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KINDLE PW3 5.8.11 Jailbreak/Downgrade

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:01:26 GMT

Hey guys, just bought a kindle and it has this firmware: 5.8.11. It's a PW3. Is there any method to jailbreak it/ downgrade it?

MS Office on Max2

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:34:28 GMT

I have been using the Max2 for about a week now in a professional context, and thought it might be good to start a thread about using MS Office for Android on the Max2 since so many professionals depend upon this software for their work. I know that there have been sporadic coments in the Max2 Issues thread, as well as a couple of comments on OneNote in other threads, but I haven't seen anyone address MS Word in any detail, or the Office suite as a whole. I figured it might help to collect that feedback in one thread, so we can begin sorting out what works and what doesn't, as well as which issues are MS issues, which are Android issues, and which are Max2 issues. So far, I have been able to use Word and OneNote. Logging in, opening, saving, and syncing documents all works fine. If you need to log in with a work account, you should log in a personal account first to avoid a known login bug with OneNote for Android. Note that MS Office will borrow your login credentials from one program to another, so if you anticipate needing to use OneNote with a work account, make sure you log into a personal account first in other MS Office programs. Composing: -Composing works fine with the Max2 on screen keyboard. -Composing with a bluetooth keyboard has some issues if you use the left arrow key or the delete key to go back [Edit: I did some more testing and it turns out it is just an issue with the delete key], it will lock you out of typing until you hit the right arrow key--this is not an issue in other programs). I am using the Plugable full size foldable keyboard. -One thing that is nice about the Max2 is that you can prop it up in portrait mode (the stand that comes with the Plugable folding keyboard works well for this), and type vertically on a full sized page. Drawing: -OneNote correctly recognizes the Wacom stylus (tapping on the screen with the stylus puts you in drawing mode). -OneNote correctly restricts input in drawing mode (once in drawing mode, OneNote will not draw with capacitative touch). -However, even though OneNote will not draw with capacitative touch, it still registers capacitative touch, and will not draw with the stylus if any part of your hand is on the screen. -As others have noted, there is a delay when drawing. Scrolling: -Touch scrolling does not work in either program. This is the most difficult limitation. Does anyone have a sense of why this is? -Scrolling with hardware buttons (or with arrow keys on a physical keyboard) works when you are in compose mode with the cursor flashing (*not* when you are in draw mode in OneNote).

Pen & M96

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:39:15 GMT

Hi, I just bought the "big" pen for M96. I have some question if anyone knows a answer: - writing, the pen "stains" more than the stylus. When I "take off" the tip from the screen, the pen still writes a little, even if there is no more contact. - I have not found a way to use the top of the pen as rubber. I have to select "rubber" icon - I have not found a way to give to the pen "pressure" - I do not understand the use of the button in the middle of the pen Thank you for the answers Fabrizio

Kobo H20 Aura

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:40:28 GMT

Is there someone who has managed to get Debian or Android working on H20 Aura? As some of the android apps would be really nice to have on the device. I found some old links how to get Debian working on Kobo Aura HD but I take it that it will not work on H20 Aura.

Aura H2O Unable to find MAC address

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:15:11 GMT

Hi, I am unable to find the MAC address of my Kobo Aura H2O (1st gen) under device information. The part after MAC address appears to be completely blank, whereas all the other boxes have content. :help::thanks:

I tried to export my highlights but it says to set up an email account

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:45:14 GMT

It says "set up an email account to export your Notebook" but it's not clear how to set up an email account.

Any chance for my PW2 5.8.11?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:28:26 GMT

Dumb me, I was about to proceed with the whole thing, and then it updated to 5.8.11. As someone earlier mentioned, I find confusing information about if it is possible or not to downgrade or jailbreak it. Could someone that know more about this subject if this model with this version can be worked on?

KT2 Jailbreak on

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:02:30 GMT

---Quote--- There is a single, complex, special case for firmware version. If you get a Kindle with that firmware version, please just post in this thread before you do anything to it, your device **might** be one of the rare exceptions. ---End Quote--- 5_x_Jailbreak I understand this also applies to If so, what information is needed, and what are the steps? I only have access to the device a few days every few weeks, jailbreaking for someone else. Also, did I use the right prefix for a 2017 Kindle Touch?

Glo Non-corrupt epub ??

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:05:54 GMT

Hi to all, As I explained in another post, I converted a Pdf document into an Epub using Calibre and this created a "corrupt" file that apparently set up a boot loop on my Kobo, something like the Sickel issues of some years ago. I would welcome any pointers to help me "clean up" this epub file. I know nothing about this type of format so any help with using Calibre for this would be helpful. Thank you, Rojofo.

What's it like reading a book on an Onyx 13"?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:46:51 GMT

Does the device feel too large, really, for book reading? I've always read e-books on small devices, because I am myopic and need to keep the device close to my eyes. But I've got a reMarkable that I am trying out, and it's surprisingly good to read on. Even though it's 10 inches. Even though it's close to my face. I assume it's easy on the eyes as there's no backlight. But does a 13" reader feel a bit large when laying down in the recliner to read and drink coffee?

Kindle paperwhite protection?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:31:58 GMT

I have had a Paperwhite for about two years now. I started out using the Omoton case but took it off one night while reading and never put it back on. I like the feel much better without the case on it. I have been transporting it in a bubble mailing envelope but evidently that was not enough protection. About a week ago I noticed a tear or crack in the screen that casts an annoying shadow when reading at night. My wife knows me all too well so when she purchased the PW she also purchased the two year protection plan along with it. I have received the new reader and installed it back into the Omoton case. I was wondering what others are using for a case? The one I have keeps slipping when holding it with one hand, it is made out of a leather looking hard plastic.

Glo Boot loop on Kobo Glo Hd? Sickel ??

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:26:24 GMT

Hi to one and all! After recharging and restarting my Kobo Glo HD, it has gone into a kind of boot loop. It starts up and then freezes, then after a minute or so it starts up again and freezes. I have tried a soft reboot with a paper-clip in the little hole at the bottom but this simply sets off the loop again. I have managed to turn the Kobo off but the loop starts again as soon as I turn it on again. I can't see any way to stop this loop so I can intervene on the Kobo in the hope of repairing the problem. I cannot connect to my computer as the Kobo freezes before the connect command can be executed. I have searched this forum and the internet and I read that there was, a couple of years ago, an issue called "sickel" which seems to ressemble my problem, but I can't find a way of solving this. I am wondering if the source of this problem may not be an epub which I obtained by converting a Pdf document. My epub may be corrupt in some way. I would much appreciate any help, including pointers to solutions which have already been found but which I cannot trace on this forum. Thanks in advance, Rojofo.

Better cover for the Oasis 2

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:55:12 GMT

I bought a leather coverage by Amazon for my Oasis 2. I’ve had it a couple of weeks and now it’s all scuffed up.. soon it’s going to look awful. Can anyone recommend a case for it that will give me a flat back, be hard wearing and not be black?

Eink device for Safari books online (Safari Queue app)

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:57:21 GMT

Hello, I'm looking for an eink device on which I can use Safari Queue application. I'm already have 6 inch device (Kpw 3) and I'm happy with is as a "daily driver", so I'm looking for sth bigger. I think that 8 inches is a good compromise between size and portability. 300 dpi preferred. Safari queue app requires Android 4.1 and up. So far I've found Boyue Likebook (aka Icarus Illumina XL HD) and Tolino Epos which meet these criteria. But I've found info that Safari Queue didn't work on ICARUS Illumina E654BK (Boyue T63) which in theory also meets these criteria: Could any owner of these devices check if this app works correctly? They offer 10 day free trial, no credit card required: Do you know any other eink device (8 inches, 300dpi preferred) that supports Safari Queue app?

Turning off charging for long term USB power

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:21:01 GMT

I'm preparing to jb my KOA2 and began by looking over the mountable drive contents. I hadn't looked inside in a long time (Turns out I hadn't made the update preventor directory yet, so it's good I checked. Anyway, there turned out to be a file .fuse_hidden0000020c00000001 which I thought might have been put there by my laptop, but it has a 2017-10-13 time stamp, weeks before KOA2 release. Turns out it is a shell script. Code: --------- #!/bin/bash while true; do CAPACITY=$(cat /sys/class/power_supply/max77796-battery/capacity) if [ $CAPACITY -gt 70 ]; then echo 0 > /sys/class/power_supply/max77796-charger/charging elif [ $CAPACITY -lt 65 ]; then echo 1 > /sys/class/power_supply/max77796-charger/charging fi sleep 30 done --------- The Voyage doesn't have a /sys/class/power_supply/max77796-charger directory and on the Voyage /sys/class/power_supply/max77696-charger directory doesn't have a charging entry. Maybe I'm the only one that cares, but this looks like a good way to have a Kindle max out at 50% or so when on a charger long term.