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Old 07-22-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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jailbreak, screensaver hack, and the rest... still compatibile? Aby brave to try?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:39 AM   #4
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Hooray! I've been waiting for sync to most recent page for awhile.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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Hooray! I've been waiting for sync to most recent page for awhile.
Yeah, I like this as well. It won't make a difference most of the time, but will occasionally come in quite handy.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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Yeah, I like this as well. It won't make a difference most of the time, but will occasionally come in quite handy.
It's especially helpful for non-fiction reading if you want to look at photo groupings or future chapters. Sometimes you click a link that jumps to the end appendices. Now I won't have to manually clear the last read page anymore.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #7
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It's especially helpful for non-fiction reading if you want to look at photo groupings or future chapters. Sometimes you click a link that jumps to the end appendices. Now I won't have to manually clear the last read page anymore.
Exactly what I was thinking of
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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jailbreak, screensaver hack, and the rest... still compatibile? Aby brave to try?
If your device shipped on 5.4.5 or newer, for now, you're, err, screwed, sorry.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:04 AM   #9
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Is there anything meaningful in 5.3.7.2? If so, has any guinea pig tested that all hacks etc. work?
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:34 AM   #10
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If your device shipped on 5.4.5 or newer, for now, you're, err, screwed, sorry.
Maybe he is not.
It should be possible to downgrade the device to 5.4.3.2 with a dirty little trick.
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Maybe he is not.
It should be possible to downgrade the device to 5.4.3.2 with a dirty little trick.
And the trick is...
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The trick is to reboot Kindle with power button after the update file is fully copied but before framework gets chance to analyse it (i.e. before ejecting from PC).
On Windows you will have to wait few minutes to make sure the disk cache is flushed (or to use a tool to achieve that), on Linux it is possible to unmount the filesytem without ejecting it.

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@dsmid: Yup, except the hard-reboot procedure has a 'no power supply' prerequisite, which, well, isn't the case with the device plugged to a computer .

(It's been a long while since I actually checked to verify that fact, but, IIRC, that's still specified in the PW2 user guide).
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:33 PM   #14
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It's especially helpful for non-fiction reading if you want to look at photo groupings or future chapters. Sometimes you click a link that jumps to the end appendices. Now I won't have to manually clear the last read page anymore.
In the past, if I clicked a footnote, my latest page synced was NOT affected. How is this different? I still notice a menu item to click to latest page.

I never had to clear the last page read in the past.
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@eschwartz: No idea about the changes, but everything looks okay on my end .
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