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Old 02-17-2013, 06:23 AM   #226
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Which differences do you want to know? Are you trying to find out which firmware to put on your girlfriend's Touch? Unfortunately we can't tell from the info you gave us. You really need to see the size of the firmware files downloaded automatically to the Touch.
Yes, I'm trying to find out for me and for all other people that don't want to reset its kobo, which firmware to put on.
We look at the size of Koboroot.tgz, but there must be something else. How could the kobo itself or the kobodesktop know which firmware to download??
Probably it's a too much simple though, but I think that there is something that identify our kobo and it can't be so hidden.

But mine is only "a shoot in the dark"
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Yes, I'm trying to find out for me and for all other people that don't want to reset its kobo, which firmware to put on.
We look at the size of Koboroot.tgz, but there must be something else. How could the kobo itself or the kobodesktop know which firmware to download??
Probably it's a too much simple though, but I think that there is something that identify our kobo and it can't be so hidden.

But mine is only "a shoot in the dark"
Yes you are right, there should be an easier way. I haven't a clue though. Maybe it's indeed as easy as the serial number.

I made a thread to try to find out here.

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Hi, it is possible to downgrade to one of the firmware that it isn't for specific device? Like the 2.0.2
So I don't need to loose data (as factory reset) and when I check for update it download the 2.3.1 for old or new touch.
So we could add statistic data to the new Mrs_Often's thread.
Someone can tell us if the 2.0.2 is a "safe" firmware??
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Yes, I'm trying to find out for me and for all other people that don't want to reset its kobo, which firmware to put on.
We look at the size of Koboroot.tgz, but there must be something else. How could the kobo itself or the kobodesktop know which firmware to download??
Probably it's a too much simple though, but I think that there is something that identify our kobo and it can't be so hidden.

But mine is only "a shoot in the dark"
Kobo wants you to use their automatic method to load the new firmware, so they are uninterested in making it easy, or fool proof, to sideload the firmware.

They must be using the serial number to determine the version.
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Or a database on there end that matches serial number to manufacturing data.
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Hi, it is possible to downgrade to one of the firmware that it isn't for specific device? Like the 2.0.2
So I don't need to loose data (as factory reset) and when I check for update it download the 2.3.1 for old or new touch.
So we could add statistic data to the new Mrs_Often's thread.
Someone can tell us if the 2.0.2 is a "safe" firmware??
I went safely from 2.3.1 to 2.1.5 which is a good firmware to use until you get 2.4.0.

Of course do this at your own risk.

Make sure you pick the right firmware for your device. Either (older)Kobo Touch or (newer)Kobo Touch/Glow.


Be very sure or you will brick your device if you use the wrong firmware!

Or you could just wait a bit longer for the release to be pushed to your device.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #232
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I went safely from 2.3.1 to 2.1.5 which is a good firmware to use until you get 2.4.0.

Of course do this at your own risk.

Make sure you pick the right firmware for your device. Either (older)Kobo Touch or (newer)Kobo Touch/Glow.


Be very sure or you will brick your device if you use the wrong firmware!

Or you could just wait a bit longer for the release to be pushed to your device.
Maybe my English it isn't good enough.
I don't look after a good firmware, but I'm looking to the last firmware the is the same for the "old" and the "new" Touch.
So I'll be SURE that I won't brick the Kobo Touch.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #233
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Hi All,

I (accidently) installed the wrong firmware (2.4.0 for older 'touch' devices) instead of the second link. My device indeed became unresponsive (it hung after the restart) and did nog react on factory reset (paper clip nor homebutton-slider).

I was able to fix this by:
- opening the case & removing the internal microSD holding the firmware
- inserting the microSD via an adapter in my computer (OS X 10.8)
- placing the correct firmware version in the .kobo directory
- placing the microSD back into the eReader
- booting up the eReader

Now it just works fine. It has even kept all files i had on it before the upgrade! (these were only pdf's i put there myself, not using Kobo Desktop)

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #234
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Hi All,

I (accidently) installed the wrong firmware (2.4.0 for older 'touch' devices) instead of the second link. My device indeed became unresponsive (it hung after the restart) and did nog react on factory reset (paper clip nor homebutton-slider).

I was able to fix this by:
- opening the case & removing the internal microSD holding the firmware
- inserting the microSD via an adapter in my computer (OS X 10.8)
- placing the correct firmware version in the .kobo directory
- placing the microSD back into the eReader
- booting up the eReader

Now it just works fine. It has even kept all files i had on it before the upgrade! (these were only pdf's i put there myself, not using Kobo Desktop)

Hessel
Nice!! Good to know you don't actually need to replace the entire factory firmware partition! It's actually really simple...

Thanks for sharing
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Maybe my English it isn't good enough.
I don't look after a good firmware, but I'm looking to the last firmware the is the same for the "old" and the "new" Touch.
So I'll be SURE that I won't brick the Kobo Touch.

There is no older firmware that will work on the new and old Touch hardware. An attempt to load the firmware for the wrong hardware will brick your Touch.

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I'd recommend removing any reference to those kobo mini firmware updates as the urls are incorrect and hashes are different.
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I'd recommend removing any reference to those kobo mini firmware updates as the urls are incorrect and hashes are different.
What is incorrect about the urls? They've been used successfully with Mini's...
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I'd recommend removing any reference to those kobo mini firmware updates as the urls are incorrect and hashes are different.
Then please post the URL to the Mini frmware file.

And what hashes?
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Then please post the URL to the Mini frmware file.

And what hashes?
Your firmware upgrade zip mentioning glo/mini/touch at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip

has a sha1 hash of 1f9a65b3a56cff5a607cc4ccf534adfaa6333127

The firmware zip pushed to my kobo mini at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.4.0.zip

has a sha1 hash of 6889967b39fd05ee694142f5a8280fdfba8139d3

Comparing the contents of both zips yield the following differences:

KoboRoot.tgz
manifest.md5sum
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/libnickel.so
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/libnickel.so.1
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/libnickel.so.1.0
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/libnickel.so.1.0.0
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/nickel
KoboRoot/usr/local/Kobo/revinfo

All I'm saying is that I wouldn't blindly update any product without knowing for sure
that the firmware fits the device exactly. In this particular case it does not.

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