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Old 03-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #46
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Sucessfull Rooting

Thanks to all who posted, and danifunker. Apologies for asking a question previously answered on the post. Now I know to read ENTIRE posts before attempting anything I figured I should post my results in case it might help anyone as your posts have helped me.

My major issue, after realizing danifunker was taking about a script command in step 3 (see previous post ), was that kobo vox did not appear under unknown devices in device manager.

My vox did appear under disk drives (3 instances)
but it would not let me change driver (driver up to date message).

1. I followed Tordre's advice and uninstalled mass storage device under USB controllers.

2. Unplugged and re-attached my kobo and it appeared under unknown devices (K080).

3.I followed the video posted by danifunker to force install driver.

4. re-booted my pc.

5. ran runme.bat file.

6. opened Oogle Vox on my Vox.

7. Oogle Vox then confirmed rooting and allowed installation of Google framework!!

Thanks to all, especially danifunker I appreciate your hard work.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #47
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Device type?

When i go looking for "Device type", ADB interface is not listed! I am running Win 7 & I made the .android directory & put in the adb ini file.
Any suggestions?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #48
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Finally got it done!
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #49
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Hello there,

I just can't seem to get this driver thing to work. I uninstall the USB Mass Storage under USB Controllers and unplug my Vox. Then I plug it back in and Windows 7 just reinstalls everything without giving me a chance to do anything. I also tried it under VM Player in XP, and even though it showed up under Unknown devices, it wouldn't detect any of the drivers in the folder.

Windows 7 let me install ADB ONCE, but after restarting my PC the bat file wouldn't work. What should I do now?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #50
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Hi. I'm getting the following error when I run the bat file. The system cannot find the path specified.

I am running Windows 7 Professional x64. Please see the screenshot.

Thanks for any help on this issue.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #51
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Hi. I'm getting the following error when I run the bat file. The system cannot find the path specified.

I am running Windows 7 Professional x64. Please see the screenshot.

Thanks for any help on this issue.
Please try launching the "runme" batch file from a command prompt manually.

IE, go to Start -> run -> cmd

cd \temp\zergrush-forkobo\zergrush

runme

Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #52
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why does my kobo not show up in other devices in devise manger in my win7 pc?




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Hi Everyone,

I know there have been a number of users who haven't been able to get root again after the March 2, 2012 update.

Here are the instructions:
1) Download the package ZergRush-forKobo.zip
2) Extract the files from the package
3) Make a new folder in your user profile ( %USERPROFILE% ) and call it .android
4) Copy the file adb_usb.ini to the new .android folder
5) On the Kobo: Turn on USB Debugging under the development options
6) Connect the Kobo to the Windows PC
7) Go into Device Manager, and double-click on the K080 device, it should be listed under unknown. Choose "Update Driver" and pick "Let me choose a driver for this device", point it to the usb_driver package (in my instance I extracted the package to C:\temp, so my full path name was C:\temp\ZergRush-forKobo\usb_driver ). A list of devices will appear, choose ADB Interface
8) Restart the computer
9) Open up the zergrush runme.bat script and let it do it's magic, in my instance it was C:\temp\ZergRush-forKobo\zergrush\runme.bat
10) Install OogleVox
11) Donate!

If you are having problems with the driver installation, I have included some scripts in my ZergRush-forKobo zip.

On XP, please try running uninstalldriver_xp.cmd this should clear out the Kobo specific driver for you. If you are still having troubles after the script, delete the infcache.1 file in c:\windows\inf ( you need to enable hidden files in windows to see the file). UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IN WINDOWS VISTA OR WINDOWS 7 DELETE INFCACHE.1. Windows XP will automatically recreate the file, Vista and higher will not.

On Windows Vista or Windows 7 (or higher), please use uninstalldriver_win7.cmd to clear our the specific driver for you.

Both scripts require administrative rights. Once you have run the script, please restart your computer before proceeding with step 6 again.

This IS a new version of the download that contains these new script, please use this new zip instead of the old one.

03/11/2012, 10:47PM EDT:
I've updated the uninstall script for Windows 7 and included the modded version of the USB driver (as a different folder) in the package. If you are having troubles with the original USB driver, try the usb_driver_modded instead.

03/12/2012, 10:52AM EDT:
I've taken a video of how to "force install" the driver for those who are wondering, you can view it here:

http://youtu.be/YJCS6fefBpw
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:34 AM   #53
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

All rooted, using the method above and the YouTube vid to force the driver update
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #54
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #55
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Runme.bat not working.

when I run the runme.bat it just sais "adb wait-for-device" and does nothing. What do i need to to change??

Last edited by bobyjoe3; 05-03-2012 at 12:27 AM. Reason: I completed my troubles but came across more troubes!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #56
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when I run the runme.bat it just sais "adb wait-for-device" and does nothing. What do i need to to change??
Have you completed properly the steps concerning drivers? Is your Kobo set to USB debugging?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #57
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i have the SAME problem as you

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Hello there,
I just can't seem to get this driver thing to work. I uninstall the USB Mass Storage under USB Controllers and unplug my Vox. Then I plug it back in and Windows 7 just reinstalls everything without giving me a chance to do anything. I also tried it under VM Player in XP, and even though it showed up under Unknown devices, it wouldn't detect any of the drivers in the folder.

Windows 7 let me install ADB ONCE, but after restarting my PC the bat file wouldn't work. What should I do now?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #58
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yes, but Iuninstall the USB Mass Storage under USB Controllers and unplug my Vox. Then I plug it back in and Windows 7 just reinstalls everything without giving me a chance to do anything. I also tried it under VM Player in XP, and even though it showed up under Unknown devices, it wouldn't detect any of the drivers in the folder.

Windows 7 let me install ADB ONCE, but after restarting my PC the bat file wouldn't work. What should I do now?

-- same as interlink's problem

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #59
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Hi danifunker,
I tried to root my Kobo Vox and it doesn't work... Here's what I think... I could do the steps 1 to 8 without any problem but when I try to root it, it starts and then says: Waiting for device... and all... I did check USB debugging and all... The only trouble is with the two following steps:
3) Make a new folder in your user profile ( %USERPROFILE% ) and call it .android
4) Copy the file adb_usb.ini to the new .android folder
Actually, I think I didn't do it the good way... In fact, I honestly don't understand how to do it... I tried some things and read the previous posts but I still can't do it... I think maybe here's the reason why the rooting doesn't work... I already spent too much time on that (a couple of hours!!!) so I'm really asking for your help... Could you please explain me how to do the steps 3 and 4??
Thank you so much, I read that it worked for a lot of people so I hope it will work for me!
P.S: I'm using Windows 7 64 bits.
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Hi danifunker,
I tried to root my Kobo Vox and it doesn't work... Here's what I think... I could do the steps 1 to 8 without any problem but when I try to root it, it starts and then says: Waiting for device... and all... I did check USB debugging and all... The only trouble is with the two following steps:
3) Make a new folder in your user profile ( %USERPROFILE% ) and call it .android
4) Copy the file adb_usb.ini to the new .android folder
Actually, I think I didn't do it the good way... In fact, I honestly don't understand how to do it... I tried some things and read the previous posts but I still can't do it... I think maybe here's the reason why the rooting doesn't work... I already spent too much time on that (a couple of hours!!!) so I'm really asking for your help... Could you please explain me how to do the steps 3 and 4??
Thank you so much, I read that it worked for a lot of people so I hope it will work for me!
P.S: I'm using Windows 7 64 bits.
Hi there,
I'm assuming that you can't create the .android folder in your Windows profile, so run s command prompt start - run - cmd
Then do the following commands:
1) cd %USERPROFILE%
2) md .android

Once the folder is created, try following step 4 again. Good luck!
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