Ultimate Guide 2013 Hack the Kobo Glo

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica, Senza categoria

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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