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Old 04-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #301
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Someone seems to be having fun with the release directory names.
Nah, just a Leafs fan not realizing that their team is due for a quick exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Old 04-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #302
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WARNING: Make sure you are loading the correct version of the firmware for your particular device. Yes, this means the one you are holding in your hands.

Please also be aware that SameerH, the Kobo product manager, made a veiled threat in a post after the 2.4 came out that there may be additional problems with sideloading firmware in the future.
Thought I'd just drop my 2 cents about this in the hopes that SameerH or anyone from Kobo might read it.

If Kobo released versions quicker we wouldn't need to sideload. As it stands, in South Africa you still can't get 2.4 through official channels, never mind 2.4b. We probably won't see 2.5 until 2 versions after it's been released.
I understand the need to stagger releases but if some users are still not getting them 2 months later then you need to evaluate it.

And after all that I really doubt they'll ever read this or care.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #303
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Is it possible to add a script to the Kobo Tweaks hack that checks for the model, version or revision number of the device? So it's easy to see which Touch model you own? The old or newer model.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:52 PM   #304
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I know, this is not direct answer to your question, but maybe useful. The model number is printed on the device, next to the USB slot, it is also available in settings/device information.
If you really need to have it read and further used by a script, have a look at the file named "version" in the .kobo folder.

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:34 AM   #305
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Excuse me for the probably silly question, but Sameer Hasan refers to the sideloading of "unofficial" releases, or to the sideloading in general? Since I must sideload firmware with a Linux OS.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:45 AM   #306
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Sameer is referring to sideloading any firmware version. It isn't supported. The two methods that are supported are via the desktop application or WiFi. For Linux uses, that only leaves the WiFi option. But, so long as you pay attention, sideloading the firmware is very safe.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #307
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thanks for the new firmware link.
I installed it and it works fine
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #308
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Kobo Glo - 3rd party firmware?

I've had three software updates to my Kobo Glo since purchase. Overall, I'm pretty dissappointed with every one of them. This is a reader... it doesn't require doing anything that would require crashing. Ever.
The hardware seems decent enough, though.

Are there any 3rd party rebuild projects for the software?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #309
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Apparently 2.5.1 is out now.
Anyone got a link?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:39 AM   #310
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Mark 4:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.5.1.zip

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #311
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leafs2013? Is that Leafs fan still delusional?
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #312
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I'm waiting for my kobo aura HD to arrive, and I already have the glo, but if kobo blocks firmware side loading, then I would never again order a kobo reader or ebook. Also I strongly hope side loaded dictionaries are re-enabled.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #313
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Thanx Murg!
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I performed a very basic test with the Aura: created a KoboRoot.tgz file that contained an empty file called /mnt/onboard/test.txt. The update was applied successfully and the file appeared on the Aura. Side-loaded updates are still available.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #315
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Just to make it a bit more simple to a person WITH OUT Linux is there a modified koboroot.tgz

just want my strangely not working KOBO (updates every fordats blowing away all books settings and back to an old 1.9.9 "firmware" - sent it to kobo NOTHING is wrong with it so I am at the end of my rope


Any help is good THANK you GUYS!
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