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Old 11-28-2017, 12:30 AM   #1
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Avoiding OTA updates

I've bought my parents a couple of Kobo e-readers for Christmas. I've used Kobo readers for years, and I use a bunch of patches (fullscreen and others). It's never been a big deal for me, I sideload all my books and usually leave WiFi turned off so I've never personally worried about OTA updates cloberring my installation.

But now I'd like to sideload a bunch of old public domain books and put some patches on their e-readers, while allowing them to buy books from Kobo with wifi turned on.

Is there an easy way to let them still access the Kobo store while making sure they don't get new firmware updates (and clobber patches) without my intervention?
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I feel like you've answered your own question. As you are already patching the firmware, then ...
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Yes, there is a patch called "Block WiFi firmware upgrade" just for that.
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Yes, there is a patch called "Block WiFi firmware upgrade" just for that.
Wow, I somehow completely missed that. Looks like as long as I'm careful to disable it before creating their accounts and logging them in that should be perfect.

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