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Old 11-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Looking for hints on full reset of Kobo 1

I am the happy owner of a Kobo 1 who plans to upgrade to a WiFi model and donate the original to a bazaar this weekend at his church.

Any suggestions on the best steps to take to ensure it is fully wiped clean before I donate it? I actually even have the original box from it
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Go into settings--advanced--and do a factory reset.
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And then put in a clean database by following the instructions here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94789

assuming you do have the version 1.4 update on your Kobo.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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I'm not sure the full reset wipes the file system... but yes... those were the steps I was planning
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It does. It might be good to wait until the upgrade is released and on your reader. The upgrade will then be the system that will restore when the other folks do that in the future.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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Lol... bazaar is this Saturday so time is ticking!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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I'm not sure the full reset wipes the file system... but yes... those were the steps I was planning
On an original Kobo the factory reset does not restore the database to the original. I know because I had a messed up database and did a couple of resets which achieved nothing before I followed the sticky noted above. (I understand for a gen2 device the factory reset actually does restore the datebase).

To completely wipe any personal things from the Kobo and make it "factory clean" I would do both the reset and the database restore.

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I believe if the Db is ok to begin with, you do get a clean install, but replacing the sqlite and image files can't hurt.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:27 AM   #9
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All done Reset, DB restored; file system double checked. Battery fully charged; put back in original box (well... actually a box from the Black Kobo 1, and this is a White Kobo 1). Even stuck a screen protector over the screen.

I think I will include my eMail address to answer any questions.
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All done Reset, DB restored; file system double checked. Battery fully charged; put back in original box (well... actually a box from the Black Kobo 1, and this is a White Kobo 1). Even stuck a screen protector over the screen.

I think I will include my eMail address to answer any questions.
Nice of you! Hope your church prices it fairly, and not $1.00 or something.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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They will; dropped it off this afternoon and chatted with the Minister about it. We might go for a dutch auction idea, or ask for at least $50 (maybe even $75).
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #12
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Well; last time I checked it was up to $65 bid
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