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Old 03-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #286
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Obviously I couldn't make myself understood

I want to sideload a new firmware to my KObo Touch and want to make sure I use the right file.
There are two of them: a file for "new" hardware and one for "old" hardware.
Unfortunately I cannot say if I've got an old or a new Kobo. How can I check which version of KObo Touch I purchased?

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Do a factory reset. Once that has completed, connect your Kobo to a computer running the Kobo desktop app. It will see that your Kobo has an older firmware version and download the newest version that is available for your device. Once the sync has finished, DO NOT EJECT YOUR KOBO. Close the desktop application and take a look at the Kobo's internal drive in Windows Explorer or Finder (though Finder may need a tweak to show hidden directories). On the Kobo's internal drive, you will see a directory called .kobo. Open that directory and you will see a file called KoboRoot.tgz. Take careful note of the size of that file.

If the desktop app downloaded 2.31, you will see a KoboRoot.tgz file that is 69,113,998 bytes if you have an older Touch (the kobo3 firmware). If the file is 86,388,351 bytes, you have a new Touch and need the kobo4 (Glo, Mini, new Touch firmware).

If the file size is 69,116,850 (old Touch, kobo3) or 86,386,151 (new Touch, kobo4), your Kobo is being updated with 2.4.0 and you can save the information for the next firmware update.

In less exact terms, if KoboRoot.tgz file is smaller than 70MB, you have an old Touch, if KoboRoot.tgz is larger than 80MB, you have a new Touch.

You can then replace the KoboRoot.tgz, manifest.md5sum and the upgrade folder with the versions from the firmware you want to use before ejecting the Kobo and letting the upgrade run.

As I said, a slightly complex procedure but the only way I know to be certain that you have the correct firmware version without access to Kobo's servers.

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #287
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Hi George!
Here are some tips for you:

2. If you feel comfortable to open up your device, do it, and check if you find an internal microSD card on board. The older hardwares doesn't contain it, just the newer ones.
I've seen several reports that some of the units using the old Touch firmware contain a uSD card.

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #288
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Hi George!

3. This is the most important: if you can find a microSD in it, TAKE A BACKUP OF IT!! BEFORE YOU TRY TO SIDELOAD ANY FIRMWARE! I mean take an image file of the whole card, so that in the future you can revive your Kobo relatively easily if you brick it...
There are several of us in this forum who has bricked their reader by sideloading a firmware on it.. Check this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=201132
I have a touch I bought last July which has a microSD card inside. Kobo desktop updated it to 2.31, which was a disaster. I sideloaded firmware 2.15 for the old touch on it, and it works just fine.
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Apparently there's a new firmware out 2.5.

Anyone got a link?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #290
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2.5.0 download links

The old Touch firmware is at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

The Glo/Mini/new Touch is at:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

Now if they has used gocanucksgo....

Edit: corrected second URL -- copied the kobo3 URL twice.

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The old Touch firmware is at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

The Glo/Mini/new Touch is at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

Now if they has used gocanucksgo....

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Watch out: the second link is the same as the first! the "kobo3" part should be "kobo4".
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Watch out: the second link is the same as the first! the "kobo3" part should be "kobo4".
Thanks for the quick eyes. I've corrected the link in my message.

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The old Touch firmware is at:

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

The Glo/Mini/new Touch is at:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip

Now if they has used gocanucksgo....

Edit: corrected second URL -- copied the kobo3 URL twice.

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Thanks for the link
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There should be a solitaire game in 2.5.0. Can anyone confirm what it's like?
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can't see any solitaire in my Mini (I checked under "extras").
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It's a lot like Sudoku.
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There should be a solitaire game in 2.5.0. Can anyone confirm what it's like?
Both Touch and Glo show only Chess, Sketch Pad, Sudoku and Web Browser under extras.

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Both Touch and Glo show only Chess, Sketch Pad, Sudoku and Web Browser under extras.
Files are there; I guess they're not implemented or are on the new Kobo device coming out. I haven't had time to delve much into it.

openScribble()
openBrowser()
openSolitaire()
openSudoku()
openChess()
openBoggle()

Have fun and challenge yourself with these bonus features.
Please note that they're not officially supported by Kobo

CHESS
Take on your eReader in the classic game of strategy and skill

SOLITAIRE
Play classic solitaire games like Klondike, Spider, and Freecell

WORD SCRAMBLE
Find words in a 4x4 grid

SKETCH PAD
Discover your inner artist or make notes and then save your creation in your Library

SUDOKU
Try your wits with this logic-based number puzzle

WEB BROWSER
Take the on-ramp to the information superhighway, right on your eReader.
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I have just seen from a Kobo person:


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is for Kobo Touch (N905, N905B Models)
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The Glo/Mini/new Touch is at:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.0.zip
is for Kobo Touch Low Cost (N905C Model), Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini
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Now if they has used gocanucksgo....
Someone seems to be having fun with the release directory names.
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