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Old 02-24-2020, 01:06 AM   #42
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Device: kobo arc 10 hd
Originally Posted by el_pablo View Post
So I have done a factory reset, before reading that I needed to update before a factory reset.

I have manage to do the update manually, but I'm stuck in the Wifi connection problem. How do I manage to skip this step?
With the help of el_pablo, here was the method I used to unlock my arc 10hd:

1: Enable usb debugging
Boot the arc 10 hd
When The keyboard pops for the password.
Press on the keyboard settings button. Which in my case is the key at the bottom left.
Select Google Keyboard Settings
Select "Personnal dictionnary"
The Settings app will open.
Now you should be able to connect to the Wifi.
Go to "About Kobo Arc 10HD"
Tap 7 times on "Kernel version" (or Build Number). This will activate the "Developer options"
In "Developer options", activate USB debugging.
In the security tab, activate "Unknown source" apps.

2: Enable root
To enable root, I used the cydia impactor method of this thread ( . However, the newest application does not work, so I had to use an old version.

Here is the file I used:

3: Remove blootware
Open an adb shell
In the adb shell type su to go in root

Use this command to make the system directory writable
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
go to system/app directory and then remove the apk you no longer want. I removed some Kobo apk.

cd system
cd app
rm KoboSetupWizard.apk
rm KoboJIT.apk
rm KoboReader.apk
rm KoboStubs.apk

I also went to data\data to remove the com.kobo.setupwizard directory, but I don't think it is necessary:
rm -r com.kobo.setupwizard
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