How do I do a factory reset?
From the menus: Go into your settings → Device Information → Factory Reset
From the device if it’s frozen (Not recommended unless required:
“- Slide the On/off slider for enough seconds to be sure the device is off
- Press and hold down the light button
- Slide the on/off slider once as if you were switching it on, whilst still holding the light button”
Do I have to resize the partition on my computer?
Yes, the Kobo Glo itself cannot resize the partitions, only format the entire card.
Do I have to use PC?
No, there are other methods for doing this from Linux, which SHOULD also work from OS X seeing as it’s *nix based.
How can I use that extra 10MB at the beginning of the MicroSD card?
You can't! (See post #5 here!)
You CAN get a bit more space out of the partition you just resized. Apparently the format tool within the Kobo is more efficient/better then the one I told you to download
The only way I have done so far is to do a factory reset AFTER everything else. It allowed me to go from 29984MB → 29998MB total space.
For the reset information:
Thanks to Mrs_Often and Taming
For the initial idea & Teardown pics:
The MicroSD Card I used for reference (Not required):
This is where I found the software itself that I used:
Thanks to Koboyashi for the flash drive software
Thanks to Psi for the Partition software
Links to the software again:
"Free Partition Software - MiniToolŪ Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.8" - Partition software:
"Flash Drive Image Creator" - For ripping images from the SD Card:
"Flash Drive Image Writer" - For writing images to the SD Card:
For instructions on how to do this on a *nix machine:
Calibre (Not required, this is what I use for syncing ebooks):
Go here for this visual guide with full size pictures hosted by me: