Kobo Converter User Guide

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Thanks for choosing Epubor Kobo Converter.

Epubor Kobo Converter is the most professional kobo ebook and audiobook converter. It is developed to remove drm from kobo books, convert kobo ebooks to epub format and convert kobo audiobooks to mp3 files with 1 click.

Note: Epubor Kobo Converter is available on Windows and MacOS, please install the appropriate version on your personal computer.

Part 1: Download & Install

Step 1 Download the latest and correct version
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Step 2 Install Epubor Epubor Kobo Converter

After the downloading, double-click the file you downloaded ( .exe file for Windows users, .zip file for Mac users) to start the installation.

Step 3 Run Epubor Kobo Converter

kobo main interface

Part 2: Free Trial & Register & Deregister & Uninstall

1. Free Trial

Launch Epubor Kobo Converter, the registration window will pop up, if you want to continue with the trial version, please close the registration window. Or if you have already purchased the license, just input the license information to enjoy the full features.

Limitation: The trial version allows you to convert 3 books in total. To convert more kobo books, please purchase the licensed version.

2. Register

If you want to unlock the full premium features, please make a purchase for the software.

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Once you order the Epubor Kobo Converter, you will receive a confirmation email with a license code. To register it, please click the yellow key icon at the top right corner, and input your license email and code.

kobo register steps

3. Deregister

If you need to deregister the Epubor Kobo Converter, please click the red icon on the upper right to register with this software.

kobo deregister icon

4. Uninstall

You can search for this software on your computer and click "Uninstall" to remove it.

kobo converter uninstall

Part 3: Epubor Kobo Converter Tutorials

Epubor Kobo Converter works with an Android emulator. Why? Because Kobo audiobooks can only be listened to and downloaded on the Kobo for Android and iOS app. To download your Kobo audiobooks to a PC/Mac, it is necessary to install an Android emulator on your computer.

First, you need to install Android Studio and the Kobo for Android APK to download your Kobo books.
Then convert Kobo ebooks to epub and audiobooks to mp3 with Kobo Converter.

Step 1. Download and Install Android Emulator on Windows and Mac

Install Android Emulator -- LD Player on Windows

On Windows, please download and install LDPPLAYER 9 from the below link.

Download LDPLAYER9 from its offical website

Then click Settings icon at the top-right corner >>Other settings>>Enable "Root permission" and choose "Open remote connection" for ADB debugging.

root android simulator

Finally click on "Save settings". A new window will prompt, asking whether you would like to restart LDplayer. Click on " Restart now" button to restart this Android simulator.

restart android simulator

Note: Please ensure that you restart the Android simulator before proceeding with the following steps.

Watch the video tutorial to learn how remove drm from kobo ebooks and audiobooks on Windows.

Install Android Emulator -- Google Android Studio on Mac computer

Note: To get Epubor Kobo Converter to work well, please download the right version of Android Studio from the button below.

Download Android Studio Hedgehog | 2023.1.1 RC3 for Mac(Apple Silicon)

Download Android Studio Hedgehog | 2023.1.1 RC3 for Mac(Intel)

After the installer is successfully downloaded, please double-click the downloaded file and follow your on-screen instructions to install Android Studio.

install android studio

Step 2. Create an Android device on Google Android Studio

Next, click the More Actions dropdown and select Virtual Device Manager.

android studio welcome page

Then click Create Device to create a virtual Android device.

android studio create device

Next select Phone and choose Medium Phone as a device type, then select click Next.

 studio choose device

Next, select a system image. Please ensure you choose Android 9.0(Google APIs) from "X86 Images" section, and click the "Download" arrow to download the necessary files, then click Next.

storytel x86 image android 9.0

Next, rename your virtual device and click Finish to complete the device configuration.

rename device finish

Once finished, please return to the "Device Manager" and you can click Play icon to launch emulator.

android studio launch emulator

Step 3. Install Kobo for Android APK on Android emulator

Download the kobo for Android APK from the link below and drag it to the Android emulator you launched before.

Download Kobo APK here

drag kobo apk

Note: It will take a few seconds to install the APK, please wait patiently.

On windows, the kobo app has been installed successfully, you can easily find the Kobo icon at the home screen.

installing kobo apk ldplayer

On Mac, it may not show up at the home page after the kobo apk has been installed successfully. Please hold the circle button on the home screen of the Android emulator and slide up to find the Kobo app.

installing kobo apk

Step 4. Download Kobo audiobooks and ebooks to PC/Mac with Android emulator

Now run the Kobo app and log into your Kobo account.

Then you can go to the "Bookshelf", and click the "Download" icon to download the audiobooks and ebooks you would like to convert.

download kobo audiobooks

Once the book has downloaded successfully, the download button will disappear.

downloaded kobo audiobooks

Step 5. Run Epubor Kobo Converter to convert Kobo Audiobooks and eBooks

Launch Epubor Kobo Converter and click "Refresh" button to load and display your downloaded Kobo books in the left panel.

Then drag them to the right side and click "Start conversion" button to convert your Kobo books.

kobo start conversion

After the conversion is completed, click the "Open" button at the top to open the folder where you can find all the converted Kobo books.

Kobo output folder

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My Kobo books don't show in the left panel?

Step 1: Please keep your Android emulator running. If your Android emulator is not running, please launch it.
Step 2: If the downloaded Kobo books still don't show up in the Epubor Kobo Converter, please keep clicking the "Refresh" button until your books are loaded successfully.

Q: "Convert failed" issue.

Solution 1: Please ensure your kobo books have downloaded successfully before starting the conversion.
How to ensure your Kobo books downloaded successfully? On Kobo for Android, click on "Home">>"Account icon" at the top right corner>>"Manage Downloads". If you can find your kobo books in the "Manage Downloads", your kobo books have been downloaded successfully.
kobo manage downloads
Solution 2: If you ensure your books have downloaded successfully but still encountered a conversion failure, please try to open the book in the Kobo for Android app. If you receive the 'Kobo content error' (see screenshot below), remove this download from "Manage Downloads" and redownload it again.
kobo content error
Solution 3: If your Kobo audiobooks show "Convert failed", after checking the above two workarounds, you may need to check your internet connection. Please make sure your internet is connected well.

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07/7/2024 23:17:26
when i run these instructions I get the emulator running and the kobo store on the emulator but when I go to sign in to the kobo store the signin screen shows up but won't let me enter anything then the apps fails and I eventually get a message saying the "Kobo Books Keep stopping" message with an App Info and Close APP choice. Any ideas what's going on
07/9/2024 09:54:41
Thank you for your comments. Our team will help you with this issue.
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