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I would also like to hear more about the 6 inch epaper ereaders (PRD06E20WWH8) I got one of these white 6" epaper ereaders for $1.99 recently and plan to carry it as a backup for when my Pandigital Black (PRD07T20WBL1) might not be ready for use. I really like using the Pandigital Black to read books, but the Pandigital 6" White is really nice to have when you only want to carry an ereader that is very light in weight. I got the PRD06E20WWH8 and upgraded the software right away, which isn't easy to find out how to do. The Pandigital website software updater does not do the complete job and misleads on the some of the instructions. I am still trying to find a digital copy of the Quick Start Guide.

I own one and would like a place to discuss issues with it.
 

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Technically, they are not Android based but run a version of Linux. Yeah, I know Android is derived from Linux, but for the most part it's considered a separate OS from Linux. I recommend http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ for discussion on this ereader.
OK but is it possible to hack these units? I have two or three of them that I bought cheap and I would like to be able to do other things with them besides what the default firmware lets me do. In particular I would like to get a root shell or terminal on the system so I can dig around and see how they work. I am an experienced Linux senior admin and these new devices interest me.

Also I would like to be able to design new uses to put them to like get rid of the standard "desktop" environment they come with and repurpose them into single function devices. I.E. boot up to a specific app running full screen.
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OK but is it possible to hack these units? I have two or three of them that I bought cheap and I would like to be able to do other things with them besides what the default firmware lets me do. In particular I would like to get a root shell or terminal on the system so I can dig around and see how they work. I am an experienced Linux senior admin and these new devices interest me.

Also I would like to be able to design new uses to put them to like get rid of the standard "desktop" environment they come with and repurpose them into single function devices. I.E. boot up to a specific app running full screen.
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I don't have one but I'm sure they can be modified I'd be interested to look around in one any idea what kernel it runs or what soc is inside
 

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Recently picked one up from 1 Sale a Day.
Still trying to figure it out.
Find the screen to require a hard push to respond. Anyone else have this experience?
 

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Recently picked one up from 1 Sale a Day.
Still trying to figure it out.
Find the screen to require a hard push to respond. Anyone else have this experience?
The screen is capacative so I touch it with the pad of my finger, rather than with my fingernail as on my WPDN. I only tap it lightly and it will work, but it does take 1/2 second to respond and the screen to update. Sometime it seems like it is not working, but eventually it will update without any further tap.
 

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I recently received one of these, and I'm trying to figure out how to put a text-to-speech service (highlighting while reading would be great, but it's not necessary) on this, and change the contrast so I can read it in the dark (maybe a flourescent white, or something).

The site no longer works, because I think Pandigital is going out of business. I can't find updated firmware.

I hope someone could give me some ideas.

A good place to get books is called onread.com

 
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