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

Please read MobileRead's guideline on firmware links.

An index of the latest version for each device is two sections down.
See the Latest Release (officially targeted) section below

The versions of the firmware are listed in release order in this post, the latest is at the bottom.

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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The Firmware Releases before (and including) Aug 2014 (3.8.0) have been moved to the second post.

Late May 2014 (3.4.1 for the Mini) is also in the first post as it is the latest official release for the Mini.



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Latest Release (officially targeted, global)

Original Touch(N905/N905B Model) [Mark 3] - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3
TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model) - Mark 4 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Mini - Mark 4 - Late May 2014 - 3.4.1

Glo - Mark 4 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Aura HD - Mark 4 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Aura - Mark 5 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Aura H2O - Mark 5 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Glo HD - Mark 6 - Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Desktop (PC & Mac) -Aug 2015 - 3.17.3

Last Japan Release - Feb 2015 - 3.13.1 / Jul 2015 3.16.10


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Releases 3.4.1 to 3.16.0 are in the spoiler:

Spoiler:

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Late May 2014 Release - 3.4.1 - The Mini-Me Release

Special release for Mini only. Brings Mini up to other devices: tiling, etc.

Release Discussion Thread

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
3.4.1 (d83b1b0e2a, 25 May 2014)
89.0 MB - 91,150 KB - 93,336,67 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-3.4.1.zip

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The Firmware Releases 3.5.0, 3.7.0 and 3.8.0 have been moved to the second post.

Releases 3.9 and 3.10 do not exist.


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Oct 2014 Release - 3.11.0 - The Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Release

"Tch!Tch!Tch! .. Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!".
"What's that Skippy?"
"Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! .... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!"
"Kobo skipped version numbers?"
"Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! .. Tch!Tch! .... Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch!"
"Oh, there is no 3.9 or 3.10. Ok. Thanks, Skippy"
"Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch!Tch! .... Tch!Tch!Tch! ... Tch!Tch!Tch!"
"And you like the new single pawed page turning? That's good, Skippy!"


Release Discussion Thread

Change Log (thanks davidfor)

Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
(4d8eac1207, 16 Oct 2014)
66.9 MB - 68,518 KB - 70,162,304 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.11.0.zip


Mark 4 Hardware: Aura HD/Glo and TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model).
(4d8eac1207, 16 Oct 2014)
90.5 MB - 92,698 KB - 94,922,390 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.11.0.zip


Mark 5 Hardware : New Aura (and probably the Aura H2O)
(4d8eac1207, 16 Oct 2014)
72.9 MB - 74,690 KB - 76,481,595 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.11.0.zip




PC Desktop
3.11.0 (fbdde55d4d, 16 Oct 2014)
53.9 MB - 55,231 KB - 56,556,080 bytes
Digital Signature - 16/17 Oct 2014
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Mac Desktop
3.11.0
50.3 MB - 51,605 KB - 52,842,834 bytes
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.



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Dec 2014 Release - 3.12.0 - The Elongating Increasingly Annoying Mostly Inconsequential Thank-God-It's-Friday Obstinately Decreasingly Resigned Oh-so Continuingly Pish-Poshy Christmasy Finally-Updates-In-Australia Stubbornly Annotations-Still-Freeze Still As Yet Unnamed Soul-less Minimal Partridge-in-a-Pear-Tree #illridewithyou Slow I'm-finally-done-naming-this-release Release

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log

Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo / Aura HD
(, Dec 2014)
90.8 MB - 93,037 KB - 95,269,701 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.12.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura / Aura H2O
(, Dec 2014)
73.2 MB - 75,033 KB - 76,832,8875 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.12.0.zip


PC Desktop
3.12.0 (563a2baefd, 3 Dec 2014)
54.0 MB - 55,372 KB - 56,700,064 bytes
Digital Signature - 4/5 Dec 2014
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Mac Desktop
3.12.0
50.6 MB - 51,832 KB - 53,075,649 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.



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Jan 2015 Release - 3.12.1 - The Fifty Shades of Greyed Out Release

Release for the Glo, Aura, Aura HD and Aura H2O

Thanks to freekobo for posting the release.

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log

Patching Instructions


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo / Aura HD
(c1198635ca, Jan 2015)
90.7 MB - 92,977 KB - 95,208,334 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.12.1.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura / Aura H2O
(c1198635ca, Jan 2015)
75.1 MB - 76,937 KB - 78,782,990 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.12.1.zip


PC Desktop
Not Released - Still: 3.12.0 (563a2baefd, 3 Dec 2014)
54.0 MB - 55,372 KB - 56,700,064 bytes
Digital Signature - 4/5 Dec 2014
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Mac Desktop
Not Released - Still: 3.12.0
50.6 MB - 51,832 KB - 53,075,649 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.



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Jan 2015 Release - 3.13.1 - The Statistical Anomaly Release

This is a Japan only release.

Release for the Glo and Aura H2O only. Touch, Mini and Aura are excluded.

Thanks to jsonora for posting the release.

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log - Other changes on the first page of the thread

Patching Instructions


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo (+ Aura HD)
(, Feb 2015)
89.7 MB - 91,904 KB - 94,109,128 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.13.1.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura H2O (+ Aura)
(, Feb 2015)
74.0 MB - 75,861 KB - 77,681,051 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.13.1.zip


PC Desktop
Not Released - Still: 3.12.0 (563a2baefd, 3 Dec 2014)
54.0 MB - 55,372 KB - 56,700,064 bytes
Digital Signature - 4/5 Dec 2014
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Mac Desktop
Not Released - Still: 3.12.0
50.6 MB - 51,832 KB - 53,075,649 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Japan Desktop
53.9 MB - 55,211 KB - 56,535,600 bytes
Digital Signature - 5/6 Feb 2015
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../KoboSetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Japan Mac
50.8 MB - 52,081 KB -53,329,944 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../KoboSetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.



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Apr 2015 Release - 3.14.0 - Mark 6 - Glo HD Factory Firmware release

Release for the Glo HD only.

Thanks to tshering for posting the release.

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log - None yet.
Patching Instructions - None yet

Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(, Apr 2015)
72.6 MB - 74,441 KB - 76,226,778 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.14.0.zip




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Late Apr 2015 Release - 3.15.0 - One Night In Bangkok release


Thanks to arasyi for posting the release.

Official Release Notes

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log

Patching Instructions


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Released - A post in this thread reports that 3.15.0 works on the Mini.

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo (+ Aura HD)
(, Apr 2015)
89.7 MB - 91,882 KB - 94,086,427bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.15.0.zip

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura H2O (+ Aura)
(, Feb 2015)
74.0 MB - 75,869 KB - 77,689,249bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.15.0.zip

Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(, Apr 2015)
72.7 MB - 74,504 KB - 76,291,456 bytes)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.15.0.zip


PC Desktop
3.15.0 (4a8c6c79f0, 24 Apr 2015)
56.2 MB - 57,587 KB - 58,968,104bytes
Digital Signature - 27/28 Apr 2014
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Mac Desktop
3.15.0
55.2 MB - 56,543 KB - 57,899,634 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Japan Desktop
No Change

Japan Mac
No Change



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June 2015 Release - 3.16.0 - The Who Shot MR? release

Thanks to Cecell3000 for posting the release.

Release Discussion Thread

Change Log

Patching Instructions

Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
(f56b42a2e1, Jun 2015)
69.6 MB - 71,338 KB - 73,049,434 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.16.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
(f56b42a2e1, Jun 2015)
89.5 MB - 91,717 KB - 93,917,693 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.16.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Released

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo (+ Aura HD)
Not Released

davidfor has posted that you use the Mark 4 firmware for the Glo.


Mark 5 Hardware : Aura H2O (+ Aura)
Not Released

Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(f56b42a2e1, Jun 2015)
72.6 MB - 73,344 KB- 76,127,572 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.16.0.zip


PC Desktop
Not Released - Still 3.15.0 (4a8c6c79f0, 24 Apr 2015)
56.2 MB - 57,587 KB - 58,968,104 bytes
Digital Signature - 27/28 Apr 2014
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Mac Desktop
Not Released - Still 3.15.0
55.2 MB - 56,543 KB - 57,899,634 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


Japan Desktop
No Change

Japan Mac
No Change




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July 2015 Release - 3.16.10 - The Samurai Ate My Lunch release

Thanks to tshering for posting the release.

This is a Japan Glo HD release only.

Release Discussion Thread

Patching Instructions


WARNING: This release implemented Sickel, which can cause your device to spontaneously reboot whenever it detects it's taking too long to complete a task. Which can be often. Do not use unless you understand how this may affect you.


Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(, Jul 2015)
72.8 MB - 74,582 KB - 76,370,992 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...te-3.16.10.zip


Japan Desktop
56.2 MB - 57,584 KB - 58,965,216 bytes
Digital Signature - 27/28 Apr 2015 (yes, April...)
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../KoboSetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Japan Mac
55.2 MB - 56,587 KB - 57,944,485 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../KoboSetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.


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Aug 2015 Release - 3.17.0 - The It's Too Damn Early in the Morning to Come Up with a Name release

Thanks to Cecell3000 for posting the release.

This is a general release.

Release Discussion Thread

Patching Instructions


WARNING: This release still implements Sickel, which can cause your device to spontaneously reboot whenever it detects it's taking too long to complete a task. Which can be often. Do not use unless you understand how this may affect you.

WARNING: There are reports that release 3.17.0 required a clean device (factory reset) if you installed 3.16.10 on the device (other than the Glo HD). Please see the release discussion thread.


Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
(, Aug 2015)
69.9 MB - 71,597 KB - 73,314,678 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Aura HD/TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
(, Aug2015)
89.7 MB - 91,955 KB - 94,161,817 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.0.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Sure yet.

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura H2O (+ Aura)
(, Aug 2015)
74.1 MB - 75,955 KB - 77,777,392 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.0.zip

Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(, Aug 2015)
72.8 MB - 74,593 KB - 76,382,840 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.0.zip


WARNING: There are reports that Desktop 3.17 uses a different format/DRM for Kepubs.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=263932

Do not download and install until you are sure that you want the new format.


PC Desktop
3.17.0 (, Aug 2015)
57.3MB - 58,775 KB - 60,185,352 bytes
Digital Signature - 7/8 Aug 2015
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.exe
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.

Mac Desktop
3.17.0
56.3 MB - 57,726 KB - 59,111,193 byte
http://download.kobobooks.com/deskto.../kobosetup.dmg
Note: The Desktop links always point to the current version. You cannot get older versions from Kobo.



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Aug 2015 Release - 3.17.3 - The Pissing on a Spark Plug release

Thanks to Cecell3000 for posting the release.

This is a general release.

Release Discussion Thread


WARNING: This release still implements Sickel, which can cause your device to spontaneously reboot whenever it detects it's taking too long to complete a task. Which can be often. Do not use unless you understand how this may affect you.

It is believed that this release has disabled sickle, which pretty much resolves the issues with it.



WARNING: There are reports that release 3.17.0 required a clean device (factory reset) if you installed 3.16.10 on the device (other than the Glo HD).

It's expected that this release has the same issue.

Please see the release discussion thread.




Mark 3 Hardware: Original Touch(N905/N905B Model)
(, Aug 2015)
70.0 MB - 71,687 KB - 73,406,832 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.3.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Glo/Aura HD/TouchLC (Low Cost -N905C Model)
(, Aug2015)
89.9 MB - 92,062 KB - 94,270,768 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.3.zip

Mark 4 Hardware: Mini
Not Sure yet.

Mark 5 Hardware : Aura H2O (+ Aura)
(, Aug 2015)
74.2 MB - 76,048 KB - 77,872,556 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.3.zip

Mark 6 Hardware : Glo HD
(, Aug 2015)
72.9 MB - 74,693 KB - 76,485,088 bytes
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-3.17.3.zip


WARNING: There are reports that Desktop 3.17 uses a different format/DRM for Kepubs.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=263932

Do not download and install until you are sure that you want the new format.

Last edited by murg; 08-19-2015 at 06:01 PM. Reason: 3.17.3 release
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