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Old 09-21-2020, 02:59 PM   #16
alopan
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Join Date: Sep 2020
Device: Kindle, Kobo Vox
Hi guys, this is my first post here :-) I had the same problem with Kobo Vox. I patched Kobo Setup Wizard (KoboSetupWizard.apk) and skipped Kobo account registration. It's not an ideal solution because you can't use the Kobo app for reading, but it's better than nothing.

If you are interested, you need to download a zip file with a patched apk and replace original apk on SD card with the patched version.

Step by step:
0. make SD card backup
1. download attachment and unzip it (apk md5 sum: 7ec501f49d0ce73da96379da7bbcde89)
2. put SD card in a computer, mount SD card
3. delete files KoboSetupWizard.apk and KoboSetupWizard.odex in folder /system/app
4. copy patched KoboSetupWizard.apk to /system/app (patched apk contains code, so you will copy only 1 file)
5. unmount the SD card, put the SD card in the tablet.
That's it.

Helpful links:
- Kobo Vox disassembly
https://liliputing.com/2011/11/kobo-...card-slot.html
https://www.flickr.com/photos/syamastro/6346950395/
- How to mount/unmount SD card and copy files to /system/app (many thanks Difflugia)
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=161
- Essential Kobo Vox Apps and Tools (some of them I collected by using Internet Archive https://archive.org/; you can download it here)
https://goodereader.com/blog/electro...apps-and-tools

Last remarks:
- when you insert the SD card and power on your Kobo Vox, you will
see something like "Congratulation! blah-blah-blah.... blah-blah-blah" on the last wizard's page. Don't press the blue button Continue, press the Home button on the tablet instead
- you can add Facebook and Google accounts (the patched wizard will skip this step) in the menu Settings
- don't use the Kobo app (I hope you understand why ;-)); use other apps for reading. Probably the best decision is just to delete this from the tablet (read the forum). And please, make a copy of your SD card before you do something
- sorry, but I don't know how to do it on Windows (maybe you can use WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) but I'm not sure). It's will be your homework ;-)
- I'm not a native speaker (as you see while reading this text :-)) I welcome the community to help people who will ask about technical details (''How to....?"). Also, read this forum as a source of information; a lot of information about Kobo Vox you can found here. For example, this topic is gold.

Good luck!
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