Introduction

I got my Kobo Glo at a liquidator years ago and upgraded the internal microSD card to 128GB. I ended up breaking the power button, so I didn’t use the reader. I want to try some projects with the eReader so there isn’t a point in keeping that large of an microSD card incside. I have a spare 8GB card that I’ll use to replace the current one.

Getting the Firmware

I lost the image of the original SD card, so I needed to get the file. Luckily, the mobileread forum members are still sharing their images. After getting the image, I could skip copying the SD card from the Memory Upgrade Mod Guide.

Flashing the new Micro SD Card

I followed anacat’s iFixit guide for the Glo HD to remove the back cover. I then unplugged the battery since my power switch didn’t work.

Next, I downloaded Flash Drive Image Writer and MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 12.6. I executed the USB Duplicator and selected the image I downloaded and the microSD card I was going to write to. I then selected Write Image and Yes on the Continue? prompt.

Picking destination
Picking destination
Confirm format
Confirm format

I then installed the free version of MiniTool Partition Wizard and launched it. I then right clicked the KOBOeReader partition and clicked Extend. I slide the slider all the way to the right and clicked OK then Apply.

Partition software
Partition software
Right click menu
Right click menu
Extending partition
Extending partition
Applying changes
Applying changes

With that, I was done and ejected the microSD card and inserted it into the eReader. After closing up the back and booting it up, I was able to continue with a fresh installation.

Conclusion

This was much easier than I remember it being. I am worried about the software I needed to install to do this, so I will reformat my computer just in case.