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Old 07-04-2010, 01:08 AM   #1
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Firmware Link?

I signed up for that email thing that's supposed to send you a link to the new firmware. The result (after I played along with the application for the priviledge of downloading this) was two return emails...one confirmation and another to tell me that they "will be" sending me a link in 24-48 hours. Why not just have a download link or mirrors like 99.99999% of any patches or updates I've ever seen. Are they making it seem like this is some sort of beta patch that they are afraid will be so buggy that they don't want too many people to have it yet? Maybe I'm just not cool enough. Can anyone provide a link so I don't have to wait another day or two for a patch that's already later than they said it would be....
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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Copy/paste from facebook forum....not a tech person here so you are on your own with this.


PC users: http://download.kobobooks.com/desktop/58/KoboSetup.exe

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Old 07-04-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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I noticed that the koboSetup.exe is not the same size as the one I downloaded yesterday!
now it's 19,670BK, and yesterday it's 22,144KB.
why?
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:28 AM   #4
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I noticed that the koboSetup.exe is not the same size as the one I downloaded yesterday!
now it's 19,670BK, and yesterday it's 22,144KB.
why?
What time did you download it yesterday? We made some small changes to allow forcing an upgrade and put up a new version late last night. THat's probably why you are seeing the difference.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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The email was for the quick adopters, not a main scale release, correct if if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:02 AM   #6
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What time did you download it yesterday? We made some small changes to allow forcing an upgrade and put up a new version late last night. THat's probably why you are seeing the difference.
it was at 21:00PM (Toronto).
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #7
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it was at 21:00PM (Toronto).
Ok, we published the new version after that, so that would explain the difference.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #8
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If I updated prior to the newest version, is there any reason to grab the newer one? Or were the changes just to deal with installation issues for folks who were having troubles? Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:02 PM   #9
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after upgrade, I installed the newer version of the desktop app.
done the sync, nothing wrong, nothing new...
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:43 PM   #10
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This link and installation seemed to work fine on pc laptop running xp. The only slight unexpected curve was when xp prompted to look for unknown usb drivers, which it found when I clicked ok. The installation software probably should warn that this will happen just in case technophobes get nervous at that point and click cancel (in which case the software will never find the device). I still haven't gotten the real email after two days, though the day is young...It probably won't make a difference based on above comments.

Anyway thanks for the link. The update should be worth it for the font size fix alone. I was getting bored of fixing every broken epub I came across.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:20 AM   #11
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Where can I find instructions for installing the upgrade?
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:39 AM   #12
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On the screen when you run it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:06 PM   #13
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If I updated prior to the newest version, is there any reason to grab the newer one? Or were the changes just to deal with installation issues for folks who were having troubles? Thanks.
Just to help people with problems - if your upgrade worked, you don't need it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #14
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Plug in your Kobo with the Desktop software running and it will run the upgrade wizard.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #15
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Do I need to do anything to trigger the upgrade?

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Plug in your Kobo with the Desktop software running and it will run the upgrade wizard.
I have plugged my Kobo in many times over the past few days and it does not seem to have upgraded. Is there a site with step-by-step instructions?

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