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Old 07-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Kobo Firmware 3.5.0

Kobo has released 3.5.0 of the firmware.

And version 3.9.0 of the PC Desktop.

This be the thread to discuss it.

Click here for the Direct Links thread...
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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Kobo has released 3.5.0 of the firmware.

And version 3.9.0 of the PC Desktop.

This be the thread to discuss it.

Click here for the Direct Links thread...

3.5.0 is not showing up on my Kobo Aura HD.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:05 AM   #3
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:41 AM   #4
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calbre support for 3.5.0

The KoboTouch driver in Calibre has been updated for firmware 3.5.0. The changes needed were only for the firmware version and the DBversion. The DBversion change means that previous versions of calibre will not correctly send covers to the device. This will also affect the cover uploading function of the Kobo Utilities plugin. Because of this, I recommend upgrading calibre to V1.44.0.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:07 AM   #5
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Well, i've just updated my Glo (side loaded) and I'm not sure what differences to look for.

Bear in mind, I only use Calibre cleaned side loaded epubs on the Glo (no kepubs).

Thanks Murg for the update link. (Karma to you!!)

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I won't bother side loading the upgrade for the Kobo Desktop, I'll just wait for that to roll out.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:10 AM   #6
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Some things I've noticed so far with 3.5.0 on my Glo compared to 3.4.1:

* Epub long paragraph bug seems to be fixed.
* After waking from sleep caused by a timeout, and after unplugging from a PC connection, the light now returns to the state it was in before sleeping/connecting. (It used to always be off).
* The option to automatically turn off light after a time has been removed.
* Scrolling in the web browser is smoother and faster.
* Sync is faster.

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Old 07-11-2014, 02:13 AM   #7
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Smoother browser scrolling could just rope me in to sideloading this one...
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:29 AM   #8
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Kobo have stated that firmware 3.5.0 will be released for the Glo, Aura and Aura HD. They state the improvements as:
  • Better Annotations Experience
  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Stability Improvements

Here is my list of changes I saw during the beta process:
  • Annotations list
    • completely updated
    • Most of this was in 3.4.1, but some things didn't work well
  • New Adobe RMSDK
    • Support for new Adobe DRM
    • Long paragraph bug is fixed!
  • Light state remembered across sleep, power off and connection to PC
  • Search
    • Radio buttons for location replaced with drop-down at end of list
    • Sort options in result list
  • Less flashing when scrolling in the browser
Known bug fixes:
  • Long paragraphs. Yes, I mentioned it above, but it's worth repeating
  • If "Track reading activity" is not selected, the reading stats tile is no longer displayed after finishing a book.

There are probably some other things, but, these are the things I noticed.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:45 AM   #9
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Sounds quite nice. Long paragraph bug fixed; I'm almost sad - it had become such a trusty companion. First thing Adobe got right since when?

What about the improved annotations? Can you properly export them now? And are they finally displayed in the correct order?

However, as soon as they force me to use ADE 3 to download my books they'll have lost a customer.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:30 AM   #10
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Kobo have stated that firmware 3.5.0 will be released for the Glo, Aura and Aura HD. They state the improvements as:
(...)
Less flashing when scrolling in the browser
Looks like a great release. Let's try it.
I have a question : how many years of beta testing is needed for an app? :P I think that chess, browser... could become stable one day.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:07 AM   #11
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I've entitled 3.5.0 as the Let There Be Light release, in honour of fixing the light after sleep problem.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:57 AM   #12
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I have the "Kobo Aura" sold by Fnac in France (http://www.fnac.com/Liseuse-numeriqu...e/a6451351/w-4).
The firmware for that is "New Aura", right? (I wouldn't want to make a mystake sideloading...)
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:19 AM   #13
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:39 AM   #14
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Sounds quite nice. Long paragraph bug fixed; I'm almost sad - it had become such a trusty companion. First thing Adobe got right since when?

What about the improved annotations? Can you properly export them now? And are they finally displayed in the correct order?
There is no Kobo supplied export. The sorting is still broken for epubs if you close and reopen the book. But, the new annotations list has two sort options: Location and Recent (date). The Recent sort doesn't seem to have problems after reopening.
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However, as soon as they force me to use ADE 3 to download my books they'll have lost a customer.
That isn't likely to happen soon. Kobo picked up all the Sony users as customers. As the Sony devices are not likely to be upgraded to the latest RMSDK, Kobo can't move to the new DRM.

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Broken record mode: Have they fixed the line spacing in Kobo Nickel?
Nothing has changed with the fonts.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:24 AM   #15
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I've entitled 3.5.0 as the Let There Be Light release, in honour of fixing the light after sleep problem.
That is awesome. I might have to upgrade just for that!
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