As I’m using my Kindle 3 on daily basis I wanted to go behind the limits and check for some new features. As an entry point to the whole topic I highly recommend you K3_Index. This is what I did:
Step 1: Jailbreak
Download the files from http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004. In my case I’ve used update_jailbreak_0.11.N_k3w_install.bin. Copy this file to your Kindle, unplug it from the PC and run:
[HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Update YourÂ Kindle.
Step 2: Install launchpad
“launchpad for Kindle is a small program supporting extended input capabilities. * * The main purpose of it is providing the ability to run any 3rd-party programs* * from within the original unmodified Kindle Framework software.* * It can be also used to organize custom keyboard shortcut operations and* * to simplify input of special symbols… (Source: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97636)”
I’ve downloaded the package and copied **update_launchpad_0.0.1c_k3w_install.bin **to the device. Afterwards the same procedure: Unplug your Kindle and run
[HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Update Your Kindle
Step 3: Install PDF reader
You could use this wonderful unofficial guide. You can choose between:
- kindlepdfreader (download here the latest version)
- librerator (a quite neat fork of kindlepdfreader)
As already described here follow these steps:
- You need to jailbreak and install launchpad first
- Create a folder
customupdateson the exported Kindle drive, if not yet present
- Copy a release ZIP file into the folder
- Press Shift-Shift-I sequence on the Kindle for installing (if this is the first time you use launchpad: you only have 0.7 secs for the sequence!)
- Press Shift-Shift-Space sequence on the Kindle to reload launchpad
- done! now you can run the viewer via a Shift-P-D sequence.
The same applies to librerator too. Instead of Shift-P-D use Shift-L-L.