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Kobo Aura hacks

by Stefano on 2014.05.12, 2 comments

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Hardware

 

FCC report

http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/09/10/inside-kobo-aura/#.U2wi5y8ZdQ_

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=908461&fcc_id=NOIKBN514

 

Official software

kobolabs repo

https://github.com/kobolabs/Kobo-Reader

 

Open the device (remove back cover)

To access the onboard peripherals the back cover of the Kobo Aura has to be removed. This is tricky, more than with previous Kobo because there are no screws and the grooves that keep the back cover and the front panel together are fairly tight.

The back cover can be popped out proceeding on the 4 sides of the cover with a very thin tool used as a lever to loosen the grooves one by one.

NOTE – There is a high probability to end up with a bit scratched cover. Also the edges of the cover could result a little deformed because they are very thin.

 

Previous and other Kobo hacks

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kobo_Touch_Hacking

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kobo_WiFi_Hacking

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230732

https://sites.google.com/site/gibekm/hardware/kobo/kobo-as-tablet

 

Write .img to SD card

using dd on Mac OS X

http://www.thelinuxdaily.com/2010/01/writing-images-to-disk-on-mac-osx-with-dd/

 

Update the Kobo

The method used by the Kobo Touch to upgrade its firmware is quite simple: If the file .kobo/KoboRoot.tgz is found in the Kobo’s public partition, then the .tgz file is extracted to the root of the internal system partition. By editing some of the files within KoboRoot.tgz, we can fairly easily enable telnet and ftp access, giving us root privileges.

Source: http://wiki.mobileread.com

 

Kobo night-mode

Invert the color: light foreground, dark background

http://dbeinder.github.io/kobo-nightmode/

 

Enable Telnet/FTP

See http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kobo_WiFi_Hacking

Download the archive file and remove the backslash as explained in the following link, then use “nmap” to find the IP address of the Kobo http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kobo_Touch_Hacking

 

Enable Telnet/FTP over USB

only the “manual” part has been tested (it’s wiped with reboot)

before the setup

on the telnet session,  on kobo enter

after the setup

 

Miscellaneous

Turn on/off power LED

(g as green?)

/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.103/leds/pmic_ledsg # echo “255” > brightness
/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.103/leds/pmic_ledsg # echo “0” > brightness

exist, no impact (r as red? and b as blue?)

/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.114/leds/pmic_ledsr # echo “255” > brightness
/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.114/leds/pmic_ledsr # echo “o” > brightness
/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.98/leds/pmic_ledsb # echo “255” > brightness
/sys/devices/platform/pmic_leds.98/leds/pmic_ledsb # echo “0” > brightness

E-ink driver

http://www.ti.com/product/tps65185

the PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit ) onboard is

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=MC13892

does it manage the backlight and how??

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