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Boox Notes Reverse Engineering (Part 1)

How to get your handwritten notes out of Boox Notes Backups

A walkthrough how I reverse-engineered the Boox Note data format to extract the vector shapes of handwritten notes taken in the Android Boox Notes App. Why? For christmas I bought myself a Boox Note Air 2 for note taking as an alternative to the livescribe pen I was using until then. The idea to have an Android tablet but with an E-Ink screen and a stylus intrigued me. I was hoping to use OneNote on it (even though I use Joplin for note-taking nowadays) but found it rather unusable due to the lagging and missing palm rejection.