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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Australia
Device: Kobo: Not just an eReader, it's an adventure!
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 iincorrent 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 in the first post of this thread.

Spoiler:

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).

1.9.5
29 June 2011

1.9.6
15 July 2011

1.9.7
27 July 2011

1.9.8
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-upgrade-1.9.8.zip
r
28 July 2011

1.9.9
30 July 2011

1.9.10
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-upgrade-1.9.10.zip
r

1.9.11
r
27 September 2011

1.9.12
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ade-1.9.12.zip
r33689
46,205 KB (47,312,965)
14 October 2011

1.9.14
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/albacore/kobo3-update-1.9.14.zip
r34837
48,535 KB (49,699,660)
25 November 2011

1.9.16
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-1.9.16.zip
r35726
50,529 KB (51,740,990)
23 December 2011

1.9.17.a
r
17 March 2012
First Release of 1.9.17, had problems, was pulled in a few hours.

1.9.17.b
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...ate-1.9.17.zip
r37603
61,407 KB (62,880,756)
17 March 2012
Second release of 1.9.17, through DeskTop.

2.0.0.a
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/Devario/kobo3-update-2.0.0.zip
r41097
106,495 KB (109,050,458)
11 July 2012
Initial Release of 2.0.0, through DeskTop.

2.0.0.b
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/Devario/kobo3-update-2.0.0.zip
r41166
106,554 KB (109,111,067)
14 July 2012
Second release of 2.0.0, direct link only, don't think it was distributed through DeskTop.

2.0.0.c
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.0.0.zip
r41166
98,639 KB (101,005,661)
16 July 2012
Final 2.0.0 release, through DeskTop.

2.0.2
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.0.2.zip
r41334
106,741 KB (109,302,125)
22 July 2012
May not be a DeskTop release, may be direct link only. May be a release for the Japanese Touch.

2.1.1
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.1.1.zip
r42411
104,394 KB (106,898,486)
27 August 2012
Japan Release. Doesn't fix 2.0.2 not updating on some non-Japan Touchs.

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New Firmware Release, Oct 2012.
Desktop release 3.0.4

With the following warning from Kobo:
WARNING: Going forward we are distributing specific upgrade packages to devices based on various criteria which makes the upgrades incompatible between some devices.
Kobo does not support sideloading of upgrades.


2.0.4
Australia Release (maybe others)
r41166, 9/26/12 (26 Sep 2012)
98,643 KB (101,010,295) from Desktop Update (Australia)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.0.4.zip
This appears to be an intermediate release, necessary to get 2.1.4 to install (although I haven't tried to get from 2.0.0c to 2.1.4 directly). This update will permanently change the Firmware Update Management firmware on the device to be able to load normal firmware on the Australian devices.

2.1.4
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.1.4.zip
Public Release.
Release suspended due to major bugs.
r43703 (some devices are reportedly getting this version)
r43710, 10/1/12 (1 Oct 2012) 66,525 KB (68,122,321) from Direct Link
Works on Down Under Touches that have been updated to 2.0.4 (Touch updates, restarts, updates, restarts, and displays the release notes).

rd43710, 10/1/12 (?regional variant, Canada/US?)

Glo:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.1.4.zip
Note: This is unconfirmed and untested. Sourced from this post in this thread.



As of this point, Kobo is releasing different firmware files for each of their products.
Touch is from //download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3
Glo is from //download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo4

Mini is from //download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo5 (This is a guess. Doesn't work for 2.1.5).

2.1.5
Emergency Bug Fix release of 2.1.4
Touch :
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.1.5.zip
r43939 10/12/12 (12 Oct 2012) 66,378 KB (67,970,599) from Direct Link

Glo :
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.1.5.zip
r43939 10/12/12 (12 Oct 2012) 79,766 KB (81,680,050)



Note that the file name format has changed. The prefix is now 'Kobo-', not the previous 'Kobo3-'.

And the Glo is now coming from the Kobo4 directory. However, the files still have the same filename.

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

2.2.0
Japan Release
Thanks to koboaya: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=136

Touch :
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.2.0.zip
r44462 [31 Oct 2012] 69,197 KB (70,856,863) from Direct Link

Glo:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.2.0.zip
r44462 [31 Oct 2012] 82,447 KB (84,424,789) from Direct Link

2.2.1
Japan Release (immediate bug fix release?)
Glo Only

Glo:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.2.1.zip
r44772 [] 84,720 KB (86,752,457) from Direct Link


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.



Dec 2012 Release

Desktop 3.1.4
r45413 (26 Nov 2012)

Touch:
2.3.1
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.3.1.zip

Glo:
2.3.1 (r45611, 12/7/12)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.3.1.zip

Mini:
2.3.1 (r45611, 12/7/12)



Dec 2012 Bug Fix Release
Japan Release, unsure of rest of world

Touch:
2.3.2 (r45813, 20 Dec 2012)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.3.2.zip

Glo (and Mini?):
2.3.2 (r45813, 20 Dec 2012)
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.3.2.zip




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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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Please see the first post in this thread for the latest releases.

Last edited by Dr. Drib; 05-31-2014 at 05:31 PM. Reason: Move 2013 to second post
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