Jailbroken Kindle?

I jailbroke my Paperwhite Kindle... anyone done this, and if so, what are your favorite unauthorized apps to run?
I know there's a simple Linux desktop out there, KOReader, etc.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What benefit is there to "jailbreak" an e-reader?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      vim

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        To do what? It's a crappier interface for 'putin'. Just read a damn book.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          not that poster but it's convenient as a note taker
          for some reason Amazon refuses to add a basic text editor to the kindle

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have a kindle and I'd never use to take notes, other than maybe annotating a book that I'm studying from. I have note taking apps on my phone and laptop

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No it wouldn't. I wouldn't even hilight on that piece of shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Satisfaction

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not having kindle ads as a screen saver and using koreader on the kindle.
      Literally nothing else
      It's worth it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Not having kindle ads as a screen saver
        Never saw an ad on mine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How do you remove the ads?
        Nobody on mobile read forums will say how to do it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Don't connect your kindle to the internet and you will never see an ad.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Verifiably False

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Don't connect your kindle to the internet and you will never see an ad.

            It's been a while since I got mine, but back then it was as simple as:
            - put kindle into flight mode
            - connect kindle to PC via USB
            - click "show hidden files" on whatever file explorer you use
            - there's a hidden folder in there, click that and find the folder filled with the ads as images
            - delete those
            - don't ever turn off flight mode
            Wah-la

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            works on my ad supported kindle

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          message amazon support that you bought it for your kid and you don't want them seeing random ads. worked for me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I pretty much only do it to block ota updates while still being able to use wifi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Koreader

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Still can't comprehend how this is much faster than whatever garbage is rendering stuff natively

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Especially once you realize that it's written in motherfricking LUA of all things

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            luajit is really fast tho
            and the core of it is written in c

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Still can't comprehend how this is much faster than whatever garbage is rendering stuff natively

        Does this fix pagination issues when reading large epubs?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What do you expect to use it for? I just use koreader

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Install KOreader book shortcut to skip opening KUAL
      >Never use KUAL for anything else

      unironically this, KOReader is based and does everything I need my kindle for

      >unashamed AIshit in branding
      tasteless

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just stop being poor and get a boox page.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Install KOreader book shortcut to skip opening KUAL
    >Never use KUAL for anything else

    unironically this, KOReader is based and does everything I need my kindle for

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is KOreader better for viewing manga and comics? I've just been converting them to epubs and sending them to the kindle since it's natively supported now

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Converting them from .zip to .epub on Calibre?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not using calibre, just a generic conversion tool

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Is there a command line tool?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah calibre installs ebook-convert and it converts ebooks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I pretty much only use koreader, only time I'm out of koreader is because something went wrong. There's some stuff to do but only as a curiosity, mostly deprecated projects that you can look at but nothing truly useful like koreader.

        You can do some wild stuff with koreader though, it would take too long to get into everything. But the best thing I've done so far is setting up dropbox cloud storage, now instead of managing and moving stuff to and out of my kindles I just keep my library on dropbox and download what I want to my kindles when I want it. You can also do the same with FTP and WebDAV if you want to selfhost.

        yes

        Converting them from .zip to .epub on Calibre?

        you don't need to convert them to anything, koreader can read .cbz, if you're downloading it in .zip format you can just rename it to .cbz

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >You can also do the same with FTP and WebDAV if you want to selfhost.
          is there any tutorials on how to set that up on koreader? could be useful for me since my kobo only has 32GB internally

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            there are no "tutorials" that hand hold you through the process but there is some guidance on forum posts and github issues if you google it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you are self hosting just set up calibre, it comes with a remote library viewer that interfaces with koreader.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shortcut
      How do you make it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Install KOReader, make the adjustments that you want so you can read comfortably, and read.
      Its an e-reader, getting lost in tinkering is NOT reading.

      KOreader is literal shit because it has no vertical text support, which any real weeb would need.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are some ways around it, as discussed on this issue.
        https://github.com/koreader/koreader/issues/11469

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not interested in shitty hacks that have obvious limitations.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >i really want this specific functionality but i can't be arsed to do the bare minimum to get it working
            Alright, suit yourself.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >specific functionality
            It's a basic functionality every other e-reader software in the world supports. I'm not jumping through hoops to get something that's WORSE, are you fricking stupid?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    install gentoo

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kterm and programming tools
    i wonder if there is any ricing guide for kindle there since it's a linux desktop

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kindled

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Install KOReader, make the adjustments that you want so you can read comfortably, and read.
    Its an e-reader, getting lost in tinkering is NOT reading.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i used it to read illegal books

    sue me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You don't need to jailbreak anything to read "illegal" books.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ive always wondered about this. logically you should be able to just send any files to a kindle or similar device, but considering how anal gayMAN companies are, wouldn't they directly store any pirated material on your device on their own servers and remember you are a bad boy doing naughty things?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They don't care, nobody has ever been banned from Amazon for pirated books as of yet.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          tbh storing pirated material on their side seems to be a really bad idea
          ig they just dont want to give up on their shitty proprietary file format, so thats ehy you have to "upload to kindle" or so

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It isn't their responsibility to police it. They just treat it like a cloud storage service allocated to every kindle user, just like you don't get in trouble just for having pirated files in your iCloud or Google Drive unless you start sharing links to it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          just dont enable wifi? its a digital book why does it need internet lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >using a device to read illegal material that you also store said illegal material on
      Beyond moronic

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hey, i've created a manga downloader for koreader, if anyone is interested in trying it out i'd appreciate it

    https://github.com/hanatsumi/rakuyomi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No thanks, I’m not a pedophile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they're over 18 tho

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      license as agpl3 gay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        give me one (1) good reason

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          people who make forks must also share source code of their forks

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            fair enough, changed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cool stuff anon. I'll give it a try later.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm trying to get the community sources working to no avail. Mind sharing your settings.json file?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sure, here it is:

        {
        "source_lists": [
        "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Skittyblock/aidoku-community-sources/gh-pages/index.min.json"
        ],
        "languages": [
        "en"
        ]
        }

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, anon. Managed to get it working by creating a couple of extra folders on ./rakuyomi/.
          Pretty sick project, I like it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            which folders did you need to create?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            sources and downloads.
            Sources work kinda fricky, but I assume that's not your responsibility (Mangadex doesn't load chapters and Batoto crashes when adding series to the library)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            weird, mangadex should work, its the one i use the most
            would you mind uploading your crash.log file? it should be on koreader's home folder

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i've sent some fixes for the crash when adding batoto mangas to the library and to create those folders automatically

            the mangadex source not showing any chapters seems like a upstream bug, i've sent a PR fixing it, but here's a build with the fix applied while they don't accept it: https://files.catbox.moe/0bj0kr.aix. just replace multi.mangadex.aix with this in the sources folder

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sure, here it is:

        {
        "source_lists": [
        "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Skittyblock/aidoku-community-sources/gh-pages/index.min.json"
        ],
        "languages": [
        "en"
        ]
        }

        also if it still doesnt work, ensure its on the right folder, on a kindle it should be something like /mnt/us/koreader/rakuyomi/settings.json

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This looks awesome anon, thanks for sharing. The only reason I bought an android e-ink device was for manga.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any reason not to buy a kindle? I really don't like Amazon and don't tend to buy their first party products, but all other eReaders seem to be kind of expensive by comparison

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Remarkable runs sshd out of the box and is way better. I've been training vision models on my handwriting using mine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've hard that the remarkable has very little e-reading support out of the box. That true?

        Kobo has competitive entry level options.
        Kindle is locked down, you need conversion for standard formats like epub and installing alternative software like Koreader is complicated or impossible.

        I suppose jailbreaking like OP did would be an option. Not sure what goes into that and what I would get out of it though

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Remarkable supports pdf. It will open epubs by converting them to pdf.
          If reading is your primary interest than something like Kobo or Boox is a better option.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kobo has competitive entry level options.
      Kindle is locked down, you need conversion for standard formats like epub and installing alternative software like Koreader is complicated or impossible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kindle can use epub now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How often are you going to push that bullshit?
          Having Amazon convert it for you is still a conversion and jailbreaking it to install Koreader is not actual support.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Is there any reason not to buy a kindle
      Kobos exist

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What Kobos offer better than kindle? I'm curious.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          other than the fact they're more open (no need to jailbreak them, you can install stuff like koreader or patches for the official firmware very easily), they also read more formats natively (kindles can't even do cbz without koreader)
          there's more models/sizes available (amazon doesn't have an 8" kindle for example), and some kobos (not all of them, mine doesn't for example) have an SD card as internal memory so you can upgrade that easily

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >other than the fact they're more open
            That enough advantage for me. What model do you recommend? I don't really care about the price. And what about the color support? Is useful?

            I owned a Kindle before (the last edition, maybe 2022 idk), it was decent, but I hated the Amazon bloat and spyware, and in some large PDFs it will start to slow down and be laggy while I turn the page, is that a Kindle problem, or just e-ink + large PDF file? Because that the main thing I'll use e-readers for; reading large scanned books that are hard to find nowadays, I prefer "real" books tbh. If e-ink is slow as frick I'd prefer reading in my computer.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            open a terminal and split the pdf beforehand, dummy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How you'd do that?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            qpdf --split-pages=20 input.pdf output-%d.pdf
            where "20" is the number of pages in each output part

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why such feature isn't well documented?
            Thanks man.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >== --split-pages (write pages to separate files) ==

            >--split-pages[=n]

            >This option causes qpdf to create separate output files for each page or group of pages rather than a single output file.

            >File names are generated from the specified output file as follows:

            >- If the string %d appears in the output file name, it is replaced with a zero-padded page range starting from 1
            >- Otherwise, if the output file name ends in .pdf (case insensitive), a zero-padded page range, preceded by a dash, is inserted before the file extension
            >- Otherwise, the file name is appended with a zero-padded page range preceded by a dash.

            >Page ranges are single page numbers for single-page groups or first-last for multi-page groups.

            What more do you need?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Can it split pages in the midline?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's a different operation.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, when I run qpdf --help this didn't show up.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Run "qpdf --help=topic" for help on a topic.
            >Run "qpdf --help=--option" for help on an option.
            >Run "qpdf --help=all" to see all available help.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, when I run qpdf --help this didn't show up.

            >Run "qpdf --help=topic" for help on a topic.
            >Run "qpdf --help=--option" for help on an option.
            >Run "qpdf --help=all" to see all available help.

            $ qpdf --help
            Run "qpdf --help=topic" for help on a topic.
            Run "qpdf --help=--option" for help on an option.
            Run "qpdf --help=all" to see all available help.

            Topics:
            add-attachment: attach (embed) files
            advanced-control: tweak qpdf's behavior
            attachments: work with embedded files
            completion: shell completion
            copy-attachments: copy attachments from another file
            encryption: create encrypted files
            exit-status: meanings of qpdf's exit codes
            general: general options
            help: information about qpdf
            inspection: inspect PDF files
            json: JSON output for PDF information
            modification: change parts of the PDF
            overlay-underlay: overlay/underlay pages from other files
            page-ranges: page range syntax
            page-selection: select pages from one or more files
            pdf-dates: PDF date format
            testing: options for testing or debugging
            transformation: make structural PDF changes
            usage: basic invocation

            For detailed help, visit the qpdf manual: https://qpdf.readthedocs.io

            I agree though that the man page is complete shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >What model do you recommend?
            depends on what size you need mostly. if you read manga, get an 8" model at the very least. Sage (8", the one I have) is great, Elipsa 2E if you want something bigger but the screen isn't 300PPI like the Sage. if you only read text then a 6 or 7" is enough, you can get either the new Clara BW or the Libra 2
            >And what about the color support? Is useful?
            I'd say it's a good addition if you read a lot of content with native color (comics, artbooks, etc). if you mostly read manga/novels, then no, get a B&W reader instead. the color filter makes it so that the screen has less contrast and is darker overall, so if you don't read a lot of color content a B&W model will be better
            about pdfs, I honestly couldn't tell you, I don't read pdfs on mine, only cbzs and epubs (which kobos both support natively btw, kindles still don't support cbz and only got support for epub a year and a half ago kek)
            >If e-ink is slow as frick
            define "slow as frick". it's definitely much slower than a lcd/oled as far as refresh rate goes, but it's far from being unusable. it's made for reading books so you won't be watching youtube on it, that's for sure, but it's not gonna take more than half a second to turn a page for example

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Saved.
            Thanks you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Kindles don't support epub, you can't just load one via USB and read it. The only change they made is that you can have Amazon convert epubs for you as part of the "Send to Kindle" service.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oh that's even worse then kek
            some anon in another e-ink thread a few weeks ago was telling me they could read it now, guess he was just being moronic
            >captcha: 88TND
            nice

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oh that's even worse then kek
            some anon in another e-ink thread a few weeks ago was telling me they could read it now, guess he was just being moronic
            >captcha: 88TND
            nice

            There's barely any real difference.
            A converted epub is basically the same as a native epub

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you're probably right, idk, I don't have a kindle. still sucks you have to convert them/send them via their online service rather than just drag-and-dropping like I do on my kobo
            also for image books (manga/comics/etc) the difference in performance between epub and cbz is night and day (in favor of cbz, obviously) so it really sucks kindles don't read those without koreader

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            epub is a far better format than cbz. cbz doesn't have info on page direction, metadata or a table of contents. It's just a dumb zip with images inside.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >epub is a far better format than cbz
            I don't disagree with this, but it's also slower. the difference on my Sage with koreader is very noticeable
            >cbz doesn't have info on page direction
            not relevant in the majority of cases, since 1: most people don't have large enough e-readers to display page spreads comfortably and 2: if the book you downloaded is moronic and doesn't have its images set up in a way that page spreads are displayed correctly, all you have to do is add a blank image after the cover
            >metadata
            on Kobo, cbz metadata works on the stock firmware and calibre (yeah I don't like jeetware either, but in that case it does work) does sync library metadata from its library to the Kobo's. and koreader lets you edit metadata now, including for cbz files
            >or a table of contents
            that's a good argument. I know some programs (ComicRack used to do this) used non-standard cbz files with metadata and ToC inside a ComicInfo.xml file, but I don't think koreader takes those into account

            I doubt e-ink is better for anything than an OLED screen.

            Oled rules!

            >I doubt e-ink is better for anything than an oled screen.
            it is for reading lmao. my oled phone doesn't compare at all to my e-ink reader (and honestly at some point I'll just buy an e-ink phone because of how comfy those screens are, and I don't watch videos or play games on my phone anyway)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >not relevant in the majority of cases
            If you are reading Japanese comics it makes a big difference if the reader knows whether the book goes right to left or left to right.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >And what about the color support? Is useful?
            Not really. The screens are dark as shit cause of the RGB filter. You have to turn the brightness way up to see anything, and the ghosting problems for color content have not been solved yet.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Boox Super Refresh solved the ghosting issue.
            >You have to turn the brightness way up to see anything
            I never have to use more than 50% front light and on a bright day you can turn it off entirely.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I had the Boox Note Air 3C and it could not handle comics without ghosting, no matter what mode it was in. And at night indoors I had to turn it up so high it was brighter than my tablet.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What program did you use? In Neoreader you can set the Full-Refresh Rate to 0 and it still won't have visible ghosting in Regal. Even in Speed mode the ghosting is barely notable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The stock reader it comes with, plus the kindle app. I got it at launch, so maybe they've updated since then but I couldn't get rid of the ghosting. I ended up returning it. The biggest problem was just how dark it was. I'll wait for gallery to get faster before I try color again.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Instead of using the Kindle app you get better result by removing the DRM in Calibre or similar and using the default readers.
            If you use other software you need more fine tuning than simply choosing the modes. You can adjust how many actions are needed until there's a full screen refresh and how much refreshing is delayed to skip animations. The Kindle application for instance has animations on flipping pages and doesn't have an option to disable it so you'd need to keep that in mind (though remving DRM is the better option).

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Stock kindles can't open epubs, that's hilarious. "Oh but you can email the epub to amazon and they will convert it", AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You have to consider that before they added that option, you couldn't even have Amazon convert epub for you. For the tech illiterate Kindle users it was a big deal. They probably don't even realize you can transfer files via USB.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >expensive
      Buy used one. There is literally zero reasons to buy a new ereader. I bought a pocketbook for 20 bucks and it works just fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got the 10th kindle basic for 40 Black person dollars from ebay
      lmaoing at corporation

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're the least expensive option and converting a book is done for you by either Calibre or Send-To-Kindle. It's stupid easy. And Amazon has a 30 day return policy if you don't like it, other e-readers may not. It's probably the best option for a first-timer.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has no storage and the little bit it does have is vfat.
    It was only good for IRC and email.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would anyon want a kindle, when you can buy a cheap tablet for the same price?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      e-ink

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats a cheap e-ink tablet for reading manga

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >for reading manga
      you're gonna want at least 8" for that
      you could probably get a used Kobo Forma for roughly 150 bucks but 8gb only and older screen. used Sage is your best bet honestly

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Boox Note Air 3/3C.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do these fricking things ever go on fricking sale?
        Really looking at the note air 3 cause of the size and sd card slot but I aint paying 500buckos for that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, typically as some kind of "Back to school" kind of deal.
          It may differ depending on the shop.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i don't see a reason to jailbreak a kindle, just keep the thing on airplane mode and use something like calibre to load your books

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >calibre
      good morning sir!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's probably one of the worst piece of software i've used, but i don't think there's anything else out there sadly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          literally just copy your files from your pc to your reader via your file manager kek

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            But what about epub?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            werks on my kobo
            if you have a kindle then it'll work if you're using koreader. if not I'm sure there's programs other than calibre that can convert them to .mobi or whatever format kindle prefers

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did it with my paperwhite, koreader is so much better than stock and epub books have better availability.
    I haven't installed anything beyond that tough

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      koe looks super nice, and I hate some of the BS that comes with stock kindle, but realistically is this going to take me 4 hours to jailbreak + install + indefinite time to debug random shit I encounter?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think the whole process took me less than an hour a couple of years ago.
        If I recall correctly it went somewhere among the lines of
        >update ofw
        >install cfw
        >install koreader
        As for debugging random shit I only had to hard reset it once, not sure if I fricked up something.
        Completely worth the effort for me, not only I can find books in epub I couldn't find in mobi but the formatting is pretty much always better.
        Take a look at this
        https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186645

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nta but damn, reading this shit gave me a headache. it's so much easier on kobos, just put a zip file in your device and unplug it and you have koreader, no need to jailbreak or anything

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I do agree, I would buy a kobo if I had to get an ereader now, but my kindle is over 10 years old and jailbreak was free.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is it a good idea to buy a used kindle? I really can't spend 100 bucks for one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It depends on how much they cost and how old the model is but generally it's the best reason to buy a Kindle.
      A lot of people buy them and realize they don't read as much and therefore sell them again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you can spend like 10 on it or 20 for a jailbroken one on ebay. i got one because i was spending too much of my free time looking at dumb shit on youtube when I could have been learning something that would actually help me like learning a new language and reading books in that language. so I recommend getting one for those reasons they suck for everything else but if you wanna read get one they are better then physical books imo

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only jailbroken mine for the screensavers hack. KOreader is cool but I don't really use it.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I looked into Jailbreaking and really the only benefit I would've got from it was Koreader maybe being better than the built-in reader. Didn't seem worth it for me

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a ebook reader, what do you want to do with it? I installed KOReader, end of story.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Other fun things that would benefit from an e-ink interface like:
      -text based games
      -messaging apps like IRC
      -terminal
      -note taking and journaling

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >note taking and journaling
        That is the market for the Remarkable, which is a silly high end premium segment.
        Even more so because there is a few high end professions where physical note taking is a important part of their job, and getting rid of paper is a high end premium.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Remarkable 2 is $350 plus whatever EMR stylus you need.
          Most 10" note taking devices are under $500 as well. That's not particularly premium compared to the smaller devices.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Remarkable 2 is $350
            Plus subscription for file syncing.
            >$500
            Is what a mid end laptop costs. Or a game console.

            Its expensive anon. But meanwhile iPhones and high end phones has increased 3-4x their normal prices, and we are in a era where there is a literal GPU shortage.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            As far as I see the subscription is included in the price for the first year.
            Neither mid end laptops or game consoles are premium devices.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ah, only the finest zoomer brainrot
            I yield zoomie, surely its not that we live in strange times when the competing object is priced at 100x.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not sure what you are after with all your buzzwords.
            Despite overall inflation, 10" readers have been fairly stable at $400-500. Even the ancient Kindle DX cost that much.
            Meanwhile you'll be hard pressed to find a 7.8" reader for $200 like we used to.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Plus subscription for file syncing
            you dont need it if you manage your own data
            the tablet runs linux and supports ssh and sftp from what I read

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got a kobo and its great. I use an old 2015 macbook pro for non-gaming stuff and you can just drag and drop ebooks like its an external hard drive and they work perfectly.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt e-ink is better for anything than an OLED screen.

    Oled rules!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pwm backlight very bad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        forgot OLED pwm is not backlight
        still very bad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Readability in daylight
      Power consumption when displaying static content.

      You aren't going to see outdoor signage using OLED for a reason.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. never seen an eink screen

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just koreader

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought an ereader that didn't jail me in the first place
    I will NEVER buy an ebook

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a kindle paperwhite 11th gen running firmware version 5.16.3.1, am I able to jailbreak?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Go on mobileread and check but most likely no if it's even remotely up to date

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i dont think so
      the latest jb (languagebreak) works up to 5.16.2

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Broh

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    KOreader has a night mode that inverts text. made my old Paperwhite way nicer to use at night. I dislike it because the UI is so fricking jank. the main benefit of a jailbroken reader is just to be able to download whatever books from IRC.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Inversion is shit with e-ink. It makes the ghosting far more pronounced and the blacks aren't that black to begin with.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homie do you really think he gives a frick about your opinion since he has clearly tried the inverted mode and prefers it for reading at night? moronic i must voice my opinion aah b***h

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Using dark mode on an e-reader is cargo cult.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I want to read stuff from my amazon jp account, can i use a modern kindle? I have a 2011 model, but can't connect it to the account

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you could always de-drm stuff from your account and sideload it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but iirc you have to use a Japanese VPN for it go through amazon.co.jp
      And obviously kindle doesn't support vpn, you have to set it up on router

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why must Amazon frick over their customers?
        With Kobo you can just use your account on https://books.rakuten.co.jp or simply access the selection on https://www.kobo.com/jp/en.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not that big of a deal.
          Once you register your kindle, it will always remain on the japanese storefront.
          This is only a problem because jp amazon uses a different account than all the rest of the country specific amazon websites.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    too bad the newer kindles all use secure boot so it's way more difficult to jailbreak these days. if my paperwhite ever dies i'm going kobo

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How's Carta 1300? Can you tell a difference in person? I don't really see one on video.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could find a cheap $20 kindle somewhere. I dont read enough to buy a kindle or any other ereader and im not 100% sure I would use it. I can throw away $20 to try something, but not $80 or whatever they want for a new kindle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there are some for like 50$ on ebay tho

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        even $50 is a bit too steep
        $20 is the upper limit of what i can comfortably throw away

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >kindle

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just transfer shit onto mine with calibre

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoop

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