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Old 04-04-2018, 09:49 PM   #223
davidfor
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Device: Kobo:Touch,Glo,Aura H2O,Glo HD,Aura ONE,Clara HD,Forma;tolino epos
Quote:
Originally Posted by cvarrick View Post
Code:
PRODUCT=snow, PRODUCT_ID=unknown, CPU=mx6sll, PLATFORM=mx6sll-ntx,
WIFI_MODULE=8189fs, WIFI_MODULE_PATH=/drivers/mx6sll-ntx/wifi/8189fs.ko
uname=Linux (none) 4.1.15-00104-gcd6a6a6 #9 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 15 15:40:03 CST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux, FW=4.6.10197
I can see that PRODUCT_ID is set by getmodelnr.sh which reads /mnt/onboard/.kobo/version, which is this:

Code:
N867xx2xxxxx,4.1.15,4.6.10197,4.1.15,4.1.15,00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000378
So PRODUCT_ID = 378
Because of the differences identified here, I asked Kobo on the beta list to about what was happening.

They have done an update to the hardware for both the Aura H2O Edition 2 and the Aura Edition 2. The update is to change the CPU. The CPU in them is the i.MX 6SLL. Support for these CPUs was added in the 4.6.x firmware.

There doesn't appear to be anything about packaging that shows which version it is, but the serial number can tell you. In this, 7th character of the serial number will be a 0 for the first version and 2 for the updated version. To identify them when connected, the product id of 378 is for the Aura H2O Edition 2 Version 2 and 379 for the Aura Edition 2 Version 2. In the USB identifiers, the value of BCD has changed to "0x401". This was reported by calibre users as calibre was connecting to some devices. The new BCD value was added in calibre v3.20.

The only firmware released for them is the factory firmware. This should be 4.6.10197. This will be updated with the next firmware release. The updates won't be in the Mark6 package. I don't know if it will be a mark7 package or something else. The main difference for the package will be the kernel. It was updated for the new CPU. And Kobo have advised not to install the Mark6 package on these devices.

I'm assuming the Clara HD will use the same CPU, but, I don't know for sure. The Kobo employees on the beta list seem to like to tease me whenever I ask about new devices.

If I hear anything else, I'll do an update.

Last edited by davidfor; 05-16-2018 at 03:49 AM. Reason: Changed "digit" to "character" to remove some confusion.
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