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Archive of Our Own and Kindle Fire or Android Tablets - Downloading Fic

Probably this is old news or there are workarounds for this somewhere already, but if you own a Kindle Fire or an Android Tablet and like to download fic directly onto your Kindle/Android device from the website, this might help.

Currently, mobi files from AO3 download into the Download folder and from there you have to move them to the correct folder manually. Or you can try this. If done successfully, your downloaded mobi files from AO3 will immediately go into the correct folder for insta!reading.

Tested with the following devices successfully:

Tablet/E-Reader: Kindle Fire
System Version: 6.3.1_user_4107720

Tablet: Asus Transformer
Model: TF101
Android: 4.0.3

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S III
Model: SGH-T999
Android: 4.0.4



Before this starts, if I sound condescending, keep in mind that I do this professionally and sometimes we're required, no matter how ridic it is, to be really, really specific.

Program You Will Need

Don't download yet, however.

If you own an Android tablet:
Download: Automatic File Mover FREE from Google Play

If you own a Kindle Fire:
Download: Automatic File Mover Free from Dropbox. I uploaded this one and used it myself.

Programs You Might Need
Download: ES File Explorer from Google Play





Instructions For Android Tablets/Phones
1.) Download Automatic File Mover FREE from Google Play and install.

2.) Open ES File Explorer (or your file manager of choice).

Screenshot: ES File Explorer main page

esfile_explorer_mainmenu

3.) Find out what folder the kindle books are stored in and write the address down.

In both my phone and tablet, my Kindle books are currently here.
Kindle Books: /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Kindle Books Folder

esfile_explorer_kindlebooks

However, they used to be here.
Kindle Books: /sdcard/kindle

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Previous Kindle Books Folder 2

esfile_explorer_kindlebooks_alt

This is the address of your download folder:
Download Folder: /sdcard/Download

Screenshot: ES File Explorer, Download Folder

esfile_explorer_download

3.) Return to apps and click on File Mover Free app in your Android device.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Main Page

filemover_mainpage

4.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose New Task. Usually bottom left of device.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

5.) Enter the following:
File Identifier: .mobi

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task, File Identifier

newtask_fileid

6.) Click on the grey button Source (from). Either copy/paste, type, or manually navigate.

Download Folder: /sdcard/Download

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Task, Source (from), Folder List With Address

filemover_downloadfolder

Then Click OK.

7. Click on the grey button for Target (to). You will see a list of folders.

You can either manually click through to get the address listed above or simply copy/paste or type whichever of these hold your books.

Kindle Books: /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files
Kindle Books: /sdcard/kindle

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Task, Target (to), Folder List With Address

filemover_explore_kindlefolder

Then Click OK.

9.) Choose the Move radio button, then click on Save Identifier.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task Complete

filemover_task

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, New Task

filemover_show_task

10.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose Start/Stop Service.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

11.) Go to AO3 and find a fic to download.

12.) On your touchscreen, click on Download, then hold down the Mobi button until a list of options display (Open, Open in new window, Save link, Copy link URL, select text, ymmv). Choose Save link.

Screenshot: AO3, Mobi

ao3_downloadstory

13.) Open Kindle. Book will display within one minute.

Screenshot: Kindle

kindle_showbook

14.) Go back to Automatic File Mover FREE and from the menu choose Start/Stop Service to stop service to save your battery. This is optional.





For Kindle Fire

NOTE: Screenshots here were taken from the phone's interface, not Kindle.

1.) In your Kindle Browser, go to teh following link and download: Automatic File Mover Free from Dropbox.

2.) Go to your Kindle's Settings and choose Device.

3.) Find the following: Allow Installation of Applications and set it to On if you have not already done so.

4.) Drag down your notification screen and click on File Mover Free_1.2.apk and install it.

OR

Using ES File Explorer or your file manager of choice, go to /sdcard/Download and click on File Mover Free_1.2.apk and install it.

5.) Navigate to Apps and sort by Recent. Click on the icon and open the app.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free Main Page

filemover_mainpage

6.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose New Task.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Menu

filemover_menu

5.) Enter the following:
File Identifier: .mobi

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task, File Identifier

newtask_fileid

6.) Click on the grey button for Source (from). You will see a list of folders. Either copy/paste, type, or manually navigate.

Download: /sdcard/Download.

Click OK.

7.) Click on the grey button for Target (to). Paste into the box at the bottom the followng:

Kindle Books: /sdcard/Books

Then Click OK.

8.) Choose the Move radio button, then click on Save Identifier.

Screenshot: Automatic File Mover Free, Task Complete

filemover_task

9.) Click on the menu icon on your device and choose Start/Stop Service.

10.) Go to AO3 and find a fic to download.

11.) On your touchscreen, click on Download, then hold down the Mobi button until a list of optinos display (Open, Open in new window, Save link, Copy link URL, select text, ymmv). Choose Save link. Note: you may not need to do this on Kindle

ao3_downloadstory

12.) You may or may not have to restart your Kindle, and there's a fair to good chance that it will show up in Docs, not Books due to how AO3 formats mobi files.



I probably need to check this for numbers. Also, the paucity of screenshots for Kindle is because the Galaxy S III has screenshot capability by swiping the screen, which Kindle does not. Which okay, Galaxy, how are you so awesome?

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