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Old 05-25-2024, 08:28 AM   #1
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Can I get rid of the bottom row on the home screen?

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Old 05-25-2024, 08:44 AM   #2
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In general, yes. There are patches for it. But the patches for the latest color Kobos have not been released yet.
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Old 05-25-2024, 09:07 AM   #3
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In general, yes. There are patches for it. But the patches for the latest color Kobos have not been released yet.
Some patches work and some don't. The only way to know is to try them and see which apply and which do not of the ones you want.
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Old 05-25-2024, 01:36 PM   #4
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Some patches work and some don't. The only way to know is to try them and see which apply and which do not of the ones you want.
The patch for removing the last row works, that I can say for sure....
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Old 05-25-2024, 02:58 PM   #5
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Are there instructions anywhere please for how to get unreleased patches working? I've got a libra colour I'd love to have the both buttons go next patch working on. It may very well be too complicated for me, and I am sure an proper release will happen, but I've got very used to having that function and I miss it.
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Old 05-25-2024, 08:45 PM   #6
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Are there instructions anywhere please for how to get unreleased patches working? I've got a libra colour I'd love to have the both buttons go next patch working on. It may very well be too complicated for me, and I am sure an proper release will happen, but I've got very used to having that function and I miss it.
I don't know if that specific patch works, but if you want to experiment on your LC, then the process is not much different from the usual patching instructions:

Download the firmware update you want to modify ( I used the "861" for my Clara BW) and download the latest released patch files - rename the firmware zip to match the patch release name and place it in the usual patching folder.

Modify the patches to what you want (or the overide yaml) as usual. If you know how to integrate the latest patch files into the patching software, then you can get those from github (I didn't try this myself).

There is more info in the github pages about some of the patch issues - the biggest one that won't work for me at this point is the 24 line spacing patch.

I didn't have any issues with patching, however, you need to be prepared that this process could brick your LC despite the fact that others have patched their LC with out issues.
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Old 05-25-2024, 09:58 PM   #7
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I don't know if that specific patch works, but if you want to experiment on your LC, then the process is not much different from the usual patching instructions:

Download the firmware update you want to modify ( I used the "861" for my Clara BW) and download the latest released patch files - rename the firmware zip to match the patch release name and place it in the usual patching folder.

Modify the patches to what you want (or the overide yaml) as usual. If you know how to integrate the latest patch files into the patching software, then you can get those from github (I didn't try this myself).

There is more info in the github pages about some of the patch issues - the biggest one that won't work for me at this point is the 24 line spacing patch.

I didn't have any issues with patching, however, you need to be prepared that this process could brick your LC despite the fact that others have patched their LC with out issues.
Per Geek1011, who releases the patches, one cannot brick their Kobo with patches that do not work. It is a fail-safe operation. Either the patch(es) will apply or they won't. Don't scare people with incorrect information.
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Old 05-25-2024, 10:01 PM   #8
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Old 05-26-2024, 03:44 AM   #9
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Thank you very much for those clear instructions. Worked like a charm and now I'm happily using my Libra Colour the way I've been used to.

I just downloaded a copy of the firmware that is on my device, renamed the firmware file to exactly match that of the last firmware I patched, put it in the correct folder for the patching and reran kobo patch bat file. Worked.

No crashing or bricks here

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Old 05-26-2024, 10:53 AM   #10
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Per Geek1011, who releases the patches, one cannot brick their Kobo with patches that do not work. It is a fail-safe operation. Either the patch(es) will apply or they won't. Don't scare people with incorrect information.
That's good to know, however, I am not a superuser/hacker and what I did was not officially supported by Geek1011. I think in that situation, an overly careful warning about unexpected things happening with experimenting with unsupported patching was warranted. I did not mean to offend you in any way.
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That's good to know, however, I am not a superuser/hacker and what I did was not officially supported by Geek1011. I think in that situation, an overly careful warning about unexpected things happening with experimenting with unsupported patching was warranted. I did not mean to offend you in any way.
Oh, I am not offended in the least. I replied only to reassure anyone wishing to try patching with a previous version that it is safe to do so.
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Old 05-27-2024, 11:43 AM   #12
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Oh, I am not offended in the least. I replied only to reassure anyone wishing to try patching with a previous version that it is safe to do so.

Ok, great, I try to make sure my net etiquette is appropriate since it can be hard to interpret emotion in typed words . I am glad that you pointed out the general safety of patching. I remember bricking my Aura when I tried to patch it before the current system was developed.
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Old 05-28-2024, 05:30 PM   #13
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Get used to it. If you were on a Kindle, there would be adds all over.
No need to get used to it. I have the bottom row removed on my home screen. Give it time and we'll be able to patch the new Color devices as well.
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No need to get used to it. I have the bottom row removed on my home screen. Give it time and we'll be able to patch the new Color devices as well.
No need to wait.

Removing the bottom row on my home page was the first thing I did on my Libra Colour. That and other patches from 4.38 work just fine on the LC.
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A lot of the older (4.38.21908) patches apparently continue to work on the new devices.
The only ones from my patch collection that did not work were 'Remove line from bottom tab bar' and 'My 24 line spacing values'.
The former I left disabled as it only seems to be a line on the home screen. The patch looks quite small so I tried to brute-force the offset but could not find a match and eventually gave up.
The latter I replaced with 'My 10 line spacing values' which does still work.
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