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Old 12-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
swamp thing
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Listening in When Kobo Phones Home

It's interesting to watch Kobo Touch interacting with the server:

1. Install & set up fiddler2 or other debugging proxy to listen on the USBnet address 192.168.2.100 , port 80

* Optional : set it up with breakpoints so you have the option to not process a request if you don't want to

2. Look under the "Services" section in /.kobo/Kobo/Kobo Ereader.conf
- different home urls are listed there

3. Edit /etc/hosts and put in things like:
Code:
192.168.2.100 mobile.kobobooks.com ecimages.kobobooks.com
4. Activate USBNet (I used KoboLauncher to do this)

5. Go back to Nickel and press Sync (or Bookstore > Discover >Related reading)

6. Be the man in the middle as Kobo phones home via your proxy

== Note: Wifi needs to be on and connected, even though it's not going to be used (just like the Extras Browser) ==

. Example : fiddler's tree view of Kobo's first XML request in a Sync session:

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Config response from server:
Spoiler:


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