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Old 08-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Need help with Kobo Original with WiFi (N647)

*tl;dr*: I need an original Kobo SD card image, and all the links are dead.

Hello,

I have spent the past 2 hours or so reading through a ton of posts on this forum because I wanted to make sure I couldn't find what I was looking for before posting.

Here's the problem. I got the google drive hack to work on my Kobo Original with WiFi (N647) for a while. Then it stopped working.

I did a factory reset a few times, and it never worked again, and kept creating the .grive-sync on the kobo, even after the factory reset. I guessed

So, I got the brilliant idea to try to upgrade the firmware to 1.9.16 from this thread

Bad Idea! So, now the kobo sits on the loading screen.


I have tried every kind of reset, the paper clip, paper clip plus dpad, power, power plus home, etc. nothing worked.

I think I can do an recovery from an SD card using this method: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111181

And I all I need is an SD card image I can use, the problem is all the links are dead:
the 1.4 links: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94133
and the 1.8 link: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111475
are all dead

So if anyone knows another way to get it out of this loop or if anyone has an sd image laying around somewhere, please let me know!

Thanks so much!

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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KevinShort helped me out in another thread, thanks! This forum is awesome!

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...56#post2606256
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:11 AM   #3
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Hi ive got the same problem, do you think you could send me the firmware for N647?

thx!
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:50 AM   #4
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:17 PM   #5
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same problem

davidfor, please sent it to me too. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:44 PM   #6
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:38 PM   #7
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Could I also get a copy, my used ereader (n647) was working great until it decided to do this update. now the updating software screen every time I turn it on and no books. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:38 PM   #9
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Could I also get a copy, my used ereader (n647) was working great until it decided to do this update. now the updating software screen every time I turn it on and no books. Thank you in advance.
I also have this exact problem I would really really apreciate a copy of this also.
Thank You Thank You
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:27 PM   #11
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Hi david,

I have the same problem. Would you be able to sent the link to me?

Thanks alot.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:14 PM   #12
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PM sent in response to the PM sent to me.

Please everyone, one request in the appropriate thread and wait a reasonable amount of time before prompting again.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:15 AM   #13
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Thanks for the help David.
I tried using the procedure you referred me to for installing the new firmware but the links to the programs used were dead...
Has anyone had success installing this firmware ?
I also tried putting the kobo in USB upgrade mode by holding menu button on reboot, but the zip file won't fit into the 200mb koboupgrade folder.
Also tried putting zip in SD card and holding down the middle of directional pad to boot from SD card ..that still didn't work.. I am almost ready to give up
But my wife really misses her kobo..so anyone that can help ..I would really appreciate it.
Thanks,
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Thanks for the help David.
I tried using the procedure you referred me to for installing the new firmware but the links to the programs used were dead...
Has anyone had success installing this firmware ?
I also tried putting the kobo in USB upgrade mode by holding menu button on reboot, but the zip file won't fit into the 200mb koboupgrade folder.
Also tried putting zip in SD card and holding down the middle of directional pad to boot from SD card ..that still didn't work.. I am almost ready to give up
But my wife really misses her kobo..so anyone that can help ..I would really appreciate it.
The file is a disk image. You have to unpack it and then write it to the internal SD card. That means you have to remove the SD card from the device and mount it in a PC. Someone did mention recently that the links for the software mentioned had changed, but it a search of the names mentioned should find them. But, the link image writer mentioned can be found at the bottom of https://www.vconsole.com/download.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:33 PM   #15
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Please, help. The same problem. Kobo Ereader wifi (n647) doesn't show any books. When connecting to PC, there're no folders starting with '.', like '.kobo' etc.
Also it doesn't connect to the store by wifi. And Kobo Desktop doesn't see it.
I can make it show kobo_upgrade partition by pressing menu+power. But don't know what to put in this folder.
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