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Be sure to update your Kobo Arc by 2019-02-28 or else
#41  el_pablo 02-23-2020, 07:57 PM
So I have done a factory reset, before reading that I needed to update before a factory reset.

I have manage to do the update manually, but I'm stuck in the Wifi connection problem. How do I manage to skip this step?
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#42  Rydia 02-24-2020, 01:06 AM
Quote el_pablo
So I have done a factory reset, before reading that I needed to update before a factory reset.

I have manage to do the update manually, but I'm stuck in the Wifi connection problem. How do I manage to skip this step?
With the help of el_pablo, here was the method I used to unlock my arc 10hd:

1: Enable usb debugging
Boot the arc 10 hd
When The keyboard pops for the password.
Press on the keyboard settings button. Which in my case is the key at the bottom left.
Select Google Keyboard Settings
Select "Personnal dictionnary"
The Settings app will open.
Now you should be able to connect to the Wifi.
Go to "About Kobo Arc 10HD"
Tap 7 times on "Kernel version" (or Build Number). This will activate the "Developer options"
In "Developer options", activate USB debugging.
In the security tab, activate "Unknown source" apps.

2: Enable root
To enable root, I used the cydia impactor method of this thread ( https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2507886) . However, the newest application does not work, so I had to use an old version.

Here is the file I used:
http://cache.saurik.com/impactor/win/Impactor_0.9.14.zip

3: Remove blootware
Open an adb shell
In the adb shell type su to go in root

Use this command to make the system directory writable
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
go to system/app directory and then remove the apk you no longer want. I removed some Kobo apk.

cd system
cd app
rm KoboSetupWizard.apk
rm KoboJIT.apk
rm KoboReader.apk
rm KoboStubs.apk

I also went to data\data to remove the com.kobo.setupwizard directory, but I don't think it is necessary:
rm -r com.kobo.setupwizard
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#43  Wertbau 03-03-2020, 10:31 AM
@Rydia

I have got the same problem as el_pablo and tried Rydia`s method but i am stuck with the problem that the cydia impacter always fails to root the Kobo Arc 10 HD. Is it possible to explain it a bit further
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#44  marta123 03-21-2020, 06:05 PM
hi you can have some more info. I open impactor and go to shell but then what do I have to do . i have kobo arc 7 hd
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#45  plummer6699 03-26-2020, 01:45 PM
I....like the majority. Did a reset to factory on my Arc 7HD and now am stuck at the wifi screen. Grrr. Someone out there must have a custom rom or something to get around this?

p.s. yes i copied the update.zip file to the Arc many times and it did not work. Same issue.
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#46  rvd420 04-02-2020, 12:37 AM
Hi

I have the Kobo ArcHD 10 and I just did a hard reset.
Now it wont connect to my wifi?
I have tried different wifi's. Power cycling my wifi.
I wish I knew of this before resetting the device.

I followed the steps in above posts and from below link
https://help.kobo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019865014-Manually-update-your-Kobo-Arc-software

Didn't work. I'm so annoyed right now.
Why do I have to update before a reset?
Why cant I just update after connecting to my wifi??

Please someone come up with a work around
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#47  stumped 04-02-2020, 01:49 AM
Quote rvd420
Hi


1Why do I have to update before a reset?
2Why cant I just update after connecting to my wifi??

3Please someone come up with a work around
1. because kobo said so
2. because kobo said so
3. no - a year on - no one has

you are over a year late. the warning said update by 28 feb 2019 or else

its ELSE time
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#48  rvd420 04-03-2020, 01:18 AM
Quote Rydia
With the help of el_pablo, here was the method I used to unlock my arc 10hd:

1: Enable usb debugging
Boot the arc 10 hd
When The keyboard pops for the password.
Press on the keyboard settings button. Which in my case is the key at the bottom left.
Select Google Keyboard Settings
Select "Personnal dictionnary"
The Settings app will open.
Now you should be able to connect to the Wifi.
Go to "About Kobo Arc 10HD"
Tap 7 times on "Kernel version" (or Build Number). This will activate the "Developer options"
In "Developer options", activate USB debugging.
In the security tab, activate "Unknown source" apps.

2: Enable root
To enable root, I used the cydia impactor method of this thread ( https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2507886) . However, the newest application does not work, so I had to use an old version.

Here is the file I used:
http://cache.saurik.com/impactor/win/Impactor_0.9.14.zip

3: Remove blootware
Open an adb shell
In the adb shell type su to go in root

Use this command to make the system directory writable
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
go to system/app directory and then remove the apk you no longer want. I removed some Kobo apk.

cd system
cd app
rm KoboSetupWizard.apk
rm KoboJIT.apk
rm KoboReader.apk
rm KoboStubs.apk

I also went to data\data to remove the com.kobo.setupwizard directory, but I don't think it is necessary:
rm -r com.kobo.setupwizard

Hi Rydia,

Can you please explain step #3 in more detail please step by step.
What I should type and where.
Please make "quotation marks" of what we should be typing.
Example
shell@android:/ "$ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.kobo.jit"

I keep getting
Error: Unknown Option: --user
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#49  el_pablo 04-03-2020, 07:14 AM
Quote rvd420
Hi

I have the Kobo ArcHD 10 and I just did a hard reset.
Now it wont connect to my wifi?
I have tried different wifi's. Power cycling my wifi.
I wish I knew of this before resetting the device.

I followed the steps in above posts and from below link
https://help.kobo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019865014-Manually-update-your-Kobo-Arc-software

Didn't work. I'm so annoyed right now.
Why do I have to update before a reset?
Why cant I just update after connecting to my wifi??

Please someone come up with a work around
Have you tried the method explained here?
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#50  stumped 04-03-2020, 07:51 AM
just bin it.
even if you somehow fix it, its ancient tech. most apps will not work because it lacks modern android security.....

do you really need something that only runs a botched version of android 4 , when the west of the world is buying android 10 ?
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