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glittertine ([personal profile] glittertine) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2015-03-26 07:03 pm

android hacks?

Hey everyone, I was wondering if any of you have hacked a Kobo Glo?

I am a little frustrated that the browser that comes with the Kobo is so slow - I mean, better than none! But right now what I do is browse for fics on the computer or phone, and then start the Kobo Glo browser, whose homepage I have set for http://archiveofourown.org/works/, then I enter the number of the fic I want, hit the download, et voilĂ . Ten years ago I would've dreamed of a setup this wonderful, but right now, it mostly means I don't bother switching from my phone to the e-reader unless the fic is well above 30k, which obviously is bad both from an eye-health point of view and from an energy consumption point of view.

So, android hacking a Kobo, yay/nay? Does it make the browsing faster? Does it have any benefits at all? Or is there another browser out there that's better than what comes with the Glo? Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.

ETA: to clarify - I'm not looking for instructions on how to hack the device, I'm sure I can find them (though if you have a rec, by all means tell me). I'm more interested in finding out if it's worth it to hack the Kobo if 99.9% of the time I use it I'm reading AO3 epubs.

ETA2: I just updated my Kobo to the newest firmware and it's now significantly faster during scrolling, so that solved that problem. If you've not updated the firmware in a while, I highly recommend it.
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[personal profile] amalthia 2015-03-27 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
I already know if I buy a Kobo I'm going to have to do something to make it better, I haven't done all that much research yet, so I'm curious to see if anyone else responds to your post.