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‘Default device’ setting does not persist

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:27:28 GMT

One is supposed to be able to set a ‘default device’ for Kindle book purchases using a web browser. And it did work at one time. However for many months, it only persists for a few days. Then it picks the first device registered to my account (first in alphabetical order of device name). I reported it to Amazon but wondered if anyone else is having this problem. I know: I could probably work around this by renaming my desired device ‘1 Toms Voyage’ or something like this. But that would just trade one annoyance for another. The other thing I would try would be to re-register the device Amazon keeps wanting to set default to: maybe the data associated with it is corrupt. But it is a couple of thousand miles away with a family member and doesn’t seem worth the trouble of the many tries it will probably take for them to get my ‘secure’ password typed in correctly with the virtual keyboard.

Illumia Icarus XL HD Research

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:27:29 GMT

So i got my hands on a brand new Icarus XL HD yesterday, already rooted it using kingroot (eww i know :() and installed busybox and started grabbing some info on the internals. Ill post all my stuff in this thread. got adb to work by modifying the build.prop file Partition dumps: dmesg: build.prop: Partitions: Code: --------- mtdblock0 -> misc mtdblock1 -> kernel mtdblock2 -> ramdisk mtdblock3 -> recovery mtdblock4 -> backup (whatever that is for) mtdblock5 -> cache mtdblock6 -> userdata mtdblock7 -> kpanic mtdblock8 -> system (rootfs) mtdblock9 -> user (sdcard) --------- Running kernel version 3.0.36, possibly working source: also OTG seems to be available according to the kernel boot logs: Code: --------- <6>[ 1.524884] usb20_otg usb20_otg: DWC OTG Controller <6>[ 1.524975] usb20_otg usb20_otg: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 <6>[ 1.525037] usb20_otg usb20_otg: irq 48, io mem 0x00000000 <6>[ 1.525070] DWC_OTG: dwc_otg_hcd_start controller in device mode,everest <6>[ 1.525143] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002 <6>[ 1.525184] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1 <6>[ 1.525227] usb usb1: Product: DWC OTG Controller <6>[ 1.525255] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 3.0.36+ dwc_otg_hcd <6>[ 1.525289] usb usb1: SerialNumber: usb20_otg <6>[ 1.525562] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found <6>[ 1.525594] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected <6>[ 1.528179] DWC_OTG: host20_driver_probe host2.0 reg addr: 0x101c0000 remap:0xdf180000 <6>[ 1.738515] DWC_OTG: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Host Mode <6>[ 1.738597] usb20_host usb20_host: DWC OTG Controller <6>[ 1.738652] usb20_host usb20_host: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2 <6>[ 1.738711] usb20_host usb20_host: irq 49, io mem 0x00000000 <6>[ 1.738782] DWC_OTG: Init: Port Power? op_state=1 <6>[ 1.738810] DWC_OTG: Init: Power Port (0) <6>[ 1.738888] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002 <6>[ 1.738929] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1 <6>[ 1.738972] usb usb2: Product: DWC OTG Controller <6>[ 1.739001] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 3.0.36+ host20_hcd <6>[ 1.739036] usb usb2: SerialNumber: usb20_host --------- the audio chip build into the device seems to be this one: wifi and bluetooth (4.0) are both handled by an * AP6212* chip from Ampak which also has a FM reciver builtin (i dont think that one would be wired up tho.) processor: seems to be based on rk30board stuff a bit odd: the wifi Country code seems to be hardcoded to CN (china)

Billed Again

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:16:45 GMT

I have my Kindle tied to my prime account. I went from the home screen, on the Kindle, to "My Library" and selected a book already in my library to reread. It turns out that the publisher had republished the book and issued a new ASIN (?) and so Amazon charged me again for the book? Has anyone else experienced this? It happened without warning on the Kindle and I feel it is very deceptive.


Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:12 GMT

:angry::angry::angry::angry: Bought a kobo glo for Christmas and did it just factory reset on its own last night! I redid the entire kobo (over 1000 books!) and was able to read for about a half hour before bed. Turned it off completely and when I turned it on this morning to continue to read it brought me to the set up of the kobo all over again! VERY ANGRY AT THIS!!! Anyone know what to do or if its a possibility that I can return it?!:angry::angry::angry::angry:

PW3 PW3-4, PW3-32, fw- software jailbreak

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:24:46 GMT

This is a hardware/firmware specific variation on the current software jailbreak. This is only tested on devices *without* Special Offers. YMMV if you have Special Offers enabled (such as boot loops when the factory firmware starts the first time). If you also have password access and/or parental controls set, you will probably not be able to rescue it from such a boot loop. Keep in mind that risk if you decide to retain Special Offers and any access controls. Your choice. I do recommend that you have Special Offers removed before trying this jail break. Registration: Anytime you change the Kindle's registration status, you stand a very good chance of losing the application keys install by the hotfix package. You may have to re-install the hotfix if you change registration status. It will do no harm to re-install the hotfix package at any time. You should block any OTA updates before allowing the device to connect to the Internet.To prevent OTA updates, add the OTA blocker directory (folder) name to the top level of visible USB storage. The blocker directory is named: update.bin.tmp.partial Use that exact name, no additional extension, no contents. With reference to the current software jailbreak: Read the above cautions. Read the current jailbreak, with the exceptions you decide to make based on the above cautions, skip to step #4. Step #4: Use this file: This will "update" ("update" is the label on the button, not the action) your firmware from "customer" to "factory" Step #5: As written. Step #6: Use this file: Step #7: This will return your device to a "customer" firmware build. PW3-4Gbyte: You can chose any customer firmware Amazon has posted for your PW3 The ones listed in the spoiler or newer (including 5.8.11) - - - PW3-32Gbyte: *DO NOT* use any of the firmware links in the step #7 spoiler, they are all too old to run the 32Gbyte model. Get a or newer firmware from Amazon. ( 5.8.10 or 5.8.11 are also ok). Step #8: As written.

Troubleshooting Kindle PW vulnerable to wpa2 krack vulnerability?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:48:40 GMT

Hi everyone, I have a Kindle PW2 (wifi only) purchased in mid 2014, not jail broken. firmware 5.8.10. Yesterday I was reading about the WPA2 "krack" vulnerability that is supposed to affect any device that uses wifi, see for example: Perhaps too soon for an answer, but I thought I'd throw it out here as you are a kindle forum. I think that Kindle PW's are akin to a usb flash drive and probably are not susceptible to most malware. However, having read that this wi-fi WPA2 "krack" vulnerability is supposed to affect any device with wifi, including kindles, I am somewhat concerned. My questions is does anyone here know if Kindle Paper Whites are affected by the WPA2 krack vulnerability? And if so, is Amazon likely to provide a patch in a later firmware update (perhaps not the 5.8.11). I mostly use my PW for reading. I do use the experimental browser to connect to some National Weather Service sites, a forum, and perhaps other non-graphic sites. No patches yet for my ISP supplied router, not sure if it will be patched. But know how to reach out to my internet provider on that one. Thanks!

Glo Screen resolution bad

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:36:33 GMT

Hi. My daughter broke the screen of our Kobo GLO HD, i was able to replace, but now the resolution is too big so the information is only partly displayed (see pictures included). Is there a possibility to change the video resolution in the OS settings - and how do you do that, or is it a hardware problem? Thanks in advance, Kris

Downgrading firmware

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:14:30 GMT

I am starting to increasingly dislike the new home screen. The biggest thing I liked was the new status bar at the top. I would like to downgrade to the highest update possible which has working browser downloads, working stats, the old homescreen, and no major issues. I have a Kobo Aura Edition 2. Which version should I downgrade to and which features will I lose? Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk

Some news about upcoming Onyx devices

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:27:10 GMT

I decided to start a new thread about upcoming Onyx devices since the old thread became quite too heavy. Onyx Boox has finaly unveiled some details about their three new upcoming big screen devices: *-The Onyx Boox MAX2 PRO 13.3 inch flexible e-ink Carta -The Note 10.3 inch flexible e-ink Carta -The Canvas 9,7" inch e-ink Carta with Dual Touch and Light* *The Onyx Boox MAX2 PRO* The MAX2 features a flexible E-Ink Carta 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 2220×1650. It has eye-protective display (secondary monitor) mode. This device is not only a note taking reader, but you can also connect it to your PC via an HDMI cable and will will act as a secondary monitor. The device is equipped with Electromagnetic WACOM and a capacitive layer, which means you can use the accompanied stylus or use your fingers to interact with the screen or flip pages of an e-book. It features a 1.6 GHZ quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a giant 4100 mAh battery. It also has a microphone, speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to audiobooks, music or podcasts. This device is running Android 6.0, so it will support almost every app from Google Play, which is preloaded. The dimensions are 325x237x7.5mm and it weighs just under 550g. *The Onyx Boox Note* The Onyx Boox Note is a 10.3 flat panel e-reader with a flexible E-ink Carta display. It has a resolution of 1872×1404. The panel is also comprised of Electromagnetic WACOM and a capacitive layer, which means you can use the accompanied stylus or use your fingers to interact with the screen or flip pages of an e-book. Underneath the hood is a 1.6GHZ quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, speaker, mic and USB C. This device also has a HDMI port, which means you can hook it up to your computer and it will act as a secondary monitor. It has a giant 4100 mAH battery and ships with Android 6.0 and has Google Play. This device has got 32GB of internal storag, however the Note does not have an SD card. The dimensions are 249x177x6mm and weighs less than 355g. *Onyx Boox Canvas* The Canvas features a 9.7 E-Ink Carta flat panel display with a resolution of 1200 x 825. It has a WACOM and Capacitive layer, which means you can use a stylus or use your finger to swipe and gesture. Additionaly it has got a front-light so you can read in the dark. It features a Cortex A9 1GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and SD card for an additional 32GB. Like all new Onyx devices It has a USB C connector port. It also has a speaker, mic and 3.5mm headphone jack. It has a 3000 mAh battery. The software is based on Android 4.4 and is extendable thanks Google Play. Here are some recent videos from this autumn Hong Kong fair concerning Onyx products: ddg8dvJNs0w TtYHWEh7ERk The shown device is still prototype. Some changes in appearance are to expect. E.g I permanently ask them to re-design hardware buttons and re-position of the power button.

Kobo h20 stuck updating

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:05:15 GMT

Hi all, I tried updating my kobo h20 tonight to the latest firmware and it's stuck on the 5 restarting squares screen after the update. Any ideas what to do next? It's plugged in and it's been like this for awhile. I tried restarting it and also using a pin to reset it, nothing changes. Still stuck on the blinking lights. No issues at all previously. Thanks for any help or suggestions.

LinkFonts won't work on KFX books on OS version higher than

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:28:55 GMT

Hi guys, the newest version of LinkFonts is 0.13.N-r13420 on this thread: it won't work on KFX format books on OS version higher than (on it works fine), the customized fonts just won't show up. On lower verson it works just fine no matter what the book format is. this is tested on KOA and KPW3. Is anyone going to update LinkFonts? :thanks:

Latest update somehow destroyed my Glo HD

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:20:13 GMT

After getting the 4.5.9587 update my Glo HD had some discharging issues. Somehow it drained the battery over night. A few days after I got the update in drained all the battery and now I am left with a Glo HD which wouldn't let itself be charged. I bought it 2 years and 7 days ago, but I brought it already 2 weeks ago to the market I bought it where they told me Kobo only gives 1 year warranty on my Glo HD, therefore they won't fix it. Do you guys have any tricks how to fix my Glo HD? Open it, hard reset it or something like that? Thanks a lot for the help.

Best kobo for the price?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:20:44 GMT

I'm definitely not ashamed of buying old used technology so long as it still serves well. I want to buy a kobo but I'm not sure which I want. I want one that is fast enough to read pdf documents with koreader. I don't care about a backlight, but I do like the Aura one backlight from what I've seen if i was to have a lit reader. I also like the ability on the old models to expand the internal and/or external memory. So all things considered, which kobo is the best of all worlds here? Price, maybe SD expansion, ability to read pdf with koreader? Thanks in advance for your help.

Aura Too Many Pages Turning

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:05:54 GMT

:help: I have a Kobo Aura and the majority of the time when I go to turn a page I get two pages turning. I have contacted Kobo on numerous times about this, and they are no help. While it was under warranty I sent it back to them, and they sent me another one, and it did the same thing. I have updated the e reader and it doesn't help. Has anyone else had this problem, and if they did what did they do to correct it.

Best Kobo for modding combined with good functionality?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:38:23 GMT

I'm trying to find the balance point between availability of useful mods and functionality/speed of loading. I know the older devices tend to be better because you can change out the internal SD card for one that speeds up performance, but going to a device that is too old runs into outdated processors/hardware. Which kobo device is a happy medium between function (speed) and mod-ability?