Random stuff I know about the Kobo eReaders
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Inside the .kobo/version file, there are 5 fields.
NXXXXXXXXXX,184.108.40.206,3.19.5761,220.127.116.11,18.104.22.168,00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000340 Serial # ,? ,FW version,? ,? ,Model ID
The first field is the serial number of the device, the third is the current firmware version, and the last is the model ID. I do not know the rest of them
Inside the .kobo/affiliate.conf file, there is currently only one setting.
Under the General section, there is the affiliate setting. This contains the affiliate for your Kobo.
To check for updates manually, use the following url:
Replace the stuff in red with the info you found above. This gives you an UpgradeType and a URL. The URL is the link to the firmware, which you need to extract into the .kobo directory.
NOTE: If you would like a tool to download the latest firmware automatically, go to the Kobo Firmware page on my site.
You can tweak the home screen of the kobo in many ways. The first one I will talk about is how to remove the sync button.
It is pretty simple to remove the sync button from the home screen. It will appear again when you sync the device.
It is possible to add additional tiles to the Kobo homescreen, such as apps and games. You can also add games which are not enabled on your device by default.
You can try the following steps in order
These are the exact commands which the Kobo runs when you sign out
rm -rf /mnt/onboard/.kobo rm -rf /mnt/onboard/.kobo-images rm -rf /mnt/onboard/.adobe-digital-editions rm -rf /mnt/sd/koboExtStorage rm -rf /var/db/dhcp*
The pin lock option on firmware 4.3.8842 is currently only availiable to the rakutenbooks affiliate. You can edit .kobo/affiliate.conf after making a backup of it, and then after a reboot, the new option will appear in the Energy Saving and Privacy section of the settings.