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Borrowing ebooks from public libraries without computer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:48:20 GMT

To begin with, I’ve just bought a Kobo Aura ONE and live in a country where OverDrive is not common. Prior to my buy I had heard that it would be possible to borrow/download ebooks right from the Kobo ereader, without the need of a computer with Adobe digital editions every time. That was in fact one of my most important criterias, that it would be possible to do that. Now, with the reader in my hand, I can’t figure out how to do it. My question is therefore, how is it done, if it is at all possible? If not, is there a possible workaround? It would be so great if I could borrow/ download ebooks without the need of having a computer with me.

Limitations of moving to kindle PW from kobo?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:10:11 GMT

Hi, I'm a Kobo Glo HD user & was going to buy my wife the same. However I see it's been discontinued & the Aura 2 is lower res. That brought me to the Kindle PW. However I seem to remember once before that I bought a kindle, and the ability to sideload from calibre was crippled - particularly with regards to organising things in collections. I also seem to remember that certain firmwares were a lot more limited as to what you could do. However reading around the forums, it looks like that can be solved by jailbreaking & using collections manager, and that can be done irrespective of firmware version? So can I just check - as regards ease of sideloading & organising in calibre, are there any limitations of going to the kindle PW? If I jailbreak to make sideloading easier, can I still buy & load things from the kindle store? Thanks!

AZW3 for all Kindle products?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:14:08 GMT

Hi, Will all Kindle products take AZW3?

Overdrive no longer works on 2012 Nook Model #BNTV250A

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:55:31 GMT

I have a Nook that I bought in 2012?? I bought it new, it still works great with purchasing books, and reading them, but my Overdrive no longer works. I've now been using Adobe Digital Editions which is a big pain to get a book from the library. All My Nook says about itself in the "Device Info" is what you see below. It's not called a "tablet", "color" or any on name. Just the Version and Model #: BNTV250A (Model) 1.4.3 (Version) Can one like my Nook be changed or configured to run Overdrive, and possibly the Google Playstore? I am getting a Nook Tablet 7, but want to give that to my sister for Christmas. I have to get it set up for her as she's not tech. inclined. But if I like it, I was going to order one for myself, only because I can't get my Overdrive with my library2go capabilities. Any help appreciated, as I don't know exactly what "rooting" is. Someone had asked about their, "old Nook", and I thought maybe this was the place to ask about my situation;) Thank you much, Denise

What's the best option for under $200

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:12:21 GMT

I originally bought the Nook GLP on Black Friday for $99, but it was horrible with PDFs and comics, felt too small (I'm a 6'5" 240lb giant) and had no way to organize my personal collection (about a thousand books and comics on my Calibre server). So I'm looking for the best options for comics, PDFs, and eBook format that's under $200. Are the waterproof features worth it for the Kobos, or should I be looking at Android eInk tablets instead and not worry about waterproofing? [*] Basic requirements are good comic/pdf handling.[*] Some sort of library organization for my personal library.[*] Under $200.[*] Not trash Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk

Possibility to add dictionaries to InkPad 2 ?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:30:49 GMT

Is there a way to install additional dictionaries to Pocketbook Inkpad 2? I've purchased OxfordDictionary ( but it isn't visible in pbsync app on Inkpad2. Pocketbook Inkpad is listed on supported devices and I've guessed it'll also be true for Inkpad 2.

Glo Broken Glo HD for spare parts

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:40:55 GMT

Hi Does anyone have a broken Kobo Glo HD for spare parts and some soldering skills? I'm interested in 34 pin connector to the yellow ribbon cable. Or maybe someone could point me to online store with this part Image:

Aura Ok a little concerned now..

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:35:11 GMT I've just started reading again tonight and this has happened - definite blotching and poor light quality.. Thats not normal is it? I've just done a factory reset and I'm still getting definite blotching

Aura Search Kobo Aura 2 SD card image

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:02:06 GMT

Hi, Somebody have Kobo Aura 2 SD card image? Please give me one copy. THANKS!!!

Aura H2O display author's name

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:19:44 GMT

Dear all, I am wondering if it's possible to display in the top margin not only the title but the author's name as well. I didn't see in the proposed patches such possibility Thanks for any advice

Aura After update to 4.1.7729, Kobo Aura no longer connects to linux computer or Calibre

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:57 GMT

I just got my new Kobo Aura yesterday, and was very excited to use it. I plugged it in to my Linux computer, fired up Calibre, and everything was awesome! I was able to sync my book library, and everything was hunky dory. Later on that night, during Sync, it popped up saying there was a system update. I went ahead and let it sync and update the system. Everything seemed fine. But, this morning, I went to plug it in, and Linux no longer recognizes the reader. Dmesg shows a connection for a high speed USB device, but nothing else happens. When I plug it in, the device asks me if I want to connect, like usual, and drops in to the "connected" screen, as if everything were working. I hooked it up to my wife's iMac, and it worked right away. So, something in the software update made it so I can't connect to Linux. Anyone else have this problem? It's pretty much a dealbreaker for me.

Freshly Jailbroke Kindle Voyage - Covers missing?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:07:18 GMT

Thanks for all the great documentation and work put into the JB. I have the screensaver hack successfully setup and working!!! That was the reason for the Jailbreak. But now I can't get my covers to show in my library??? I have a program I downloaded a month ago which used to restore the covers to books I emailed from Calibre. But after the jailbreak it does not appear to be working... What information can I provide that would help identify the problem?

Jailbroke Kindle now bin files don't load

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:19:45 GMT

I have jailbroken my Voyage to use the screensaver hack. Now when I put a .bin file on the kindle and eject from the pc the "UPDATE YOUR KINDLE" is greyed out and when I check the bin files get deleted at some point. What am I doing wrong?

Easiest way of deploying custom applications

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:10:37 GMT

Hello! I am developing a small application for the Kindle 3 that will be using the native "eips" command to render the UI to the display and use the "waitforkey" to handle all keyboard events during the runtime of the application. Now I am looking for a simple way of launching this application. Ideally this would be done in the form of a .azw2 file that the user just copies to his/her documents folder, plus copy the application directory (contains the applications startup-shell-script and actual program) and then can click on the kindle (this should launch the shell script which will launch the actual program). For now I found this procedure: install jailbreak, install mkk, install KUAL, install small extension for KUAL that launches the application. Is there a simpler way? Such as: Here is a generic azw2 that will start a custom shell script in the documents folder? Thank You!

Eyes cannot use tablets. Need 8 inch e-ink reader

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:50:01 GMT

Hi I am looking for a e-ink device which is at least 8 inches or more. I will be using this mostly to read text documents, books and pdf's which are mostly text based. I have had a kindle previously but found the screen too small. I cannot use tablets due to my eyes being sensitive to the displays so I need to find an E-Ink. I do not mind too much about apps but would like it to use android if possible but that is not a must have required. Also it would be good if it had an SD Card slot Can anyone suggest any 8 inch tablets I have found this inkbook that seems to meet my requirements but I do not know if it is any good I am getting confused when looking on here as seem to see the inkbook appearing by a variety of manufacturers. If anyone can suggest any devices I would be very very thankful Thanks