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Old 07-16-2018, 07:17 AM   #76
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Has anyone heard about this news about Google Play not being available in most Android e-readers?

Is anyone experiencing any kind of problems with Google Play and the new firmware?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:29 AM   #77
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Has anyone heard about this news about Google Play not being available in most Android e-readers?

Is anyone experiencing any kind of problems with Google Play and the new firmware?
I put the new firmware on about June 20th and Google Play is working fine. I just updated apps and ran the Play Protect scan, no problems found.
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Yesterday I reset my device to factory settings with latest firmware. And reinstalled stuff from scratch. Google Play works fine.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:38 PM   #79
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I put the new firmware on about June 20th and Google Play is working fine. I just updated apps and ran the Play Protect scan, no problems found.
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Yesterday I reset my device to factory settings with latest firmware. And reinstalled stuff from scratch. Google Play works fine.
Thanks for your answers, guys. I wonder if it is because, according to the article, our devices were bought before march. Let's hope everything keeps working fine.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:22 PM   #80
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Update: (V2.0.0-2018052616)


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1. General:
Reading menu is more intuitive, more concise, with a customizable interface layout. You can select and set text fonts to bold/ black, according to user preference.


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Hi, fernsruben,

I did a fresh flash of my T80s with the new V2.0.0-2018052616 firmware. Everything looks neat, but I'm haveing a problem with user font in the stock reader app. I made a "fonts" folder under root, and put a few fonts in, the stock reader app picked them up fine, But, their names are all shown as "system default", instead of their real names.

I wonder if this is a bug, or if I didn't do somthing right...

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:53 PM   #81
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Hi, fernsruben,

I did a fresh flash of my T80s with the new V2.0.0-2018052616 firmware. Everything looks neat, but I'm haveing a problem with user font in the stock reader app. I made a "fonts" folder under root, and put a few fonts in, the stock reader app picked them up fine, But, their names are all shown as "system default", instead of their real names.

I wonder if this is a bug, or if I didn't do somthing right...

Thanks for everyone's help.
OK, I fixed the issue myself, though not perfectly.

The problem is not caused by me, but a bug with the built-in reader app bundled in Boyue-launcher.apk. I extrated another version of Boyue-launcher.apk in a custom T80s ROM I found, then used it to override the stock version. After this, all font *.ttf files would display correctly.

Here is the catch though: when the unit restarts (not wake from sleep, but a hard reboot), the device would revert back to the original version with the font name display bug. So, I have to reintall the new version agian, in order to fix the issue. Not a big deal, it's a minor ~30 seconds operation anyways.

I guess if I root the device, I can uninstall the stock version, and then install this new version to make things persistent. Will test out this thoery later over the weekend then.

If anyone has the same problem, I can share the new boyue-launcher apk no problem.

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Old 08-06-2018, 01:51 PM   #82
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Thank you for the kind instructions to upgrade the Likebook to version 2.0.0. For mine Google Play did not work and had to be reinstalled.
Changing langue to Norwegian brought Chinese letters to the menues, so I decided to find another Launcher. As I only use Cloud apps (Google Books, Google Drive, Kindle and Norwegian Library (eBokBib), I found the launcher "No Launcher" to be perfect. It only shows a list of installed apps. You can search. Push the apps to start. Long push to get a menu, e.g. uninstall. Can be recommended.

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Old 08-07-2018, 03:52 AM   #83
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This launcher is the best among those I have tried https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...ight=relaunchx
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:10 AM   #84
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I tried RelaunchX and as far as I could see, it's basically a filemanager.
I only use apps - Google Play Books, Amazon Kindle, Google Drive and eBokBib and I could not figure out how to make a nice menu of Apps Icons.
Maybe you can advice?
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:38 AM   #85
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I tried RelaunchX and as far as I could see, it's basically a filemanager.
I only use apps - Google Play Books, Amazon Kindle, Google Drive and eBokBib and I could not figure out how to make a nice menu of Apps Icons.
You are right, it's centred around displaying the files. For me the bottom central button to get to the apps list is sufficient, but I understand if you want to be in the apps list instantly. There's no way to do it in RelaunchX as far as I know.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:56 AM   #86
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Hello Forum,

I just bought a LikeBook Plus (using eBay, from Shenzhen, China). I charged it up overnight so it was 100%, and then connected it to Wifi to look for and download sheet music pdfs and ereader apps, and then left the Wifi switched on.

Anyway, after a gig, I came back and discovered there was a big "charge battery" sign with an exclamation mark in a triangle underneath. I've charged it for days, and.... it's completely dead still. I took the back off just now (as you would a mobile phone) and discovered it has a thin rectangular Li-ion battery with wires soldered to the board. 10.2 x 6.9 cm, by eye. Stamped in dot matrix across it, it says "- KNE3070102P", "2800mAh", then a barcodey line, then "+ QF1059769", "3.7V", "10.36Wh".

TWO QUESTIONS:

A) What is the preferred way to order another battery?

B) Is the instruction manual anywhere online?

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:03 AM   #87
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I just bought a LikeBook Plus (using eBay, from Shenzhen, China). I charged it up overnight so it was 100%, and then connected it to Wifi to look for and download sheet music pdfs and ereader apps, and then left the Wifi switched on.

Anyway, after a gig, I came back and discovered there was a big "charge battery" sign with an exclamation mark in a triangle underneath. I've charged it for days, and.... it's completely dead still. I took the back off just now (as you would a mobile phone) and discovered it has a thin rectangular Li-ion battery with wires soldered to the board. 10.2 x 6.9 cm, by eye. Stamped in dot matrix across it, it says "- KNE3070102P", "2800mAh", then a barcodey line, then "+ QF1059769", "3.7V", "10.36Wh".
A more sensible procedure would be to download while charging. An even more sensible procedure, if you already have it downloaded in the computer or such, to transfer via USB cable.
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A more sensible procedure would be to download while charging. An even more sensible procedure, if you already have it downloaded in the computer or such, to transfer via USB cable.
Thank you for your very sensible reply.

Unfortunately -- cutting a long story short -- I have just last week given up my flat, staying on a friend's floor, and about to set off with 125 cc scooter, rucksack, bivvy, sleeping bag and ukulele from North Yorkshire England to Rome Italy. I just couldn't be sensible. Interestingly, because I bought another for a friend at the same time, his one is working perfectly. In fact, he played Chopin's 25th prelude today in a gig, sight-reading off the Likebook.

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Hello, have you tried cutting plastic part of USB so it would fully fit in? Because of bad design, some us cables does not work on this e-reader. Asking just in case as I had this same issue.
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