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Old 03-07-2009, 09:33 AM   #46
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But, if you are using Windows, you do not need to preface the command with Python as long as you type out the full name of the program including the .py extension.
The wiki page for windows shows just the way you've written it. See the DOS box at the bottom of the page.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #47
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OK - was able to get to it tonight. Here are the two screenshots for the the wiki page you put together.

One thing to change on the Wiki page - where it says:

post content modified on Amazon's request

Great work on putting this all together!
Thanks for catching that! The change has been made. I'll add your screen shots this morning. Thanks for making them!
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:57 AM   #48
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I wonder if it would make sense for someone to modify the kindlepid.py script to simply detect which type of serial you have given it. Since we know Kindle serial numbers are 16 chars long and iPod/iPhone ones are 40 chars long, it should be a simple len(input) and boom you have a universal keygen.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:01 AM   #49
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But, if you are using Windows, you do not need to preface the command with Python as long as you type out the full name of the program including the .py extension.
Yes, but he is creating instructions for Mac users. So, using a command that will work for Mac users is probably the way to go.

Of course, there is a way to not have to type python on the Mac. If you ad the correct shebang to the script and set the permissions so the file is executable.

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This is too funny. It just proves that security by obscurity is no security at all.

When will these people learn that DRM is a waste of time and money?

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Well, it certainly deters some though not everyone.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:32 AM   #51
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I wonder if it would make sense for someone to modify the kindlepid.py script to simply detect which type of serial you have given it. Since we know Kindle serial numbers are 16 chars long and iPod/iPhone ones are 40 chars long, it should be a simple len(input) and boom you have a universal keygen.

Thoughts?
I'm just a duck, so I don't really know. I don't think it's a big deal right now. If Amazon should open to other smart phones, it could get wacky enough that a universal version would indeed be needed. But, if you've got the skills and want to tackle it, I'd be happy to beta test it.
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But, if you are using Windows, you do not need to preface the command with Python as long as you type out the full name of the program including the .py extension.
True - perhaps I should have been more explicit. On the Mac instructions, it should have python at the beginning of the line. I wasn't trying to suggest the Windows instructions needed to be changed!

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Yes, but he is creating instructions for Mac users. So, using a command that will work for Mac users is probably the way to go.

Of course, there is a way to not have to type python on the Mac. If you ad the correct shebang to the script and set the permissions so the file is executable.

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I know that, but I figured it was a whole lot simpler just to have the instructions tell you to type python at the beginning of the command - its only six characters.
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Thanks for catching that! The change has been made. I'll add your screen shots this morning. Thanks for making them!
BTW - thanks for scrubbing out my name in the Terminal window screenshot - I hadn't thought of doing that last night!
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I know that, but I figured it was a whole lot simpler just to have the instructions tell you to type python at the beginning of the command - its only six characters.
You are so right. Several people have had trouble with my directions on the KindlePID/Fix pages where I have them do this. Although seems their troubles are in creating a sym link. It seems that not all Mac users have a /usr/bin/local even though that folder is in the default path.

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #55
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BTW - thanks for scrubbing out my name in the Terminal window screenshot - I hadn't thought of doing that last night!
No problem, the least I could do!
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I wonder if it would make sense for someone to modify the kindlepid.py script to simply detect which type of serial you have given it. Since we know Kindle serial numbers are 16 chars long and iPod/iPhone ones are 40 chars long, it should be a simple len(input) and boom you have a universal keygen.

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Actually, that is a very good idea.
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Actually, that is a very good idea.
Yep, seems like a simple if statement would work very well.

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what folder on the iPhone do you find the books?
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what folder on the iPhone do you find the books?
On my iPod it is:

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It may be slightly different on different iPhones.
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