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Old 06-17-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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Can I mount a USB drive on a Kindle?

I just got a fairly good condition Kindle 4 (no-touch) from a local Goodwill couple of days ago.. I was sorta surprised they had so many e-readers. I loaded some library rented e-books and played around. I eventually found the jailbreak and preformed it on my device.

I hope this is the right form for this question. Can I mount a USB drive on the Kindle in a similar fashion to using a OTG cable?

If a different Kindle supports USB host mount, let me know. I was looking at getting a 3G enabled Kindle for the ease of transferring books.

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Hi! @ShapeShifter499, It seems pretty possible and there are a host of threads on OTG connections. But I doubt if it work on non-jb kindle! Also, AFAICT I haven't seen USB mounting using OTG.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:02 AM   #3
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I just got a fairly good condition Kindle 4 (no-touch) from a local Goodwill couple of days ago.. I was sorta surprised they had so many e-readers. I loaded some library rented e-books and played around. I eventually found the jailbreak and preformed it on my device.

I hope this is the right form for this question. Can I mount a USB drive on the Kindle in a similar fashion to using a OTG cable?

If a different Kindle supports USB host mount, let me know. I was looking at getting a 3G enabled Kindle for the ease of transferring books.
On a K4?
No way.

tl;dr: No
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On a K4?
No way.

tl;dr: No

Does this include all of the Kindle e-ink readers?
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Does this include all of the Kindle e-ink readers?
Currently, yes.

Some have the capability but no one has posted the add-in to do it with.
(None come from Amazon with USB storage support, someone will have to make an add-in package that implements it.)
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I have built up the kernel modules to enable this on my PW3.

I get my drive device created at /dev/sda1

I mount that into /mnt/us/documents/sda1

But it is not triggering a rescan of that folder, as if I had copied it into the filesystem.

I imagine that there could be somethings about this 'fuse' filesystem I don't understand, but that's a naive guess.


I have also tired these lipc commands:

This one the log says triggering partial scan, but nothing happens.
Code:
lipc-set-prop com.lab126.scanner triggerUpdate 1
This one says invalid parameter
Code:
lipc-set-prop com.lab126.scanner reScanFile /mnt/us/documents/sda1

Even if I did get this working, I imagine the kindle would not be terribly happy with having the folder plugged in and unplugged etc. ( If would re-index when you plugged it in every time? and then delete the caches when removed? )

I have not yet tested what happens to the mount point if it goes to sleep, or if having the usb plugged in prevents suspend mode.

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Old 06-18-2017, 06:06 AM   #7
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I have built up the kernel modules to enable this on my PW3.

Could you share how you did this? I don't know where the source code for all this stuff is as I'm pretty new to the Kindle e-ink line.
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The open source code for the paperwhite 3 stuff is here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200203720

I followed amazons directions with the cross compiler and built the linux package inside of it.

To get the USB storage drivers, I had to add the following to the .config that get created after running thier configuration command:
CONFIG_SCSI
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE

I actually ran the amazon supplied build command first. Then added these to the .config and re-ran it, so I would get the names of the .ko kernel modules while watching the output of the build script, since it didn't re-build everything.
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