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Old 09-10-2016, 09:32 AM   #221
tshering
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Device: kobo touch
Aura One and Aura Edition 2 (and all other Kobo ereaders starting with Kobo Touch)

What started as a patch for Aura One and Aura Edition 2 has become a patch for all models that run on firmware 4.2.8432 (or higher). It would be appropriate to provide an updated version of KSM 08. But things are still changing. I think it is better to wait until KOReader has adopted to using framebuffer with 32 bit depth, since this might again require some change in KSM. Until then please install the patches that I will provide here.

For Aura One and Aura Edition 2, it seems advisable to update to the latest firmware (at the point of writing this post http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...e-4.0.7523.zip) before installing KSM 08.Otherwise you might get problems with the usb connection.

First install KSM 08 from the first post of this thread (follow the instructions you will find there), and only then install this patch by following the instructions below.

Quote:
It turned out that this patch (KSM08_ext_aura_one_04g.zip ) does not work for Aura H2O Edition 2. It turned out that there is no touch driver available for this model. Until such a driver is available, KSM will not work on H2O Edition 2. For the time being do not pay attention to the following spoiler.
Spoiler:
Especially for Aura H2O Edition 2
Since on the Aura H2O Edition 2, the KSM screen is flipped without the patch and it is therefore difficult to interact with KSM, I recommend that you install the patch as described here. By default, KSM is started every second time when you power on the device, and then nickel (the standard user interface) is launched automatically if there is no user interaction for the first 20 seconds or so. Every other time nickel is started directly (without KSM appearing on the screen). When an update/patch is installed from within KSM, user action is needed. If an update/patch is installed without KSM, no user action is needed/possible. Therefore, we will try to install the patch at such a time that user interaction is not needed:
  • extract KoboRoot.tgz from the archive uploaded to this post
  • power circle your device until KSM is running
  • wait until nickel starts automatically after 20 seconds or so
  • connect your device via USB to your pc
  • copy the extracted KoboRoot.tgz into .kobo of your device
  • safely eject and disconnect your device (the device will automatically reboot after some seconds; if it does not, power it off and then on again)
  • wait until the device installs the patch and reboots into KSM
Play around a little to see whether there is no rotation problem. For instance, select "tools" to open the tools menu, and then select "retun home" to return to the home screen. "Start nickel" and then return to KSM by "opening" the book "exit_nickel.png." If everything works as expected:
  • select "tools" > "activate" > "set runmenu settings.msh" > "always"
Please give your feedback to help me improve the experience for other users. I am also interested in which font size would be nice for the KSM menu entries.
In the vlasovsoft forum you mind find news about the driver here.
For other devices than Aura H2O Edition 2
  • extract the KoboRoot.tgz from archive uploaded to this post
  • copy the extracted KoboRoot.tgz into .kobo of your device (If you cannot connect to the pc from within KSM, connect from within nickel.)
  • safely eject and disconnect your device
  • select (in KSM home) "handle update" > "install update" (do not select "install partial update")
  • wait until the device has rebooted

Be aware that the archive uploaded to this post should only be used if KSM 08 is already successfully installed on the device. [Edit: If the sequence of installation steps is unclear to you, have a look at this post.]
Be also aware that the new models have less reset and recover options than some of the older models had. You can brick your device by modifying its software.

[Edit: I have removed the archive KSM08_ext_aura_one.zip, and will replace it by an improved version.
Edit 2: I have uploaded a new version (v2). This version solves the wifi problem. Edit 3: v2b solves the wifi problem and the usb problem. Edit 4: v2c fixes "enable usb like nickel", adds a fallback to prevent the usb connection problem we had with the KA1 with future models. Edit5: v3b is an (incomplete/not working) update for FW 4.2.8283; Edit 6: v3c replaces v3b; Edit 7: v4b improved handling for crashes of KOReader; Edit 8: v4c solves the rotation problem on H2O and other devices in FW 4.2.8432; Edit 9: v4d: backwards compatibility concerning wifi; Edit 10: (hopefully) fixes rotation problem for H2O and other devices in nickel-koreader-switch/koreader-nickel-switch; adds possibility to "restart nickel"; Edit 11: v4f removes the "restart nickel" code, which was introduced in v4e, to prevent possible complications; Edit 12: v4g addresses the rotation problem on Aura H2O Edition 2, some minor changes; Edit 13: v5b: backwards compatibility of usb connect; further minor changes]

You can install KSM08_ext_aura_one_05b.zip also over any older KSM08_ext_aura_one version (including v4g).
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