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Old 06-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #361
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I've been poking around the new firmware. There are some interesting changes, some of which hint at things to come. (I'm not going into details though since it's probably proprietary information ... but if you look, like I looked, you shall find out too. )

One important thing though, /etc/inetd.conf is included in the bundle and will likely overwrite any modifications that you have made. The standard modifications to inetd.conf will work as before.
If you haven't signed an NDA, then it isn't proprietary information. And if you can discover it, any other of their competitors can.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #362
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Cheers for the links. I prefer to side load update...

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Near as I can tell:

Old Touch: http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip

Aura, Glo, Mini, New Touch: http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip


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Tried sideloading on Aura HD for posted links. Was not booting. Could have been stuck at rebuilding database, I had over 1300 ebooks loaded in main memory using a custom driver for sideloading K-epubs made from Kobo extended device driver for calibre. So my case is a little out of the ordinary. Restoring now.

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Near as I can tell:

Old Touch: http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip

Aura, Glo, Mini, New Touch: http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...date-2.6.1.zip


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Thanks.

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #365
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Tried sideloading on Aura HD for posted links. Was not booting. Could have been stuck at rebuilding database, I had over 1300 ebooks loaded in main memory using a custom driver for sideloading K-epubs made from Kobo extended device driver for calibre. So my case is a little out of the ordinary. Restoring now.
It took several minutes when I updated my Aura for the upgrade to finish. I had about 1600 books in the main memory due to issues with 2.5.2 and a large number of books on the uSD card. With the books moved back to the uSD card after the update, I'm still seeing a delay in the boot process but it's in the 2 minute range now which is liveable since I don't power cycle my Aura that often.

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I've been poking around the new firmware. There are some interesting changes, some of which hint at things to come. (I'm not going into details though since it's probably proprietary information ... but if you look, like I looked, you shall find out too. )

One important thing though, /etc/inetd.conf is included in the bundle and will likely overwrite any modifications that you have made. The standard modifications to inetd.conf will work as before.
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#!/bin/sh
PCB=`ntx_hwconfig -s -p /dev/mmcblk0 PCB`
case $PCB in
	E60610D*) echo trilogy;;
	E606B*) echo kraken;;
	E5061*) echo pixie;;
	E606C*) echo dragon;;
	E606F*) echo phoenix;;
	*) echo trilogy;;
esac
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #367
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PCB=`ntx_hwconfig -s -p /dev/mmcblk0 PCB`
case $PCB in
    E60610D*) echo trilogy;;
    E606B*) echo kraken;;
    E5061*) echo pixie;;
    E606C*) echo dragon;;
    E606F*) echo phoenix;;
    *) echo trilogy;;
esac
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Hmmm... Phoenix... Are they releasing a Kindle Fire clone?
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:16 AM   #368
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Hmmm... Phoenix... Are they releasing a Kindle Fire clone?
Doubtful. Phoenix would be an eInk screen reader. Perhaps with that large eInk screen that Sony demoed in their 13.3(?) reader -- larger, more durable and flexible were the buzzwords being tossed around AFAIR.

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #369
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I finally got frustrated with the lack of 2.6.1 upgrades over Wi-fi and resorted to using my Android tablet to sideload the update. Many thanks to the threadkeepers for providing the clear instructions that made that possible.

(...he typed, on his iPad mini.)
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #370
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I finally got frustrated with the lack of 2.6.1 upgrades over Wi-fi and resorted to using my Android tablet to sideload the update. Many thanks to the threadkeepers for providing the clear instructions that made that possible.

(...he typed, on his iPad mini.)
May haps you could post the link this particular thread?

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #371
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May haps you could post the link this particular thread?
The link and instructions are on page one of this very thread. My only innovation was to connect my Glo to my tablet and use an Android ZIP manager to copy the firmware files over.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #372
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There are three files.....called.....located.....

okay, someone help me out. Can't remember either info....

someone will be sure to though...come on, experts!

or someone who has a better memory than me
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Installation Instructions for Direct Zip Files
  1. Get a zip file.
  2. Unzip the zip file.
  3. If going to a previous version, you may want to do a Factory Reset.
  4. Connect your deviceto the computer and select Connect on the device (if asked). Make sure that the Kobo Desktop is not running.
  5. Copy the entire contents of the zip file to the .kobo directory on the device.
  6. Disconnect the device.
  7. The Touch will now install the new software.

The zip file contains the following:
  • \Upgrade directory and subdirectories - Linux boot and kernal
  • manifest.md5sum - md5 hashes for the \Upgrade directory
  • KoboRoot.tgz - this is the firmware
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Installation Instructions for Direct Zip Files
  1. Get a zip file.
  2. Unzip the zip file.
  3. If going to a previous version, you may want to do a Factory Reset.
  4. Connect your deviceto the computer and select Connect on the device (if asked). Make sure that the Kobo Desktop is not running.
  5. Copy the entire contents of the zip file to the .kobo directory on the device.
  6. Disconnect the device.
  7. The Touch will now install the new software.

The zip file contains the following:
  • \Upgrade directory and subdirectories - Linux boot and kernal
  • manifest.md5sum - md5 hashes for the \Upgrade directory
  • KoboRoot.tgz - this is the firmware
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Doubtful. Phoenix would be an eInk screen reader. Perhaps with that large eInk screen that Sony demoed in their 13.3(?) reader -- larger, more durable and flexible were the buzzwords being tossed around AFAIR.
There seems to be some code for brightness controls related to Phoenix, so I guess it is not a flexible-screen device (unless it is a flex screen with a light, which would be awesome :-)
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There seems to be some code for brightness controls related to Phoenix, so I guess it is not a flexible-screen device (unless it is a flex screen with a light, which would be awesome :-)
The three thoughts I have for it are:

- Mini sized with light
- Glo Mark 2
- Non-limited edition version of the Aura HD. Though I have no idea what the difference would be. Maybe just making it available in different colours like black, white and brown.
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