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Old 08-16-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Device: Kobo Mini, Sony PRS T1
Testmode / Enable ADB on stock (non-rooted) readers!

I have not tried that because I want to stay with my rooted reader, but there seems to be a way to enable ADB on non-rooted readers too, which should handy for many things:

At first you have to run testmode app. It is installed on every stock reader and can be invoked via http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST...ering_Testmode

With testmode you can
  • dump system log to a text file for troubleshooting
  • do factory reset
  • boot into recovery mode (provided that you have recovery root file system on internal or external sd card)
  • brick your device by hitting buttons you do not know what they are for, so be carefull!

And there is a Switch ADB button in testmode app - guess what it does

With ADB enabled, you can access the reader via ADB shell as described here: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST...ng_ADB_to_work


Now, you should be able to do things like installing apps without having to root the device!
Code:
adb install myshinynewapp.apk
Of course, you will need an app launcher to run custom apps...

Also you may do battery recalibration by
Code:
adb shell rm /data/system/batterstats && reboot
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