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Old 01-15-2020, 05:57 AM   #646
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Boyue has a lot of work to do,before to be compliant with Epub version 2, as already Sony PRS-T2 do yet in 2012!!!
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Well on my ares note anyways seems fine other then they really removed the ability to make the home button go to apps vs the read tab and that just sucks as I don't use any of the stock apps. I could use minimalist view but then it still won't let you put all your own apps at the top lol. I understand that's not a normal use case of the device but it was there before so why remove any previous features?
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:35 AM   #648
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Well on my ares note anyways seems fine other then they really removed the ability to make the home button go to apps vs the read tab and that just sucks as I don't use any of the stock apps. I could use minimalist view but then it still won't let you put all your own apps at the top
You can sort it! And 18 own apps on top should be enough.
I prefer minimalist view 5X4
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:14 PM   #649
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Screenshots


Main screen has to options: standard and minimalistic
Standard screen has tabs with Apps, Notes and library
Backlit now can be toggled from the status bar. And you can mix cold/warm light without any additional apps.



Also you still can access android settings via About menu


Notes now can be put into groups. You can get pen/eraser settings if you tap on the icon again at the bottom

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1 - tabs when multiple documents are open
2 - enable notes. When you enable notes you get that floating button from the second screenshot. Tap it and get to your notes.
And to get back you should tap icon from the third screenshot (screenshot with dual page mode)


Forgot about exporting. Yes, Notes are being exported into HTML and this is something. And you can't get pics in easy way since they're encoded into Base64 and aren't embedded pics. Not great, not terrible. But PDF is indeed preferable because you get what you see. Or at least they could export into HTML only pages as they are without any additional text so you can print HTML into PDF.
It's been told that in March we'll get update with Android 8 so better hurry up with all errors and bugs and change requests
Thank you so much for all those awesome screencaps. It's great to see a much improved UI. I haven't upgraded my Mimas firmware since soon after it was released. I am very tempted to upgrade it now, but also thinking maybe I should wait until March - hopefully any bugs will be fixed and the export to PDF feature will return. Hmm... decisions, decisions.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:04 PM   #650
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Damn, 700+mb update today (BYRead-V2.2.0-2020011316). Big changes to ui and other things.
I checked my Mimas - I thought I would at least download the update for now and then decide if I'd rather wait until the next one.

The latest firmware update isn't listed. Is that because I haven't updated it for almost a year and it's incremental?

My current version: BYRead-V1.0.0-2019012814

New version detected (I downloaded it but didn't install it):

BYRead-V1.0.2-2019032218 21.86MB 2019-03-22

I thought I would see BYRead-V2.2.0-2020011316 available.

Somebody on the Alita thread was complaining that their current update is showing up either and was wondering if it was reverted: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=207

Is the latest Mimas update missing for anybody else?
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:23 PM   #651
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I checked my Mimas - I thought I would at least download the update for now and then decide if I'd rather wait until the next one.

The latest firmware update isn't listed. Is that because I haven't updated it for almost a year and it's incremental?

My current version: BYRead-V1.0.0-2019012814

New version detected (I downloaded it but didn't install it):

BYRead-V1.0.2-2019032218 21.86MB 2019-03-22

I thought I would see BYRead-V2.2.0-2020011316 available.

Somebody on the Alita thread was complaining that their current update is showing up either and was wondering if it was reverted: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=207

Is the latest Mimas update missing for anybody else?
Probably incremental. Because the version you've downloaded was on my Mimas when it arrived in april
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:59 PM   #652
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Probably incremental. Because the version you've downloaded was on my Mimas when it arrived in april
Oh, okay. Thank you for your reply.

If nobody else in the next few days reports having more recent firmware than I do while also missing the new FW, I will probably just upgrade to what has been downloaded and see if the newer FW shows up.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:19 AM   #653
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Oh that's nice

And it's still Android 6.0.1 but faster than it was
Hello,
Is there a possibility to upload this file somewhere?
My Mimas is still on 1.3 firmware and doesn't see any upgrades on the server.
Thx in advance....
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:16 AM   #654
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Hello,
Is there a possibility to upload this file somewhere?
My Mimas is still on 1.3 firmware and doesn't see any upgrades on the server.
Thx in advance....
Bad news. I didn't save update.zip because download went pretty fast and i thought that finally Boyue made decent update channel so there's no need to save ZIP. Boy, i was wrong.

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Oh, okay. Thank you for your reply.

If nobody else in the next few days reports having more recent firmware than I do while also missing the new FW, I will probably just upgrade to what has been downloaded and see if the newer FW shows up.
If not, try at least 1.1.3-2019092718 version. Saved it. But i'm still not sure that updates aren't incremental
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=587

Also we could try to make firmware dump so people can flash it. But you may get a brick. Tricky process so i guess it is better to write boyue and ask for instructions on getting updates. I wouldn't call that user-friendly...

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:54 PM   #655
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Hello,
Is there a possibility to upload this file somewhere?
My Mimas is still on 1.3 firmware and doesn't see any upgrades on the server.
Thx in advance....
Mine update also appeared then disappeared 2 days later. My guess is they (we?) find some bugs upon deployment and are currently patching things up. I'd rather wait for a further updated firmware; in the mean time, some announcement would have been nice.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:33 AM   #656
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I know last year when they went on Chinese new year they literally turned off the update servers and only turned them back on when everyone was back in the office. Perhaps that is what is starting to happen?
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I can't stand this... I'm experiencing the same problems as long time ago. I write some notes in pdf documents, and they dissapear shortly afterwards!!!

It goes like this: I usually work with pdf documents (between 17-20 pages long), using the stock pdf reader, as I want to write notes and drawings on top of those pdf docs. I write notes in some pages, then turn the page and go to the next one. Some times I return to the previous page, and the notes I had written a few seconds/minutes ago do not exist any more!

Please Boyue, fix this now!!!!! It makes this device totally untrustworthy!!!!

PD: firmware/compilation number currently installed in my Mimas: BYRead-V1.1.3-2019092718
Unfortunately, with the latest firmware published days ago, the problem of disappeared handwritten notes taken on PDF files still persists. I'd say it is even worst... in a 17-page long pdf, I took handwritten notes on approx. 6 pages, and notes disappeared from 3 of those pages.

However there's something strange, and this may be a hint to locate the problem: when you press on the document, the second icon in the lower left corner takes you to a screen where you can see which pages have something written on top (screenshots of those pages are shown). Well, there I can still see the pages where the handwritten notes disappeared! I attach a link to a photo, where the tip of the pen is pointing to one of those pages whose notes disappeared: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HoyxfF6JNtZ5rnJv8

(There is still another problem that happened to me: suddenly, some of the pages of that pdf document did only show my handwritten notes, but not the "background", I mean, the content of the page itself. I closed and reopened the document and the problem was gone. I attach 2 more links photos of this problem. Anyway, for me, this is not as important as losing the notes you take... )

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bh8p5DwwjPw85xfh9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fweJ4dg8krBipcoSA


By the way, I sent mail to Boyue about this.

It's a pity, I think the new firmware is a step forward, with improved and new functions, although there are still some things to "polish" and modify, like exporting notes to pdf instead of HTML file (I guess we shouldn't worry too much, as in the first firmwares the export was also only to HTML, and later Boyue changed that into PDF export )
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Still no luck for me. Havent received the update. I have contacted support and they told me the update was reverted because there were many bugs.
I'm guessing that is probably true for the Mimas update also.
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I'm guessing that is probably true for the Mimas update also.
Ouch. Well, firmware has to be similar. Then, yes. At least they admit it
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