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Old 03-01-2020, 04:58 AM   #31
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Hi guys, Thanks for ideas, I will probably still try out to find a smaller gp services version on xda developers
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:26 AM   #32
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Hi,
first, again (I did it in dictionaries thread) thanks for the huge work done here.

I did applied everything and re-changed the change of the IP to keep the online library working (I have many books bought through them).

Question: would it be possible to change the way the library is shown? I hate the divission "Book, Author, collections". I have lots of books that I orderded in my pc with Calibre, so they have tags. I would love to be able to sort them for example by language or tag (adventure, for example).

Do you think this would be doable?

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the divission "Book, Author, collections". I have lots of books that I orderded in my pc with Calibre, so they have tags. I would love to be able to sort them for example by language or tag (adventure, for example).
Install Calibre Companion! It is possible
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:08 AM   #34
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Install Calibre Companion! It is possible
I appreciate the help, but I feel that I do not understoods something, as I am failing to go ahead:

I tryed to install calibre-companion.apk via "adb install calibre-companion.apk", but it wont get installed. Also, even if i manage to install it (I hope, or I just paid for nothing :P ) how am I supossed to launch it?

Did you do it yourself?
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I appreciate the help, but I feel that I do not understoods something, as I am failing to go ahead:

I tryed to install calibre-companion.apk via "adb install calibre-companion.apk", but it wont get installed. Also, even if i manage to install it (I hope, or I just paid for nothing :P ) how am I supossed to launch it?

Did you do it yourself?
Yes. I did it with nearly all kind of Tolinos.
You will not succeed in installing one app.
You have to perform the complete procedure with fastboot boot twrp.img aso.
You should join this forum and ask there - google translate can help both sides.
Or ask @Waldy - he is here a member.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:56 PM   #36
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Yes. I did it with nearly all kind of Tolinos.
You will not succeed in installing one app.
You have to perform the complete procedure with fastboot boot twrp.img aso.
You should join this forum and ask there - google translate can help both sides.
Or ask @Waldy - he is here a member.
Danke! I just registered...and language should not be a problem

Servus,
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Question: would it be possible to change the way the library is shown? I hate the divission "Book, Author, collections". I have lots of books that I orderded in my pc with Calibre, so they have tags. I would love to be able to sort them for example by language or tag (adventure, for example).
Hi, with the stock app all I can think of in terms of better ordering is that it will load different directories (folders) under "Books" as collections automaticallly. For any more customization, the app would have to be modified. In practice, if you want it to look completely different, it'd be best to just use another launcher like Otti Schwenk suggested.

Once you install another launcher, run:
adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -c android.intent.category.LAUNCHER

When there is more than one launcher installed, this should force a prompt to let you decide which one to use, so make sure to choose the new one (not Tolino or de.telekom.epub: that's the stock one).
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:30 AM   #38
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Protip for those that install a lot of programs via adb: from time to time, clean your /data/local/tmp folder or you'll end up filling the whole partition.
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:32 AM   #39
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Hi Peripathetic, many thanks for your clear tutorials and work!
Some idea/request/suggestion I have:

Would it be possible to respect the aspect ratio of book cover image when shown on homepage and in book library?

Also, when using the current book cover as option for sleep screen, would it be possible to respect the aspect ratio of the book cover image when shown on sleep screen?

Thanks in advance and kind regards!
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Old 04-22-2020, 05:23 PM   #40
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Accessing the Bootloader Mode
  • Install the Android ADB driver if you haven't already (bootloader driver is included with it)
  • Power off the device completely (hold button until dialog appears and choose "Switch off")
  • Connect device to computer via USB cable
  • Optionally, open the Device Manager (press Win-X, then M) and unmute audio to see and hear when a device is connected and disconnected
  • Press and keep holding the button for 30 seconds (note: this step is specific to Shine 3, which has only one button, other devices have different ways of entering the bootloader mode)
Device will enter the bootloader mode and Windows will start installing the driver for it. Meanwhile, after a couple of seconds, the device will leave the bootloader mode and proceed with normal startup (boot), which can't be prevented. If you left the Device Manager open, you could have been able to see an "Android Bootloader Interface" device show up briefly, and then disappear.

Replacing the stock recovery with TWRP

About Recovery and TWRP:
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Most Android devices include a separate, minimal operating system that can be booted into (started) if the main one doesn't work. This is called "recovery [mode]." The device vendor's version of this system ("stock recovery") is usually very simple: it can be used only to wipe all user data or install updates (with a signature check), which is not very useful for our purposes. This separate operating system, stored on its own recovery partition, can be replaced with a different, much powerful one. The most prevalent such system for modern devices is called TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP).
  • Download Ryogo's TWRP for Tolino Shine 3 (note: this is device-specific, other devices need their own builds)
  • Download the Android SDK Platform Tools, which include Fastboot and ADB (to be used later)
  • Open the command prompt (Win-X, C) and run:
    fastboot boot twrp.img
  • The tool will hang at a prompt saying: Waiting for device
  • Enter the bootloader mode once again, as described in the previous section. If everything goes well, the device should run TWRP from the external image file (twrp.img):

    Attachment 176995
So far, nothing has been modified on the device yet. If you do not want to replace the stock recovery, you can still use TWRP occasionally this way but it is cumbersome. Eventually, we want to flash the image to the device so that it can be used on its own. However, it's good practice to make sure an image is bootable before flashing it.
  • To flash the recovery image, run:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  • And make the device enter the bootloader mode once again, as described above.
Note that after flashing an image, the device remains in bootloader mode, which gives us an opportunity to flash another image at once.
  • To flash a (modified) boot image, which is the remaining thing to do while we are in the bootloader mode:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
However, we don't have a modified boot image yet: this will be covered in the next installment.

One way to enter recovery mode on the Shine 3 is to make sure the device is powered off, USB cable is not connected, and hold the button for about 25 seconds, at which point the screen should show the TWRP starting. There is another, more convenient way as well, more on that later.
I have been trying to do this a thousand times but I cannot manage to get in fastboot in any way

All I get is the recovery menu where is says Start, Wipe, Restore. Nothing else.

I have been trying keeping pressed for 30+ seconds with and without USB cable and I have tried releasing at 30 sec. All I get is either the device starting or the recovery screen.
What am I doing wrong?
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:24 AM   #41
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I have been trying to do this a thousand times but I cannot manage to get in fastboot in any way

All I get is the recovery menu where is says Start, Wipe, Restore. Nothing else.

I have been trying keeping pressed for 30+ seconds with and without USB cable and I have tried releasing at 30 sec. All I get is either the device starting or the recovery screen.
What am I doing wrong?
Press one minute
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:23 AM   #42
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I managed to install the patched boot.img by plugging the SD in my computer and running:
Code:
sudo dd if=./boot-13.2.1-adb-root-mtp.img of=/dev/disk2s1
So now I have adb but even if run:
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
The recovery shows up but fastboot does not detect any devices.

I was thinking of flashing in a similar manner as above but I don't know which one is the recovery partition. My guess is that is either s8, given that the twrp image is 8MB:

Code:
/dev/disk2 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk2
   1:                      Linux                         6.3 MB     disk2s1
   2:                      Linux                         33.6 MB    disk2s2
   3:                 DOS_FAT_32 tolino                  6.2 GB     disk2s4
   4:                      Linux                         402.6 MB   disk2s5
   5:                      Linux                         402.6 MB   disk2s6
   6:                      Linux                         536.9 MB   disk2s7
   7:                      Linux                         8.4 MB     disk2s8
   8:                      Linux                         4.2 MB     disk2s9
   9:                      Linux                         268.4 MB   disk2s10
Does anyone know which one is it?

Any other ideas on how to flash TWRP?

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Old 04-23-2020, 03:33 AM   #43
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So I tried flashing it on s8.
Code:
sudo dd if=./twrp_tolino.img of=/dev/disk2s8
It wasn't it. The device still works but I still have the old recovery.
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:00 PM   #44
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About boot images:
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A boot image is the first thing to be run by the bootloader when a device starts in the usual way (that is, not in recovery or bootloader mode). Here, it consists of an operating system (Linux) kernel (core) and a small filesystem with a couple of basic scripts and utilities to get things going such as mount other partitions.
Hello,
I was trying to install the boot-13.2.1-adb-root-mtp.img.zip via TWRP but I get the error "Invalid zip format".
What am I doing wrong? Installation of update.zip works fine though.

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Old 04-23-2020, 03:14 PM   #45
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Hello,
I was trying to install the boot-13.2.1-adb-root-mtp.img.zip via TWRP but I get the error "Invalid zip format".
What am I doing wrong? Installation of update.zip works fine though.
unzip and flash it as image
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