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View Poll Results: How many patches do you use with your Kobo?
None. I just want to read. 29 29.00%
1-5. My Kobo devices are good enough even without patches. 24 24.00%
5-10. No need to overwhelm my poor Kobo. 10 10.00%
10-15. Patching really enhances the Kobo experience. 17 17.00%
15-20. The default options just won't do. 6 6.00%
More than 20. I could never use my Kobo without patching. 13 13.00%
All of them. Because I can. 1 1.00%
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:07 AM   #1
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Do you patch your Kobo? How many patches do you use?

Just out of curiosity, how many of the Kobo owners here patch their devices and how many patches do they generally use? If you don't patch, would you care to elaborate why not? And of course you're also welcome to discuss why you do.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:41 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:25 AM   #3
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Pretty happy with standard Kobo setup but use kobopatch to unhide games on a Clara HD and like Gibbo use the miniclock mod. Also tried alternate readers like KOReader but Kobo's normal reader is fine for the majority of my ebooks which are epubs so uninstalled.

Is there a patch to reinstall full menu options while reading as new firmware just offers 'back to <last section visited>' making everything else a two-click manoeuvre?
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:48 AM   #4
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I use the advanced fonts control patch, the custom margins kepub patch and the reduced footer size patch. I think that's all
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:02 AM   #5
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My Kobo is exactly as it came out of the box three years ago. It's not even connected to WiFi so the firmware is what came with the device when I bought it.

It -
Stores books.
Opens books.
Turns pages.
Changes font size.
Alters brightness of screen.
Closes books.

What more do you want from an eReader?

If I want to browse the Internet or look at photos I use a laptop or tablet that are far more suited to that task than an eReader.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:16 AM   #6
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None, because I don't know what the patches are for or can find an easy explanation of how to do it.
Maybe a pinned thread with the above info might increase uptake...
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:36 AM   #7
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I like the opportunity of cumstomizing my readers and Kobo offers the widest range of customization possible with the help of mods and patches. I have about 25-30 patches activated and don't update to a new firmware unless the patches are out.
It's not just about reading, but also reading with as pleasing a view as possible. For that I need my own fonts, line spacing, margins, a clock etc.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:36 AM   #8
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I answered none
1) mostly because I don't want to risk bricking it
2) It is pretty good the way it is with factory FW (I did the latest update via side load)
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:54 AM   #9
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All my Kobo E readers are patched, with "remove footer (rov3) on home page, and mini clock".
With the old fw, I also installed screensavers - night mode and rename footer (with my name and my phone number)
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:35 AM   #10
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I'd like to give mini clock a go on my Forma, is there any simple tutorial for getting it done? I looked at the miniclock thread but its a bit too technical, where do you actually start?
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:02 AM   #11
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I like(d) the Kobo reader configuration (last FW version has changed some things that I do not like, many aesthetically and others from less simplicity of use), but I am very happy introducing some changes that improve my reading experience.

These are my used patches in FW 4.15:
  • Always show confirmation dialog before upgrading
  • Increase TOC level indentation and fix extra indentation bug
  • My 24 line spacing values
  • Custom left & right margins
  • Freedom to advanced fonts control
  • ePub fixed top/bottom margins
  • Un-Force user text-align in div,p tags in KePubs
  • Allow searches on Extra dictionaries
  • Clock display duration
  • ePub uniform font scale
  • Show all games
  • Remove extra space on selection menu
  • Fix reading stats/author name cut off when series is showing

The ones that I consider more important (I cannot live without them ) are:
  • Always show confirmation dialog before upgrading (I can live by now with FW 4.15 and syncing my books from Kobo ).
  • My 24 line spacing values (better control of spacing).
  • Custom left & right margins (better control of margins, removing useless ones).
  • Allow searches on Extra dictionaries (this is the best, as I have three complementary spanish dictionaries installed and I always find the word )
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:11 AM   #12
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I picked 1-5 (it may get more). I would rather not patch, but since I spend a lot of time reading, I justify it as minimal effort to get a huge benefit: text just the way I like it (font size, line spacing, weight, ...)
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:27 AM   #13
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I am VERY UNHAPPY if I have to read without the patches, whether reading PDFs or kepubs (I don't like epubs).

I went and counted how many patches I have: all three libadobe options, 14 libnickel and 6 nickel ones.

The most important for me are those within the books: margins, font size, line spacing, advanced font control, space available for dictionary pop-ups and book details.

Next are getting rid of that pesky 3rd row (paired with bonus increased cover size), and showing confirmation dialog before upgrading.


I'm not sure whether I'll swap the chapter/title in the header/footer even though I asked for it at the beginning of the remodeled UI: I've been getting used to it since I bought the Libra (17 September), and it sorts of makes sense to have it correspond to the line just under it, which is the whole book at present
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:30 AM   #14
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I learned long ago (especially during my IBM systems days) that lean and clean is the safest, happiest approach.

No patches!
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:34 AM   #15
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