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
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
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.
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.