Couldn't find out how to get into that bootstrap mode. But Kobo still has to provide something like that - for general service (i.e. problems during automatic upgrades / bricked units). Would be nice to recover through a cable instead of opening the thing up each time something goes wrong. I can't adb into my device. Don't know what's wrong there.
Add: Also using LiGux Tools https://market.android.com/details?i...b3VkLnRvb2wiXQ
I can't seem to get into bootloader mode. I doubt adb will bring different results. However, when I turn on the Kobo while on USB under Windows, something pops up while the first black-and-white Kobo logo is there and then disappears when the colored logo comes up. Maybe we'll have to poll it somehow.
The further I go into the sources of the whole thing and read discussions, I see two important problems for custom roms though: pretty nasty proprietary drivers for the GPU and the Wifi (hélas why we don't have it).
Personally, I'd let the Android job to Kobo - they get the docs and maybe even the sources. Only important thing would be to get the USB host running - adapter on the way. I'm pretty content with the OS they provided.
Another forum is here: http://www.slatedroid.com/forum/110-...ex-a8-tablets/
Note the first thread - 3G USB dongles.
As such, I'm rather tempted to check a dual-boot in the future. Freescale provides an Ubuntu image that seems to have all the drivers. If then I can get Bodhi (http://bodhilinux.com/
) running, it's time to ditch the netbook :-)