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Old 11-09-2014, 02:38 AM   #1081
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I set the clock to Jan. 1, 2013 which was the earliest I could set it to -- 2013-2030 seems to be the current range for years. Both Kobo synced and sideloaded books I had on the device showed up in the listing. When I connected to my computer, I could see the sideloaded books and the kepub files.
I just tested a Touch and it has the same earliest date. Which is interesting as at least one person has reported seeing a 1970 date on one of the newer devices. Maybe something else has reset the date and the nickel doesn't handle that properly. But, I wouldn't expect that to affect the files visable when connected to the PC.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:51 AM   #1082
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I have tried to patch 3.11 without success.
I have spent hours trying different path combinations to no avail.

I have my glo plugged in to Windows 7
I have unzipped the patch file.
Placed the unzipped 3.11 firmware folder in the patch source directory.
edited libnickel.so.1.0.0.patch (not on note pad).
Run .bat, I get "the system cannot find the specified path"

any ideas ?.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:04 AM   #1083
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I have tried to patch 3.11 without success.
I have spent hours trying different path combinations to no avail.

I have my glo plugged in to Windows 7
I have unzipped the patch file.
Placed the unzipped 3.11 firmware folder in the patch source directory.
edited libnickel.so.1.0.0.patch (not on note pad).
Run .bat, I get "the system cannot find the specified path"

any ideas ?.
You don't need to have your Glo plugged in to generate the patched file.

After you unzipped the patch file, you copied the kobo-update-3.11.0.zip into the 3.11.0_source directory? Note that the firmware file is placed in the folder without unpacking it. Alternately, you can unpack the 3 files that are needed from the firmware update file and place them in that directory manually.

You can edit the patch file with any editor. It uses Windows style CRLF EOLs.

You might want to edit the batch file and set debug log to true. You can then post the log file in the Instructions for patching firmware 3.11.0 forum. While not exactly the most verbose, it does help to show where the batch file is looking for it's bits and pieces.

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project name = 3.11.0 
the7zipexe=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311\tools\7za920\7za.exe 
thepatchexe=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311\tools\pa32lsb.exe 
currentpath=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311 
sourcepath=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311\3.11.0_source  
targetpath=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311\3.11.0_target  
thekobopath=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kobo Patcher\patch_kobo_311\3.11.0_target\usr\local\Kobo

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Old 11-17-2014, 03:28 AM   #1084
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After you unzipped the patch file, you copied the kobo-update-3.11.0.zip into the 3.11.0_source directory? Note that the firmware file is placed in the folder without unpacking it. Alternately, you can unpack the 3 files that are needed from the firmware update file and place them in that directory manually
I was doing exactly that, and many other different combinations.

I solved it by moving the process from directory, "Kobo & Psion", to a directory without the "&".

Many thanks for your time.

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Old 11-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #1085
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I have found that the folder I run the .bat file from must be close to root. If the path is too long, I get errors.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:50 PM   #1086
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I have found that the folder I run the .bat file from must be close to root. If the path is too long, I get errors.
Right, there are some limitations.

On my system (W8 8.1), for instance
Code:
C:\data\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\123456780\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\123456780\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\patch_kobo_3110
does not work*, but

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C:\data\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\123456780\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\1234567890\123456780\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\abc\patch_kobo_3110
is sufficiently "close to root."

* If I add some more /abc-s, windows even refuses to run the bat file because of "internet security" concerns.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #1087
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One possible workaround would be to use the command line SUBST command to assign a drive letter to the directory that is the base of the patch environment.

The challenge though would be finding an available letter to be used.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:54 AM   #1088
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The challenge though would be finding an available letter to be used.
I have an Glo chock full of letters...
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