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Old 10-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #16
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I unzipped the files, copied them across to the root folder of my KT, and ejected it from the USB connection ... but it doesn't update.
Extract them to the .kobo folder, not root.
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Thanks WS64. That did the trick.

Huh. I was sure the 2.0.0 update went into the root, and the tgz file in this update was named KoboRoot. Well, it's updating now, so fingers crossed.
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My kobo touch updated today to firmware is 2.1.4 (r43710, 10/1/12).
I'm detecting a bug in my device, that is when scrolling in the library, the controls dont show as they were the previous firmware as "< page 1 of 3 >" with the arrows on the sides, but show the controls that appear as when we scrroll in a book with
"<--------o---------->".

Is this a feature or a bug?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #19
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Neither a feature (normally taken to be an undocumented bug) or a bug; it's how it is!
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My kobo touch updated today to firmware is 2.1.4 (r43710, 10/1/12).
I'm detecting a bug in my device, that is when scrolling in the library, the controls dont show as they were the previous firmware as "< page 1 of 3 >" with the arrows on the sides, but show the controls that appear as when we scrroll in a book with
"<--------o---------->".

Is this a feature or a bug?
Mine's just updated, and does the same thing. Instead, I get a pop-up box that says "Page x of y" as the list of books changes, and then fades away again.

Seems to be a change to the way the Library displays. Not sure why they changed it — it seemed pretty usable the other way — but there it is.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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Take care , depending on you hardware (I suppose), your Kobo will upgrade on few different firmware.
-2.1.4 - r43703
-2.1.4 - r43710
Don't know if they are from the same firmware file (the kobo choose the good options into this pacakage) or from 2 differents firmwares files.

(Always sorry for bad english level ^^)
Is there any comments as to why there seem to be two different firmwares rolling out? I don't want to download and manually do the update if it isn't the proper one for the device.
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There are several threads with information about this sort of thing, kaikara. My basic understanding is that when the Touch was first released, how the readers "partnered" with other sellers (for example, Borders in the US vs Whitecoulls in NZ) accounts for some of this. The base firmware on the device when purchased may also influence this.

Kobo has not yet (and may never) weigh in on installing from the .zip file. They did tell people NOT to install the 2.1.1 .zip in a thread all its own.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #23
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Is there any comments as to why there seem to be two different firmwares rolling out? I don't want to download and manually do the update if it isn't the proper one for the device.
I think you will probably find it was a minor change made to resolve a problem found after the initial push of 2.1.4 and (like has happened before) a new build was created with the same release number.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:23 AM   #24
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Yeah, Peter is probably correct. I still would not install from the zip unless Kobo said to go ahead, but that's me. FWIW, the beta group did install from a zip, just not sure if it is the same one.

Then again, for every person doing a zip install there is less pressure on the kobo servers. that has to be a good thing, right?

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Not happening with my Touch yet. Don't want to manually install though. Guess I'll sync once a day or so, see what happens.
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Taming, there was a link once where you could subscribe to the beta group.
Only you couldn't, everything on that page led to non-working links.

And I know how to fix the hyphenation thing. It's just a shame that kobo does not, especially since it is such a small thing to do...
PM me your Google account and I can add you to the beta group.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #28
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mdc, thanks, I already am in contact with Sameer and just sent him my gmail addy.
Thanks too to taming for the suggestion!
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My KT is now updated (thanks WS64). A lot of things are quicker than before, so that's good.

Has anyone else noticed this oddity, though?

I'm finding with things that should respond — going into Settings, or paging through the Library, or even in the new Intro that came up when my KT first restarted on the new firmware — that my KT is recognising the command — the icon or box flashes black, acknowledging it's been touched — but the page doesn't change. Often that happens two or three times with no outcome, until I finally get the result.

Anyone else experiencing this?
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My kobo touch updated today to firmware is 2.1.4 (r43710, 10/1/12).
I'm detecting a bug in my device, that is when scrolling in the library, the controls dont show as they were the previous firmware as "< page 1 of 3 >" with the arrows on the sides, but show the controls that appear as when we scrroll in a book with
"<--------o---------->".

Is this a feature or a bug?
It is a feature. If there is only a few pages, then it displays as "< page 1 of 3 >" and pressing the arrow changes page. When there are more pages, it becomes the slider. You can press anywhere along the slider to scroll to get to a page quickly. I don't know if this was in previous firmware, but if it was, it is now used in a lot more places. Plus you get the popup with the "Page x of y". And on a lot of the screens with this, there is some other indication of where you are in the list. The library has "z-y of z items" in the top right corner.
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