View Full Version : New Bebook Firmware - bb1-20090902


Dragon_Well
09-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Just noticed this.

This update was released September 7th 2009.

Here is the September 2009 firmware update for your BeBook eReader.

WARNING: Read the full text and instructions before upgrading.

This release note is for the August 2009 update. Firmware version NL-2.10-20090902

Changes compared to the update from August 2009
CHANGE: search with SMS-like keyboard for ePub and PDF files.
FIX: zoomlevels for ePub and PDF files are optimized.
FIX: locking and unlocking the keyboard while reading ePub and PDF files.

http://www.mybebook.com/update/bb1-20090902.zip

Lbooker
09-07-2009, 05:08 PM
I am testing it, and I call bullshit: zoom levels for pdf files are the same 5 ones. None is usable.

wallcraft
09-07-2009, 06:52 PM
I tried the EZ Reader Basic version, see New firmware (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55351) and it was a bit different from the earlier ADE firmware (both are standard Jinke firmware, with EZ Reader splash screens, so far as I know).

The PDF font sizes had changed. Now font size 4 is the old font size 3, and font size 5 is smaller than the old font size 4. I did not have much problem with the original PDF sizes, which were better than the ePub sizes.

NASCARaddicted
09-07-2009, 07:07 PM
I am testing it, and I call bullshit: zoom levels for pdf files are the same 5 ones. None is usable.

Bullshit ? They added a search function - I tried it, it works. Also, they got rid of the locking bug, so that is another step forward. Right now, I am happy

keng2000
09-07-2009, 08:52 PM
The switch menu to XPDF is gone....

Dragon_Well
09-07-2009, 11:21 PM
The switch menu to XPDF is gone....

Which firmware(s) had this? Does it switch pdf from reflow mode to "true zoom"?

jwsheets
09-07-2009, 11:32 PM
I am testing it, and I call bullshit: zoom levels for pdf files are the same 5 ones. None is usable.

I installed the Aztak FW and the PDF ADE EPUB zoom was fixed. Then I installed the BeBook FW and it worked just like the Aztak with the plus of a usable search function. The only thing missing now is the internal hyperlink problem - it they fix that one I am all smiles :)

wallcraft
09-08-2009, 12:10 AM
Which firmware(s) had this? Does it switch pdf from reflow mode to "true zoom"? The Hanlin V5 firmware has an XPDF switch. It is used to allow TTS for DRM-free PDFs. The XPDF appears to be the old PDF (pre-ADE) reader, with three zoom levels (full screen, full screen margins clipped, and landscape margins clipped).

wallcraft
09-08-2009, 12:14 AM
Then I installed the BeBook FW and it worked just like the Aztak with the plus of a usable search function. I can't get the text entry to work. If I want "C" how do I do this? When I press 1 multiple times all I ever get a A or B.

NASCARaddicted
09-08-2009, 01:03 PM
I can't get the text entry to work. If I want "C" how do I do this? When I press 1 multiple times all I ever get a A or B.

It takes the correct timing. In the beginning, I also made some spelling errors, but after some time I got used to it.

Before I got my Bebook, I also looked at other ebook readers and noticed that some have a search function. The fact that the Bebook had none was a real letdown. However, now we have got one ... for free :)

Dragon_Well
09-08-2009, 01:50 PM
The Hanlin V5 firmware has an XPDF switch. It is used to allow TTS for DRM-free PDFs. The XPDF appears to be the old PDF (pre-ADE) reader, with three zoom levels (full screen, full screen margins clipped, and landscape margins clipped).

Thanks, I knew about the V5, but the post above led me to think there was a version of the bebook (V3) firmware that had the xpdf option as well.

My understanding is that the TTS feature of the V5 requires XPDF, but I hope that this option is made standard in future V3 firmware as well. The ability to reflow AND zoom is definitely a selling feature of Sony's PRS-600 and 700.

ninki
09-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Just noticed this.



http://www.mybebook.com/update/bb1-20090902.zip

My apologies but once again ...can somebody put this on a rapidshare, megaupload or any other place, please!
Bebook dosent like me!
ninki

avidone
09-09-2009, 12:06 PM
I tried to update my BeBook to the new 20090902 firmware several times (including re-downloading from an XP system rather than Mac, and using different software to decompress the file

Used the same 256mB SD I always have for these upgrades

Every time it seems to go fine through "Update Kernel" but then just sit at "Update System"

Last try I gave it more than 15 minutes before re-setting

On reset I still have the 20090803 firmware I last updated to

I am now trying to update to the Astak 20090901-- it also seems to be taking a very long time at "Update System"

Anyone have a clue what might be going on here?

PROBLEM FIXED:

well, I feel pretty stupid, I finally saw, despite "deleting" files from the SD that there were hidden copies of other firmwares sitting in a .trashes folder

I reformatted then copied the new firmware and voila!

AlfonsVH
09-09-2009, 12:55 PM
can somebody put this on a rapidshare, megaupload or any other place, please!

Here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=3e21fd5a2dddb1ac8ef1259ff1b60e81e04e75f6 e8ebb871

ninki
09-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=3e21fd5a2dddb1ac8ef1259ff1b60e81e04e75f6 e8ebb871

Thank you very much...again :thanks:

Ninki