Kindle Developer's Corner Master Index (aka. Where Do I Start?)
#1  geekmaster 06-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Looking for "Special Offers Removal" or "3G Tethering"?
Please read this first:

First: You should be able to tell exactly which kind of Kindle you have, both because that's a key information anyway, but also to familiarize yourself with the keywords & nicknames we employ, which will help you tell at first glance if something applies to your device (via the forum prefixes for instance). To help you in this endeavor, take a look at this wiki page, which will explain how to easily identify your Kindle model, and provides a list of all currently known Kindle devices .

UPDATE: Let's continue putting links to some of the best posts in this forum in the applicable wiki index pages! This should become MUCH better than what search engines can provide.

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Forum Indexes by Topic:

Prefix Index : Kindle Master Index

HowTo : Kindle HowTo Index

K2 : Kindle 2 Index

K3 : Kindle 3 (Keyboard) Index

DX(G) : Kindle DX (White) and DXG (Graphite) Index

K4 : Kindle 4 (Mini) Index

K5 : Kindle 5 (Touch) Index [may also serve as a general category, referring to the FW 5.x family in general: Touch, PaperWhite 1 (PW1), PaperWhite 2 (PW2), Kindle Basic (KT2) & Kindle Voyage (KV)]

PW2 : Kindle PaperWhite 2 Index

KT2 : Kindle Basic Index

KV : Kindle Voyage Index

Hardware : Kindle Hardware mods Index

Tools : Kindle Tools and Utilities Index

Kindlet : Kindle Java app (Kindlet) Index

WAF : Kindle WAF (HTML/JavaScript apps) Index

Native : Kindle Native mode (standalone scripts and C programs) Index

Major Forum Threads:


Sticky Kubrick: Live CD to debrick Kindle 3, 4, and Touch

Alternate "Simple" debricking methods for K5(Touch) and K4(Mini), with K3 links


Sticky Open Sesame! Kindle (eInk) Jailbreak Index


Sticky KUAL: Kindle Unified Application Launcher

Sticky [KUAL] MobileRead Package Installer


Sticky Mobileread Kindlet Kit (potentially outdated)

[KUAL] Extension Support and Versioning - List of Major Extensions

Comprehensive List of Kindle Hacks/Modifications (potentially outdated)

[K5] Collections Manager

[K5] PW1/PW2 Margins & Font Sizes Hack

[K5] Preventing Silent OTA Updates

Fonts, ScreenSavers & USBNetwork Hacks for Kindle 2.x, 3.x & 4.x

[K5] ScreenSavers Hack & Python 2.7
[K5] Fonts Hack (5.3.x - 5.7.x)
their development versions (snapshots)

KPV: PDF reader for non-touch Kindles, based on muPDF, GPLv3

KOReader: PDF, ePub & co reader for touch-based Kindles, based on muPDF, CR, GPLv3


Frequently Given Answers (Prescient FAQ)

K5 Hacking Wiki Page

Free ebook index forum

Kindle Developer's Corner forum prefix tool

Kindle Source Code (Links)

Dynamic replacement of (Java) functionality


Duokan Lite (official version)


The indexes are saved as wiki pages so that anybody can add a link to them in a (hopefully) organized fashion (sorted by keyword, like a book index).

We may want to ALSO add a table of contents to the TOP of those index pages, for the most important items sorted by topic. We will add definitions of these words, and we will provide thumbnail images and/or icons for them as well. We are working on making these forum prefix tags too, like the prefixes used in the parent forum. UPDATE: All completed. Thanks!

This should help make the Kindle Developer's Corner forum a better organized and easier to use place, for beginners and old-timers alike.

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#2  geekmaster 06-02-2012, 10:23 PM
My plans are for this thread to become a sticky, to provide links to INDEX pages organized by kindle model and by major topic.

Those index pages are to be contained in wiki pages that anybody can update, so that no single person is tasked with long-term maintenance of a sticky thread first post.

This sticky will eventually stabilize and need little maintenance, with the wiki pages containing all the new content.

I will add some links to this post in the next few days, pointing to model and topic wiki INDEX pages that contain a list of links to threads and posts (subthreads within a thread) in this forum. The wiki index pages can also contain other useful topical links to other wiki pages or even relevant off-site content.

Please add links to forum threads and posts to the matching wiki index pages linked in the first post of this thread.


#3  geekmaster 06-02-2012, 10:23 PM
The kindles have this editor built-in, so this is relevant, right?
Spoiler Warning below

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#4  geekmaster 06-02-2012, 10:24 PM
I wish I had THIS a LONG time ago. It is worth sharing. It is xkcd. It is here now.
Spoiler Warning below

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#5  xueyou2 06-03-2012, 09:43 AM
Good work.Then i can know what i miss for kindle.

#6  geekmaster 06-04-2012, 11:19 AM
The first post has been updated to point to the new Kindle Developer's Corner wiki index pages. Please update those wiki indexes with links to the best stuff in the Kindle Developer's Corner forum. Thanks.

There are plans to add forum prefix tags for those index topics to this forum as well. Hopefully, these new organizational tools will make this a better place.

P.S. The reason for wiki indexes to this forum is so that everybody can lend a helping hand in creating and maintaining these indexes, so that they can grow to stay relevant, current, and complete.

#7  NiLuJe 06-04-2012, 03:23 PM
If anyone feels like migrating the relevant parts of this to the Wiki, that'd be awesome.

In the meantime, I'll be indexing my own stuff bit by bit...

How do we want to deal with cross-referencing stuff (on the wiki)? (Say, a native app that works on FW 3.x-to-5.x?)

#8  damaru 06-04-2012, 04:17 PM
> If anyone feels like migrating the relevant parts of this to the Wiki, that'd be awesome.

I've made that page :

that has most of that information + kindlets and other information

needs to be updated though

#9  geekmaster 06-04-2012, 06:46 PM
The point of the new wiki INDEX pages is to provide both a keyword sorted index (just like a book) AND a table of contents sorted by topic and subtopic (but not ACTUAL information content -- only links).

To provide index links into large wiki pages, it would help to use local addressing (hash tags) in the URLs.

Because these indexes are on wiki pages, anybody can reorganize them, but we need to decide how we want them to look before they grow out of control.

Also, I think that all the index topic wiki pages should be of the same format.

*** And I agree that most of the stuff in the hacks sticky should be indexed in the wikis...

We need to get some stuff in there, then we can try organizing it. Al least I provided a framework to get us started...

#10  geekmaster 06-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Hmmm..... All the wiki index pages are still linkless! Is EVERYBODY afraid to be the first person out on the dance floor? (I have often been the only person on the dance floor in dance clubs, when I was younger, but it did not take long for others to join me, and some of them even thanked me).

So if needed, I will add some links, just to get people started. As NiLuJe suggested, we can start easily by copying links from the Hacks sticky into whichever indexes (plurarl) that they fit into.

We have a LOT of posts in here to sort and index. I alone have more thousands of posts. I suggest indexing only the first post in a discussion subthread even if it is buried deep inside a much larger thread (like NiLuJe's fonts thread). No need to index all threads or all posts -- just start with the best and most popular ones and work down from there...

We need this for newcomers, and we need it for ourselves. The search engines are not up to the task, so we need a manually crafted and managed index.

Please help (that is why it is in a wiki) -- and thanks!

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