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Old 03-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #16
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By the way... still no worky. Kobo only ever shows up under Disk Driver... never under "Unknown"
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Sammysdad, try the new version of the removal script and make sure you are running as administrator. Good luck!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #18
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Not working

I am having the same problem as everyone else and it isn't working. I am unable to create the android folder with a .(dot) in front android. I am not sure if that matters but Win 7 will not allow it.

Device manager will not read the driver and I have uninstalled twice and rebooted.

I'm not a Windows Guy (have had Mac's for 16 years) and can't get into command scripts etc.

Any ideas?
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Hi todd33, I actually experienced the same problem today when I was doing this on my work PC.

I'll add a script to the package soon to handle this, but in the meantime do the following:

1. Click Start -> Run -> cmd
2. type "cd %userprofile%" (without any quotes)
3. type "md .android" (without any quotes"
4. The folder should be created, try copying the file now.
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How do you "force in the ADB interface driver"?
When I choose the usb_driver, windows gives a message saying:

"The specified location does not contain information about your hardware"

Brian
http://youtu.be/YJCS6fefBpw
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #21
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #22
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Ran as admin and got...


Microsoft PnP Utility

Deleting the driver package failed :The parameter is incorrect.
If any errors occured, please post to MobileRead forums. Otherwise, please resta
rt your computer now.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #23
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Win7 force install versus XP error

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Thanks for doing the video. That must be win7? With XP SP 3, it looks the same up until you select the directory. At that point you get a warning that you can override, but XP users get the error box I attached earlier.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #24
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JOY! Found a good work around for the rooting not working.

Install Oracle Virtual Box
Setup a vanilla XP OS with USB access
Follow danifunker's root guide at the top of this thread
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #25
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Could also use VMWare's VM Player (tis free and unlike older versions of Player you can create virtual machines).
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #26
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yeah I'm not a fan of VMware Player... complex to navigate their download site for the average non-vmware user vs. VirtualBox which is quite simple to get and use.
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yeah I'm not a fan of VMware Player... complex to navigate their download site for the average non-vmware user vs. VirtualBox which is quite simple to get and use.
You still need an OS to load, so it might be tough for non-experienced users. I took a look at an existing liveCD that was built for rooting, but it would require a lot of knowledge that I don't have. Let's see if other people come up with some solutions, since I know it's an OS problem, but I'm not exactly sure where the problem lies.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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Debugging Mode Completely Not Working

Hello

My Vox updated to the march 8th update successfully, been trying to run your root script on windows but with my Vox in debugging mode it does not appear in windows device manager, I tried a few things like running your driver fix script, restarting my computer and restarting my device.

I looked into your batch file to see what it was doing. I got the gist of what it is doing so I figured I would try using my linux box to do the same as I already had Android dev tools installed (in case it was a windows driver error). Here is where things get interesting the device doesn't appear in debugging mode in Linux either.

So I am beginning to think the update might have ruined my ability to debug, The next thing I will probably try is a factory reset unless anyone can think of another possibility.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #29
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I reached step 7 and got the following message: The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems.

I then tried to run the uninstall driver Windows 7 and got the following message: Microsoft PnP Utility
Deleting the driver package failed :The parameter is incorrect.
If any erros occured, please post to MobileRead forums. Otherwise, please restart your computer now.
Press any key to continue ...

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #30
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Yup Tordre and muskiestallker are both having the same issue I had. Here's the fix...

1. Install VirtualBox https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
2. Install Windows XP Pro (SP2) as a VM in VirtualBox and give it access to USB
3. In the VM load up danifunker's package and follow his instructions
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