Sunday, November 1, 2009

Savory: Native PDF and mobile EPUB conversion for the Kindle 2 International

I've adapted Savory to work on the Kindle International.

Savory gives you the ability to convert PDF, OTF, HTML and other type directly on the Kindle.

It will soon be available on Savory main page as well as the google code page; but in the mean time you can get it there:

Also included are the version for Kindle 2 and Kindle DX, though I haven't checked them (I'm fairly confident it will work fine)

What's new:
-New installer / uninstaller: now you can update directly to a new version without having to first uninstall the older version with the uninstaller that came with it. The uninstaller will also properly restore any changes done by the installer, even if you have installed other programs later on.

-The EXT3 binary image has been renamed to savory-image-007.ext3 in order to match the version of the package and to prevent complaining about issues because they were using an old disk image

How to use: make sure you read the official Savory page:

To use: copy the file savory-image-007.ext3 in the system folder on your kindle.
Then copy the appropriate update_Savory-0.07 bin file for your kindle and go in Settings -> "Update Your Kindle"

To get Savory to convert your files, copy any 'epub','lit','odt','rtf','oebzip','fb2',or 'pdf' file in the document folder.
To start the native conversion ; you must unplug the USB cable from the Kindle.

Let me know if you have any issues...

Edit 2009-11-02: savory has been updated on the Google code site:


  1. Thanks for all the great work you're doing, both Jesse and you! Is the new file update_Savory-0.08-k2i.bin compatible with savory-image-007.ext3? Cheers!

  2. I've tried all of this but it just doesn't work! I have a Kindle 2 international with software version 2.5.3. Could the software version be the problem?