Hacking can be bad for your Kindle App's Health

August 6, 2011
1 min. read

If you feel like following my hacking example to load .mobi format books onto the Touchpad’s Kindle App, be ready to have to reload it. If the app has a problem parsing the book for any reason, you are done. With no back gesture on the Touchpad, there is no way to back out of the crashed book load. Each time you start the app, it will load the file into a crash situation. (This doesn’t crash the Touchpad, just the app.)

The solution is to delete the Kindle App and redownload. I’m poking in the source to see if there is a clearer way to test books against the hybrid components that parse the ebook files, without requiring this tedious reload. You have been warned.

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