[eBay.ca] [ONGOING SEPT 11th]Kobo Arc 7/10HD 30$/60$+7$ shipping!! [REFURB]
- Deal Link:
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10 inch [RELISTED!!] (its out of stock again but it comes back now and then i'll keep it updated (Sept 14th)
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Guides to ROOT both 7 and 10 inch Tabs
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showth ... ?t=2507886
dead-factorydirect-kobo-arc-10-hd-2560x ... #p26630745
Prep the Kobo
Start your Kobo, do the update, set it up like normal
Open the Settings app, go to Security tab, and turn on the ability to install untrusted stuff (there's two checkboxes for that)
Go to about your kobo, look for the build number, and tap that 7 times, it'll unlock developer mode
Go to the new developer mode and turn on usb debugging (this step seems to be bonus for now, but might be useful if you get into trouble)
Get the right files
On the Kobo, go to this post on the xda forum: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpo ... ostcount=5 and download "tr old.apk"
On your Kobo, open the Downloads app, and install this app (click it if a security warning pops up), open the app and click the button (there's only one). It'll freeze for about 15 seconds then reboot automatically.
On your computer download all the following files from https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/fold ... lZkYWhIQlk:
Flashable Kernel Zips/cm-kobo-10hd-kernel-r8.zip
On your computer download the google apps from this link: http://opengapps.org/?api=5.1&variant=nano (all the right options are already clicked, just hit download)
(optional) For Xposed, download xposed-v87-sdk22-arm.zip from: http://dl-xda.xposed.info/framework/sdk22/arm/
(optional) If you intend to use Netflix, grab drmfix-cm10hd.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpo ... tcount=352
On your Kobo, go to the Google Play Store, set up an account if you need to, and install Flashify
Copy all of the files we've downloaded in the above steps to the "Downloads" folder on your Kobo. If you're using a mac, you'll need the free Android File Transfer app on your mac to do so.
On your Kobo open Flashify, then do a backup (Backups tab) and backup anything you can just in case. (connect your Kobo to a computer and copy the backups from Android/data/com.cgollner.flashify/files/backup/ just in case)
In Flashify, flash your Recovery Image. Tap that option, then we're going to find one of the files we copied over, so navigate to your downloads folder, and tap cm-kobo-10hd-twrp-184.108.40.206-r2.img ---- this is TWRP
Give it a minute, it should reboot into TWRP. If not, and you're back to your usual Kobo, reboot, and hold power + volume up (*or power + volume down if that doesn't work*) when it reboots to load into TWRP. If you have any issues, you can open Flashify, tap the options menu in the top-right corner and Reboot into Recovery.
Flash the new ROMs
(optional - do this if you want to remove all the pre-installed Kobo apps and start fresh. If unsure, don't do it.) In TWRP, go to "Wipe" and swipe right. This will wipe /data and /system, but keep any files in other folders (e.g. photos, songs).
In TWRP, tap install, then navigate to the "Downloads" folder, and select the new ROM: cm-12.1.1-20160827-UNOFFICIAL-macallan.zip
Tap "Add more zips" and add cm-kobo-10hd-kernel-r8.zip and open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-YYYYMMDD.zip (where YYYYMMDD is the date you downloaded the Open GApps package)
If you also downloaded Xposed or the Netflix DRM fix, add those as well.
Swipe right to start the flashing process. This might take a while so be patient. You'll know when it's done when you see "Wipe Cache/Dalvik" and "Reboot System" buttons at the bottom.
When it's done, tap "Wipe Cache/Dalvik" for safe measure then tap Reboot
Enabling Root (optional)
Once your Kobo boots up, open the Settings app
At the bottom go to "About", look for the build number, and tap that 7 times to unlock developer options
Go to "Developer options", find "Root", and tap "Apps only"
If you flashed Xposed, download and install XposedInstaller_3.1.1.apk from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showth ... ?t=3034811