linkss contains some further configuration and binary files, but also a folder called
screensavers. Delete the
00_you_can_delete_me.png file already there and drop in a variety of 600 x 800 images - or 824 x 1200 if you have a Kindle DX - in either JPG or PNG format.
Drop your pictures into the screensaver folder
linkss folder contains a variety of files - select the one called
autoreboot and duplicate it. Rename it
random. Without this newly created empty file, the Kindle will run through your images in order.
Eject your Kindle, and, once again, select Update Your Kindle from the menu within the Settings screen. Again, your Kindle will restart, apply the update and, when you next put the Kindle to sleep, you'll be presented with one of your pictures.
The jailbreak and sleep-screen hacks should co-exist with future Kindle OS updates from Amazon, and shouldn't need to be reapplied, though that's always a possibility. As always with these unofficial tweaks, you proceed at your own risk. Don't install the software if you feel in any way uncomfortable with doing so.
If you want to change your selection of pictures, just connect your Kindle by USB and put some new images in the
linkss/screensavers folder. But the Kindle won't recognise the changes until it's rebooted: the Menu in the Settings screen has a Restart option - select it.
Lastly, here's another trick for the Kindle 3. Go to the Home screen, press the Menu key and select the Search option. Enter the following text:
;debugOn and press the return key. Now enter:
That does what it says - entering
~resumeScreensaver has the opposite effect. Entering
~help lists some common commands. ®
How to... change sleep-screen pics on your Kindle
You can also install a mod that allows you to play old text based adventure games...
I never did finish the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy game back in 198x.
for the 7000th time
epub on kindle is simple, download calibre drag,drop,send to device done. Why on every thread about the kindle is there always someone saying epub support when it can do with a simple process (same goes for many other formats, calibre converts almost everything :) )
...it is useful if
you have more than one uncased Kindle around the house, if each Kindle has a different set of images you tend to know if it's belongs to you.
Re: Image size
Dunno where this notion that Amazon "actively discourage" covers in e-books comes from. I have plenty of Kindle editions that include cover pics. Most do. Those that don't are almost entirely older books OCR'd for the digital era.
I'm getting a little tired of saying this all the time, but have you told Amazon about your problems with their device? If every person who has a problem with the Kindle sent their feedback to Amazon, we'd have our custom screensavers. It happened with page numbers. Amazon claims to be the most 'consumer oriented company in the world'. As a journalist, it is your job not only to bitch about the tech you use, but to help your readers realise that as customers of Amazon, Amazon is accountable TO THEM. And while you're drafting that feedback email, make sure you mention that you want to read ePub files on your Kindle!