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    I finally installed Koreader!

    Here’s some notes of what I did:

    Downloaded 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 .kobo/Kobo/Kobo eReader.conf:

    [FeatureSettings]
    ExcludeSyncFolders=(\\.(?!kobo|adobe).+|([^.][^/]*/)+\\..+)
    

    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?!

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