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Firmware Images, Customizing the Tolino, & More
#31  Peripathetic 09-17-2020, 02:42 PM
Quote lu4t
I am unable to PM anyone neither... maybe it is because I just signed in and I have to wait for some time to be able to send PMs
If anything it's because you haven't made enough posts (I don't know the settings here but 10 is a common requirement).

Quote Grzesiek
I'd like to ask- is it possible to install a Kobo Clara HD firmware on a Tolino Shine 3? If it is- how to do it? Both readers have practicaly the same hardware. I think it should be possible to write a Kobo's system image on a sd card and replace the card in a Tolino, but if it will work?
It shouldn't work out of the box, the SoC (CPU) is different. You might be able to make it work though if you compile your own kernel. Seems kernel support for the Tolino Shine 3 was added last year.

Not sure why you'd want to that though: Tolino's Android-based platform seems like a much better choice for customization.
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#32  Waldy 09-17-2020, 03:03 PM
@lu4t
Now it works, I answered you in pm.
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#33  rantanplan 09-18-2020, 06:18 AM
Quote Grzesiek
Hello,

I'd like to ask- is it possible to install a Kobo Clara HD firmware on a Tolino Shine 3? If it is- how to do it? Both readers have practicaly the same hardware. I think it should be possible to write a Kobo's system image on a sd card and replace the card in a Tolino, but if it will work?

Best regards :-)
Both use different CPUs and are not compatible. Also, the equivalent is Kobo Libra H2o.

EDIT
I am an idiot, you're right. The Kobo Libra H2o is the equivalent of Vision 5.
Doesn't matter though, they still use different CPUs.
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#34  Grzesiek 09-18-2020, 12:46 PM
Quote Peripathetic
If anything it's because you haven't made enough posts (I don't know the settings here but 10 is a common requirement).

It shouldn't work out of the box, the SoC (CPU) is different. You might be able to make it work though if you compile your own kernel. Seems kernel support for the Tolino Shine 3 was added last year.

Not sure why you'd want to that though: Tolino's Android-based platform seems like a much better choice for customization.
Thank you. Now I understand, but I don't know how to unblock the Tolino's Android. I've found the instruction:

https://allesebook.de/anleitung/tolino-shine-3-adb-root-und-eigene-apps-installieren-video-978782/

but it seems that it works for the 12.1.0 firmware only and I've got an another firmware on my TS3.

The second reason is that on Kobo's Linux it is possible to instal the Vlasovsoft bundle. And Vlasovsoft's Cool Reader is IMHO the best e-book reader app ever done.

Regards :-)
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#35  Peripathetic 09-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Quote Grzesiek
Thank you. Now I understand, but I don't know how to unblock the Tolino's Android.
Have you seen this thread (by me): Customizing the Tolino? It's all there.

Quote Grzesiek
Vlasovsoft's Cool Reader is IMHO the best e-book reader app ever done.
I'm not familiar with that version but standard Cool Reader is available for Android. You can also check out this fork (haven't tried it personally but there's been a lot of recent development activity): https://github.com/plotn/coolreader/releases
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#36  Grzesiek 09-18-2020, 02:23 PM
@Peripathetic

Thank you
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