Originally Posted by rashkae
This is purely conjecture. But if it were the case that Kobo changed the hardware without an obvious model number change, then I feel no sympathy for whatever extra returns they might get by people bricking their devices, even though firmwrae sideloading is a little off reservation. (Whatever happened to the tech of the first generatoin kobo's.. as I recall, those were able to boot from SD card. Seems like a sensible failsafe to build into a device, no?)
They did change model number as the automatic update picked the good update ... it's only when you sideload an update that you can brick your device.