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Old 10-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #1336
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I'm with David on this. When Kobo has a bad install or buggy firmware MR sees a big uptick of new users that have found the site and are here now to get help or complain. What I am seeing with 2.1.4 seems to be people who have reverted Kobos, taken non-standard update paths, and are running into difficulties.
And remember this... Kobo DID enable 2.1.1 for some people who's devices COULD support it.

I think right now the best advice is to be patient. Updates will come to your device when the time is right.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #1337
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I have a really really nasty bug, my kobo is not saving my reading progress as it should. It seems to be reverting to an earlier synced state, which is really really annoying...
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #1338
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@Glasofruix; this points to a corrupted database on the Touch. Unfortunately, the only real way to fix it is to drop the database which will mean reloading content.

Two ways to drop it
  1. Factory Reset. This will then mean reinstalling the firmware. This option is found under Settings | Device Information | Factory Reset
  2. Logging out from Kobo Account. With this there will be no need to reinstall firmware. This option is found under Settings | Account | Sign Out
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #1339
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Just plugged my touch without using any softwre, safely ejected it with windows. The little bastard seems to remember the pages now.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:34 PM   #1340
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... And there will be devices that need a two-stage update. There is an issue with some devices sold mainly in Australia. These require an intermediate firmware before going to 2.1.4. There has been a couple of reports of the intermediate firmware, 2.0.4, being rolled out.
I can verify this comment as an owner of one of the buggy Australian devices (the original 2.0.0 update bricked my KT).

On the weekend with a little trepidation I synced via desktop. The first update appeared to reinstall 2.0.0 (with a July release date from memory). Another Sync immediately after got me 2.0.4 r41166. No sign of 2.1.4 as yet.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #1341
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I can verify this comment as an owner of one of the buggy Australian devices (the original 2.0.0 update bricked my KT).

On the weekend with a little trepidation I synced via desktop. The first update appeared to reinstall 2.0.0 (with a July release date from memory). Another Sync immediately after got me 2.0.4 r41166. No sign of 2.1.4 as yet.
I you were able to still use the device, doesn't that mean it wasn't bricked?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #1342
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The original 2.0.0 update a couple of months ago bricked it good and proper. A factory reset was needed to go back to 1.9.12, then I got a newer release of 2.0.0 later which I think was just for the problematic devices.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #1343
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... bricked it good and proper...
I don't think that word means what you think it means.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #1344
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I don't think that word means what you think it means.
That's right. Bricked is bricked. Only use for the device after bricking is to build a wall with it
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #1345
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I don't think that word means what you think it means.
Am I being dense, or missing some subtle cultural innuendo here?

However if you're being serious what I mean is the device was not usable, was stuck on the 'dancing squares', required phone calls KT technical support and several factory resets.

[update] just read jusmee's clarification. OK you got me on a technicality :-)
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #1346
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Can you do image firmware from Kobo internal storage? My request goes to the people have Linux.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #1347
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Can you do image firmware from Kobo internal storage? My request goes to the people have Linux.
You can take the SD card out of the unit and re-image it. So your unit is probably not totally bricked. You just need an image of the Kobo firmware as a .img and use a program in linux like dd to copy it back.

I upgraded my internal card to 16 gb class 10 a while back. If I can find my old 2gb card I could make an image but I might have some trouble finding it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #1348
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You can take the SD card out of the unit and re-image it. So your unit is probably not totally bricked. You just need an image of the Kobo firmware as a .img and use a program in linux like dd to copy it back.

I upgraded my internal card to 16 gb class 10 a while back. If I can find my old 2gb card I could make an image but I might have some trouble finding it.
I would be thankfull.
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