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Old 07-05-2016, 11:16 AM   #16
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You'll note you are following instructions from 2013. Things have changed such as the columns in the the table user. Plus how the firmware handles this has changed with the firmware version. Look for a much more recent version. Or have a look in the thread discussing 3.19.5761.

Alternatively, just register with a fake email address. Kobo do not do any checking except to make sure it looks valid.
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:41 AM   #17
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Alternatively, just register with a fake email address. Kobo do not do any checking except to make sure it looks valid.
Sorry to dig up this old thread, but it had valuable information in it and I was able to successfully bypass registration on my Kobo before moving on to own it.

So thanks to everyone who provided info.

Regarding the above advice to put in a fake email address: I think this is really bad advice. Kobo already has your known email address, mailing address, billing address, full name, and similar info that you gave up when you purchased the device (assuming you bought it online from them directly). They have the serial number of the device already, and when it checks in on the internet, they tie it all together with the source IP address.

So they have your IP, physical location, name and similar info, and they start building a profile of your reading habits. What you like. What your preferences are.
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Old 12-18-2016, 05:18 PM   #18
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So they have your IP, physical location, name and similar info, and they start building a profile of your reading habits. What you like. What your preferences are.
If you're really concerned about tracking on line, then drop your web browser and use Gopher. Personally, I dont think the fact that Kobo make book recommendations is a serious issue. Oh, and btw Ubuntu and osx user!
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:11 PM   #19
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So they have your IP, physical location, name and similar info, and they start building a profile of your reading habits. What you like. What your preferences are.
And a couple of times a week I look at the recommendations they make. And while I don't buy the recommendation very often, I have gotten the first in a series or some other book by a recommended author quite often.

In case you don't realise, I'm not worried. Kobo know who I am. And if they profile my reading habits and use that to improve their ereaders, I'll be very happy.
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This did work fine for me to "register" an h2o2 running factory firmware:

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sqlite3 KoboReader.sqlite "INSERT INTO user(UserID,UserKey) VALUES('1','');"
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This did work fine for me to "register" an h2o2 running factory firmware:

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sqlite3 KoboReader.sqlite "INSERT INTO user(UserID,UserKey) VALUES('1','');"
Thanks, just worked on a new H2o2

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Old 11-11-2018, 01:10 AM   #22
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this worked for me on an SDcard burned with an img. backup from a 'helper' at this forum..
as the sqlite user table had 10 fields and OP had 7 .

(successfully formatted card to fat32 and burned image with mintstick Mint18 linux).

sqlite> INSERT INTO "user" VALUES('Linux User','Linux User','LinuxUser@mailinator.com','LinuxUser@mailin ator.com',NULL, NULL,'false','true','false',NULL);
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