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Old 03-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Imcov6L - Updates and problems.

Since there isn't a subforum for this device, I'm opening this thread.

I know a few here have an Imco, so I'd be curious to know if others have the same trouble.

I've just installed update 1.15 and found that books that I had already opened before the update show no text anymore. Unopened books seem to work fine.
(I just checked, when I connect the device to the PC, the files are fine.)

Also, since 1.11 or so, the mp3 player starts automatically whenever I open the settings inside a book.
This should have been corrected by several updates now, seems it still persists.

I'm not ruling out that it is related to what I did on the device, but somehow I doubt it - the way I see it, the "update" replaces the firmware, so it should remove all changes I might have introduced.
(It certainly removes the custom pictures.)

[edit]Well, it must be a caching problem. Renaming the book I just read did help, in a way. The book is reset, so to speak, but the text is visible again.

[edit2]Personal recommendation: Do NOT install update 1.15!
Aside from the problem above, the so nicely named "Leseansicht optimiert (kein Schwarzer Balken)"(translation: Reading view optimized (no black bar) basically means removal of the status bar.
No more current time (acceptable) and of course no more battery status.
After all, why would a battery-operated device want you to know the battery status?

Seriously, I was happy as something when I saw that the Imco had a permanent battery status - and now they remove it.
I'm going to ask them for an older version of the firmware - none of the updates so far brought anything positive as far as I can tell (no doubt there have been improvements I just don't see, but I the disadvantages far outweigh them).

[edit3]FYI: The previous update can be found under this link: http://www.imcosys.com/downloadold/update.zip

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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I read with Cool Reader 3 only (on Sony T2, T1) - so I can switch the status bar on/off. Usually I have it off.
Almost never switch it on to check the battery status. So 1.15 seems good to me.

The most important thing to me: can you install Cool Reader (better made by jotas), does it work, does it support buttons. Can you install GoldenDict dictionary to integrate with CR?

That is why I want an open android - to be able to install Cool Reader and Golden Dict.
I don't need anything else.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:51 AM   #3
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There's no reason to skip the 1.15 update. The status bar with battery status comes up with one tap. Much better than permanently wasting a part of the screen.

There's also no need to install any other reader as the default one is very good, especially with PDF files. Quickdic is also integrated.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:44 AM   #4
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There's no reason to skip the 1.15 update. The status bar with battery status comes up with one tap. Much better than permanently wasting a part of the screen.
There is no gain in removing the battery status - there still is a line "wasted" to display the page number.
So they could just display the battery status.
Net effect of the change: less information, perhaps some battery saved.

The "just a tap" is a needless annoyance that not only forces me to constantly waste time to check the battery (since the device is rather slow, it takes a few seconds and a screen refresh for that), but also depends on me actually remembering to check the battery status.
So instead of making live easier they chose to make it more complicated. Great.

In case you notice, I'm in a bad mood right now. I'm trying not to let it influence my writing, but I doubt I succeed.
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