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Glo HD Glo HD - SD Image available yet?
#1  miwo76 05-04-2015, 04:24 PM
About to get my Kobo Glo HD this week.

Just in case I mess up during the SD imaging process - does anyone have a Glo HD SD Image available?
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#2  PeterT 05-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Im a bit confused. Surely if you are reimaging this means you are oepnning the device and replacing the sd card... So out the old SD card in a safe place and no need to download an image.
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#3  DNSB 05-04-2015, 11:11 PM
Quote miwo76
About to get my Kobo Glo HD this week.

Just in case I mess up during the SD imaging process - does anyone have a Glo HD SD Image available?
Hmmm... the first step in moving to a larger internal uSD card is to create an image of the original card unless you have a computer with two SD card slots. My choice is to write protect the adapter I use to stuff the uSD card into my laptop's SD card slot when I am creating the image and saving a copy of the image to a thumb drive before I move on to the step of imaging the new uSD card. That way you still have the original uSD card in case things don't work out and the image for later attempts.
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#4  miwo76 05-05-2015, 06:50 AM
Perfect! A nice, simple process! I do have a card read with multiple slots - this simple lock of the card would help me avoid doing something as silly as overwriting the original card!
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#5  flip1314 05-05-2015, 10:57 PM
I picked up a Glo HD today and the switch over to a 32 GB card was painless. I recommend using your fingernails to pry off the back as anything else might do damage.
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#6  entroxrr 05-06-2015, 05:42 AM
my kobo glo hd is bricked. anybody kind enough to share me a image file for the 4gb that came with the unit?
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#7  frostschutz 05-06-2015, 07:59 AM
Quote entroxrr
my kobo glo hd is bricked.
How did you brick it? If you did not take the card out or mess with dd in the root shell, the double tap reset might work for you as well.

make sure the device is turned off (by holding power button long enough).

then press and hold the power button. power LED should turn on.

at the same time while still holding the power button, repeatedly tap the bottom corners of the screen. device should go into firmware reset.

At least that's how it works for the H2O and other Kobo devices. Don't have a Glo HD to test with
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#8  davidfor 05-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Quote frostschutz
How did you brick it? If you did not take the card out or mess with dd in the root shell, the double tap reset might work for you as well.

make sure the device is turned off (by holding power button long enough).

then press and hold the power button. power LED should turn on.

at the same time while still holding the power button, repeatedly tap the bottom corners of the screen. device should go into firmware reset.

At least that's how it works for the H2O and other Kobo devices. Don't have a Glo HD to test with
That's how it works for the Glo HD. I tested it to make sure earlier in the week.
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#9  entroxrr 05-07-2015, 01:10 AM
fresh out of the box, during set up, after connecting to wifi, updated was required. the screen shows downloading update and it got stuck there forever. tried the pin hole reset too.
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#10  davidfor 05-07-2015, 01:30 AM
entroxrr: Try a factory reset. For the Glo HD, this is done by:

- Make sure the device is charged by plugging it in for at least an hour.
- Ensuring the device is off by holding the power button down for at least 20 seconds.
- Turn the device on but hold the button down.
- Tap both the bottom corners of the screen.
- When the restoring message is displayed, let the power button go.

When I tested this, it took me a couple of tries to get the timing right.

If it doesn't restore, take it back as faulty and exchange it.
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