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Old 08-22-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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Smile easy way to display games & tools on Kobo Glo HD

I just bought my Kobo Glo HD a few days ago, and I discovered some games were pre-installed in the device but not shown in the Kobo's homepage like in the Kobo previous versions, so that I searched over the net an easy way to do it.

Please accept my apologizes in case this tip has already been detailed in multiple other posts.

There is no need to be VERY geek, just download a SQL LITE browser in order to modify the .kobo\KoboReader.sqlite file.

You can display the official Kobo apps & games by following the easy steps below (credits to this site/post and even more to this one this other one which detailed the solution too).

- start the internet browser of the Kobo at least once
(to create the first entry in the db of the Kobo
- copy the file .kobo\KoboReader.sqlite with your SQLlite browser to another location (it's a backup of th DB, in case of...)
- open the file .kobo\KoboReader.sqlite with your SQLlite browser
- copy and execute the following SQL lines in your SQLlitebrowser:

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Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "chess" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "chess",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "scramble" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "scramble",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "sudoku" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "sudoku",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "rushhour" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "rushhour",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "solitaire" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "solitaire",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "sketch" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "sketch",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Delete from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "sudoku" ;
insert into Activity
SELECT "sudoku",Enabled,Type,Action,strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%m:%S"),Data from Activity where Type like "Extras" and Id like "browser";

Once the SQL has been processed, eject the device from the computer, unplug the cable and reboot the Kobo.

The following tiles should now be displayed in your homepage:
=> Chess
=> Sudoku
=> Sketch Pad
=> Unblock It
=> Solitaire (actually multiple card games)
=> Word Scramble (double tap on the last letter to validate the word you have highlighted)

Hope it will be useful for someone, at least it was for myself

Nico

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Old 12-05-2015, 10:01 AM   #2
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Thanks

Thanks! This worked effortlessly!

I just wonder; They don't show up at the "beta functions" and I don't see them anywhere else. So I just have to open them once in a while to keep them on my home screen? Or is there anything I can do from within the eReader itself to revive one of these application once it has fallen off the home screen?

Thanks again and thanks in advance
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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chess not works for me

Hello and thanks,
partly it works for me.
actually everything appears on the menu. But the chess not works.
Have You Any idea?

fw :3.19.5613
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:50 PM   #4
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I believe that some of these extras are no longer included in the images supplied by Kobo
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:44 PM   #5
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chess no longer works in 3.19 - if you must have it, downgrade to one of the previous firmware versions. I haven't checked if there is another way to make chess work again (for example replace sokoban with chess or some such method).
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:50 PM   #6
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Why not use the pbchess package? Download page.

The menu:
Coolreader
FileManager
OPDS_alpha
Chess
Checkers
Sokoban
Reversi
Gomoku
Takuzu
Sudoku
Dictionary
Notepad
Calculator
UsbNet
WiFi
Reboot
Power off

Plus "QTFrotz" (for old text interactive games) or any other QT program you added.
You can remove any you don't want cluttering up the menu.

Luck;
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:27 PM   #7
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These games and apps (except chess) seem to be back in the latest firmware (4.2.8432).
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These games and apps (except chess) seem to be back in the latest firmware (4.2.8432).
The games were never actually removed from the firmware. It's just that the Glo HD there is no easy way to start them. I assume the same is the case for the Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2, but I can't remember if anyone has commented on the games.
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The games were never actually removed from the firmware. It's just that the Glo HD there is no easy way to start them. I assume the same is the case for the Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2, but I can't remember if anyone has commented on the games.
For me on the Aura edition 2, the games did not work even after adding them for the last few versions.
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For me on the Aura edition 2, the games did not work even after adding them for the last few versions.
And do they work now for you? Or do they only "seem to be back," as you said above?
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And do they work now for you? Or do they only "seem to be back," as you said above?
They work for me now, except for chess. I have added a how to section on my KoboStuff page(but I'm still working on adding everything I know to it).
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They work for me now, except for chess.
Good to know. I tried it this afternoon on my Kobo Touch, and it is the same there.
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