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Old 05-04-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Glo HD - SD Image available yet?

About to get my Kobo Glo HD this week.

Just in case I mess up during the SD imaging process - does anyone have a Glo HD SD Image available?
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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Im a bit confused. Surely if you are reimaging this means you are oepnning the device and replacing the sd card... So out the old SD card in a safe place and no need to download an image.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:11 PM   #3
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About to get my Kobo Glo HD this week.

Just in case I mess up during the SD imaging process - does anyone have a Glo HD SD Image available?
Hmmm... the first step in moving to a larger internal uSD card is to create an image of the original card unless you have a computer with two SD card slots. My choice is to write protect the adapter I use to stuff the uSD card into my laptop's SD card slot when I am creating the image and saving a copy of the image to a thumb drive before I move on to the step of imaging the new uSD card. That way you still have the original uSD card in case things don't work out and the image for later attempts.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:50 AM   #4
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Perfect! A nice, simple process! I do have a card read with multiple slots - this simple lock of the card would help me avoid doing something as silly as overwriting the original card!
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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I picked up a Glo HD today and the switch over to a 32 GB card was painless. I recommend using your fingernails to pry off the back as anything else might do damage.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:42 AM   #6
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my kobo glo hd is bricked. anybody kind enough to share me a image file for the 4gb that came with the unit?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:59 AM   #7
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my kobo glo hd is bricked.
How did you brick it? If you did not take the card out or mess with dd in the root shell, the double tap reset might work for you as well.

make sure the device is turned off (by holding power button long enough).

then press and hold the power button. power LED should turn on.

at the same time while still holding the power button, repeatedly tap the bottom corners of the screen. device should go into firmware reset.

At least that's how it works for the H2O and other Kobo devices. Don't have a Glo HD to test with
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How did you brick it? If you did not take the card out or mess with dd in the root shell, the double tap reset might work for you as well.

make sure the device is turned off (by holding power button long enough).

then press and hold the power button. power LED should turn on.

at the same time while still holding the power button, repeatedly tap the bottom corners of the screen. device should go into firmware reset.

At least that's how it works for the H2O and other Kobo devices. Don't have a Glo HD to test with
That's how it works for the Glo HD. I tested it to make sure earlier in the week.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:10 AM   #9
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fresh out of the box, during set up, after connecting to wifi, updated was required. the screen shows downloading update and it got stuck there forever. tried the pin hole reset too.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:30 AM   #10
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entroxrr: Try a factory reset. For the Glo HD, this is done by:

- Make sure the device is charged by plugging it in for at least an hour.
- Ensuring the device is off by holding the power button down for at least 20 seconds.
- Turn the device on but hold the button down.
- Tap both the bottom corners of the screen.
- When the restoring message is displayed, let the power button go.

When I tested this, it took me a couple of tries to get the timing right.

If it doesn't restore, take it back as faulty and exchange it.
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I'm new to Kobo devices and I'm working out the best and safe way to apply modifications to 3.15 on the Glo HD.

As I understand it from this thread, before trying to install modifications, I should open the device and copy the internal SD-card (using the correct procedure of course) before I do anything. Is that the safest approach?

That way, if things go bad, I can re-insert the original card and image. Correct?
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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I'm new to Kobo devices and I'm working out the best and safe way to apply modifications to 3.15 on the Glo HD.

As I understand it from this thread, before trying to install modifications, I should open the device and copy the internal SD-card (using the correct procedure of course) before I do anything. Is that the safest approach?

That way, if things go bad, I can re-insert the original card and image. Correct?
What kind of modifications? If you just want to patch the device, then, no. If you are going to try to run android, then maybe. I can't think of any other reason. Unless the mod you are talking about is using a larger SD card.
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That way, if things go bad, I can re-insert the original card and image. Correct?
In theory, yes. In practice, opening the device might void your warranty, not to mention the risk of damaging the hardware somehow.

For firmware modifications such as you find here on these forums, all you have to do is always have a backup of your files. Under normal circumstances even if things go completely south, the factory reset method described above should still work. (It stops working when you start messing with bootloaders, kernels and partitions.)

I probably wouldn't have cut a hole into the back of my H2O for easy SD card access, had I known of this method before
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Perfect! A nice, simple process! I do have a card read with multiple slots - this simple lock of the card would help me avoid doing something as silly as overwriting the original card!
Nothing like learning from someone else's mistakes. Of course, you can then go on to make even bigger and better mistakes of your own.
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I've already installed the patch for 3.15. But I want to install Coolreader and / or Koreader, and some kind of filemanager, presumably via the Kobo Start Menu (whatever that is. I'm new to Kobo...) I'm running 3.15 on the Glo HD, so I'm concerned that without precedents I could brick the device.

So it's preferable to back-up the card rather then remove and duplicate it? Will that (almost) guarantee that I can recover if things go bad? And can someone point me to the process? Thanks. Learning here
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