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Tolino Shine 3 – 15.3.0 update

Good news

The adbd binary is the same of 14.1.0:

$ md5sum tolino-1*/ramdisk/sbin/adbd
1d23e203eba05102e6cb642a117b8d64  tolino-14.1.0/ramdisk/sbin/adbd
1d23e203eba05102e6cb642a117b8d64  tolino-15.3.0/ramdisk/sbin/adbd

The direct download link for the new Shine 3 firmware is https://tolinodownload-a.akamaihd.net/ereader/15.3.0/OS44/update.zip.

As a sidenote, you can find the latest Tolino updates on the Tolino website.

Everything documented is still relevant

tolino backup all

Tolino Shine 3: take a full backup



I am not responsible if you brick / ruin your device in any way. Basic computer skills required. Proceed with caution. I cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong.


I’m working on Ubuntu 21.10.

sudo apt install adb


  1. temporarily boot into TWRP as described here
  2. choose “Backup”
  3. choose “Select Storage”
  4. “SD Card” and “OK”
  5. mark all tolino backup all
  6. swipe to start the backup procedure

  7. copy the backup on your PC

    adb pull /sdcard1/TWRP

Restore an etc configuration file from the original maintainer version on Debian

There are events that can not be stopped, for example when you delete a file by mistake under /etc.

Debian provides an elegant way to restore files of the maintainer’s version without touching your existing configuration.

Practical scenario

Let’s say I’ve removed the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf, here’s the procedure to recover it:

  • find the deb package containing the file
    # dpkg -S /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
  • reinstall the package with a specific option
    # apt-get install --reinstall -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confmiss" apache2
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
    Need to get 86,7 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main apache2 amd64 2.4.6-2ubuntu2.1 [86,7 kB]
    Fetched 86,7 kB in 0s (264 kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 245864 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace apache2 2.4.6-2ubuntu2.1 (using .../apache2_2.4.6-2ubuntu2.1_amd64.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement apache2 ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Processing triggers for ufw ...
    Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
    ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
    Setting up apache2 (2.4.6-2ubuntu2.1) ...
    Configuration file `/etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf', does not exist on system.
    Installing new config file as you requested.
     * Restarting web server apache2

That’s all.

Practical scenario #2

There’s another interesting case when this procedure comes handy: if you changed a default etc file and you want to restore it. In that case you can simply delete it and use the same apt-get command:

# apt-get install --reinstall -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confmiss" <package name>