes, but what if it doesn't have an ASIN (i.e. converted via Calibre)?

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #357
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Confirmation: culprit was a bad update (on my end) - the "info" file shows it was at 0.6N- something about my update broke the process. So, I'm going to uninstall 0.6N and update with 0.7N and see how it works.

See above for how I updated- I simply added the .bin updates, first for python, installed the update (saw the folder date change), then updated the linkss using the .bin, and didn't see a folder change.

Update: Well, the 0.6N uninstaller did not work. So, that means something was changed, but not apparently a full update to 0.7N, or else I'd assume I'd see changes and the 0.7N info file update. So, is there a manual way to remove this one? I've attempted another 0.7N update ontop of this one, and it still does not take.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #358
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You may.
Yes.
Keep in airplane mode.

Since you will have to connect to Amazon to get the special offers removed, you want the Jailbreak to be in-place before you do that.
I don't have a special offers Paperwhite, but a regular German one. The ad-supported version isn't even sold over here).

The screensavers hack is the only one of interest to me, but one I'd hate to lose, thus my concern.

Personally, I can do with further updates from Amazon, so if there's a way to prevent this by installing something on an already jailbroken Paperwhite, that would be relevant to my interests. :-)
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #359
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QUESTION: Is an ASIN embedded into the book necessary for the screensaver hack to work? I see that it uses the ASIN to name the screensaver it makes, but what if it doesn't have an ASIN (i.e. converted via Calibre)?

Books I convert with calibre do have as asin, though a fake one. I use simple scripts to embed a cover in an otherwise empty file to use that as a custom sceensaver when I feel like it, and calibe ads an uuid if it needs an identifier, like this:

mobi-asin:96ceeed1-7741-42a6-b75c-95f5a1ae7c96

And the covers of these otherwise empty files show up as a screensaver.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #360
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Update!!

Well - I started to realize after a bit of reading and finding that my latest read was not first on the kindle (sorted by newest read) - that it might have all been caused by my lack of updating to 5.3.3 and lack of wifi connection.

So... I updated to 5.3.3, re-applied the python and linkss updates, and had some snafu's for a bit - but it appears as though it's working now. Black background took, and latest book read also appears to have taken. Not sure if it's actually properly at 0.7N right now- as the info.txt shows 0.6N and previous attempt to remove it failed, so I fear I have a mixup of 0.7N and 0.6N somehow! But, so far so good at the moment.
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