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Old 05-22-2020, 02:24 AM   #931
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A. Upgrade your kobo with last firwmare and wait the reboot :
to do it, open or extract the zip file (= the file you have downloaded, it contains the fw) and copy the KoboRoot.tgz (don't extract it !!!) to the directory .kobo of your device. Wait, after 2 or 3 minutes your kobo will reboot alone.

B. Now install the night mode :
. plug you device again on to your computer and do exactly the same steps with the KoboRoot.tgz of nightmode.zip, you will see another reboot
. test : a LONG press on the light button should alternate between the 2 modes

Note : each time you install a fw, you have to re install the plugin (and the others if you use more).

If you don't want to use the plugin : on your kobo, open the search bar and search devmodeon , it will activate the developer mode and now in the settings you will see a invert mode znd other option like landscape mode, etc.

Come back to give us the result,

Sorry for my bad english, I'm french.
but imagine, indeed thank you very much. I can't find a system update though, it seems mine is the latest. is there a site where you can download an updated version?
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:03 PM   #932
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Got an Aura HD and can't seem to get this working. Do I need to modify anything else before copying the KoboRoot.tgz (build 13) to the .kobo folder?

I was on FW 4.15.something and didn't work; got it online and updated to the very latest 4.21.15015 and still no go. Factory reset the thing and downgraded it to the 4.19 versions mentioned before and yet again nothing happens. Tried to change the nightmode.ini settings, still no luck. My device is a slight too bright at night reading in bed (1% brightness) and it's not even uniform which in turn causes a bit of fatigue and is distracting.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:23 PM   #933
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Got an Aura HD and can't seem to get this working. Do I need to modify anything else before copying the KoboRoot.tgz (build 13) to the .kobo folder?

I was on FW 4.15.something and didn't work; got it online and updated to the very latest 4.21.15015 and still no go. Factory reset the thing and downgraded it to the 4.19 versions mentioned before and yet again nothing happens. Tried to change the nightmode.ini settings, still no luck. My device is a slight too bright at night reading in bed (1% brightness) and it's not even uniform which in turn causes a bit of fatigue and is distracting.
If you are using the version of the hack from the first post, it won't work. There were changes in the 4.2.8432 firmware that broke it. The version to use is https://github.com/gtalusan/kobo-nig...r/KoboRoot.tgz. There is plenty of discussion in this thread about this.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:50 PM   #934
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Ghosting will vary from model to model; it's worse on some than others. But the solution is to set screen refresh to every page. I don't find that distracting at all; indeed, the screen refresh will occur mostly during when your vision is shut off as your eye moves from the bottom of the screen to the top. (Eyes don't do swish pans; they do hard cuts, retaining the previous image during the spit second of repositioning.) At low sidelight levels, which is what you'll be using, the refresh isn't bothersome even if you see it.

The nightmode hack has its own nightmode.ini file, in which you may specify screen refresh on every page turn ONLY when the screen is inverted, leaving your preferred setting for normal, daytime use unaffected.

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[nightmode]
refreshScreenPages = 1		#force refresh every X pages

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Old 05-23-2020, 07:09 PM   #935
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Thank you for the direct link. It's working as expected, from the few minutes I've tried. I actually tried the file from the fist post but also from the github. As it happens the one I was using was the unmaintained original (?) https://github.com/dbeinder/kobo-nightmode and only now, comparing both, did I notice the link at the top. Almost 1000 post is a bit too much, maybe the fist post should be updated.

Thanks for the tips, Robert. I'm ok with the default 3 pages and if ghosting isn't that bad at low light, I might consider going longer than that because of that full refresh flash! I'm curious to see how e-ink tech will evolve and embrace a proper darkmode (developer's inverted screen mode is so damn broken that I'm not even hoping for an official dark mode on this device, but am happy it's still being supported, contrary to my PW1).
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