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Old 11-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #31
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I've poked around inside today's updateIt looks like today's firmware update locks down your device such that it will only take signed firmware updates. I'm sure some enterprising haxx0r will homebrew up an alternate version of the updater that doesn't screw you over. But you might want to leave your wireless turned off if the latest update hasn't already been pushed on you.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:38 PM   #32
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Actually I just tried a search of the word "battery" in the PDF of my Asus manual and it is searching though and highlighting the word as it find it, so searching does work.
Wow! Thanks. This is a bit of god news. Have you tried a footnote or a hyperlink yet?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:46 PM   #33
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Wow! Thanks. This is a bit of god news. Have you tried a footnote or a hyperlink yet?
I don't have anything with footnotes. So far I don't see that any hyperlinks are working.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #34
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Neither the font or screensaver hacks will work with the new update so my wireless is staying OFF. And as I used Calibre to convert PDF to .mobi on my PC then transfer to the kindle, then I have no need of this update. I wouldnt mind rotating the screen but then I dont like 'short' pages.

I guess even if I put wireless on but don't update the software I still wont be forced to update?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:25 PM   #35
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I guess even if I put wireless on but don't update the software I still wont be forced to update?
If it gets downloaded to your Kindle, it will try to update. I don't think it will work with your hacks installed, so you may be safe.

I have faith that someone will find a way to re-hack the screensavers, so I can wait.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #36
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This thread may be of interest to those who want to avoid the update but want to keep wireless on:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51371
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #37
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haha,just update my kindle2 international and loaded several pdfs, it works nicely!
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #38
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Ralph Ellison has been added to the screensavers. Nice to see that Amazon took to heart the criticism of the screensavers being a European only club.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #39
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daffy4u, I was wondering if you could please try out a scanned PDF for me? Unseen, I would guess I shouldn't try to read scanned screenplay PDFs on the smaller Kindle 2, but the size is very close to the smaller script sides they print for reading on a set so it might work.

Here's a scanned version of the pilot to 24 (1.1 MB) if you have the time to try it.

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Old 11-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #40
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I was glad to see Ralph added also
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #41
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I haven't received the update by whispernet, so I decided to go for the manual download. Will the 4th edition manual be available on archived items as Amazon says on the update notes?
Anyway, update installed. I like the pdf support. I can search the text and the dictionary without exiting the book. No quick lookup tough. But mostly I think it works well with text only pdfs. I have lots of public domain books on pdf and the conversions I had made were not that great...
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:05 PM   #42
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daffy4u, I was wondering if you could please try out a scanned PDF for me? Unseen, I would guess I shouldn't try to read scanned screenplay PDFs on the smaller Kindle 2, but the size is very close to the smaller script sides they print for reading on a set so it might work.

Here's a scanned version of the pilot to 24 (4.4 MB) if you have the time to try it.
Here ya go (the link gave me "The Big Lebowski" but I think you get the idea). BTW, I'm a Script Supervisor. I think this is great for reading scripts (a DP asked me about this just a couple of days ago), but is still too small for my eyes to read for long periods. Landscape is better.

Edit: I tried it again and got "24". I don't know what happened.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #43
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Sorry, I posted Big Lebowski at first and then changed it to the pilot for 24 because it's 3 MB smaller and I thought I'd save you download time/ kindle space.

Thanks so much for posting the screenshots! Greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #44
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Excellent, yup just in time for the xmas reading binge.
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If you put this new firmware onto your K2, the running commentary right now seems to be that the font and screen saver hack cannot be placed back onto the K2.
It's likely it's using the same structure as the Kindle Dx or the Kindle 2 International ; so it won't be difficult to get the screen saver hack on Kindle 2 2.3.
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