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Old 10-07-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question for owners of iphone with jailbreak and that use the kindle app

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Since jailbreaking your iphone enables one to browse the various folders inside the iphone I was wondering if the ebooks downloaded using the kindle app are stored in the iphone in the regular kindle format.
To be more precise: Is there a folder in your iphone that contains the ebooks from amazon?
If so than one could simply "grab" them from the iphone and store the books in the pc.


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Old 10-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Yes, they are on the iPhone in the usual formats. However, all the ebooks have extension .prc (including TOPAZ ebooks) so be careful not to buy a TOPAZ ebook. The usual way to tell on the ebooks web page is that TOPAZ ebooks don't list their filesize.
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TOPAZ? and what is that?
So if I buy a book from amazon in the iphone I can then retrieve it via SSH and save it on my pc?
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TOPAZ? and what is that?
A small percentage of Kindle ebooks are in the TOPAZ format. The rest are in AZW, which is the same as MOBI. You can get the ebook files from your iPhone, but you can't read TOPAZ ebooks on your PC and if an AZW ebook has DRM (i.e. is encrypted) you will need to use mobidedrm.py to strip the DRM before reading it.
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The surest way to tell if an ebook is Topaz is to download the free sample and then check that on your computer.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:03 AM   #6
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Thank you for the responses.
I was planing to read the books in my Sony 505 and not on my computer.
What's the path of the file that contains the books in the iPhone?

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #7
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Thank you for the responses.
I was planing to read the books in my Sony 505 and not on my computer.
What's the path of the file that contains the books in the iPhone?

Hi,

See my post here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57286

"/User/Applications/96B0846D-F49A-4F96-8D08-90E1E9A4B09B/Documents/eBooks" is the folder on my iPhone; yours will have different folder; but it will always be /User/Applicationa/...your own folder, you have to find it.../Documents/eBooks

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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Yes that answered it completely thanks.
So just to clarify: I can buy books on my iphone, upload them to my pc, remove the DRM, convert them to LRF and read them in my Sony PRS-505 right?
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Yes that answered it completely thanks.
So just to clarify: I can buy books on my iphone, upload them to my pc, remove the DRM, convert them to LRF and read them in my Sony PRS-505 right?
Yes, after you have ebook in your iPhone Kindle app, you can download it to your PC and do whatever you want.
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Thanks for this info, but what software or how do I browse iphone files and download kindle files exactly? I have a jailbroken phone but I suppose need advice how to access it properly without itunes, etc.
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TOPAZ? and what is that?
So if I buy a book from amazon in the iphone I can then retrieve it via SSH and save it on my pc?
If you can buy them on your iPhone cant you just log on to your amazon account and download it to the computer?
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No unfortunately, it's only to iphone or kundle device. I have dld to my iphone, now trying to find the file on the iphone to transfer to pc
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Thanks for this info, but what software or how do I browse iphone files and download kindle files exactly? I have a jailbroken phone but I suppose need advice how to access it properly without itunes, etc.
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You can use several ssh programs.
If you have a mac you can use cyberduck, if you work in windows winscp is the program for you.
To access the iphone file system you need to install openssh from cydia first.
Google it and you will find a lot of tutorials that explain how to do this.
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No unfortunately, it's only to iphone or kundle device. I have dld to my iphone, now trying to find the file on the iphone to transfer to pc
see my thread here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57286

You need only iPhonebrowser on your PC.
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