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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 21:18:54 GMT


Kobo Wireless (N647) does not connect to Kobo desktop, wifi or calibre.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:08:51 GMT

Hi guys. I just got a Kobo wireless from a friend of mine, it's basically brand new (still sealed in box), but I couldn't get it to work tho. 1. The Home menu shows no book at all. 2. It's say connected when I connect to Wifi, but when I access the shop, it keeps saying "Network error". 3. I plugged it in my lap, it's connected (there is a kobo folder), but neither Kobo Desktop nor Calibre recognise the device. Well they did before, then I tried syncing some books, but it didn't show in device's library then suddenly it didn't recognise anymore, Calibre says something like database error. So now this Kobo is like a brick tho, I tried factory reset, hard reset and none worked. Is there any solution or I just throw it away, cause basically my friend bought it long time ago, no receipt so I can't ask for replacement or anything. The device is on 1.9.12 (10/16/14) firmware.

Aura H2O Start and end date for read books

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:01:15 GMT

Is there any way to see what date I started/finished reading a book on my H20 Aura (gen1) or through calibre? I would really like to be able to just pull up a finished books stats and have it tell me when I began and ended the book so I can update it to my goodreads profile. TIA Dill

Kindle DX versus Kobo Aura One

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:40:25 GMT

Hi all, Looking for comparison information that I haven't been able to locate elsewhere. I have a Voyage, upgraded to an Oasis 1 when my daughter was born as it was easier to hold one handed, and to a Kobo Aura One when I wanted a larger screen. I was toying with the idea of expanding beyond the 7.8 inch screen further, but many of the options are over $500, far and away more than I want to spend. I recently reconnected with my old Kindle Keyboard and read a book on it, so was nostalgically considering buying an old Kindle DXG for the 9.7 inch screen. My question, for anyone who happens to have access to both who could provide a side by side, it seems that comparing the old available font choices to what's available on the Aura One, I don't see a killer word per page at comparable size increase on the DXG and it might be a waste of money. I'm curious for thoughts, and imagines if anyone has them available. Thanks!

Touch Factory reset doomed my eReader?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:45:26 GMT

I've had my Touch N905 for 7 years and it worked great until this week, when wifi suddenly stopped working. Long story short I did a factory reset and reloaded all my books, etc but the firmware would not update from the original version. The update seemed to download but would not install. I got an error message each time saying there was a network error. I've done two more factory resets since (paper clip method and using the button in settings menu) with the same result. Kobo customer support said it can't be fixed and I need a new device. I find that hard to believe - my device works but is stuck on old firmware. I don't have much experience with software but if anyone can point me in the direction of some instructions I have lots of patience!! Thanks in advance.

KIndle Paperwhite 2 - still repairable or it's time for a new one

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:12:39 GMT

Hi, yesterday I wanted to start read a book again after a quite a long pause of 4-5 Month. So I took my Kindle out of a box, connected it to the charge and found out that it has quite a few vertical lines in the middle of display. Tried to reboot, reset it. Nothing helps. Display also does not seem to be cracked and I don't know why. Kindle was in the box on a shelf for couple month, so I don't think it's mechanical damage. Is there still hope for my Kindle Paperwhite 2 or it's just scrap now and it's time to get a new one? I bought this Kindle around end of 2013. So there is warranty from Amazon anymore. Image: (

USBNetwork over wifi root default password

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:22:41 GMT

Hello, I have a KT3 that for some reason isn't getting recognized by USB (Neither USBMS, nor USBNET) I'm trying to access it via WIFI, but the kindle is requesting for a password for the root account I've read somewhere here that's normal. Any ideas how I can I set this password or if there's a default password ?

PW2 Trying and Failing to Jailbreak PW2 Firmwear 5.9.4

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:44:57 GMT

I tried following the instructions at When I reset the device it never let me downgrade to the earlier firmwear. I tried uploading main-htmlviewer.tar.gz with no effect, I tried Help what am I missing!

Two Column Mode with Dictionary

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:49:01 GMT

In the Sonys that have dictionaries (except, I don't think, the 600) I've found that I'm able to make the Dictionary more readable by lowering the size of its font (separate from the book's font). At a certain point the font becomes small that the dictionary displays the dictionary in dual column, which makes it much nicer. I'm guessing the old Sony hands know this, but I thought I'd mention it for those (like me) who've just started using Sony Readers. The more I use the Sonys, the more I like them. Especially the PRS-650.

Trekstor eBook-Reader 4.0 issue

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:52:15 GMT

Hi I have Trekstor eBook-Reader 4.0 for about a month. Everything has worked fine, till now. When I try to turn on the reader the screen just flashes and goes back to splash screen. When I try to reset same thing happens. The device is also not recognised by my PC. I am sure that device is charged and yesterday it was working fine. Does anyone have any idea what is going on and how to fix it?

Accessories Kindle Oasis 2017 original case replica

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:11:41 GMT

Just saw this, will leave this here: Someone seems to have figured out that it is a good idea to make a replica of the Amazon case, and one that apparently works well. UPDATE: Just received my cover. It looks slightly less high quality than the original cover (I don't like it when the color of the seam does not match the material 100%; but: no branding) but it attaches nicely (not perfectly aligned but close) and, most importantly, holds on to the Oasis when opening the case and when hanging the reader from the cover. This is realized by a non-sticky gel patch on the inside of the back flap that provides additional adhesion. I would recommend it to anyone who is currently looking for an alternative to the unavailable Amazon cases. Shame there's no high quality tan leather option.

Japanese characters not showing properly

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:19:14 GMT

Hey, so i have my pocketbook inkpad 3 and i love it... however i have a huge issue is that my japanese books/folders have wrong characters. it shows an empty box on my character, even kana ones. sometimes it works ok on some folder or book title, but on some other, even very similar 8like volume 2 of properly showing title book) it displays only boxes. i think it has to do with the default font that does not support japanese, i tried putting a supported font in system/fonts but nothing changes japanese font work well in books, its in the explorer that they are messed up

Getting highlights from Kindle to computer (mac)

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:19:57 GMT

Hello! First post here. I had originally posted this in the Amazon forums and luckily someone directed me here. I'm getting rid of my ancient nook and getting a kindle today. The biggest dealbreaker with regards to my nook was that there was NO way for me to get my highlighted text passages off of the device - so I was stuck manually typing out my hihglights after I read which was what I did for physical books years ago. I have a wide collection of ebooks that I'll be syncing to my new kindle via Calibre - none of which were purchased via Amazon - additionally, I'm a journalist working with sensitive material and therefore cannot have notes / highlights syncing to Amazon services where I can't verify their safety. With that said, is there any way that I can manually sync my highlights in NON amazon ebooks to my computer? Are the newest devices still capable of producing the "my clippings" files I've read about? This seems like the best non-cloud option for me to sync my notes to my computer. Again, in short... I'm just hoping to get highlighted passages of text from my kindle over to my computer so I can copy and paste them into word docs for my notes... but WITHOUT any amazon software / products. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Can't delete some book/file from kindle by win explorer

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:31:00 GMT

Hello Now I have just brief info, because it's my friends problem but if needed in future I will bring more detailed info. Kindle Paperwhite 3 probably. In short he deleted some book from his kindle by the calibre and found out that the book is still on the memory in the explorer, so when he tried to delete the book by windows explorer he receive a info that the file is no longer in this localization and therefore can't be deleted. The book no longer appears ofc in the calibre. Anyone have heard about such issue?

Kobo Touch (LC) better than Kobo Glo?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:57:00 GMT

After years of finding new ereaders too expensive (brazilian here) I finaly got an old used Kobo Touch 1.0 (Low Cost). The back black rubber is melting the low resolution is very noticeble but despite these cons I fell in love with it. (Pocket integration is very useful to me). So much that only a month of use I saw a used Kobo Glo 1.0 beeing sold for the same price and as only the missing ligh was really bothering me I went on and bought it. But I got a "problem", the Kobo Glo, at least on my end, has way less contrast than the Touch and has a LOT more gohsting on the screen, even when set to refresh at every single page. I looked around reviews on the internet and have found nothing about it, so I'm thinking it coud be something specific to my unit. The guy who sold it to me said that was bought on impulse and it stayed "lost" and unused for some three years. Could this have some influence? I was really looking into keeping the Glo and selling the Touch, it is way prettier. But as it is I'll probably do the opposite, Can anyone sugest a hack to "jump start" it to what I think is the real contrast of the thing?

How to change the background color of tiles on the homescreen?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:28:06 GMT

I'm sure that there must be a way to do this editing the CSS of some library, but I can't seem to find it. What I would like to do is to make the extras tiles dark, while leaving the other bigger tiles gray as they are. So I would like to change from this: Image: To this: Image: Has any of you tried to do this? If so, did you have success with it? :thanks: