Anonymous 2021-02-12 (Fri) 00:27:16 No. 6870
We have a dozen similar threads but fuck it, based
I have a kobo libra thing (the 7 inch one). I love it a lot. I think the extra screen space is wornh it, however the smaller one would be nice for portability (but that isn't so important these days). I would say it doesn't actually go dim enough, for when I'm in bed and don't want to wake the misses. The buttons that come with the bigger size are great too. Why Plato OS OP? How is it better than the default? Was it an easy install? A moment of silence for the libgen comrades slavoj Slavoj
Anonymous 2021-02-12 (Fri) 06:51:05 No. 6872
Didn't know there was custom firmware for e-readers. How do the different custom OSes compare? I have a Kobo Clara HD, the hardware is nice but the stock software is seriously lacking. I hate how I can't highlight passages between pages, and one time the whole system seemingly bricked itself for over a week before miraculously coming back to life.
Anonymous 2021-02-13 (Sat) 02:59:47 No. 6883
>>6872 >How do the different custom OSes compare?
You have KOreader and Plato, both are opensource and free.
Plato is coded with Rust, it's really fast and simple. I didn't try KOreader but it's the OS with most features so it may fit your needs.
The best thing about those OS is their superior capability to handle pdf files.
It's really easy to install so don't hesitate to try them if you have 20min, you can find a guide here.
You can also find a good rundown on reddit:
Anonymous 2021-02-13 (Sat) 14:52:37 No. 6885
Isn't KOreader merely an application rather than an OS? That's partially what made me overlook it (I want to rid the device of proprietary networked access to my Wifi etc.).
Looks good for people with Kobo devices. Wish they'll support more chinese hardware (the ones with microSD) eventually since western e-reader brands seem to abandon mSD for greedy planned obsolescence.
Anonymous 2021-03-01 (Mon) 21:10:26 No. 6975
If you're not buying digital books when possible and sharing them on Libgen are you even communist?
Anonymous 2021-03-01 (Mon) 22:52:59 No. 6976
I would love a service where you "donate" money and "suggest" a book, then they do all the buying, ripping, and uploading for you.
I'm too chicken shit to rip e-books.
Anonymous 2021-03-19 (Fri) 23:22:11 No. 7067
Better than physical books
Anonymous 2021-03-20 (Sat) 19:47:17 No. 7073
Bro just keep it offline. Pirating books is safer than ordering them to your address.
Anonymous 2021-03-20 (Sat) 20:39:44 No. 7074
I use a vita and the Bookr app to read books.
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 00:29:29 No. 7078
Just use your phone at that point.
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 00:46:30 No. 7079
Why do you say that?
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 05:31:00 No. 7084
I like going to bookstores and talking to people. :(
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 09:31:45 No. 7085
what the fuck is wrong with you
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 14:38:34 No. 7086
What's the best DRM lock cracker tool, nowadays?
Do the proprietary ebook formats have secret watermarks?
/tech/ & /edu/ recommended ereaders Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 15:38:32 No. 7087
The two popular FOSS ereader firmware OSes:
On the most expansive list, that of Plato, only the following come with a microSD slot (needed for us five-head piracy chads):
Aura H2O: yes
Touch: yes (Kobo Touch)
On this list Aura H2O has the best specs overall.
Out of the above, the following are also supported by okreader (which either way has a smaller set of supported devices to begin with):
/tech/ & /edu/ recommended ereaders:
Honorable mention: Kobo Aura H2O as the best specs overall, but is only supported by Plato.
Anonymous 2021-03-21 (Sun) 20:06:46 No. 7088
Are these like rockbox but for ereaders?
Anonymous 2021-03-22 (Mon) 21:58:38 No. 7093
>>7086 >What's the best DRM lock cracker tool, nowadays?
DeDRM Tools by Apprentice Alf
https://github.com/apprenticeharper/DeDRM_tools >Do the proprietary ebook formats have secret watermarks?
Some do, mostly from European e-bookstores. So far only one of the books I've bought and cracked had a watermark. You can easily check by analysing the epub on Sigil and seeing if there's any random strings of text in the html pages or if your name or e-mail are listed. If not, you're most likely good to go.
If you buy from an e-bookstore in the US you're most likely going to be fine.
Anonymous 2021-03-23 (Tue) 06:22:13 No. 7098
Oh by the way the easiest e-bookstores to rip from are ones that use Adobe Digital Editions for DRM. I would recommend Kobo and Google Play Books.
Anonymous 2021-03-24 (Wed) 18:21:57 No. 7167
Just ordered an Aura o7
Anonymous 2021-04-12 (Mon) 12:22:06 No. 7802
Are there are any big (circa 11 in) e-readers? I want to be able to read PDFs without glasses.
Anonymous 2021-04-12 (Mon) 12:22:42 No. 7803
I mean I know there are but what are the good ones
Anonymous 2021-04-12 (Mon) 17:06:09 No. 7811
You can download this book as an epub to read better from The Anarchist Library. The PDF version is shit in comparison.
Anonymous 2021-04-24 (Sat) 03:40:33 No. 8045
Do those of you with Kobos still sign in with an Kobo account? Does it conflict with pirated books?
Anonymous 2021-04-24 (Sat) 17:43:25 No. 8060
Back in 2019 I bought a Pocketbook Inkpad 3 that was re-branded by Vivlio (European bookstore) and flashed the original Pocketbook firmware on it. There are builds of KOReader available but I prefer to use the stock OS with wifi turned off. The Inkpad was cheaper (even after shipping and currency conversion) than buying a similarly spec'ed Kobo.
Loading books is easy since Calibre recognizes the device.
More info at
Anonymous 2021-07-30 (Fri) 03:36:47 No. 10522
why are e-readers so fucking small god damn
Anonymous 2021-07-30 (Fri) 04:18:47 No. 10523
How the hell do I open a Kobo Aura? I think I was removing the screen instead of the bezel and now I'm scared of breaking it.
Anonymous 2021-07-30 (Fri) 04:23:57 No. 10524
Actually do I need to crack it open to gain access to the microSD and flash it with okreader?
Anonymous 2021-07-30 (Fri) 10:15:13 No. 10525
damn shame most of the books I read are only available at old book stores
Anonymous 2021-11-14 (Sun) 02:04:43 No. 12334
I think I opened my e-reader wrong and fucked its waterproof properties.
Anonymous 2021-11-14 (Sun) 15:00:20 No. 12339
You can get ones that are 10 inches. Remarkable or Onyx Boox comes to mind, but those are somewhat less libre.
Anonymous 2021-11-17 (Wed) 16:02:53 No. 12356
Thanx to my ereader i can read so many books, for free! I almost forget what it's like being poor!
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 02:32:21 No. 12411
will anyone be buying this? I might once it becomes more developed
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 02:33:17 No. 12412
just give it a burner email and forget about it, I just put pdfs on with a usb cable
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 02:55:30 No. 12413
I'm running LineageOS on a friend's Kindle from 2012 and using KOReader which has OPDS support.
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 07:15:23 No. 12414
Dude, only the Kindle is available in my country, is it advisable to get it, with all the spooky shit Amazon does?
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 15:05:26 No. 12415
There is an Amazon de-bloat tool for some of their tablet and kindle models, that removes at least some of the crap Amazon puts in these tablets, but i can't vouch for this because i don't have personal experience with it.
Amazon once removed ebooks that people bought, they claimed it was an accident (but why would they include that functionality)
Some authors also have said they get statistics about how far into the book their readers get before they give up on it, so it's definitely spying.
Some of the amazon tablets and kindle readers apparently can be rooted. I guess that if you are willing to do the research about what specific model to get and go through the technical steps of rooting and debloating it, it might be fine.
It seems strange that you would only be able to buy a reader from a single vendor, have you considered looking around, many online shops claim to ship world wide.
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 15:08:30 No. 12416
You can never hook it up to your wifi, use calibre to move files over, I think there's some 3rd party firmware you can install too.
i personally don't care, i get a petty enjoyment of using amazon's email servers to send over my pirated copies of texts
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 15:27:45 No. 12417
>>12416 >You can never hook it up to your wifi
The Amazon Echo devices make a mesh-net, other Amazon devices in the vicinity might connect to that. I don't know if their readers are part of this, but eventually it might not need your wifi to phone home.
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 18:48:40 No. 12419
I've looked over a lot and only pocket book sell here other than kindle and I have no idea if they're good. Can you suggest some decent models totalling about $150
Anonymous 2021-11-26 (Fri) 21:14:19 No. 12422
based on your given constraints (budget / must be pocketbook) I would go for the Pocketbook Touch Lux 5, use a sd card to side load books and not hook it up to the internet.
Anonymous 2021-11-27 (Sat) 11:50:16 No. 12423
I'd rather get free books from the library than spend 100$ on some pseud tablet.
Anonymous 2021-11-29 (Mon) 18:58:24 No. 12434
libraries are more for browsing for something interesting "oh this looks worth reading" where as online pdf reading Is more for "I want to read this specific book" let me see If the pdf is on the internet
Anonymous 2021-12-04 (Sat) 06:44:37 No. 12456
that pseud tablet can get way more access to books pdfs or etc than your local library could
and before you say muh computer, the problem is your eyes burn and your brain gets headaches when you read over 30 mins on a computer
(and flux i only barely solves the problem(well for me)
with the e ink e reader theres no light pouring into your eyes and causing you eye strain and mental pain
Anonymous 2022-01-03 (Mon) 08:10:53 No. 12778
thinking go trying to do this just to try it, only reason I hesitate is that any mistake will brick the device (with no survivors )
Anonymous 2022-01-03 (Mon) 14:51:52 No. 12779
spoken like a retard who never held one, who prolly wouldve shat on personal computers
Anonymous 2022-01-04 (Tue) 00:10:40 No. 12788
Comrades can you tell me the best e-reader for reading scanned PDFs of textbooks that doesn't cost a ton? Preferably a FOSS one?
Anonymous 2022-01-17 (Mon) 14:10:56 No. 13074
the real question is, which e-reader has the best battery quality and life
Anonymous 2022-01-17 (Mon) 14:22:58 No. 13075
I use a 'remarkable' tablet. I like it. I have the previous model.
Battery is good for my purposes. I bought it since I like big screens. Adding books is ez pz.The folder system kind of sucks and navigating through large books is a huge pain in the ass. I mostly use the pen for highlighting and writing small notes on pages. That's nice.
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