Savory In Amazon Kindle 2 To Read And Convert PDF And Epub Files
The latest Kindle 2 is one of the most popular e-reading devices with which you could read e-books (electronic books) from Amazon. This latest Amazon Kindle 2 works well with TXT, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AAX) and formats 4), DRM-restricted Kindle (AZW), unprotected MOBI, PRC, MP3, PDF, DOC, HTML, JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP file formats. An extra support for the PDF files could be gained by a difficult email-conversion, whereas the ePub does not support such conversion.
Jesse Vincent, user of Kindle 2 has created a software program namely, Savory for Kindle 2. It natively runs on Kindle with which you could convert .epub and .pdf files into .mobi file format. This .mobi file format is supported by ebook reader in Kindle 2. In addition, Savory can easily execute conversion of various file formats itself with Amazon Kindle. So that, owners of Kindle 2 device don’t have to convert ePubs and PDFs manually via desktop or web-based tools. They can now download e-books into Kindle 2 directly by using 3G or WhisperNet.
The limitation of Savory is that, it only supports the Amazon Kindle 2 device. It does not supports Amazon Kindle 1 device at all. Moreover, the ePub and PDF ebooks should not be locked and they should be DRM-free. Savory unable to transcode and convert license and DRM restricted ePub or PDF files to the insecure MobiPocket format.
Once finished the installation of Savory, the browser of Kindle 2 gets configured and it will be automatically allowed to download ePub documents and PDF (containing picture-perfect capability) files. Savory verifies the ‘Documents’ directory for latest having extensions like ‘.epub’ and ‘.pdf’ and to do so, it runs a small program. When such file is noticed, Savory runs program for open-source file conversion termed as Calibre. This program converts such documents into MobiPocket format.
You could install Savory into your Kindle 2 device.
- First of all, download savory-image.zip and extract it.
- Connect your Kindle2 to computer via USB.
- Now, merely drag savory-image.ext3 file into the “system” folder in Kindle2 device.
- You should also download and apply Kindle Update namely update_Savory-0.06.bin. To update copy the update file into root directory.
- After copying update file, disconnect Kindle from PC. Go to “Menu” then “Settings” and then “Menu”.
- Later, just click on “Update Your Kindle”.