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Old 05-13-2024, 05:53 PM   #571
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If you can't read it in the K4PC app, that means the buyer must purchase a Kindle. Or maybe Big River would just say to use their "cloud" reader. I'd ask for my money back if it was a purchased book.
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Old 05-13-2024, 06:04 PM   #572
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If you can't read it in the K4PC app, that means the buyer must purchase a Kindle. Or maybe Big River would just say to use their "cloud" reader. I'd ask for my money back if it was a purchased book.
I got it into Calibre via the K4PC app, so there was no need to return it. Presumably Download & Transfer would have worked too (I have a couple of older Kindles still registered to my account), but I wanted to know if the Kindle for PC method worked with this book. Fortunately it did.
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Old 05-17-2024, 12:47 AM   #573
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I ran into that issue too. Thankfully someone told me to install Kindle4PC and use epubor, and that has worked beautifully today for the books I bought. *grumble* I HATE that Amazon can basically hold books I PURCHASE hostage, simply because I don't WANT to use THEIR proprietary software to read them.

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Today I came upon a book (published in May 2024) that couldn't be downloaded with the Bluestacks method - I got the error message saying that I needed to update the Android app. Books published in April still download and can be deDRMed.

So it seems this method will stop working soon enough, as new books can't be downloaded with it.

The Kindle for PC method still works with new books. And the Download & Transfer method, of course.
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Old 05-17-2024, 01:04 AM   #574
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Ah, but you aren't purchasing the books. You're purchasing a license to read them on your Kindle if and where and when Amazon pleases.
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Old 05-17-2024, 05:04 AM   #575
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I ran into that issue too. Thankfully someone told me to install Kindle4PC and use epubor, and that has worked beautifully today for the books I bought. *grumble* I HATE that Amazon can basically hold books I PURCHASE hostage, simply because I don't WANT to use THEIR proprietary software to read them.
There's no need to pay for epubor. Books can be deDRMed with the K4PC app, deDRM plugin 10.0.9 and the KFX Input plugin for Calibre without paying anyone anything. Unless you want to donate to the developers, of course.
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Old 05-18-2024, 05:17 AM   #576
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Seconding the fact that there's no need for epubor. There's nothing it can do that DeDRM etc can't do.
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Old 06-08-2024, 09:08 AM   #577
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It appears that the Kindle for Android route is becoming problematic. I have been using it without problems for a year now; but I have purchased three books that were released in the May and June time frame and the Kindle app refuses to download the books with a message telling me to install the latest Kindle app.

Downloading books released before May works without problems.
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Old 06-09-2024, 01:09 PM   #578
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Maybe I was lucky with the particular books I tried, but I was able to download a couple of June releases with old Kindle for Android. Mind sharing at least one of the ASINs of the books you had issues with?
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Old 06-09-2024, 02:13 PM   #579
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There could be other factors in play besides the specific book. The exact version of Kindle for Android and possibly even the Amazon region could influence the ability to download.
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Old 06-09-2024, 06:24 PM   #580
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The three are:

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In between I downloaded several titles that were released before May without problem.
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Old 06-09-2024, 07:37 PM   #581
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For the record: I am using Kindle for Android 4.15.0.48 on Android 9.0-rc2

Is there a better combination?
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Old 06-09-2024, 08:36 PM   #582
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I tried the first one on your list and it downloaded and imported happily. Kindle 4 Android 8.51.1.0 on Bluestacks 5.11.1.1004, Android 9 SDK 28. Calibre 7.12, DeDRM alpha release.
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For the record: I am using Kindle for Android 4.15.0.48 on Android 9.0-rc2

Is there a better combination?
Yeah, like DNSB mentioned: "Kindle 4 Android 8.51.1.0 on Bluestacks 5.11.1.1004, Android 9 SDK 28." It must, for some strange reason be Bluestacks. Check out first post under "hi res workaround" for simplefied install instructions.

Alternatively, get latest beta nodrm, calibre kfxinput plugin, K4PC. A lot more convenient, too.
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Old 06-15-2024, 11:07 PM   #584
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Question Help - Missing Prompt Window in Bluestacks 5

I'm on stuck on Step 2 of this tutorial. Specifically, when trying to generate the "backup.ab" file, Bluestack 5 won't display the confirmation screen required for the backup operation.

Attached are 5 screenshots, the first 2 of which contain the various ADB commands that I tried. ADB seems to be working as I was able to use ADB to install the Kindle apk itself. However, ADB Backup commands simply won't trigger the confirmation screen in Bluestack, and an hours worth of googling produced no solution.

(For the ADB screenshots, please disregard the typo that is "com.kindle.amazon". Bluestack failed to launch any confirmation window even when I tried the correct spelling of "com.amazon.kindle" or "-all".)

I also took screenshots of my notification settings for both Bluestack 5 itself and the Kindle app (running within Bluestack 5). Those are also attached with this post.

My Bluestack 5 version is 5.21.210.1023 P64. Please let me know of any fixes or alternatives (For example, are there any commands that will let ADB forcefully generate the backup.ab file without user input in Bluestack? ADB didn't need user permission to install the Kindle apk, so I was hoping that it wouldn't need permission for generating the backup.ab file)

Thanks for any help.
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Just a heads up that for hi-res images, you will want to follow all the steps on Android 11 with Portrait, 3840x2160, and 320 DPI. Did not work on Nougat/Pie. Once you have the backup file, you can import KFA 8.51.1.0 and install. Then redownload the books you want and export. For KFX, you will need to ensure that you stick all the files in same folder it is in the emulator before importing the first kfx file into Calibre.

Moreover, ensure you install the latest version of DeDRM from here. Without that, newer versions of Calibre will not be able to import the file.

For comics/manga, make sure you have "Allow conversion to complete even if errors are detected" as you will get an error otherwise. I will perhaps let the creator of KFX Input know about that bug.
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