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Old 10-19-2018, 09:53 AM   #211
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Did you reboot after these actions ?
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:59 PM   #212
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I got update BYRead-V1.0.3-2018101819 last night. BySettings was renamed UserSettings, Settings was renamed Android Setings, and a new App Store appeared. I found Google Play Store in this app store and installed it, but it would not run. I then checked the gear icon in the Apps Settings and found the "Enable Google Framework" option. I turned this option on, but Google Play Store still does not work. When I tap the icon, it does not run. Is there anything else I can do to get Google to work? I have an early model that did not get Google Play earlier.
Did you get a link from the Amazon seller - or whoever you bought your device from - for a manual firmware upgrade? I also have one of the early devices, and was told that this was necessary for Play Store to work. What you get basically wipes clean your device and installs the Play Store-friendly firmware that later buyers got. If you didn't get that link, or upgrade in that way, Play Store won't work. Ask the seller for the upgrade files. And ask again, if necessary. I have them, but I had to promise that I would share them with no one before I got them - so I can't offer them to you (or anyone else).

Once you do that, Play Store will work.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:55 PM   #213
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I think "fduniho" got the update via OTA like I did this morning. I just woke Mars from sleep mode & saw a msg about a system update; downloaded & installed.

Google Play store doesn't work even when framework is enabled; Gmail says google services is missing & won't run without it.

Tried the "next to the latest" ver of google services for arm64-8a at appmirror & play store popped up with a blank screen which I thought meant google account manager was needed. Installed google account manager & got the same blank screen.

Gmail says I need to update google services before it will run.

The system upgrade is a botched installed as someone forgot include some needed files. Poorly done; hope Boyue is not following how m$ or apple does the upgrades.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:24 PM   #214
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I think "fduniho" got the update via OTA like I did this morning. I just woke Mars from sleep mode & saw a msg about a system update; downloaded & installed.

Google Play store doesn't work even when framework is enabled; Gmail says google services is missing & won't run without it.

Tried the "next to the latest" ver of google services for arm64-8a at appmirror & play store popped up with a blank screen which I thought meant google account manager was needed. Installed google account manager & got the same blank screen.

Gmail says I need to update google services before it will run.

The system upgrade is a botched installed as someone forgot include some needed files. Poorly done; hope Boyue is not following how m$ or apple does the upgrades.
Yes. I got that OTA update this morning as well. But I had already done the manual update, so Play Store already was working for me.

I could be wrong - but my understanding of what the Amazon seller said was that, if you have one of the "first batch" of our devices, the only way to get Google stuff to work is to get a manual update downloaded from Boyue that in effect wipes the device and installs Google-capable firmware. I was told that an OTA update, by itself, wouldn't do it. Why? I don't have a clue! But it seems to be the case.

What confuses me is that the Amazon seller seems to have told different people different things. A few of us here - like me - got the link to the manual update. Others were told that they needed to send in the device to get the update done. Still others were told that all they could do was get a refund.

The Amazon seller should email you a link to download this manual firmware update, along with the instructions. (I say "should", assuming that the seller wants to follow good, ethical business practices.) AFAIK, it's the only way to get Play Store running. It sucks, yes, but that seems to be the way it is.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:29 PM   #215
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I can confirm that refresh in MR is working!
What do you mean by MR is working?

I open a book in MR and the refresh rate (using default settings) is horrible, it refreshes every page turn and it takes a good couple of seconds to refresh, perhaps i am missing something?

I still think the default reader is good enough but its missing dictionaries, does anyone know how to add more?
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:43 PM   #216
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The V1.0.3 Auto-Refresh is working well with ChallengerViewer, but there is bug in Boyue settings. Setting "Never" works as refresh on every page (fortunately there is "40 pages" option).

Whoever first brings me RyhmeZone apk in newest version (>= 2.0) I can reward him by converting it to a dictionary format or by sending one of my apps (list in my previous message).

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Old 10-19-2018, 09:24 PM   #217
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I've installed the MW dictionary & have set MR+ to use the MW as the dictionary to use; it works.

For the "basic"/installed reader, go to user settings -> apps -> MW; select MW then select "open by default"; then set "open supported links" & select 'open in this app'. After that, the Supported links line item will list the MW.com & related urls.

No idea if the setting really use the MW url or the installed MW or another dictionary. The problem with the Boyue reader is that MW seems to need to have the selected word to do the "dict" twice(?) as the 1st time the MW is displayed but not the word; going back to the text, & unselect/select the word again MW loads & a list of words is displayed. Usable but not fast or ideal.
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Stupid questions as I plan to get one for myself and a second for my wife:

1. I'm a fan of rotating wallpapers each time a device is put in sleep mode (like on the Kobo or Kindle). Is this supported on the Mars?

2. Has anyone tried eReader Prestigio, Bookari, or the regular Kindle app?

3. Is there a built-in reader for comics? If not, does ComicRack work?

4. What's the battery life like for basic reading with the lights down low and wifi off?
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