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Old 11-27-2015, 12:05 PM   #121
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I have Android on the Kobo Touch & Kobo Glo. I only ever use the KT as its superior IMO. Its snappy - the Glo just drags...
Battery is pretty reasonable on the KT - but i don't push it - I use the KT to read RSS feeds, read the odd book & play the odd simple game (i.e chess).
Definitely the scene is quiet on Android on Kobo....but I am sure there a few users out there who enjoy it as much as I do
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:09 PM   #122
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You're using v2? The screen refresh became better? not annoying right?

How long does the battery last as compared to Kobo's OS in your normal daily use?
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:03 PM   #123
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i'm using v2
the screen refresh seems decent (never used v1 so can't compare) - its not annoying at all - I just accept the limitations of the e-reader and it just works.
I didnt use the Kobo OS much (dont use it all now) but Android def worse on the battery IMO...with a half hr use every night (inc wifi) i reckon it would stretch to a week+ use - maybe more - ?who knows...I haven't been tracking it. just been enjoying it. lol

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Old 12-10-2015, 11:07 PM   #124
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I just got a serial TTL console, it has 3.3v and 5v. For Kobo's (including Kobo mini), it's 3.3v, am I right?
I don't want to toast this little kitten!

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Old 01-27-2016, 05:31 AM   #125
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Dual Boot in Android v2 image for Kobo Touch

Thanks to Marek for their great work!
To avoid cyclic restart when dual-booting, it is necessary to SD card with the image to mount in linux. In the Android system partition replace two files (in the archive).
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:18 PM   #126
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Is there any way to change the sleep and deep sleep cover images?
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:47 AM   #127
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Is there any way to change the sleep and deep sleep cover images?
find /system/app/MsgE6.apk, replace therein
/res/drawable-nodpi/poweroff.jpg
/res/drawable-nodpi/sleeping.jpg
by your own images (758x1024) and move updated apk back.
PS. Just for the case... my version of MsgE6.apk with the Dore' illustrations for Don Quixote
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:07 PM   #128
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find /system/app/MsgE6.apk, replace therein
/res/drawable-nodpi/poweroff.jpg
/res/drawable-nodpi/sleeping.jpg
by your own images (758x1024) and move updated apk back.
PS. Just for the case... my version of MsgE6.apk with the Dore' illustrations for Don Quixote
Thank you! Found that, but now it will not let me replace the original file. Tried Total Commander and ES file Explorer, keeps saying read only file system
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:32 AM   #129
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Thank you! Found that, but now it will not let me replace the original file. Tried Total Commander and ES file Explorer, keeps saying read only file system
Copying on disk mounted as read-only is not possible. I have no experience with other file managers, but MT Manager (as well as any decent filemanager with root privileges) allows user to (re)mount disks as RW or RO.
Simple alternative: you may just copy your sleeping image on /sdcard/suspend.jpg -- it has no influence on the power-off image, though.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #130
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Thank you! Found that, but now it will not let me replace the original file. Tried Total Commander and ES file Explorer, keeps saying read only file system
this has been already discussed (earlier in the thread)
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:39 AM   #131
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Thank you! Found that, but now it will not let me replace the original file. Tried Total Commander and ES file Explorer, keeps saying read only file system
I use "EasyApkDisassembler" to sign apks that I modify, then they install.

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Old 02-09-2016, 07:08 AM   #132
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Hmmm. Maybe it doesn't work after all and I have to take back my words.

This is what it does for a factory reset:

Code:
dd if=$UBOOT_RECOVERY of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=128k count=1 seek=6
In case of the H2O that's /etc/u-boot/mx50-ntx/u-boot.{mmc,recovery}

And the difference of this file is like:

Code:
 bootcmd_SD=run bootargs_base bootargs_SD;load_ntxkernel; bootm
 bootcmd_recovery=run bootargs_base bootargs_recovery;load_ntxkernel; bootm
 verify=no
-bootcmd=run bootcmd_mmc
 bootargs_recovery=setenv bootargs ${bootargs} root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4
 bootargs_mmc=setenv bootargs ${bootargs} root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootfstype=ext4
 bootargs_SD=setenv bootargs ${bootargs} root=/dev/mmcblk1p1 rootfstype=ext4
+bootcmd=run bootcmd_recovery
 bootargs_base=setenv bootargs console=ttymxc0,115200 rootwait rw quiet lpj=3997696
 stdin=serial
 stdout=serial
So it changes bootcmd_mmc (the normal internal memory) to bootcmd_recovery (the internal recovery partition) and when it boots from the recovery partition, the scripts there perform the factory reset itself and switch it back to bootcmd_mmc.

There's also a bootcmd_SD in there which should use the SD card; and I changed it to run bootcmd_SD and I thought it had worked. I put a copy of the internal filesystem to the SD card and it booted from it, or so I thought; but now when I try it again somehow I can't make it work. It did boot, but using the internal memory like normal. So now I'm no longer sure I succeeded the first time around.
I don't understand, what's file to edit? please help me step by step? OK, I'm try method on

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...hack-tutorial/

But not ok

Many thanks!
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:29 AM   #133
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Hello dear Marek. I have some questions for you and for all.
i have modifed my kobo. I have add GPS module like in that page
http://www.dotmana.com/weblog/2014/0...-mini-gps-mod/

Gps work with Firmware LK8000 or Xcsoar. For example http://www.lk8000.it/news/226-lk8000...-and-kobo.html.

What i can do for run GPS on ANDROID FOR KOBO????
Please help me
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:21 AM   #134
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What i can do for run GPS on ANDROID FOR KOBO????
Please help me
Hi! I was never connecting GPS with Kobo, but I believe that you need to compile GPS driver for serial GPS. You can find it here: https://github.com/kconger/android-serial-gps-driver. I'm not sure if it is enough to compile it with AndroidNDK but I it should work when you compile kernel with this driver added.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:59 AM   #135
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thankyou. can i use the kernel from your repositories from github?what kernel i must use?kobo-kernel-2.6.35.3-android or kobo-kernel-2.6.35.3-marek? my GPS connected at ttymxc0.
I never did the compilation kernel for android. but i want to try that! can you help me?
i must use the AndroidNDK? can i use Android Studio 2.1?
how to do it? where should I start?

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