Originally Posted by stef70
This is question for the Kobo developers.
I know that it is possible to restore the factory settings by pressing the Home button while powering on the device. This is a very useful feature when hacking into the system.
I would like to know if that reset is performed by the booloader or by a linux process (nickel?). Simply speaking, can I brick my Touch if I messed up some of the linux startup files such as inittab or rcS?
When the home key is pressed on power up, the second partition is loaded which performs a format of the first partition.
If you mess up the first partition then that should be fine.
Just don't mess up the second one.