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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Does the Kobo Glo still use an internal microSD to hold firmware?

I'm basically trying to figure out how difficult it is to brick my Glo in the process of tinkering with it. Does the Glo still use an internal microSD for holding the firmware? Are there any other bits of writeable non-volatile storage hidden elsewhere on the board?

If it's just the internal microSD, it makes it much simpler to recover from a screw-up, which is why I'm wondering.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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It is an internal micro SD. There is a least one person here who has replaced it with a larger card.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Answered above while I was not paying attention.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #4
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Then how to get the internal sd card out of kobo?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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Then how to get the internal sd card out of kobo?
I don't know as I haven't tried to pull mine apart. It was explained on a thread here, but I only paid attention to the fact they they did it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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Then how to get the internal sd card out of kobo?
The back of the Glo is held together by plastic clips, so it can be popped off pretty easily. I've found it easiest to start at one of the corners and slide your tool along the edges. The back should come off without too much trouble.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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I've tried with a small knife. That worked well with mit Touch but not with the Glo. Seems to be glued a bit. Any suggestions for the tool?
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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I've tried with a small knife. That worked well with mit Touch but not with the Glo. Seems to be glued a bit. Any suggestions for the tool?
There was no glue whatsoever on my Glo. As for the tool, something made of hard plastic will probably work best. A metal tool might damage the case.

If I remember correctly, I opened my Glo by just running my fingernail along the edge (though my nails are pretty tough).
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