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Old 12-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #61
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That'll happen with some updates, unfortunately.
Just curious, if you "freeze" apps using titanium rather than removing them, will they stay frozen after an update?
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:59 PM   #62
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Yep. As long as your app data is still there.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:05 AM   #63
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Thanks, good to know.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #64
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Hello,

I downloaded a VLC to my Kobo Vox and still cannot play wma files. I have tried converting the wma files to mp3 however they are protected. Is there a way to play these files on my Vox?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #65
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I think you would have to strip the drm from them first...I don't believe you will find anything that plays protected wma on android.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #66
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I think you would have to strip the drm from them first...I don't believe you will find anything that plays protected wma on android.
Do you know how I would go about doing this?

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #67
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No but you can google for tools that claim to do this.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #68
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Thanks. I found a few programs that claim to remove the DRM. Hopefully one of them will work
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #69
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Yeah, VLC will play wma files but DRM files will always be an issue.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #70
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Pls forgive a newbie question (this is my 1st post); I followed Jefftheworld's advice on rooting my Kobo Vox, and then tried to follow the instructions on removing apps. I downloaded and installed ConnectBot and BusyBox (in that order); everything seemed to work as intended. However, when I now run ConnectBot and select 'local' (from a pulldown), I get the display:
Connecting to null:22 via local
failure: Local shell is unavailable on this phone

Any ideas? ... thanks
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #71
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Thanks. I found a few programs that claim to remove the DRM. Hopefully one of them will work
I have the name of one that absolutely works...PM me for it. It's not free however...
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #72
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Pls forgive a newbie question (this is my 1st post); I followed Jefftheworld's advice on rooting my Kobo Vox, and then tried to follow the instructions on removing apps. I downloaded and installed ConnectBot and BusyBox (in that order); everything seemed to work as intended. However, when I now run ConnectBot and select 'local' (from a pulldown), I get the display:
Connecting to null:22 via local
failure: Local shell is unavailable on this phone

Any ideas? ... thanks
I had that error originally too. It had to do with the wrong version of busybox being installed or busybox not being installed properly. Reinstalling and choosing a different version fixed it.

That being said, unless you are a masochist, I would suggest using es file explorer in root mode to rename/delete apps. Much easier than typing in the horrible connectbot window.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #73
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Question Pros and cons to rooting my device?

Your instructions are clear and easy to follow but with all due respect, (and as a complete and utter noob) I'm just wondering how rooting the device makes it better. Does it improve functionality and if so, how?

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I'm going to use this thread to put up various guides on customizing your Kobo Vox. I'll rank them in two areas; expertise required and my opinion on how vital it is to making the Vox better)

Each tutorial will list all the tools you need and tell you if you need to complete another one or more of the other tutorials first. I will use as many screenshots as I can and try to make it as simple as possible.

Keep coming back here as I'll be adding content as much as I can!


Table of Contents:

1. Rooting your Vox (Expertise: Beginner, Importance: critical)
2. Unrooting your Vox (Expertise: Beginner, Importance: ???)
3. Removing unwanted apps manually (Expersise: Intermediate, Importance: moderate)

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4. Removing unwanted apps automatically (Expertise: Beginner, Importance: moderate)
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #74
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Your instructions are clear and easy to follow but with all due respect, (and as a complete and utter noob) I'm just wondering how rooting the device makes it better. Does it improve functionality and if so, how?
Well, for example if you want android market access and don't want to resort to adb, you need to root. And that's just one example.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #75
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Another is that it gives you access to remove the bloater apps it comes with that you don't want/use that take up space that could otherwise be used for apps you do use.
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