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Old 12-18-2016, 03:09 AM   #3
very_rude_Turnip
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Device: Kobo Aura v2
Getting past the forced registration process was easy enough, though it's very sleazy that Kobo forced you to do this.

As others said, you can edit the sqlite DB on the device directly to bypass registration.

Plug the device into your linux system and mount the vfat filesystem.

Let's say I mount it at /mnt/kobo

Run:
sqlite3 /mnt/kobo/.kobo/KoboReader.sqlite

delete from user;
insert into user values ('','','','','','','','','','','','','','','','',' ','');
.quit

That's it. Dismount and unplug the USB. Reboot the device if needed, but it seemed to auto-boot at that point.

I tried putting in some fake data instead of just blank values, but the device freaked out with an error and looks like it auto-restored itself after assuming corruption.
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