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Old 09-30-2019, 06:04 PM   #16
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Yes, I'm starting on the updates in a moment.
Thank you. I hope it's not too much hassle to update the patches.


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Is there any use for this (remember, each affiliate causes an additional 10 requests, and ~0.3s delay)? I haven't seen any versions not caught quickly with the current affiliates yet.

P.S. That Dropbox stuff looks interesting, and gives me quite a bit to play with (I might be able to do something interesting with it).
I'm no saying that the current affiliates do not work. I'm just curious what firmware Walmart in the US would be sending out if there is such an affiliate.

What Dropbox stuff?
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:39 PM   #17
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Thank you. I hope it's not too much hassle to update the patches.




I'm no saying that the current affiliates do not work. I'm just curious what firmware Walmart in the US would be sending out if there is such an affiliate.

What Dropbox stuff?
But who would use this information, the only time people ask about the Walmart affiliate it’s to get rid of it so they don’t have the ugly sleep screen image. Which means extra delay for idle curiosity of arguably the least used affiliate on the forum.

Read the DNSBs post about Dropbox.
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But who would use this information, the only time people ask about the Walmart affiliate it’s to get rid of it so they don’t have the ugly sleep screen image. Which means extra delay for idle curiosity of arguably the least used affiliate on the forum.
I just want to know if there is such an affiliate and if so, what firmware they are sending out.

Read the DNSBs post about Dropbox.[/QUOTE]

Thanks I just read the post. It would be nice if it could be patched to give us Dropbox access to all Kobos.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:48 PM   #19
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Oh, noooooo. Kobo really wants to make our (me, jackie_w, NiLuJe) life busy ... Every time we finish updating the patches and announce it, Kobo releases another version (this is now the third time).

Fun fact: There are now 5 active versions between the 6 main affiliates (see below).
Maybe Kobo is running a psychological experiment on you three!
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I just want to know if there is such an affiliate and if so, what firmware they are sending out.

Read the DNSBs post about Dropbox.

The affiliate is probably Walmart. I’d imagine they send out the latest update in the same fashion most affiliates get it.

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Installed on the old H2O, it's taking ages to turn on after the update :/ will report if I see anything new, but likely not.
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I just want to know if there is such an affiliate and if so, what firmware they are sending out
I'll check later.

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Thanks I just read the post. It would be nice if it could be patched to give us Dropbox access to all Kobos.
I won't be releasing patches to add exclusive features to devices they aren't officially available for. Note that so far, almost all exclusive features have been released to the last 2 generations of devices within a month or two.

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Installed on the old H2O, it's taking ages to turn on after the update :/ will report if I see anything new, but likely not.
It might be database migrations again. How long does the next boot take?

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Thank you. I hope it's not too much hassle to update the patches.
No problem. And due to our cleanup work last version, it's a lot faster to update the patches. See the GitHub repo for the progress so far (it's almost done).
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:09 PM   #23
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Note that so far, almost all exclusive features have been released to the last 2 generations of devices within a month or two.
Didn't even older versions finally get Overdrive access with 4.17? I though I remembered someone mentioning it showed up on their Glo HD.

I no longer have my 6" Aura, so doesn't matter to me. But I do think it is cool how long Kobo supports their old readers.

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It might be database migrations again. How long does the next boot take?
It's been 10 minutes since it's finished upgrading and I'm still at the 'three dots' stage. Based on what you said, I should probably mention that my database is quite big - I have more than 4000+ books on the H2O.
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I updated to 4.18 on my Forma to check out the Dropbox capability which is described here:

https://help.kobo.com/hc/en-us/artic...r-with-Dropbox

However when i go to 'Accounts' i do not see the Dropbox part as shown in Step 2 of 5 in the link above.

Anyone else?
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Took more than 20 minutes, but finally did it. Looks like games are back in the Beta Features section, or is that just me not noticing it before? There's (translating from Italian, not sure about the actual names in English) Sketch Pad, Sudoku, Unlock it (?), Solitaire and Anagram.
My H2O also feels pretty snappy.
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Took more than 20 minutes, but finally did it. Looks like games are back in the Beta Features section, or is that just me not noticing it before? There's (translating from Italian, not sure about the actual names in English) Sketch Pad, Sudoku, Unlock it (?), Solitaire and Anagram.
My H2O also feels pretty snappy.
Odd it took very little time for my H2O to update. It was going from 4.17 to 4.18 what about yours?
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I updated to 4.18 on my Forma to check out the Dropbox capability which is described here:

https://help.kobo.com/hc/en-us/artic...r-with-Dropbox

However when i go to 'Accounts' i do not see the Dropbox part as shown in Step 2 of 5 in the link above.

Anyone else?
Not sure if there isn't an error in that documentation or simply that I was already signed into Dropbox in a web browser. I tapped on the My Dropbox link on the home menu, entered the code shown at kobo.com/dropbox and my Forma connected and opened Dropbox. At that time, it showed How to add books to your eReader using....pdf as the only file there. I added some files to Dropbox in the Rakuten Kobo folder and they showed on my Forma.

Edit: After I synced, they also showed in My Books.

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Not sure if there isn't an error in that documentation or simply that I was already signed into Dropbox in a web browser. I tapped on the My Dropbox link on the home menu, entered the code shown at kobo.com/dropbox and my Forma connected and opened Dropbox. At that time, it showed How to add books to your eReader using....pdf as the only file there. I added some files to Dropbox in the Rakuten Kobo folder and they showed on my Forma.

Edit: After I synced, they also showed in My Books.

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Oh you legend! Yes that was it. That documentation is definitely old - I synced up and then 'My Dropbox' appeared and all good.

Thank you
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