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Welcome to the tools! ===================== This ReadMe_First.

txt is meant to give users a quick overview of what is availab le and how to get started. This document is part of the Tools v5.3.1 archive. The is archive includes tools to remove DRM from: Kindle ebooks (including Mobi, Topaz, Print Replica and KF8). Barnes and Noble ePubs Adobe Digital Editions ePubs Adobe Digital Editions PDFs Mobipocket ebooks eReader PDB books

These tools do NOT work with Apple's iBooks FairPlay DRM. The only tool that removes Apple's iBooks Fairplay DRM that is Requiem by Brahms version 3.3 or later. Requiem is NOT included in this tools package. It is unde r active development because Apple constantly updates its DRM scheme to stop Req uiem from working. The latest version as of September 2012 is 3.3.5 and works with iTunes 10.5 and above. Requiem has a Tor website: http://tag3ulp55xczs3pn.onion. To reach the site usin g Tor, you will need to install Tor (http://www.torproject.org). If you're willi ng to sacrifice your anonymity, you can use the regular web with tor2web. Just g o to http://tag3ulp55xczs3pn.tor2web.com.

Calibre Users (Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux) -------------------------------------------If you are a calibre user, the quickest and easiest way to remove DRM from your ebooks is to install each of the plugins in the Calibre_Plugins folder, followin g the instructions and configuration directions provided in each plugin's ReadMe file. Once installed and configured, you can simply add a DRM book to calibre and the DeDRMed version will be imported into the calibre database. Note that DRM remova l ONLY occurs on import. If you have already imported DRM books you'll need to r emove them from calibre and re-import them. These plugins work for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. For ebooks from Kindle 4 PC and Adobe Digital Editions, Linux users should read the section at the end of th is ReadMe.

DeDRM application for Mac OS X users: (Mac OS X 10.5 and above) ---------------------------------------------------------------------Drag the "DeDRM 5.3.1.app" application from the DeDRM_Applications/Macintosh fol der to your Desktop (or your Applications Folder, or anywhere else you find conv enient). Double-click on the application to run it and it will guide you through collecting the data it needs to remove the DRM from any of the kinds of DRMed e book listed in the first section of this ReadMe. To use the DeDRM application, simply drag ebooks, or folders containing ebooks, onto the DeDRM application and it will remove the DRM of the kinds listed above.

For more detailed instructions, see the "DeDRM ReadMe.rtf" file in the DeDRM_App lications/Macintosh folder.

DeDRM application for Windows users: (Windows XP through Windows 7) -----------------------------------------------------------------***This program requires that Python and PyCrypto be properly installed.*** ***See below for details on recommended versions are where to get them.*** Unzip the DeDRM_5.3_Win.zip archive that's in the DeDRM_Applications/Windows fol der, saving the resulting DeDRM_5.3_Win folder in your "My Documents" folder (or anywhere else you find convenient). Make a short-cut on your Desktop of the DeD RM_Drop_Target.bat file that's in the DeDRM_5.3_Win folder. Double-click on the shortcut and the DeDRM application will run and guide you through collecting the data it needs to remove the DRM from any of the kinds of DRMed ebook listed in the first section of this ReadMe. To use the DeDRM application, simply drag ebooks, or folders containing ebooks, onto the DeDRM_Drop_Target.bat shortcut and it will remove the DRM of the kinds listed above. For more detailed instructions, see the DeDRM_ReadMe.txt file in the DeDRM_Appli cations/Windows folder.

Other_Tools ----------There are a number of other python based tools that have graphical user interfac es to make them easy to use. To use any of these tools, you need to have Python 2.5, 2.6, or 2.7 for 32 bits installed on your machine as well as a matching PyC rypto or OpenSSL for some tools. On Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6 and 10.7), your systems already have the proper Python a nd OpenSSL installed. So nothing need be done, you can already run these tools b y double-clicking on the .pyw python scripts. Users of Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, need to download and install the "32-bit Mac In staller disk Image (2.7.X) for OS X 10.3 and later from http://www.python.org/do wnload/releases/2.7.1/ On Windows, you need to install a 32 bit version of Python (even on Windows 64) plus a matching 32 bit version of PyCrypto *OR* OpenSSL. We ***strongly*** recom mend the free community edition of ActiveState's Active Python version. See the end of this document for details. Linux users should have python 2.7, and openssl installed. but may need to run s ome of these tools under recent versions of Wine. See the Linux_Users section be low: The scripts in the Other_Tools folder are organized by type of ebook you need to remove the DRM from. Choose from among: "Adobe_ePub_Tools" "Adobe_PDF_Tools" "Barnes_and_Noble_ePub_Tools" "eReader_PDB_Tools" "KindleBooks" "Kindle_for_Android_Patch"

"ePub_Fixer" (for fixing incorrectly made Adobe and Barnes and Noble ePubs) by simply opening that folder. Look for a README inside of the relevant folder to get you started.

Additional Tools ---------------Some additional useful tools **unrelated to DRM** are also provided in the "Addi tional_Tools" folder inside the "Other_Tools" folder. There are tools for workin g with finding Topaz ebooks, unpacking Kindle/Mobipocket ebooks (without DRM) to get to the Mobipocket markup language inside, tools to strip source archive fro m Kindlegen generated mobis, tools to work with Kindle for iPhone/iPad, etc, and tools to dump the contents of mobi headers to see all EXTH (metadata) and relat ed values.

Windows and Python -----------------We **strongly** recommend ActiveState's Active Python 2.7 Community Edition for Windows (x86) 32 bits. This can be downloaded for free from: http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads We do **NOT** recommend the version of Python from python.org. The version from python.org is not as complete as most normal Python installatio ns on Linux and even Mac OS X. It is missing various Windows specific libraries, does not install the default Tk Widget kit (for graphical user interfaces) unle ss you select it as an option in the installer, and does not properly update the system PATH environment variable. Therefore using the default python.org build on Windows is simply an exercise in frustration for most Windows users. In addition, Windows Users need one of PyCrypto OR OpenSSL. For OpenSSL: Win32 OpenSSL v0.9.8o (8Mb) http://www.slproweb.com/download/Win32OpenSSL-0_9_8o.exe (if you get an error message about missing Visual C++ redistributables... cancel the install and install the below support program from Microsoft, THEN install OpenSSL) Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables (1.7Mb) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-4 391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF For PyCrypto: There are many places to get PyCrypto installers for Windows. One such p lace is: http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/modules.shtml Please get the latest PyCrypto meant for Windows 32 bit that matches the version of Python you installed (2.7)

Once Windows users have installed Python 2.X for 32 bits, and the matching OpenS SL OR PyCrypto pieces, they too are ready to run the scripts.

Linux Users Only ================ Since Kindle for PC and Adobe Digital Editions do not offer native Linux version s, here are instructions for using Windows versions under Wine as well as relate d instructions for the special way to handle some of these tools:

Linux and Kindle for PC ----------------------It is possible to run the Kindle for PC application under Wine. 1. Install a recent version of Wine (>=1.3.15) 2. Some versions of winecfg have a bug in setting the volume serial number, so c reate a .windows-serial file at root of drive_c to set a proper windows volume s erial number (8 digit hex value for unsigned integer). cd ~ cd .wine cd drive_c echo deadbeef > .windows-serial Replace "deadbeef" with whatever hex value you want but I would stay away from t he default setting of "ffffffff" which does not seem to work. BTW: deadbeef is i tself a valid possible hex value if you want to use it 3. Download and install Kindle for PC under Wine.

Linux and Kindle for PC (Other_Tools/KindleBooks/) -------------------------------------------------Here are the instructions for using Kindle for PC and KindleBooks.pyw on Linux u nder Wine. (Thank you Eyeless and Pete) 1. upgrade to very recent versions of Wine; This has been tested with Wine 1.3.1 5 1.3.2X. It may work with earlier versions but no promises. It does not work wi th wine 1.2.X versions. If you have not already installed Kindle for PC under wine, follow steps 2 and 3 otherwise jump to step 4 2. Some versions of winecfg have a bug in setting the volume serial number, so c reate a .windows-serial file at root of drive_c to set a proper windows volume s erial number (8 digit hex value for unsigned integer). cd ~ cd .wine cd drive_c echo deadbeef > .windows-serial

Replace "deadbeef" with whatever hex value you want but I would stay away from t he default setting of "ffffffff" which does not seem to work. BTW: deadbeef is i tself a valid possible hex value if you want to use it 3. Only ***after*** setting the volume serial number properly download and insta ll under wine K4PC version for Windows. Register it and download from your Archi ve one of your Kindle ebooks. Versions known to work are K4PC 1.7.1 and earlier. Later version may work but no promises. 4. Download and install under wine ActiveState Active Python 2.7 for Windows 32b it 5. Download and unzip tools_vX.X.zip 6. Now make sure the executable bit is NOT set for KindleBooks.pyw as Linux will actually keep trying to ignore wine and launch it under Linux python which will cause it to fail. cd tools_vX.X/KindleBooks/ chmod ugo-x KindleBooks.pyw 7. Then run KindleBook.pyw ***under python running on wine*** using the Linux sh ell as follows: wine python KindleBooks.pyw Select the ebook file directly from your My Kindle Content folder, select a new/un used directory for the output. You should not need to enter any PID or Serial Nu mber for Kindle for PC.

Linux and Adobe Digital Editions ePubs -------------------------------------Here are the instructions for using the tools with ePub books and Adobe Digital Editions on Linux under Wine. (Thank you mclien!) 1. download the most recent version of wine from winehq.org (1.3.29 in my case) For debian users: to get a recent version of wine I decited to use aptosid (2011-02, xfce) (because Im used to debian) install aptosid and upgrade it (see aptosid site for detaild instructions) 2. properly install Wine (see the Wine site for details) For debian users: cd to this dir and install the packages as root: dpkg -i *.deb you will get some error messages, which can be ignored. again as root use apt-get -f install to correct this errors

3. python 2.7 should already be installed on your system but you may need the fo llowing additional python package 'apt-get install python-tk 4. all programms need to be installed as normal user. All these programm are ins talled the same way: wine we need: a) Adobe Digital Edition 1.7.2(from: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/403/kb403051.html) (there is a cant install ADE site, where the setup.exe hides) b) ActivePython-2.7.2.5-win32-x86.msi (from: http://www.activestate.com/activepy thon/downloads) c) Win32OpenSSL_Light-0_9_8r.exe (from: http://www.slproweb.com/) d) pycrypto-2.3.win32-py2.7.msi (from: http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/module s.shtml) 5. now get and unpack the very latest tools_vX.X (from Apprentice Alf) in the us ers drive_c of wine (~/.wine/drive_c/) 6. start ADE with: wine digitaleditions.exe or from the start menue wine-adobe-digital.. 7. register this instance of ADE with your adobeID and close it change to the tools_vX.X dir: cd ~/.wine/drive_c/tools_vX.X/Other_Tools/Adobe_ePub_Tools 8. create the adeptkey.der with: wine python ineptkey_v5.4.pyw (only need once!) (key will be here: ~/.wine/drive_c/tools_v4.X/Other_Tools/Adobe_ePub_Tools/adept key.der) 9. Use ADE running under Wine to dowload all of your purchased ePub ebooks 10. for each book you have downloaded via Adobe Digital Editions There is no need to use Wine for this step! 'python ineptpub_v5.6.pyw this will launch a window with 3 lines 1. key: (allready filled in, otherwise its in the path where you did step 8. 2. input file: drmbook.epub 3. output file: name-ypu-want_for_free_book.epub Also once you successfully generate your adept.der keyfile using Wine, you can us e the regular ineptepub plugin with the standard Linux calibre. Just put the *.d er file(s) in your calibre configuration directory. so if you want you can use calibre in Linux: 11. install the plugins from the tools as discribed in the readmes for win 12. copy the adeptkey.der into the config dir of calibre (~/.config/calibre in d ebian). Every book imported to calibre will automaticly freed from DRM.