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Old 06-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Kobo Aura HD registration circumvention

I'm quite a novice in this field so bear with me. I found no aura hd specific tutorial on google for skiping the registration on the device. I came across the sqlite3 method on link. Here are my questions:

does it work on aura hd?
can I perform this on a windows 7 computer?
is there any chance whatsoever at damaging the device?
will I be able to use the dictionary and the browser after doing this?
what about firmware updates? are they on halt?

I also checked into the google analytics on kobo touch - I guess it's same for aura? Anything else I should read about in relation this? Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Register with a really fake address (not someone that might be real for someone else). There is no verification of email involved. Don't turn on your WiFi and you need never hear from Kobo at all.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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does it work on aura hd?
Sort of. You will have to add two or three more foos since Kobo added to the registration details. (Just repeat the command until it works. SQLite won't accept an invalid entry.)

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can I perform this on a windows 7 computer?
Yes, but I don't know about the details.

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is there any chance whatsoever at damaging the device?
None. The worse case scenario is that the database will become corrupted, then you'd perform a factory reset. That said, I've never corrupted the database while faking the registration data.

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will I be able to use the dictionary and the browser after doing this?
Yes.

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what about firmware updates? are they on halt?
I'm pretty sure that you'll still receive firmware updates. That said, I usually update manually so I'm not 100% sure.

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I also checked into the google analytics on kobo touch - I guess it's same for aura? Anything else I should read about in relation this? Thanks!
I just examined the archive. You can use it on the Aura.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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You can obtain SQLite for Windows from here:

http://www.sqlite.org/download.html

(You'll want the shell version, not the DLL.)

The command will be almost the same under Windows, but you will have to change the paths.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:10 AM   #6
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Thanks alot BWinmill. I got it running now. I didn't have much luck with the sqlite 3 command prompt as I think I couldn't get it to reach the file path. (typed: "sqlite3 E:.koboKoboReader.sqlite", but got a syntax error after inserting 'user' values as specified in the tutorial.)

PeterT's suggested program was great, with little knowledge I managed to do fine. Selected the database type, sqlite file I wanted to edit, found 'user' table, edited the data.

I accidentally ran the 'insert into user values' commandline in the DBeaver program also, so I ended up with 3 rows in the user database. 2 that I added, and the default one. Didn't find a way to delete a row at first sight so I left it at that.


tl;dr - thanks, got it running!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:56 AM   #7
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/

Works great for this and lets you delete any user lines you don't want in the database.

Just use the "Browse Data" tab to select "user", then the "Execute SQL" tab to enter:

INSERT INTO user VALUES ("0", "0", "0", "0", "0", "0","false") for the AuraHD (You can cut and paste this) Click on the "Execute query" button.

Go back to the Browse Data tab and "user", to select and delete any records you don't need.

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:34 AM   #8
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/

Works great for this and lets you delete any user lines you don't want in the database.

Just use the "Browse Data" tab to select "user", then the "Execute SQL" tab to enter:

INSERT INTO user VALUES ("0", "0", "0", "0", "0", "0","false") for the AuraHD (You can cut and paste this) Click on the "Execute query" button.

Go back to the Browse Data tab and "user", to select and delete any records you don't need.

Luck;
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You sir (and everyone else on this thread too) are a lifesaver.

I thought I bricked my Touch for sure. For some reason, after the latest firmware, my reader has been really laggy. It doesn't detect with Kobo Desktop too. It just doesn't recognize my reader at all... Calibre sees it fine, Windows sees it fine.

So something go corrupted and I was set back to the 1.16x firmware. I couldn't get connected, thus I couldn't register/update my reader.

Finally with these instructions, I was able to get on my wi-fi, and get updated. Now with it unregistered, I'm even debating logging in at all.

I can read books, and I am happy.

Thanks a bunch!
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