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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Australia
Device: Kobo: Not just an eReader, it's an adventure!
Direct Links to Kobo Touch Firmware

This thread is for direct links to Kobo firmware.

Release dates are taken from the first post of the release thread or from firmware zip file date adjusted for time zones. The release date could be incorrent by a day due to timezone issues.

Versions tagged with a letter are different releases with the same version number, these letters are not official Kobo designators.

USE THE INFORMATION AND LINKS IN THIS THREAD AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS THREAD IS UNOFFICIAL. SIDELOADING OR CROSSLOADING THE INCORRECT FIRMWARE CAN BREAK/BRICK YOUR DEVICE.

The latest versions of the firmware are listed at the bottom of this post.

The earlier versions have been moved to the second post in this thread.

Links that no longer work for a specific version are coloured Magenta.

Dark Green is for unconfirmed information (generally at the beginning of a release).


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Jan 2013 Release

Desktop 3.1.5
r45877 (22 Dec 2012)


WARNING: I've received a report that recently manufactured Touches may use the Glo firmware. Make sure you are loading the correct version of the firmware for your particular device. Yes, this means the one you are holding in your hands.



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Feb 2013 Release

Desktop 3.2.0
84bb7111a (12 Feb 2013)
Direct: 117,817 KB (120,644,184) (previously direct file was a different size than the update file).
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe

Touch (older)
v2.4.0a
70,788 KB (72,486,660)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip

Glo/Mini/Touch (newer)
v2.4.0a
84fbb7111a (12 Feb 2013)
87,992 KB (90,031,829)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip


There is a second 2.4.0 release.

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Mini/new Touch
2.4.0b
85.8 MB (on IE download dialog)
34b1ceb91d 14 Feb 2013

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip

Mark 3 Hardware: old Touch
2.4.0b
69.1 MB (on IE download dialog)
34b1ceb91d 14 Feb 2013

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip

The 'Feb13' directory also works for the Touch firmware, but I don't have a confirmation on its validity. The February 'a' release firmware files are still available.

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April 2013 Release - 2.5.0
Aura HD release


WARNING: Make sure you are loading the correct version of the firmware for your particular device. Yes, this means the one you are holding in your hands.

Please also be aware that SameerH, the Kobo product manager, made a veiled threat in a post after the 2.4 firmware came out that there may be additional problems with sideloading firmware in the future.





Desktop 3.2.1
Digital Signed on 13 April 2013
Direct: 116,562 KB (119,358,952)

http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe

Note that Desktop 3.2.0 is not automatically updating to the new version. At least not in my case.


Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.5.0
79.2 MB - 81,203 KB - 83,151,065 B
c988b71a4d - 12 Apr 2013

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch (N905, N905B Models)
2.5.0
62.5 MB - 64,077 KB - 65,614,119 B

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip


We don't know what firmware the new Aura HD uses. We have a report that it is uses the Mark 4 firmware.


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April 2013 Release - 2.5.1 - The usual post-release bug fix release


Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.5.1
79.2 MB - 81,109 KB - 83,055,578 B
d5bb1c9bbd - 22 Apr 2013
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.1.zip


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch (N905, N905B Models)
2.5.1
62.4 MB - 63,981 KB - 65,516,423 B

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.1.zip


Note: The mark 3 firmware link is based on the Mark 4 link, the Mark 3 firmware has been downloaded (so the link works), but not installed.


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May 2013 Release - 2.5.2 - bug fix release


Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.5.2

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.2.zip


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch (N905, N905B Models)
2.5.2

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.2.zip



Desktop 3.2.2
Digital Signed on 8 May 2013
Direct: 116,572 KB (119,368,776)

http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe


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June 2013 Release - 2.6.1 - Aura HD Home Screen to Glo


Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.6.1
82.3 MB - 86,397,399 bytes
The link to 2.6.1 is no longer valid. Please see the 2.6.1b link below (June 2013).



Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch (N905, N905B Models)
2.6.1
65.6 MB - 68,865,505 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip



Desktop 3.2.3
Digital Signed on 7 Jun 2013
Direct: 113 MB - 116,583 KB - 119,380,288 B

http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe



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June 2013 Release - 2.6.1b - Bug Fix Release
Note Reuse of version number - Bad Dog Kobo, Bad Dog


Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.6.1
84.3 MB - 88,440,655 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip



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July 2013 Release - 2.8.1 - Italics Fixed!

Please see below for 2.8.1b release (Sep 2013)

Kobo is automatically installing different versions of the firmware on different Mark 4 devices. AuraHD/Glo is getting a different version that Mini/TouchLC.

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo/Mini/Touch Low Cost (N905C Model)
2.8.1
81.6 MB - 85,577,947 bytes
The link to 2.8.1 is no longer valid. Please see the 2.8.1b link below (Late Sep 2013).

Note: This release automatically installs only to the Aura HD and Glo. Mini and Touch Low Cost remain on 2.6.1b. There have been no reports of this release not working on Mini/TouchLC.


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch (N905, N905B Models)
Reports say that the Mark4 firmware works on the Mark 3 hardware.




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September 2013 Release - 2.9.0 - New model Aura only release

WARNING: DO NOT CROSSLOAD THE FIRMWARE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARE OF THE DANGERS AND ARE PREPARED TO BRICK YOUR DEVICE.


Desktop
3.3.11 - 16 Sep 2013 -(88272c588b)
Digital Signature - 17 Sep 2013 5:01:47 am
130 MB (133,579 kb - 136,784,592 bytes)


The new Aura is a new hardware version, Mark 5.

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
2.9.0 (042df55f04, 9/15/13)
67.5 MB (69,221 KB - 70,881,304 bytes)

This is a new Aura only release.



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Late September 2013 Release - 2.6.2/2.8.1b - Confusion to the Enemies release

In typical Kobo fashion, we now have two releases with the same version number.

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
2.8.1 (b2c05cda0e, 20/09/13).
81.5 MB - 83,483 KB - 85,486,349 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.8.1.zip

Kobo is automatically installing different versions of the firmware on different Mark 4 devices. AuraHD/Glo is getting a different version that Mini/TouchLC.

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini/TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
2.6.2
84.4 MB - 86,471 KB - 88,546,141 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.2.zip



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Late October 2013 Release - 2.10.0 - Trick or Treat release

High ranking administration source state that this release is just for the Glo, Aura and Aura HD (the Treat). Mini and Touch owners will have to wait for the next release for those devices (the Trick).

Details to follow as they become available.


Desktop
3.4.0 - 18 Oct 2013 -(44e8aba834)
Digital Signature - 19 Oct 2013 6:02:30 am
130 MB (133,664 kb - 136,871,848 bytes)


Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
2.10.0 (6180f632e1, 21 Oct 2013)
85.1 MB - 87,172 KB - 89,263,254 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-2.10.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
2.10.0 (6180f632e1, 21 Oct 2013)
67.5 MB - 69,142 KB - 70,801,404 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-2.10.0.zip



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November 2013 Release - 3.0.0 - The Back to the Future release

This looks like a Mark 3/4 release. Primarily, this release brings the Touches up to date, with minimal new stuff for the other Mark 4 hardware.

And a mysterious release for the Mark 2 Wifi devices.

Desktop
3.5.0 (0cbc3626b3, 12 Nov 2013)
Digital Signature - 13 Nov 2013 9:10:57 am
130 MB - 133,652 KB - 136,859,176 bytes


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
3.0.0 (0cbc3626b3)
61.7 MB - 63,225 KB - 64,742,066 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.0.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
3.0.0 (0cbc3626b3)
85.2 MB - 87,328 KB - 89,423,74 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.0.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
Not released for this hardware.


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Mark 2 Hardware : WiFi
1.9.11
33.8 MB - 34,630 KB - 35,460,193 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-1.9.11.zip
No idea what's in this release for the Kobo WiFi

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Lateish November 2013 Release - 3.0.1 - The Back to the Future Part II release

Fixes for the 3.0.0 release.

Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
3.0.1 (644485e229, 21 Nov 2013)
61.7 MB - 63,195 KB - 64,711,018 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.0.0.zip
Link unchanged, file is still named 3.0.0

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
3.0.1 (644485e229, 21 Nov 2013)
85.2 MB - 87,296 KB - 89,390,712 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.0.0.zip
Link unchanged, file is still named 3.0.0



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December 2013 Release - 3.1.0 - The Back to the Future Part III release

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
3.1.0 ()
85.3 MB - 87,412 KB - 89,509,046 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.1.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
3.1.0 ()
67.7 MB - 69,387 KB - 71,051,933 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.1.0.zip


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Mid December 2013 Release - 3.1.1 - The 127 Hours release

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
3.1.1 ()
http://download.kobobooks.com//firmw...date-3.1.1.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
3.1.1 ()
http://download.kobobooks.com//firmw...date-3.1.1.zip




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February 2014 Release - 3.2.0 - The Waiting for Godot release


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
3.2.0 (d0a9bf18ea)
62.1 MB - 63.603 KB - 65,128,642 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.2.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo (N905C Model)
3.2.0 (d0a9bf18ea, 11 Feb 2014)
85.7 MB - 87,791 KB - 89,897,908 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.2.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura
3.2.0 (d0a9bf18ea)
68.1 MB - 69,765 KB - 71,438,975 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.2.0.zip


WARNING: Glo Users, DO NOT UPDATE TO FIRMWARE 3.20, or allow it to auto update during sync, if you have installed the two finger brightness control hack.
See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=235313.
This may apply to non-Glo devices.




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Dictionary Links

Please see this thread for the dictionary links: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=196931

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