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Old 07-08-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone Buy a New Unit with 1.4 pre-installed

I just returned my unit to Walmart (Canada, British Columbia) with no problems even after several months of use at least. They unfortunately don't have any more and am not sure when they'll be carrying them again.

I'm still debating whether to get another one (or something else), and am curious when the new batch with pre-installed firmware will be distributed. I know it sounds like a silly question but are these new devices with new firmware being thoroughly tested? It's unclear to me whether the problems I and others were experiencing (lockups, etc) were due to a bad flash or a defect in the firmware itself.

I'm also curious to hear what people are experiencing with new units that have 1.4 installed previously...whenever that happens. No sense getting a perfectly good unit by mail order only to wreck it with a firmware upgrade.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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The "original" unit/firmware I purchased from Borders.com worked just fine. A little hiccup with the new firmware updating process - but my unit is now working fine under v1.4, too.

And you must remember that the vast majority of owners are doing just fine, too. It is human nature to scream bloody murder when you perceive a problem, yet just quietly read your eBooks when all if well.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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??

There's no perception at all. It really did lock up at boot even after multiple re-flashes. Meaning it's toast. Teck support had no answers other than to return it or take a chance that a card flash would do something that the desktop one failed to do. And I wasn't he only one. The flash did go smoothly as far as I could tell, but once it powered down it never reboot.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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I just received my Kobo from Chapters the other day. It came with the 1.4 firmware on it. No problems so far...
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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I just purchased mine at Walmart on Friday July 9th and it came with 1.4.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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I just received my Kobo from Chapters the other day. It came with the 1.4 firmware on it. No problems so far...
Ditto.


Well I did "lose" the 100 preloaded books somehow. But I had a factory reset and resync and it was fine. Not sure how that happened.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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I just bought mine from Chapters store on July 9th. it has v 1.4....I had major issues with it not recognizing my purchased from Kobo epub books...was driving me crazy..came here
( to this site) got help and it is working like a charm...I had to delete the preloaded books (didnt want anyway) as soon as they were deleted voila my books were there but couldn;t read them ..it seems, for me anyway, the Kobo software when it downloads an epub with DRM it wont work...now I ONLY use ADobe software and it is working great..even got 5 library ebooks on it now....

after some major glitches , I am now very happy with KObo

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