Ultimate Guide 2013 Hack the Kobo Glo

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Hello everyone today finally I managed to write this guide trying to be more complete and simple as possible!
For every trick I created a file so just download it and then follow the instructions!

0_ open the new global kobo or after factory reset ( hard reset = more light button pressed start button right to see red light , then release and wait for reset )

1_ Insert the usb port to pc then in kobo choose to: a_configurare via PC if after point 0_ or b_ to connect if the kobo is already configured (used )

2_ make a backup copy of the database , then copy the database with user unlocked KoboReader.sqlite in the folder / .kobo / KoboReader.sqlite PS : by doing so we will not have automatic updates

3_ safe removal kobo from the PC , and then disconnect the USB cable !

4_ will now ask you whether or not to publish on facebook (I put no) PS : The factory firmware is 2.1.2 of 31/08/2012

5_ Now update the firmware of our kobo to the stable version ” 2013Release – 2.8.1 – AuraHomeScreen + tastieraMigliore ” ( of 15/07/13 ) . Insert the USB socket on the PC and on the Kobo click ” Connect” ( the screen that comes up automatically ” discovered computer .”) Then copy the file ” KoboRoot.tgz ” inside the folder kobo / . Kobo ( on ubuntu ctrl + h to see hidden files ) PS : other firmware can be found in http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185660

6_ Do not unplug the Kobo but still copy the dictionaries that you will find in the compressed archive in / .kobo / dict /
safely remove the kobo , you will now see that you update ( as long as you let him do reboots )

7_ Reinsert the usb if you want to google NOT that you draw your own research and readings . Copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” in / . Kobo /
safely disconnect and wait for the update

8_ Reinsert the usb if you want to add a handy menu that will allow you to launch applications in QT ( chess, checkers , notepad, calculator and others.) Copy the root directory ” launcher.png ” then copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” in / . kobo /
safely disconnect and wait for the update.

9_ Reinsert the usb if you want to add ” kobotweaks -glo .” Copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” in / . Kobo /
safely disconnect and wait for the update

10_ Put the usb if you want to add night function will reverse the long keypress light colors on e-ink screen ( the white becomes black and vice versa) . Very useful for reading in complete darkness ( less toil eyes ) Copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” and ” nightmode.ini ” and ” kobotweaks.ini ” in / . kobo /

11_ For the geeks 😉 we enable telnet via wi -fi: Copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” in / .kobo / .scollegare safely and wait for the update . Once restarted colleghiamoci the wi-fi network from the pc then in a terminal type ” telnet ipKOBO ”
to discover the ‘ ipKobo go to the menu of the kobo > Settings> Device Information

NOTE – 1: If instead you want to synchronize your library mondadori avoid steps and 1_ 5_ since the kobo you will update via wi-fi

NOTE – 2: If after updating the kobo as note 2 and you want to block the firmware version and inpedire updates and synchronization library mondadori Re-insert the usb , copy ” KoboRoot.tgz ” in / . Kobo / . Disconnect safely and wait for the update

NOTE -3 : You can change / modify the logo mondadori to the default of Kobo : enter / . Kobo / and edit the file ” affiliate.conf ” then replace ” Kobo ” to ” Mondadori ” ( = Kobo affiliate ) can be put other type “affiliate = fnac .”

NOTE-4: If you want you can open the kobo and replace the sd 2GB internal with another larger capacity, in October this guide will also

NOTE-5: To manage the libraries and add to your ebook kobo you can use the fantastic program called Calibre or use proprietary software Kobo Desktop

I hope this guide approaching many users as possible to the world of e-readers because remember that e-readers with e-ink screen do not tire and will not harm the view , it is as if we read on paper without cutting down trees and forests !

Good hack at all !!!

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Uby OS download

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Uby OS system specifications

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System architecture: –
kernel 1; generic: –
kernel 2l, notebook computers: –

Uby OS screenshot

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significant screenshot

Calibre 0.9.2 and above on ubuntu 12.04

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Hello to all,
as all lovers of books / ebooks I realized that the support from the ppa n-caliber Muench for ubuntu 4.12 is stopped while they are developing for the 12.10. In order to keep up to date caliber we arm ourselves with patience and follow these simple steps:
Download the following packages from the web (google is your friend):


Then from the terminal with “cd” you placed in the folder where you downloaded the packages,
now digit
dpkg -i –force-all *.deb

Well now we have to keep Calibre We add the ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/calibre -y

We will now modify the pope just added:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/n-muench-calibre-precise.list

Now we’re going to replace “precise” putting “quantal”

Save and close

In the terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


That’s it, simple right??
At the next trick;)

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Kobo desktop manager ereader ubuntu 12.04

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Hello all I wanted to inform you that you can install eReader Kobo Desktop on ubuntu 12.04 (currently not supported) through these simple steps:
1) Download and install libicu44 oneiric version
2) Download and install libzip1 for oneiric
3) Now let us of missing dependencies which unfortunately does not install themselves with the basic package:

sudo apt-get install libzip2 libpng3 libssl0.9.8

4) Ora basta scarica ed installare il programma “Kobo Desktop eReader”


screenshot del programma

Here are some more screenshots of the program

Collegamento via usb al nostro kobo

eBook Readers

eBook Readers di Kobo

I hope this trick will be useful

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Nautilus Script antivirus scan

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Hello everyone today I propose un’estenzione nautilus that simplifies scanzione antivirus on linux.
You may wonder now what is a virus on linux:
a) To scanzionare files before transferring them on Windows (prevention)
b) For a hard-disk scanzionare infected (care)
The script created by me iterfaccia has a graphic that will follow you step by step before and during the scanzione.
The scanzione is based on ‘ClamAV antivirus for linux
If you do not have antivirus installed the script will propose the installation.

1) download the script from this link
2) Copy the script
(to view hidden folders use ctrl + h)
3) Give it execute permissions by right-clicking on the file, properties, permissions, select to run as a program.
4) Position yourself with your cursor on any folder or file by scanzionare, then right-click, scripts, scanzione-Antivirus

5) Now you will be asked to update the virus signature (recommended)

here is the window that appears when updating

6) Follow the graphical instructions and good scan
We carry a possible SCAN-measured weight:

Hope you like it, to the next!

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Gablabel programma di traduzione per linux ubuntu

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Hi today I want to offer a convenient translation program that uses google translate.Si integragra panel gnome / unity so as to letting us always at hand.


If you have installed 32-bit operating system downloaded this version gablabel-0.1.1
Then simply install!!!
If you have installed the operating system 64-bit download this buildgablabel-0.1.1 and then you need to download the 32-bit libraries that I have prepared. librerie-32bit-gablabel
Solo per la 64 bit:
Once downloaded, open the terminal and stand with the cd command in the folder where the package.
sudo dpkg -i –force-all gablabel-0.1.1-natty-i386.deb
You will get errors but you do not pay any attention.
Now type sudo nautilus and once open head where you downloaded the additional libraries:
Now unzip the package and copy all of its contents in /lib32
Now you can start the program gablabel located in the Accessories menu.
NB: If you can not access the official website you can download the program from qui

FireTray minimize thunderbird in the gnome panel

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# # Last modified November 16, 2012 # #

Hello from time FireTray use to keep active in the bar thunderbird gnome so I signal the presence of new email!
It looks like this:
in the absence of email


with email notification arrived


I wrote this article because I realized that installing certain versions of FireTray on thunderbird does not always work.

Now and then I write the respective correspondences versions make it all work:

Thunderbird 9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16   —-> firetray-0.4.0a2.xpi

NB: For version 16 will only count for incoming mail and right click and closing only one new message (the rest comes under management)

Thunderbird 8 —-> firetray-0.3.0-svn-r134M.xpi
(later update from add-ons otherwise does not go directly)

Compress pdf script with Nautilus

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After doing a search on the net I found that pdf file compression is quite dark!

To make life easier I created a script Nautilus (tested on version 10.04 and 11.04 of ubuntu 64bit, but working with all of them)

The script compresses the pdf looking for in the can to maintain good visual quality.

First you need to install a dependency, open the terminal and write

sudo apt-get install ghostscript

Now download the script created by me

Once you have downloaded the script must be placed in


then right-clicking on the file

go to properties> permissions

and put the check “Allow executing file as program”

Now just you select the PDF file you need, and right-click

script> Compress-PDF

now wait patiently (depends on the weight of the file)

I hope you might come in handy!


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