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Picked up one of theese today so I could join the party. Am on in now and like it so far. I upgraded to the latest firmware but haven't hacked it yet but I will soon, want to run Kindle.
 

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Why stop at one? Buy two more, send me one.
 

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I have a PDN and I actually love the Gentouch, a lot. It was a hard decision between picking up the PDN or the GT, but with all the problems the Gentouch has been having I now feel extremely confident in my choice, thanks Augen! ;)
 

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I recently put in for a couple of these doohickeys as well. I'll tell you what convinced me to give this device a try. Nope, it wasn't any reviews or testimonials. It was these two Youtube videos, particularly the second one that shows this device versus a bunch of heavyweight ebook readers.YouTube - Pandigital Novel Approach Plates and AFDYouTube - eBook Comparison of Approach PlatesAnd this guy isn't even pushing readers. He's just trying to sell his chart documents.
 

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I watched those videos a day or two ago; they made me want a Kindle DX, too. Can't wait for color e-ink to (affordably) arrive.
 

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I don't hate the GT. It just has had a lot of issues, and I know it's a rebadge of a device I've been told isn't very good.
 

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The Gentouch probably could have been a potentially decent device with a better company behind it. The laundry list of mistakes show a complete lack of knowledge and testing.-Wrong headphone jack (which means they probably just thought "Does it have a headphone jack? CHECK!!!" and that was the end of it)-Market doesn't work (which was promised in their specs)-Don't even know what speed their CPU runs at (also promised in their specs)-Other firmware features, like factory reset, don't work)-MAC address issue (which means no one ever fired up more than one on the same network....that's if they even tested one at all)
 

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Question before I apply the first mods, of setting up Pandahame and wanting to run Kindle. Would any of the guides be easier if the mods were being done on a Linux (Ubuntu) machine? Just curious.Second question..:)Will I be able to access both delivered apps (BN reader, delivered email, delivered web) and non delivered apps (Kindle) from the same launcher, Pandahome?THANKS....hug a noob today.
 

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This thread has mutated. You may get a better response if you start a new thread with an appropriate subject.Cheers,kev
 

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[quote name='bugeyed;29841]This thread has mutated. You may get a better response if you start a new thread with an appropriate subject.Cheers' date='kev[/QUOTE']Agreed.....If I don't get an answer I will.
 

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[quote name='ontwowheels;29837]Question before I apply the first mods' date=' of setting up Pandahame and wanting to run Kindle. Would any of the guides be easier if the mods were being done on a Linux (Ubuntu) machine? Just curious.Second [URL=question..:)Will]question..:)Will[/URL] I be able to access both delivered apps (BN reader, delivered email, delivered web) and non delivered apps (Kindle) from the same launcher, Pandahome?THANKS....hug a noob today.[/QUOTE'] #1 - You should be fine, though you may have to tweak the bat files to do file paths correctly in unix format rather than DOS. Any Mac guys should be able to help out as well#2 - Yes. Some (most) are accessible from the app menu, and any ones that aren't can be accessed from the "pull up menu" once you open any PDN app.
 

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[quote name='clockworx;29859]#1 - You should be fine' date=' though you may have to tweak the bat files to do file paths correctly in unix format rather than DOS. Any Mac guys should be able to help out as well#2 - Yes. Some (most) are accessible from the app menu, and any ones that aren't can be accessed from the "pull up menu" once you open any PDN app.[/QUOTE']Thanks brother man. Reason I asked about Linux is from what I read, it seems like a big part of the issue is getting the Windows driver to work correctly. Anyway, thanks again. I look forward to getting this puppy opened up.
 

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The only difference is that Linux doesn't require the installation of any driver in order to access the device using adb. Also, as you should already be aware, if you use linux, you will have to rework the windows .bat file commands if you intend on using an automated process. e.g., adb -e pull /data/app/ must be changed to: ./adb -e pull /data/app/If you want to access the PDN's B&N reader, after installing PandaHome, you'll also want to install BarControl & SmartBar (in order to activate & put widgets in the notification bar), and HomeSwitcher (so you can bounce back and forth between the stock PDN menu and the PandaHome menu. The only other way you can access a B&N reader would be to use the nook2 hack to completely disable the PDN B&N reader and then install the B&N Nook reader.
 

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[quote name='clockworx;29825]The Gentouch probably could have been a potentially decent device with a better company behind it. The laundry list of mistakes show a complete lack of knowledge and testing.-Wrong headphone jack (which means they probably just thought "Does it have a headphone jack? CHECK!!!" and that was the end of it)-Market doesn't work (which was promised in their specs)-Don't even know what speed their CPU runs at (also promised in their specs)-Other firmware features' date=' like factory reset, don't work)-MAC address issue (which means no one ever fired up more than one on the same network....that's if they even tested one at all)[/QUOTE'] It's cheaply made, with mostly cheap hardware, and it is an unmitigated clone of the Dawa D7, which I have heard nothing good about. If the D7 wasn't very good, why would a clone of it be good?
 
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