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Old 06-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a Kobo Aura image (.img) to repair my Kobo.
Can anyone help me to find an image or a link ?

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Unfortunately, the Kobo Aura has fixed internal memory. There isn't any image available for this or a way to restore one if there was.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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Hi

I'm looking for a Kobo Aura image (.img) to repair my Kobo.
Can anyone help me to find an image or a link ?

thanks

good luck with that, i'm looking for less predictability and more acceptance of personal choice for all.


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Old 06-08-2016, 04:08 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, the Kobo Aura has fixed internal memory. There isn't any image available for this or a way to restore one if there was.
But my kobo have an sd-card port :

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I tried to inject a kobo touch image on the sd-card and the kobo responded (but it's not the good screen resolution and it appears artefacts...) so I think with a kobo aura image it can works.

Realy no solution ?

Thanks for your time and apologies for my English, I'm a french guy then I've a poor English

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Old 06-08-2016, 04:56 AM   #5
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Since it was generally believed that there are no Auras with internal sd card, there are no images around for distribution. So you may try to find some Aura owner who provides you with one. There are two descriptions available for dumping the internal memory without depending on an internal sd:If you do not get an image for the Aura, try one of another model than the Touch, maybe the Glo, and see how it works.


From the picture I would not have taken this to be the internal sd, I guess. But if you say that you can boot from this sd slot, it does not really matter. If it turns out that this works, it is a nice discovery.
I would be interested on how it looks if you run the Aura with the Touch image. You talk about the resolution. I wonder whether the application window fits exactly into the screen. Or is there some mismatch? Could you please post a picture?

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:10 AM   #6
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But my kobo have an sd-card port :


I tried to inject a kobo touch image on the sd-card and the kobo responded (but it's not the good screen resolution and it appears artefacts...) so I think with a kobo aura image it can works.

Realy no solution ?
That slot is for the external micro SD card. My understanding is that the Kobo devices do not attempt to boot from these when using the standard firmware. Some people have changed their devices to do this, but, they do this by changing something in the internal memory. For the Aura, that means the device has to be working. For the devices with an internal SD card, they can be removed and changed if the device isn't working. If you have done this already, then maybe you can boot from the external card. If so, you are more likely to have luck with the Aura H2O image. These Aura and Aura H2O share the same firmware upgrade package, so they are more likely to have common hardware than any of the other devices.

But, what exactly is wrong with the device? What's on the screen? What happens when you turn it on? What happens when you try a factory reset? What were you doing with it when it stopped working?
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:37 AM   #7
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I am using my kobo with Xcsoar (glide computer).
All works fine but with no reason actually my Kobo Aura doesn't want to restart and when I press the reset button or when I try a factory reset the led turns to orange but screen remains grey.
Nothing else appears on screen.

If I boot from the SD card with Kobo Touch backup some text appears. As it is not the proper firmware it obviously does not work well.

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Where can i find a Kobo aura H2O image ?

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:59 AM   #8
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From memory, XCSoar just adds something to one of the scripts so that it starts a different executable. Pressing the reset button just restarts the device. A factory reset should fix that it, but, you say the LED turns orange and the screen stays grey. How are are you doing the factory reset?

Unfortunately, the flash glare makes things a bit hard to see. I can't tell if it's grey or there is damage to the screen. If you can navigate using that screen, you might be able to initiate a factory reset from the UI. And I admit to being surprised that the device boots from the external card.

As to an Aura H2O image, I have sent you a PM with a link.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:05 PM   #9
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Booting from external card was mentioned in this forum before. The uboot loader looks like it should be able to do so, there's a line for external card. Not sure if this is active by default in any way (same way you can initiate factory reset by holding power button and pressing both bottom screen corners https://vid.me/e/PeU6 - you could try and see if this works for the Aura too).

My Magic Memory Upgrade Mod (external) and my WebPortal mod (FileManager, download /dev/mmcblk0) can also be used to grab an image. There are many ways to grab an image, the problem is they pretty much all involve the installation of mods and doing that is already risky on a device that can not be unbricked if anything goes wrong.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:18 AM   #10
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Thank you to all I solved my problem with the help of H2O image from davidfor.

I don't know exactly how it worked but my Kobo has restarted on the external sd-card. After that I was able to do a factory reset and it solves my issue.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:39 AM   #11
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:32 AM   #12
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Hi davidfor. I have Kobo Aura H2O. I removed the internal SD card to install Android OS. And I formatted the card (unfortunately). Now my device doesn't work. I need Kobo Aura H2O image. Could you also send me a PM with a link. Thank you for your help.

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And for anyone seeing this, there is a thread for image requests for each device. It makes it a bit easier for me if you use the correct thread. I'm also less likely to make a mistake if everything matches.
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PM sent.

And for anyone seeing this, there is a thread for image requests for each device. It makes it a bit easier for me if you use the correct thread. I'm also less likely to make a mistake if everything matches.
Thanks a lot.
I successfully reinstalled it. Everything is OK.
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Thanks for your time and apologies for my English, I'm a french guy then I've a poor English
Please, no need to apologize:

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