Kobo Mini notes

I bought a(nother) “faulty” Kobo eReader on eBay.

This time, a Kobo Mini.

The “fault” was that it needed the battery disconnecting and reconnecting. After that, it was fine.

Registration bypass

I did a factory reset and, since it was on very old - 2011 - firmware, the sqlite3 registration bypass technique that I used with my Kobo Aura did not work.

This worked:

sqlite3 /media/neil/KOBOeReader/.kobo/KoboReader.sqlite "INSERT INTO "user" VALUES('aaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaa','aaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaa','xxxx@xxxx.xx','xxxx@xxxx.xx','2aaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaa==');"

Once I had updated the firmware, I needed to re-register, and then I could use the same as I did with the Kobo Aura.

Setting 24 hour clock

I could not find a way within the UI to set a 24 hour clock.

To solve this, I went to /media/neil/KOBOeReader/.kobo/Kobo, and edited Kobo eReader.conf (i.e. vim Kobo\ eReader.conf).

I changed CurrentLocale=en_US to CurrentLocale=en_GB.

And that did the trick.