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PATSYH
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Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

I've read everyone's posts but I'm still confused and frustrated.
Got my Nextbook3 and charged it overnight--no problem with getting the right city and receiving email. I would be so grateful if someone could help with the Kindle download. I tried the ebook forum apk download--message said it didn't support this platform. I tried putting in a SD card-no luck downloading anything. Tried downloading a zip file (whatever that is) on my computer but my computer wouldn't open it. I also tried the mini opera browser but "it wouldn't parse" after downloading. Aaarrghh. #-o
I really like this tablet but am so frustrated at this point.
Can someone walk me through it and assume I am not tech savvy in any way.
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ShopperOnline
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

Hi PATSYH:

I'll try to post the steps for you.

First, download the e-reader apps file to your computer. It's called "android-reading-apps.zip" Then open it on the computer.

If you tap on that folder you will see a folder that says "android-reading-apps".

In the list of the next folders you should see a folder called "eBook Readers".

Tapping on that folder will give you several reading apps. The Kindle app reads "com.amazon.kindle". This is the file you want. You can get it on your Next3 one of two ways.

First way by SD Card

Put an SD Card in your computer's SD Card slot. Wait for the computer to see it. If it does not, double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop or click the "START" button, in the bottom left of your screen and choose "My Computer" from there. If you still don't see the SD Card. Right click on the "My Computer" window and select "Refresh" from the menu that comes up. When you see the SD card click on it.

Now find the file that says "com.amazon.kindle" which you downloaded. Use your mouse to right-click on it. Select "Copy" from the menu.

Go to the window which opened up when you double-clicked on the SD Card icon in "My Computer". Use the mouse to right-click anywhere in that window and select "Paste" from the menu that come up. This will put the Kindle file on your SD Card.

Go down to the Menu Bar where your "START" button is. Move your mouse all the way to the left of the lower screen. You will see icons there. Move your mouse over them until you find the one that says "Remove device safely" or something like that. Double click on that icon. A small window will come up. Click on the SD Card line, then click the button that says "Stop". The computer will tell you when it is safe to remove the SD card from your computer.

After you remove the card, put it into your Next3. Wait for the bar at the top of the Next3 to return to normal. Then click on the middle icon at the bottom of the Next3 screen. That will bring you to your Apps.

Click on the App that says "Explorer". It will bring up a page with two line. Tap the line that says "SD Card". You should see the file you transferred, "com.amazon.kindle", there.

Tap, "com.amazon.kindle" . Follow the directions to install the app. When you go back to your App screen you should see the Kindle app there.

If you want to move it to your home screen. Press on the icon until it moves and the home screen comes back. Without letting up pressure, move your finger and the icon wherever you want it on the screen. Then remove your finger.

You should be able to tap the icon on the home page or app screen and have the Kindle app come up. It will ask you to register with your Amazon e-mail and password. Then you can use the app. It should sync automatically.

You can also move the app to your Next3 by attaching it to your computer. I'll post those instructions next.
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scarlett811
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

i have another reader but this is what i did. i googled kindle on my ereader. found the mobile app for android. i downloaded it directly onto my ereader. works great. i hope that helps
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

Second Method To Transfer Your .APK (App) file - Connect The Next3 To Your Computer


Use the supplied USB cable and connect your Next3 to your computer.

Wait for the computer to see it. If you have an SD Card in the Next3. Two windows will pop up. One for the internal memory, the other for your SD card.

If the computer does not pop up the windows, double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop or click the "START" button, in the bottom left of your screen and choose "My Computer" from there. If you still don't see the icons for the Next3 and a new removable drive letter. Right click on the "My Computer" window and select "Refresh" from the menu that comes up. Double click on the new drive letter that comes up under "Removable drive". You can put the file on the window that says "Next3", but it might be harder to find in your internal memory.

Now find the file that says "com.amazon.kindle" which you downloaded on your computer. Use your mouse to right-click on it. Select "Copy" from the menu.

Go to the window which opened up when you double-clicked on the new drive letter in "My Computer". Use the mouse to right-click anywhere in that window and select "Paste" from the menu that come up. This will put the Kindle file on your the SD Card in your Next3.

Go down to the Menu Bar where your "START" button is. Move your mouse all the way to the left of the lower screen. You will see icons there. Move your mouse over them until you find the one that says "Remove device safely" or something like that. Double click on that icon. A small window will come up. Click on the first lint in that box. It should have the USB symbol on it. Then click the button that says "Stop". The computer will tell you when it is safe to remove Next3 from the computer by removing the cable from your computer. You can leave the end of the cable attached to your computer if you like, but immediately remove the end attached to your Next3.

After you remove your Next3 from the computer. Wait for the bar at the top of the Next3 to return to normal. Then click on the middle icon at the bottom of the Next3 screen. That will bring you to your Apps.

Click on the App that says "Explorer". It will bring up a page with two lines. If you DID NOT put the file in the window that said "NEXT3" when it was attached to your computer, tap the line that says "SD Card". You should see the file you transferred, "com.amazon.kindle", there.

Tap, "com.amazon.kindle" . Follow the directions to install the app. When you go back to your App screen you should see the Kindle app there.

If you want to move it to your home screen. Press on the icon until it moves and the home screen comes back. Without letting up pressure, move your finger and the icon wherever you want it on the screen. Then remove your finger.

You should be able to tap the icon on the home page or app screen and have the Kindle app come up. It will ask you to register with your Amazon e-mail and password. Then you can use the app. It should sync automatically.

All of our computers still run Windows XP. The wording may be different if youhave Vista or Win7. It will definetly be different if you have a MAC. If you have anymore questions, please ask. I hope I didn't forget any steps. Please excuse any typos.

Hope this helps.
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PATSYH
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

:d/ =d> :-"

OH MY GOD!!!!! It worked--with the card-----I'm so excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.....
I'm still playing with the Kindle menu. Do categories show up? Probably too much to ask but I'm greedy..... I love that you can change the color of the letters and the backlighting. Shopperonline--you made my month. Hope you save those lengthly instructions (thank you for taking the time to do that during this busy holiday season) because I'm sure there will be others who need help. God bless you and have a safe and blessed Christmas and 2011.
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pistolpete52
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

Second Method To Transfer Your .APK (App) file - Connect The Next3 To Your Computer


Use the supplied USB cable and connect your Next3 to your computer.

Wait for the computer to see it. If you have an SD Card in the Next3. Two windows will pop up. One for the internal memory, the other for your SD card.

If the computer does not pop up the windows, double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop or click the "START" button, in the bottom left of your screen and choose "My Computer" from there. If you still don't see the icons for the Next3 and a new removable drive letter. Right click on the "My Computer" window and select "Refresh" from the menu that comes up. Double click on the new drive letter that comes up under "Removable drive". You can put the file on the window that says "Next3", but it might be harder to find in your internal memory.

Now find the file that says "com.amazon.kindle" which you downloaded on your computer. Use your mouse to right-click on it. Select "Copy" from the menu.

Go to the window which opened up when you double-clicked on the new drive letter in "My Computer". Use the mouse to right-click anywhere in that window and select "Paste" from the menu that come up. This will put the Kindle file on your the SD Card in your Next3.

Go down to the Menu Bar where your "START" button is. Move your mouse all the way to the left of the lower screen. You will see icons there. Move your mouse over them until you find the one that says "Remove device safely" or something like that. Double click on that icon. A small window will come up. Click on the first lint in that box. It should have the USB symbol on it. Then click the button that says "Stop". The computer will tell you when it is safe to remove Next3 from the computer by removing the cable from your computer. You can leave the end of the cable attached to your computer if you like, but immediately remove the end attached to your Next3.

After you remove your Next3 from the computer. Wait for the bar at the top of the Next3 to return to normal. Then click on the middle icon at the bottom of the Next3 screen. That will bring you to your Apps.

Click on the App that says "Explorer". It will bring up a page with two lines. If you DID NOT put the file in the window that said "NEXT3" when it was attached to your computer, tap the line that says "SD Card". You should see the file you transferred, "com.amazon.kindle", there.

Tap, "com.amazon.kindle" . Follow the directions to install the app. When you go back to your App screen you should see the Kindle app there.

If you want to move it to your home screen. Press on the icon until it moves and the home screen comes back. Without letting up pressure, move your finger and the icon wherever you want it on the screen. Then remove your finger.

You should be able to tap the icon on the home page or app screen and have the Kindle app come up. It will ask you to register with your Amazon e-mail and password. Then you can use the app. It should sync automatically.

All of our computers still run Windows XP. The wording may be different if youhave Vista or Win7. It will definetly be different if you have a MAC. If you have anymore questions, please ask. I hope I didn't forget any steps. Please excuse any typos.

Hope this helps.


I think that you may have answered a question that I had in a different thread. I'll be heading off to HH Gregg to purchase an SD card.
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LibbyJan
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

This had been driving me absolutely insane for 3 days. I tried the methods listed on this post, but I was still not able to get Kindle to work properly on my Nextbook3. I was able to install Kindle, but it wouldn't open any of the Kindle books I'd purchased. They all showed up on the home page, but when I try to open them, I got the error message that said, "Invalid book! The book could not be opened. Please remove the book from your device and then download it again."

I tried installing and uninstalling kindle several times and finally decided to try different release versions of kindle for Android. After days of trying to figure it out... I finally downloaded Kindle version 1.0.1.79520052 and it now works great. Yippee! I just thought I'd share incase anyone else was experiencing similar issues.
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ShopperOnline
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

Oh yeah!! This problem is the reason why I am still up. I'm also happy to read you have an Android phone.

The problem is the snowing live wallpaper Amazon felt the need to include in the Kindle for Android app. The good news is the snow will go away on Dec 26th. The bad news is the Next3, live wallpaper and the Kindle app are not on speaking terms. I had live wallpaper on my home page before. The Kindle app didn't like that either! So you see how it reacts when they both have to share the app!

Here's what I found online: Amazon released a patch to fix the problem. The patch is actually a new Kindle.apk. Problem is Google Market isn't on the Next3 so it won't update the app automatically.

This is what I did: I searched the Google Market on my Android smartphone for the Kindle app, re-downloaded and installed it. Then I went to my applications manager in my phone. I backed up the Kindle file. It's name is: "pak.apk" The version is: 2.0.2.102300153. After I backed it up to my SD card. I turned the phone completely off and removed the SD card. Put it in my computer. Then I connected the Next3 to the same computer with the USB cable. I found the file on the SD card in my computer. Copied it to the SD card in the Next3. Ejected the Next3 and the SD card from my computer. Put the SD card from the computer back in my phone while the phone was still off. Now I have the right file on the Next3.

Next I used the application settings to uninstall the old Kindle app from the Next3. Logged into my account at Amazon. Went to the page in my account that says "Manage your Kindle". De-registered my Next3. If you have a Kindle app on your phone, the line may read something like "(Your Name) Android 2". Just click the link in that line that says "De-register".

I then went back to the Next3. Got back into the file manager. Found the new Kindle file on the SD card in the device. Tapped on the new Kindle file and followed the on-screen instructions to install the app. Found the Kindle app on my App Page. Moved a copy of it to my home page and opened the app. Signed in with my Amazon e-mail and password to re-register it. The app sync'd itself and I was able to go to my archive and download the book I was reading before I was rudely interrupted earlier last night.

Of course I could read now, but, it's too late. I'm finally going to bed!! LOL

If someone is reading this who does not have an Android smartphone, unfortunately, I do not know how to get this file online. I will look around. If I find it I will post it.

I hope this helps you!
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MsGadget59
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

I amm having the same problem with installing the kindle app on the Nextbook 3. I saw the post of how to install, but where do I get the 'e-reader app' from? I have searched but come up nothing. I have loaded three separate kindle apps but each ine give me the message 'book invalid, please re-install'. Please help, I also like this device but with the kindle, this is non-negotiable.

I found the app, installed it but this version slows down the device and adds "snow" to the home screen. Now what could be wrong??
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ShopperOnline
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RE: Nextbook 3 help re Kindle app

I agree! The reason why I've spent so much time on this app and lost so much sleep is because it is the one app I really want. Wouldn't have bought the Next3 if the Next2 could run it.

I got the Kindle app file I'm using now, from my phone. The old one was at the "eBook Reader Blog" If you google that phrase you should find the site. The file at that site might change eventually. I did report the problem and the fix there.

When you get to the site look on the panel on the left-side of the screen. Scroll down until you see the heading "How To Guides". Under that heading you will find a link that says "Android Reading Apps". If you click on that post, it will give you the link to the files and instructions about the Kindle app and several other reading apps.

As far as I know, the file on this site is the one that "snows". It's a live wallpaper. I've found that the Kindle app does not like live wallpaper, even when I had it on my home screen. The wallpaper will go away on 12/26.

You can "fix" the problem short term by going into your Nextbook general settings and changing the date to the 26th. When I tried it the app didn't work correctly because the date was off.

As far as the message about the books not downloading goes, when I had the other Amazon.apk file on my Next3 this is what worked for me:

I uninstalled the Kindle app.

Used the file manager to delete the Kindle folder from my SD card.

De-registered the device on the Amazon site.

Rebooted the Next3.

Went back in. Reinstalled the same Kindle .apk. Opened the app, registered it.

When I went into my archive. I did a long press on the book I wanted to read, not a tap. This brought up a menu. I selected "Download To Home" from the menu. When I went back to the home screen the book was there. When I tapped it to open it, it was really there. I did not get the message to remove it from the device and re-download it.
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