not seeing ebooks?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by galstaph, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    Ok, here is my dilemma, under JB 1.1.2 everything was peachy and my books app could see my ebooks d/l from installer...
    Well, today I got ambitious and upgraded to 1.1.4, ziphone j/b'd it and installed eveything again... now will not see any of the ebooks I install, even its own... :mad:
    I've been messing around for 4 hours on this... any ideas?:confused:

    ps... ver 1.4
  2. ElvisThePelvis macrumors member


    Oct 14, 2007
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'm having this same problem and the ebooks are in the correct location.
  4. Tres macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    Heaps of people have reported this problem. needs updating for the newer firmwares. This is the only reason I haven't installed 1.1.3/4 yet.
  5. chadtr macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I'm having this problem on 1.1.1. I've installed and uninstalled every version thats in installer
  6. ElvisThePelvis macrumors member


    Oct 14, 2007
    Just put the books in:

  7. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    I STILL haven't fixed this problem after 2 months. Can't get it to work again as it always fails to locate my ebooks. The old version I had ages ago worked fine, but I had to go and update didn't I! I thought, after a couple of months, v1.5 may work...but it doesn't.

    Always comes up with the same %$%ing message "/var/mobile/Media/EBooks doesn't appear to exist". GRRRRRRRR! IT DOES! IT DOES %^$£ING EXIST! I've tried every variation ie./var/root/Media/EBooks or mobile (via Cyberduck) but I still phail at life on this issue.

    I'd be eternally grateful for someone to advise as I really miss the app.


    I've tried every version, old, new, BooksJ, they ALL show up the same error. I'm fairly savvy with such things and it really pains me that I still I haven't got it working again after all this time ;_;

    I mainly use a Sony Reader for reading ebooks and manga, but the Touch is a nice pocket sized alternative if I don't want to cart around the (bigger, more fragile) Reader.
  8. Teppic macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    I had this problem when I upgraded Books to 1.5-r523. This version looks for the files in /VAR/MOBILE/MEDIA/EBOOKS now. You can place them in this folder or a subfolder of your choice.

    Hope this helps :apple:
  9. mykdickson macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    fixed mine


    Hope this helps

    I also had problems with the Books ver 1.5-r523...whenever i opened it, it showed access denied...and that i didn't have enough access rights to /var/mobile/media/ebooks...

    Using winscp, i went to /var/mobile/Media and right click on EBooks and clicked on properties for the the permissions section, I ticked on all Rs, all Xs, and the W on owner. i can now access my ebooks just like before...

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