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Old 04-26-2014, 06:01 AM   #31
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I am from Russia. We have a patch Metazoa "Cyrillic keyboard", but it is not for 3.3.0. Could you make this patch or is it very difficult? In any case, thank you very much for your Kobo patcher!
Here is the Cyrillic keyboard patch for 3.3.0, for kpg.exe only. Let me know if it works as you expect.

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<Patch>
patch_name = `Cyrillic keyboard`
patch_enable = `yes`
# Enable uppercase for [] key
replace_bytes = 8A6A4A, 00 24, 01 24
# Replace layout sign
replace_string = CCF8BC, ``, `абв`
# Change keyboard layout
replace_utf8chars = CCF7D4, ``, `й`
replace_utf8chars = CCF7D8, ``, `цукенгшщзхъ`
replace_utf8chars = CCF804, ``, `ф`
replace_utf8chars = CCF808, ``, `ывапролджэё`
replace_utf8chars = CCF834, ``, `ячсм`
replace_utf8chars = CCF844, ``, `и`
replace_utf8chars = CCF848, `đij`, `тьбю`
replace_utf8chars = CCF858, `ł`, `.`
</Patch>
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:06 AM   #32
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Unfortunately, I get an next error:

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Cyrillic keyboard layout works fine. Thank you very very much!
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:32 PM   #34
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Has anyone tested the 'download all in browser' patch with firmware 3.0.0?
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:21 AM   #35
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So there is currently no way on Windows to patch the long paragraph bug?

This is what I did (I don't know how much of this is necessary):
  1. Applied firmware 3.3.0.
  2. Followed the instructions in the first post to patch libnickel.so.1.0.0 onto the reader.
  3. Created a new directory on my PC in which I put kpg.exe, librmsdk.so.1.0.0.patch from patch32lsb_330.zip, and librmsdk.so.1.0.0 from kobo-update-3.3.0.zip.
  4. Renamed librmsdk.so.1.0.0.patch to kpg.conf and renamed librmsdk.so.1.0.0 to libnickel.so.1.0.0. The renaming is to fool kpg.exe to patch the librmsdk binary.
  5. Ran kpg.exe which created the KoboRoot.tgz as usual.
  6. Open KoboRoot.tgz in 7-zip and navigated to KoboRoot.tar\usr\local\Kobo.
  7. Renamed the libnickel.so.1.0.0 in the zip to librmsdk.so.1.0.0, and exited 7-zip to update the zip.
  8. Applied the KoboRoot.tgz to the reader as normal, to patch librmsdk.

Using kpg.exe to create the zip ensures that the User, Group, and Mode attributes are set correctly on the librmsdk.so.1.0.0 file in the zip. I don't know if this matters, but it seems to work.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:01 AM   #36
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So there is currently no way on Windows to patch the long paragraph bug? Unless we manually edit librmsdk.so.1.0.0 in a hex editor?
I think you can do it as two seperate patches:

1. Use kpg.exe to patch libnickel.so.1.0.0 as in the instructions in post #1, copy the KoboRoot.tgz to your device and let it update.

2. Then use KBPatcher to patch just librmsdk.so.1.0.0 following tshering's instructions in post #13, but only copy librmsdk.so.1.0.0 to C:\KBPatcher07_b\3.3.0_source\ and delete conf_libnickel.txt before running 3.3.0.bat. Copy the KoboRoot.tgz (which should only contain librmsdk.1.0.0) to the device and let it update again.

Edit: If someone can confirm that this works, I'll add it to the instructions in post #1.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:09 AM   #37
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Thanks Geoff, please see my edited post. I found another way to do it ;-)
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:36 AM   #38
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This is how I create KoboRoot.tgz on Windows, in case it might be helpful to anybody.
Create this batch file (spoiler) on (e.g.) c:\mykobotools\, and name it, for instance, createKBRoot.bat.
Spoiler:

modify the path to the z-zip executable
SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe"

Code:
@ECHO off

SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe"

IF (%~f1) == () GOTO NothingDropped
IF NOT EXIST %~f1\NUL GOTO FileDropped


CD %~f1
REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tgz DEL KoboRoot.tgz
 

REM --- make tar
"%the7zipexe%" a KoboRoot.tar -ttar  * -r  -x!_*
REM --- make tgz
"%the7zipexe%" a KoboRoot.tgz -tgzip  KoboRoot.tar

REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar

GOTO ByBy

REM ---- here starts error handling
:NothingDropped
ECHO drop folder file on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:FileDropped
ECHO drop folder on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:ByBy
PAUSE
  • create the needed content in a dedicated folder, e.g.
    c:\myKoboRoot\usr\local\Kobo\libnickel.so.1.0.0
    c:\myKoboRoot\usr\local\Kobo\librmsdk.so.1.0.0
  • open two windows in explorer (file manager)
    navigate the first window to c:\.
    navigate the second window to c:\mykobotools\
  • drag and drop the folder myKoboRoot unto the batch file (createKBRoot.bat)
  • find KoboRoot.tgz in c:\myKoboRoot\
Note: The batch file must be on the same drive as the target directory! Don't use spaces in the target path.

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Old 04-27-2014, 07:55 AM   #39
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Thanks tshering, you know the 7-zip magic.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #40
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Thanks tshering. How do we set the path in Win8.1 64bit? Not sure what to do with: modify the path to the z-zip executable
SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe"

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You need to install 7-Zip from here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html. Get the 64-bit x64 msi. It should install to C:\Program Files\7-Zip, so you modify the path to:

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SET the7zipexe="C:\Program Files\7-Zip"
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You need to install 7-Zip from here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html. Get the 64-bit x64 msi. It should install to C:\Program Files\7-Zip, so you modify the path to:

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SET the7zipexe="C:\Program Files\7-Zip"
Hi ShellShock:

Tried that path, but it gives an error message. I am using win8.1 64bit. I even tried to set the path under environmental variables, but still the same error:

"'""C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'""C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Press any key to continue . . ."

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This is how I create KoboRoot.tgz on Windows, in case it might be helpful to anybody.
Create this batch file (spoiler) on (e.g.) c:\mykobotools\, and name it, for instance, createKBRoot.bat.
Spoiler:

modify the path to the z-zip executable
SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe"

Code:
@ECHO off

SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe"

IF (%~f1) == () GOTO NothingDropped
IF NOT EXIST %~f1\NUL GOTO FileDropped


CD %~f1
REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tgz DEL KoboRoot.tgz
 

REM --- make tar
"%the7zipexe%" a KoboRoot.tar -ttar  * -r  -x!_*
REM --- make tgz
"%the7zipexe%" a KoboRoot.tgz -tgzip  KoboRoot.tar

REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar

GOTO ByBy

REM ---- here starts error handling
:NothingDropped
ECHO drop folder file on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:FileDropped
ECHO drop folder on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:ByBy
PAUSE
  • create the needed content in a dedicated folder, e.g.
    c:\myKoboRoot\usr\local\Kobo\libnickel.so.1.0.0
    c:\myKoboRoot\usr\local\Kobo\librmsdk.so.1.0.0
  • open two windows in explorer (file manager)
    navigate the first window to c:\.
    navigate the second window to c:\mykobotools\
  • drag and drop the folder myKoboRoot unto the batch file (createKBRoot.bat)
  • find KoboRoot.tgz in c:\myKoboRoot\
Hello:

Finally got it to semi-work. Windows 8.1 64 bit did not like the "SET the7zipexe="C:\Programme\7-Zip\7z.exe" " line. I modified Tshering's code, only changing "%the7zipexe%" to 7z.exe and the path to the following:

Code:
@ECHO off

SET path="C:\Program Files\7-Zip\"

IF (%~f1) == () GOTO NothingDropped
IF NOT EXIST %~f1\NUL GOTO FileDropped


CD %~f1
REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tgz DEL KoboRoot.tgz
 

REM --- make tar
7z.exe a KoboRoot.tar -ttar  * -r  -x!_*
REM --- make tgz
7z.exe a KoboRoot.tgz -tgzip  KoboRoot.tar

REM --- clean up
IF EXIST KoboRoot.tar DEL KoboRoot.tar

GOTO ByBy

REM ---- here starts error handling
:NothingDropped
ECHO drop folder file on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:FileDropped
ECHO drop folder on this batch file!
GOTO ByBy

:ByBy
PAUSE
This works, but it leaves out the usr directory in the generated Koboroot.tgz file; even though the directory structure shows usr the final file has only the "local\Kobo\both files". Stranger the Koboroot.tgz file is found in the usr directory. I do not know enough about 7z command lines to figure this out....


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This works, but it leaves out the usr directory in the generated Koboroot.tgz file; even though the directory structure shows usr the final file has only the "local\Kobo\both files". Stranger the Koboroot.tgz file is found in the usr directory. I do not know enough about 7z command lines to figure this out....


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This sound like you drag-and-drop the usr folder onto the bat file, instead of draging the parent folder (myKoboRoot in my example).

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This sound like you drag-and-drop the usr folder onto the bat file, instead of draging the parent folder (myKoboRoot in my example).
Hi Tshering:

That was the problem. All works good now

Thank you,
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