Tag Archives: hacks
The Open Book Project

The Open Book Project Aims to Develop Open Hardware eBook Reader

There’s an interesting article over on Hackaday about how someone is trying to develop an open source ebook reader that doesn’t lock users into a closed platform. As the The Open Book Project page at github describes it, “The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build […]

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Kobo Libra Inverted Mode

How to Use Inverted Text Mode on Kobo eReaders the New Easy Way

The night mode hack has been one of the more popular mods for Kobo’s ebook readers to read with white text on a black background, as some call inverted text mode. The older methods to get inverted mode to work kept getting broken with firmware updates, but nowadays there’s a much easier way to use […]

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Kindle Clock

How to Make a Literary Clock from an Old Kindle (Video)

If you have an old Kindle laying around gathering dust, there are several different things you can do with it. You can use it as a coaster for drinks, or as a serving platter for lizards, or you can turn it into a clock that displays literary quotes with the time of day embedded in […]

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White Kindle Paperwhite

Remote Control Hack for Kindles to Turn Pages and Adjust Light (Video)

The Kindle developer’s section over at MobileRead has been a lot more active lately ever since the updated Kindle jailbreaking method was released for newer Kindles with current software. One of the latest hacks, called KindleLazy, adds remote control support to Kindles so that you can turn pages and adjust the frontlight without even touching […]

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Kindle Paperwhite 2 Jailbreak

New Kindle eReaders Blocked from Jailbreaking and Hacking

There’s always been a number of custom hacks and tweaks for jailbroken Kindle ereaders (like screensaver and font hacks), but ever since Amazon released their latest line of Kindles last fall, jailbreaking has become pretty much impossible. Amazon has gone to great lengths to block any kind of hacking to the Kindle Voyage, the entry-level […]

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Kobo Aura HD Android

Android on Kobo Aura HD is Buggy and Frustrating (Video)

Last week I posted about a dual-boot hack for the Kobo Aura HD that lets you choose to run Android off a memory card or boot the stock Kobo operating system from the internal card. In theory dual-booting is a great thing to have on a Kobo eReader because it’s like having two devices in […]

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Kobo Aura HD Android

Kobo Aura HD Dual-Boot Android Hack Tutorial

Last week I posted a video showing the Kobo Glo hacked to run Android. Now I’ve got Android running on my Kobo Aura HD too, and it’s even better because I used the dual-boot hack that enables the option to boot either the internal stock Kobo operating system or the Android operating system from a […]

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GoFly Project V4

GoFly Turns Kobo Mini into Tactical Glide Computer for XC Pilots (Video)

A necropost over at MobileRead led me to an interesting project that I hadn’t seen before involving a Kobo Mini and some major hacking. Over at

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