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Old 01-29-2017, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Nightmode for Kobo Aura One

Hello,

I'm sorry, I'm French and I don't speak english, so I hope you'll can understand.

I just buy a Kobo Aura One (first ereader I touch in my life. Yes, it's possible !).
I have a eye's disease. My sight is " dark ". It's complicated for me to read, and even more with a black writing on white background.
So, I try to install this " nightmode " : https://dbeinder.github.io/kobo-nightmode/ but it doesn't work.
I put the file " KoboRoot.tgz " into " .kobo " directory. My ereader rebooted (so I think it worked ?). But impossible to activate the nightmode.
I try : long press on the " sun " (top right), long press on the house (top left), brightness on 3 %,... Nothing work.

Is it possible to have a nightmode on Kobo Aura One ?
If I can't put a nightmode, I will be forced to return it.

Can anyone help me, please ?

Thank you very much. Sorry to massacre English !

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Old 01-29-2017, 06:15 PM   #2
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There will have to be a night mode written specifically for 4.2.8283 (and later) because of a change from 16bpp to 32bpp. That means that the current night mode needs to be updated.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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Running 4.2.8283 firmware? Due to a framebuffer change in this firmware, anything older than January 2017 probably won't work. Try this one.

https://github.com/gtalusan/kobo-nig...r/KoboRoot.tgz

Have you tried AMOLED displays yet? It's the next best thing after eink, no backlight, black is black and white text you can make shine as brightly as you like...
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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Thank you very much JSWolf and frostschutz !

Yes, my firmware is 4.2.82.83.
I am relieved, I was thinking it was me doing something wrong.
Is the nightmode updated regularly (Is the update on progress or planned ?) ? How to know when they are a new version ?

I try the file on the link, it doesn't work, no ! But thank you anyway.

I'm not sure to understand exactly what you say about Amoled, I'm sorry.
But I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, with a AMOLED display (my first, I think). Do you advise me to buy another ereader, with AMOLED screen instead of eInk ?
I have difficulty reading on my Samsung despite the good quality of screen.
The only thing who helps me a little is the nightmode (/negative mode). It's hard to explain (my disease is neurological and it's quite particular).
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Thank you very much JSWolf and frostschutz !

Yes, my firmware is 4.2.82.83.
I am relieved, I was thinking it was me doing something wrong.
Is the nightmode updated regularly (Is the update on progress or planned ?) ? How to know when they are a new version ?

I try the file on the link, it doesn't work, no ! But thank you anyway.
Actually, I've tested the file on the link on my KA1 and it does work. There are a couple of issues though. One being is that without a physical light switch, that option is not available to toggle night mode on/off and the second being that with the changes in how the light is handled on the KA1, I was unable to find a way to set the light level to trigger the nightmode toggle/on/off (default in the nightmode.ini file is 11/12/13).

However, if you edit nightmode.ini to enable night mode by default, power off your KA1 and then power it back on, it will be in night mode. From what you have said, this is what you would prefer.

So first, download the KoboRoot.tgz file again, drop it into the .kobo directory on your KA1, safely eject your KA1 and wait patiently. After it finished rebooting, connect it back to your computer and open the nightmode.ini file in the .kobo directory. Modify the two lines under [state] to match the lines below and save nightmode.ini. Safely eject, power cycle your KA1 and it should be in night mode. I've attached a screenshot below.

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# config file for kobo-nightmode

[state]
invertActive = yes		# yes / no
retainStateOverRestart = yes	# yes / no
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:59 AM   #6
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Actually, I've tested the file on the link on my KA1 and it does work.
Really ?! This is weird. With wich way do you activate it ? Maybe I does'nt have the good method.

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There are a couple of issues though. One being is that without a physical light switch, that option is not available to toggle night mode on/off and the second being that with the changes in how the light is handled on the KA1, I was unable to find a way to set the light level to trigger the nightmode toggle/on/off (default in the nightmode.ini file is 11/12/13).
It's sure it would be nicer to have a physical button (if I have understand correctly what you said).
For the second issue, maybe a next update will allow that ?

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However, if you edit nightmode.ini to enable night mode by default, power off your KA1 and then power it back on, it will be in night mode. From what you have said, this is what you would prefer.
I just thank you a thousand times. Because it works perfectly !
I did not download it and install it again, I just tried to edit directly the nightmode.ini. And it works !



What a joy !

This forum is awesome. Too bad we don't have the same in french.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:07 AM   #7
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Glad it works for you. Have fun

Try to avoid firmware updates if you're not sure the mod will still work with new firmware. At the very least you'll have to reinstall the mod everytime the firmware is updated.

Nightmode (on e-ink) is not for me, it causes some fierce ghosting.
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:05 PM   #8
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KOReader and CoolReader also offer a nightmode option, that is working fine with firmware 4.2.8283.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:43 PM   #9
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I installed the nightmode mode I linked, which worked but caused my screen to be divided into fours. I then installed the one in this thread over it.

The result? I can toggle nightmode without a reboot. Just gotta tap the nightmode icon. Not as smooth as the previous method using brightness but better than needing to plug in the Kobo
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Just as an FYI, the nightmode mod works with 4.2.8432 on a KA1. After installing the new firmware, you need to re-install nightmode and edit the nightmode.ini file as needed.
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Nightmode (on e-ink) is not for me, it causes some fierce ghosting.
The few times I tried using nightmode to read, I ended up setting page refresh to every page.
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nightmode doesn't work after update kobo aura

Hi, I have tried the method of changing the INI but nightmode still won't work
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Actually, I've tested the file on the link on my KA1 and it does work. ... to trigger the nightmode toggle/on/off (default in the nightmode.ini file is 11/12/13).

...

1. So first, download the KoboRoot.tgz file https://github.com/gtalusan/kobo-nig...r/KoboRoot.tgz

2. drop KoboRoot.tgz file into the .kobo directory on your KA1,

3. safely eject your KA1 and wait patiently.
4. After it finished rebooting,
5. connect it back to your computer and open the nightmode.ini file in the .kobo directory.
6. Modify the nightmode.ini two lines under [state] to match the lines below and save nightmode.ini.
Code:
# config file for kobo-nightmode

[state]
invertActive = yes		# yes / no
retainStateOverRestart = yes	# yes / no
7. Safely eject, power cycle your KA1 and it should be in night mode. I've attached a screenshot below.
@DNSB Thank you so much, it works flawlessly.
ka1 kobo aura one in night mode works perfectly!

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@DNSB Thank you so much, it works flawlessly.
ka1 kobo aura one in night mode works perfectly!
You're welcome.
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Hi!
Has anybody found a way to toggle nightmode by brightness percentage meanwhile??

It's getting me frustrated that I can't use nightmode like I could on my H2O :-(
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