Originally Posted by Danger
Of course this type of thing is probably why Kobo will never have an open beta setup. Too many fools who don't know what they are doing and then crying foul.
This is what happens when you don't have an open beta.
If Kobo had an open beta, or let you specify that you wanted the latest firmware, the automatic processes would deal with the installation of the firmware, rather than having people sideload firmware.
There should be nothing in the 'japan' releases that harms any device, worldwide. Hopefully Kobo has learned the lesson from the Australian Touches and is handling the regionalisation of the devices outside of the devices. After all, Kobo should know from the serial number where the device was distributed to.
And, why should the Japanese devices get the latest bug fix release, but not the rest of the world?