Using Library Books (iOS)
HELP & SUPPORT
For Bluefire Reader
Bluefire Reader App
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I open my Library Books in Bluefire Reader?
Yes! With update 1.2 of Bluefire Reader, now available in the App Store, you can now read library books that you transfer, or fulfill directly, into Bluefire Reader.
I am using iOS 3.1 so iTunes File Transfer does not work for me.
What can I do to get books on my device?
We have an super-secret, undocumented and un-supported feature that you can try and use if you are stuck with trasferring files.
• First, you must have your iOS device on the same Wi-Fi network as your desktop of laptop computer.
• Open mobile Safari on you phone and type: bluefirereader://nav/transfer
• Bluefire Reader will automatically launch and show a blue screen that includes some instructions and an IP address.
• Type the IP address shown into a web browser on your desktop or laptop computer.
• Enter the user and pass shown on the blue screen. An interface for transferring epubs and pdfs should show up on your desktop computer.
Please note that we do not support this feature but you are welcome to try it on your own. There has been good successs with it to-date.
Sometimes when I return to Bluefire Reader in iOS 4.1 or 4.2,
I see a wait spinner over the book page that will not go away.
We have seen this issue too and are working on a fix for this bug. In the meantime, the fix is to quit the app and restart it.
• Go to the home screen of your device by clicking the Home button
• Bring up the list of recent apps by double-clicking the Home button
• Touch and hold the icon for Bluefire Reader until the red circle appears and then tap the red circle
• Click the Home button to return to the Home screen and restart Bluefire Reader
The good news is that this does not seem to happen very often but when it does it is annoying. We should have a fix soon.
The app freezes my jailbroken iPhone on app exit. Is this a bug?
Our application does seem to freeze jailbroken iPhones. We are trying to isolate and fix this issue. For now there seems to be a workaround as mentioned here:
But please realize that jailbreaking fundamentally changes the phone and is not a stable platform for us to develop towards. This article sums up these problems fairly well. An Unfortunate Truth About Jailbroken iPhones/iPod Touches
Can I load books into Bluefire Reader that I have purchased elsewhere?
Yes. As long as you purchased books that use Adobe DRM, or are DRM-free, you can "side load" your books into Bluefire Reader. For Adobe DRM'd items you need to authorize Bluefire Reader with the same Adobe ID that you used to authorize your other computer/device. (See ) You should then be able to open and read your books.
You can read and excellent write up about transferring file to Bluefire Reader at Dear Author.
Can I read books in Bluefire Reader that I have purchased for the Nook?
Yes, there has been some success in this reported in the The MobileRead Forums.
What is the best way to stay informed about updates to Bluefire Reader?
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