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View Poll Results: Which version of the firmware are you using?
2.6.1 (b or no b) 71 74.74%
2.5.2 5 5.26%
2.5.1 11 11.58%
2.5.0 1 1.05%
2.4.0 (a or b) 0 0%
2.3.2 0 0%
2.3.1 1 1.05%
Earlier version 6 6.32%
Custom version 2 2.11%
Other 2 2.11%
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Which version of the firmware are you using?

Which version of the firmware are you using? Multiple-choice for those with multiple devices.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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To b or not to b - that is the question!

I synched my Glo last week and it didn't download the b . . so I still don't have the sync tile . . not complaining, just an observation!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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I was on 2.6.1b, but then had to do a factory reset which took me back to 2.5.1, and taking together the disruption before the factory reset and the reloading, sideloading, etc, it took so long that frankly I cannot be bothered to update again, I'd love to just read :-)
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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I use 2.5.1. as this is de last firmware that has no top header when reading regular, non-kepub epubs. Kobo tried to undo this with later firmware releases but failed totally for the old Touch versions. The top header is now blank showing no information but the top margin is as wide as 2.5.2.
Kobo should adjust the text position and surrounding margins of both header (booktitle info) and footer (pageometer) in reading mode to make them smaller. The size of the header and footer in menu mode can stay unaltered.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #5
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Modified version of 2.1.4 here.

... always going back to this after trying out new firmware versions with their new and/or old bugs and, more often than not, changes in the GUI design that I for one just don't happen to like.

This old version - with some modifications (mainly in dictionaries, fonts, a few data base tweaks here and there) - seems to offer the 'bug set' and general design that fits my requirements best. Note that I more or less resigned some time ago to just using the most basic functions of the device. I.e. just opening books and reading them.

Shame on you KOBO that one has to decide based on bugs instead of features!
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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2.6.1b, sideloaded (never sync my reader).
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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To b or not to b - that is the question!

I synched my Glo last week and it didn't download the b . . so I still don't have the sync tile . . not complaining, just an observation!
2.6.1 should have the sync tile. It should show up after you sync. Getting rid of it then is the pain since it does not have the dismiss option though DavidFor's utility will get rid of it for you.

As for current version here, Aura is on 2.6.1b after last factory reset.

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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2.6.1 should have the sync tile. It should show up after you sync. Getting rid of it then is the pain since it does not have the dismiss option though DavidFor's utility will get rid of it for you.

As for current version here, Aura is on 2.6.1b after last factory reset.

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Nope - no sync tile I even checked Peter's piccies he posted of the 2.6.1 update to be sure what I was looking for - and I haven't got it!

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Old 07-02-2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #12
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The 2.6.1 on both devices, but not the b since they updated before its release.
So far, I have always used the latest firmware without trouble and each time I waited for it to be available for my area/device.
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Well my mini just froze when I turned the wifi on and tried to do a sync. I guess it will be staying on 2.6.1
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2.6.1b for me on my Glo. I'm not sure I like the tile home screen, still getting used to it.
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I'm actually surprised by the results. About 1/2 of the MR Kobo Crowd gave version 2.6.1 a rating from 0 to 6 in the pass/fail thread, but about 3/4 of us are using it. I understand the sample of voters may be different, but I expected fewer to be up-to-date.
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