KOReader for my Kobo
I finally installed Koreader!
Here’s some notes of what I did:
koreader-kobo-v2022.03.1.zip from https://github.com/koreader/koreader/releases and extracted to the root of the device.
Add the following to
Restarted, and it ended up back in the normal system. Oh, I didn’t follow the instructions… try again with downloading
OCP-KOReader-v2022.03.1.zip from that forum post, and extracting that to the root. Unmounted the device, and it did much more flashing and gurgling this time. When it restarted, there was a new Koreader item in the main menu! Wonderful.
To enable OPDS, go to the search menu (the magnifying glass icon) and down to “OPDS”. Then add a catalogue URL. Wikisource is https://ws-export.wmcloud.org/opds/en/Ready_for_export.xml — unfortunately, it seems the only way to get it in there is to type it in by hand, and I kept making mistakes. I tried three times before I realised that it was possible to long-press on a catalogue name to get to an edit dialogue.
Then, I had access to 45 pages of Wikisource’s works. Unfortunately, they’re in alphabetical order by title so it’s a bit weird to browse them in this way. But, still, it’s a terrific start and much easier than copying epubs from my laptop.
All in all, Koreader seems much much faster, and has many more features… and why didn’t I do this ages ago?!