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GUIDE : How to Read PDF and TXT files in the PSP with Bookr

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  1. mrgooey

    mrgooey Regular member

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    Introduction:

    This is a guide to use the homebrew application named BookR. This application is a PDF and a plain text reader for the PSP. BookR can also read Chinese, Japanese and Korean text files. To install these language packs, please look at the ÔÇťOther Languages" section in this guide. THIS WORKS FOR SLIM AND FAT PSP.

    Requirements:

    1. BookR
    2. A Custom Firmware PSP using 3.XX or 4.XX firmware.( I'll be using 4.01 M33). If you do not know what is custom firmware please start a new thread in the Mod and Firmware Section

    Steps:

    1. Download BookR and extract the files into your desktop.

    2. Connect the PSP via USB and place the BookR folder into the GAME folder of your PSP.

    3. Start the application.

    Pictures of BookR:

    Reading a PDF
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    Reading a PDF - 90 degree turned
    [​IMG]

    OTHER LANGUAGES:

    BookR support Chinese, Japanese and Korean Fonts. However, it must be installed into the program. This will take about 65 MB on the memory stick.

    1. Download the file "cjk-fonts-1.zip" from here

    2. Extract the file. It should come with four UCS2 files and eight .tff files.

    3. Go to the BookR folder you just transfer to your PSP, and place all the files into the font folder.

    4. You are done. You may have to enable it in the settings

    FAQ:


    Q: Can this read other documents?
    A: Not that I know of. You can convert the documents into pdf.

    Q: Why do I get an error when I try to start BookR ?
    A: Check that you have custom firmware. This can ONLY run on custom firmware not official firmware (the updates you get from Sony). Your Game Kernel may get switched to 1.50, please follow this to fix it.

    1. Turn off your PSP fully (by holding the power button)
    2. Turn it on again while holding the R button
    3. This should bring you to the Recovery Mode
    4. Go to Config
    5. Click the GAME kernel mode to 3.XX or 4.XX (where X is the number of your firmware)
    6. Exit the Recovery Mode

    Do not mess with the Recovery mode unless you know what you are doing.

    Q: I get slow pictures when I open pdf files?
    A: If the pictures are taking a while. Go to Settings and change the Fast Image.

    Q: How come I can't see any text?
    A: Not all text fonts are supported.

    Thanks To:


    carloscm (ccm304) - Creator of BookR
    Edward Choh (edwardchoh) - Creator of BookR
    Mr305 - For improving BookR and making it to 3.XX kernel support
    nct2k - For working on the BookR to the version 8.1
    Afterdawn Forums - For letting me post this guide

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  3. Stili

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    Wow, very nice guide. I kinda figured out how to use mine
    on my own. My only problem was that the backround was black
    and the words were yellow and the screen was tilted
    so you had to hold your psp vertical. Thanks for the guide
    it really helps. Thanks everyone who contributed.

    ~Sincerely Stili ::)
     
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    mrgooey Regular member

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    yeah ... i know it is easy. But, I see common threads about BookR problems and the installation of it. So, I thought this may help
     
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    Hi,

    Where is this GAME folder? Is it under the PSP folder(PSP/GAME)? In my PSP folder, there are GAME, GAME4xx and GAME150.

    How do I launch the app in the PSP?
    I've checked the GAME kernel and it's at 4.xx.
     
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    g4med4d Member

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    Just to add more info, I've a PSP slim running on 4.01 M33-2.
    Do I need to install the 1.5 Addon kernel?
    I'm confused with the various steps to install BookR and where exactly to put the EBOOT.PBP, the text file and where to launch the BookR app.
    Appreciate any help thanks!
     
  7. mrgooey

    mrgooey Regular member

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    So... yes it does work on the 4.01 M33 firmware. Put the folder into the GAME folder inside the PSP folder.
     

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