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Old 03-11-2019, 03:08 PM   #508
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Device: Kindle Oasis1 & Voyage, iOS
Kindle for Mac 1.25 thru 1.31

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Originally Posted by jhowell View Post
I updated the first post in this thread to link to the new information by odamizu for getting Method 2 working with the latest Kindle for Mac.
Thank you, jhowell
  • The key to getting KF8 from K4Mac 1.25 thru 1.31 is to block KFX with chmod -x (Method 2), then download books using right-click on mouse and selecting "Download", or use menu bar "File > Download". Do NOT open the book. If you open the book, you end up with .kcr, in which case remove it and re-download per above without opening it.

  • IMPORTANT: chmod -x does NOT work on K4Mac 1.32 or 1.33 (more info). To block auto-updates, see this post. Also, there is an isolated report on GitHub (#1943) that chmod -x is not necessary on M1 Macs (more info).

Notes:
  • If chmod -x (Method 2) doesn't work, try: sudo chmod -x. Also, make sure the Kindle for Mac app is in your Applications folder. If you put it somewhere else, you'll need to modify the filepath accordingly.

  • Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey require K4Mac 1.25 or newer.

  • If Calibre 5.x isn't working, be sure to use tools v10.0.2 or newer.

  • Applying chmod -x to 1.25+ will cause K4Mac to crash every time you close the app.

  • Applying chmod -x to 1.30 & 1.31 will cause K4Mac to crash if you try to open and read a book (as opposed to just downloading it).

  • Applying chmod -x to 1.32+ will fail. Go back to 1.31 or earlier. However, if you're on an M1 Mac, you may not need chmod -x to get KF8 (more info).

Last edited by odamizu; 11-29-2021 at 04:08 PM. Reason: tools v 10.0.2
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