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Calibre Kobo DRM Removal Plugin: Obok_plugin

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Maybe you have already known that Calibre kindle drm removal plugin -- DeDRM_plugin, but do you actually know Calibre also can help you remove kobo drm if it is installed Obok_plugin? So what is Obok_plugin? How can it help us with DRM Removing? Bear these questions in mind and keep reading, you'll get the answers in the following article.

calibre kobo drm plugin

What is Calibre Obok_plugin?

Calibre is a pretty great software for ebook lovers. You can read, convert and manage ebooks with it smoothly. However, if you want to remove drm from ebook, it cannot, on its own. You need to add the plugins to enhance it. If you are looking for the tool to remove kobo drm, Calibre Obok_plugin is the best choice for you.

Calibre Obok_plugin is the free tool to remove the DRM from Kobo ebooks download on Mac or Windows using the Kobo desktop application, or from Kobo ebooks on an attached E-Ink Kobo reader (but not a Kobo Arc or Kobo Vox).

Specifications of Calibre Obok_plugin(Obok_plugin.zip)

Latest version: 7.2.1, released on 11 April, 2021

Rating: 5 star

Best for: Remove Kobo DRM

Author: Apprentice Alf

Downloads link: https://github.com/apprenticeharper/DeDRM_tools/ releases/download/v7.2.1/DeDRM_tools_7.2.1.zip

Note: Obok_plugin.zip is packed with DeDRM_plugin.zip in DeDRM_tools_7.2.1.zip.

How to install Obok_plugin?

After downloading the DeDRM, you'll get a DeDRM_tools_7.2.1.zip. Unzip it, you'll see DeDRM_plugin.zip and Obok_plugin.zip.

dedrm tools download

To remove Kobo DRM, Obok_plugin.zip is what you should add to your Calibre.

obok_pliugin zip

If you still haven't install Calibre, please download and install it.

1 Run Calibre and then click "Preference">>"Plugins">>"Load plugin from file".

load plugin from file calibre

2 Select Obok_plugin.zip from your computer and select "Open". Then click "Yes" in the "Are you sure" dialog box.

are you sure to add this plugin

Then click the "OK" button in the "Success" dialog box.

success box

Then you'll see the Obok DeDRM tool has been successfully added to Calibre Plugin list.

obok_plugin has been installed successfully

Relaunch Calibre and Obok DeDRM will be displayed on the top menu.

obok_plugin has been installed successfully

How to remove Kobo drm with Calibre Obok_plugin?

Once the Calibr Kobo Dedrm plugin has been installed successfully, you can remove kobo drm with Calibre. Let's show you how to remove Kobo DRM with Calibre dedrm plugin step-by-step.

1 Download Kobo Books to your compute via kobo for PC or Kobo for Mac.

download kobo books to computer

2 Launch Calibre and then click "Obok DeDRM" at the top menu bar. It will display all your downloaded kobo books with the DRM lock status.

Kobo drm status

3 Then click "Select All" and then "Ok".

remove kobo drm

The Calibre starts to decrypt your kobo books and add all selected books to Calibre. Once finished, click "OK" in the pop-up windows.

add kobo books to calibre

Now you have remove drm from kobo books and also add them to Calibre successfully.

Is there any easier way to remove kobo drm?

Would like to give it a try now? Or so many steps and things you should pay attention during the whole process makes you hesitate? I know there is not an easy job if you are not so familiar with computer or software. Therefore, I also provide you another choice with much simpler interface and easy to manipulate. That is Epubor Ultimate which is the best ebook tools to help you remove drm from kobo ( or kindle, nook, google play books) and convert ebooks to any format with 1-click.

1 Download and install Epubor Ultimate to your Windows/Mac.

   

2 Download Kobo Books to your computer.

3 Launch Epubor Ultimate and then you'll see your downloaded kobo books loaded in the Kobo tab in the left column. Just drag and drop them to the right column and the kobo drm has been removed with just one-click.

remove kobo drm from kobo desktop

No need to install any plugin! Just one-click to get your kobo books decrypted. If you want things simple, Epubor Ultimate should your best pick.

However, I want to mention that Epubor Ultimate is a paid software with free trial version. So it's up to you to decide which tool to choose to decrypt your kobo books.

Download the tool for free:
   
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10/23/2021 13:11:47
Obok plugin link is dead...?
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10/25/2021 09:06:37
Is there any problem with this plugin?
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12/27/2021 06:39:59

Hi.  I had some still DRM'd Kobo books I'd downloaded to my old Mac with the Kobo Desktop Edition.  I now use Fedora 34 on my new computer, and I have Calibre installed there.  I have version 7.2.1 of the DeDRM plugin installed and also the obok plugin from the same zip file.  I was able to successfully remove DRM from one of those older Kobo books from the Mac, so my most immediate needs seem to be met.  

However, I've noticed that if I run obok without my e-reader connected, it fails.  Initially it was seeking a file, 'kobo location'.  It took a little while to figure out that "location" was part of the file name, but when I finally created that file that particular error went away and now it says "can't find kobo library."  I was able to get the KoboReader.sqlite file from my device, but I can't figure out where to put it.  I thought perhaps the plugin wanted "kobo location" to either contain the path to the sqlite file, but that didn't work.  The last thing I tried was to make the 'kobo location' file a Linux soft link to the KoboReader.sqlite file.  That made the "can't find library error disappear," but I still got a different error.

I tried to post the error right here, but the site rejected my comment as containing spam.  Not sure how to get help now...

Am I on any sort of a valid path here, or is this just a wild goose chase.  It would be rather nice to be able to just copy that sqlite file from my Kobo at any time and use it for the obok plugin to work on.

Anyway, any help or advice would be appreciated!

Kip

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05/20/2022 03:00:56
Hi, I followed all your steps to load the plugin, using Calibre ver.5.42 and the DeDRM_tools_7.2.1, but the Obok DeDRM is NOT displayed on the top menu even after restarting the app. Can anyone offer some guidance please. Thank you, Giorgio
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05/23/2022 14:41:23
Thank you for asking. But if you have followed this guide : https://www.epubor.com/calibre-kobo-drm-removal-plugin-obokplugin.html, you should install kobo drm removal plugin successfully. Or you can just try Epubor Ultimate.
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