I recently bought a Kobo Glo, and while carelessly googling around, stumbled into this:

1) Has any of the fellow SE-Android-lings attempted / succeded installing android on the Kobo Glo?

2) How can I backup the Original Firmware of the device?


Answering question #2 only, since I don't own the reader.

According to this post on the source thread, the original firmware can remain intact if you simply use a different microSD Card to load Android on:

You can dual-boot by having two separate MicroSDcards, one for each system, and swap them. You will have to open the back of your glo each time though.

See the first 10 photos at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2462848&postcount=2

  • Oh boy, this is awesome. Does it means the Kobo Glo is expansible to 64GB (since it has an external SD slot too)? it would be insane. Also, I will wait a couple more days @chahk to see if someone answers #1, if not i will accept yours. – Mindwin Mar 19 '14 at 22:27
  • @Mindwin that depends if the card reader inside the tablet supports SDXC technology required by most 64GB cards. If you scroll down and view the other pictures on that link I posted, you'll see that they managed to upgrade to 32GB. – Chahk Mar 22 '14 at 15:04
  • I was thinking of 32GB on the inner slot and another 32GB on the outside slot. XD – Mindwin Mar 24 '14 at 12:19

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