A little late to the party there Yodaweed.
In case you haven't noticed Kobo has abandoned support for the original Arc. The last firmware is dated 2013-05-13 and the two Kobo employees who were once active in regards to the Arc haven't been around in months.
Your points have been made plenty of times in the past. Simply run a different launcher as that is what everyone else has already done.
Bumping a dead thread does nothing for anyone.