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Old 03-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Sleep of Death

As mentioned by Tony this sleep of death issue still exists for many of us.
I am curious to know if there are any Kobo employees here anymore and if so can they speak to why this issue has not been fixed.
Does it appear un-fixable to them.
This is the only update I am waiting for and will not risk.... and I mean RISK an update unless it addresses this issue.
In my mind such an update should be a stand alone update.
Here's hoping
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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I want SOD fixed too. Its the one major annoyance for me, worked perfectly (no SOD) when I first bought the device and then after the first update - BAM! Says software problem to me - get on it Kobo
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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I think it was the second update that screwed my system.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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For me it worked fine for almost 2 months then the battery ran out one day while in sleep and that was it. SOD no matter what wifi settings.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Yeah, let me add my voice to this as well. SOD is my big pain. Can't remember exactly when but I think it followed the first update.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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Yeah, let me add my voice to this as well. SOD is my big pain. Can't remember exactly when but I think it followed the first update.
yep, same here
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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SOD - very annoying

Two major annoyance - SOD and unable to use Google Play. SOD though is really, really annoying.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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Two major annoyance - SOD and unable to use Google Play. SOD though is really, really annoying.
I believe I read somewhere here that an upcoming update will include a Google Play app.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #9
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Recovered from SOD

I've had the SOD since December, and its meant that I just don't use the Vox. Like everyone else, I got around it by keeping the wireless on all the time, but I travel a lot and I couldn't use it on planes (wireless on) or in the quiet carriage of trains (irritating start-up sound, particularly without root after the last update).

So, I decided that it was either a doorstop or I'd dismantle the vox and put in a new SDcard with the image file provided from this forum http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=168606

As reported by others, this worked fine and the new image didn't have the SOD problem. However, it upgraded to Canadian specs. Out of interest, I put the old card back in, rebooted and now it still runs without the SOD problem! Long battery life (several days in standby, so I don't need the charger), no long start-up times or sound when I'm on the move (I also rooted it by adding su and Superuser.apk while the card was out, and deleted the startup sound).

So, it seems that the SOD isn't a matter of a problem with the software on the card. Maybe there's some sort of onboard memory as well which gets cleared in the process of changing the sdcard? Either by disconnecting the battery or actually changing the card? The obvious one to try first is just to disconnect the battery on a vox which has the SOD problem (which mine doesn't ) for 5 minutes, reconnect (the date and time reset to 1970) and see if the SOD persists. This is an easy job (no screws) and, on mine, didn't result in a factory reset and all the software I'd previously installed was still there and usable.

Anybody want to try it and let me know?
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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I will try it and post the result.
I have never understood the intricacies posted regarding SOD. Things like wifi on, airport mode, what have you. It is plain and simple with mine. In any state the Vox is in if I let it go to sleep when it wakes it freezes.
I use mine all the time just never let it sleep. When I am finished reading I turn it off simple as that.
Would be nice if the fix is ...... simple as that LOL.

Oh my god it was as easy as that!!! see new thread SOD fixed

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #11
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I figured something out for my SOD, it doesn't work all the time ie if I'm in a hurry.

I downloaded an app called "county" it keeps count for you, it was designed for knitters/crochetters, but could be used for other things I'm sure

Its designed in a way that the VOX (or whatever its on) never goes to "sleep". You just have to open the app though, so if I'm putting Vox down to save my kids from hurting eachother I don't get the chance.
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