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Old 11-30-2022, 09:20 PM   #1
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Anyone have any lingering issues with storage upgrade for a Clara 2e? I've been tweaking and modifying as I go along. On the original out of box, added Koboreader, Kobocloud and sideloaded some EPUBs. Love that Kobocloud that at restart grabs EPUBs from my Google 'watch' folder.

My next was to upgrade the storage for more PDFs, and EPUBs and to test MP3Z compacted audiobooks. So to start on upgrade storage, peeled back the cover, scrapped of the conforming coating... to remove the card. No damage there... tested a 32gb and then a 128gb card with the IMG i created.... uh oh.. some issues.

1. Used USB Image Tool (Window 11) to create IMG file
2. Used Mini Partition to expand MicroSD card

New card or image issues.
1. frequent reboots, was doing multiple reset setups and
1. USBMS mount seems not to work. Will charge but not 'Koboreader' mount any longer. Is there a USBMS fix for this. The usual USB fail steps do not work at all. Might require some OS tinkering.
2. Returned back to original card and the USBMS issue remains, no mount.
Anyone see these issues ? or do I need to go locate a factory original image of a Clara 2E ?
3. Seems to have lost the MicroSD 2gb partition that is seen in the Settings. This may be the core of the problem.

Any advice is appreciated. May get a 2nd Clara 2e to *leave* as stock with the 16gb.... (will add Koboreader and Kobocloud though) but will continue to tinker on the hacked Clara 2e with issues.

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Old 12-02-2022, 03:58 PM   #2
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I think opening the reader results in damage of water resistance. I upgraded the memory of my Kobo Glo HD without any issues, but the Glo HD isn't waterproof. But for the Clara 2E I wouldn't recommend it.
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I think opening the reader results in damage of water resistance. I upgraded the memory of my Kobo Glo HD without any issues, but the Glo HD isn't waterproof. But for the Clara 2E I wouldn't recommend it.
Not quite right. The only Kobo where opening it could damage the water resistance was the original Kobo Aura H2O. All Kobo's water resistant models since rely a coating applied to the electronics (check HZO for more information) for their water resistance. For those models, you would have to open the cover and start scraping the coating off the electronics to damage the water resistance.
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:04 PM   #4
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If it was not for the USBMS mounting, I'd be just fine with my kluge at upgrading the SDCARD. Tested on 32gb and 128gb but the result from my saved Clara 2E image (used USB Image tool) had 1) usbms no mount on PC (did cables, pc swap, device manager peek, everything i could think of 2) oddly no device information > MicroSD in settings any longer.

its missing the 2gb MicroUSB in that panel.

I'm probably at the stage where I'm thinking my IMG file created may not be as good as i think it might be.
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:18 PM   #5
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Anyone have any lingering issues with storage upgrade for a Clara 2e? I've been tweaking and modifying as I go along. On the original out of box, added Koboreader, Kobocloud and sideloaded some EPUBs. Love that Kobocloud that at restart grabs EPUBs from my Google 'watch' folder.

My next was to upgrade the storage for more PDFs, and EPUBs and to test MP3Z compacted audiobooks. So to start on upgrade storage, peeled back the cover, scrapped of the conforming coating... to remove the card. No damage there... tested a 32gb and then a 128gb card with the IMG i created.... uh oh.. some issues.

1. Used USB Image Tool (Window 11) to create IMG file
2. Used Mini Partition to expand MicroSD card

New card or image issues.
1. frequent reboots, was doing multiple reset setups and
1. USBMS mount seems not to work. Will charge but not 'Koboreader' mount any longer. Is there a USBMS fix for this. The usual USB fail steps do not work at all. Might require some OS tinkering.
2. Returned back to original card and the USBMS issue remains, no mount.
Anyone see these issues ? or do I need to go locate a factory original image of a Clara 2E ?
3. Seems to have lost the MicroSD 2gb partition that is seen in the Settings. This may be the core of the problem.

Any advice is appreciated. May get a 2nd Clara 2e to *leave* as stock with the 16gb.... (will add Koboreader and Kobocloud though) but will continue to tinker on the hacked Clara 2e with issues.

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Not quite right. The only Kobo where opening it could damage the water resistance was the original Kobo Aura H2O. All Kobo's water resistant models since rely a coating applied to the electronics (check HZO for more information) for their water resistance. For those models, you would have to open the cover and start scraping the coating off the electronics to damage the water resistance.
Ok, thank you for clarification.
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Old 12-09-2022, 02:20 AM   #7
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Update:

I got a second Clara 2e.

I’m keeping this stock without opening with us to upgrade memory.

I would like to go back to the other E reader, and find out why the micro USB does not show in settings. It may be the Boot image I’m not sure.

See my screenshot for my missing microSD 2gb.
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Old 12-09-2022, 10:48 AM   #8
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Update:

I got a second Clara 2e.

I’m keeping this stock without opening with us to upgrade memory.

I would like to go back to the other E reader, and find out why the micro USB does not show in settings. It may be the Boot image I’m not sure.

See my screenshot for my missing microSD 2gb.
It's not missing. The firmware takes some space.
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Old 01-21-2023, 04:05 PM   #9
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Anyone have any lingering issues with storage upgrade for a Clara 2e? I've been tweaking and modifying as I go along. On the original out of box, added Koboreader, Kobocloud and sideloaded some EPUBs. Love that Kobocloud that at restart grabs EPUBs from my Google 'watch' folder.

My next was to upgrade the storage for more PDFs, and EPUBs and to test MP3Z compacted audiobooks. So to start on upgrade storage, peeled back the cover, scrapped of the conforming coating... to remove the card. No damage there... tested a 32gb and then a 128gb card with the IMG i created.... uh oh.. some issues.

1. Used USB Image Tool (Window 11) to create IMG file
2. Used Mini Partition to expand MicroSD card

New card or image issues.
1. frequent reboots, was doing multiple reset setups and
1. USBMS mount seems not to work. Will charge but not 'Koboreader' mount any longer. Is there a USBMS fix for this. The usual USB fail steps do not work at all. Might require some OS tinkering.
2. Returned back to original card and the USBMS issue remains, no mount.
Anyone see these issues ? or do I need to go locate a factory original image of a Clara 2E ?
3. Seems to have lost the MicroSD 2gb partition that is seen in the Settings. This may be the core of the problem.

Any advice is appreciated. May get a 2nd Clara 2e to *leave* as stock with the 16gb.... (will add Koboreader and Kobocloud though) but will continue to tinker on the hacked Clara 2e with issues.

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Old 01-21-2023, 04:24 PM   #10
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Old 01-22-2023, 01:33 PM   #11
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I've shrunk the storage partition as much as possible to reduce the upload/download size.
You will need to expand the KOBOeReader partition to the size of your sd card.

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Old 01-22-2023, 01:55 PM   #12
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I've shrunk the storage partition as much as possible to reduce the upload/download size.
You will need to expand the KOBOeReader partition to the size of your sd card.
Thank you, you are a life saver!
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Old 01-22-2023, 03:06 PM   #13
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I've shrunk the storage partition as much as possible to reduce the upload/download size.
You will need to expand the KOBOeReader partition to the size of your sd card.
I spoke too soon, nothing happens on screen and there's a new white flashing light.


At least it's progress?
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I spoke too soon, nothing happens on screen and there's a new white flashing light.


At least it's progress?
Describe the process you used to write this image to a sd card.
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Old 01-22-2023, 03:21 PM   #15
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Describe the process you used to write this image to a sd card.
I tried a bunch of different ones. I first tried in Linux using ddrescue, using gparted to resize the FAT32 partition. When that didn't work then I rebooted to windows and tried following your instructions to the letter, with your software, same result. I tried with a 32GB samsung and an old 4GB i had lying around (unfortunately the only 2 sd cards I have on hand).
Resizing the storage partition didn't seem to affect anything.

I noticed the image has empty space at the beginning, is that normal?
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