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Old 02-07-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Kobo A1 sync doesn't download newer firmware

My device is Kobo A1 and is on firmware 4.2.8283.
I run a sync everyday since the new firmware was announced but my device doesn't get it. Ideas anyone?

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Old 02-07-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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Whenever Kobo has a new firmware release it can be weeks (months) before all devices get it on a sync as they stagger the release.

In the past folks have gotten it earlier in two ways I know of. 1) by downloading and installing manually or 2) by changing the affiliate.conf file in the .kobo folder to one that's known to already have gotten the firmware (for my Aura HD it used to be bestbuyca that always seemed to get it first).
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My affiliate is KoboIndigo. The current firmware I got a day after announcement.
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I changed the affiliate to 'bestbuyca' and even restarted the device. It didn't find any updates. Reverted to the original. I'll have to wait patiently for my turn.
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With every Kobo I've had (I'm on my third now), I know the new firmware is waiting for me when my device starts to behave a little oddly. Sometimes its a wrong sleep cover, sometimes its sluggishness on waking. That is usually the precursor to new firmware being ready for me. I leave all my devices off wireless, but sure enough, when I turn them on, there is the update.
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My device is Kobo A1 and is on firmware 4.2.8283.
I run a sync everyday since the new firmware was announced but my device doesn't get it. Ideas anyone?
I'm waiting patiently, no new firmware here either.

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:18 AM   #7
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I'm waiting patiently, no new firmware here either.
You can always download the new firmware using the links scattered around this forum and then sideload it. Just make sure you get the right hardware version for your device. For the completist, I seem to remember the original Kobo is Mark 1 and the Kobo Wifi is Mark 2.

Code:
Mark 3
    Touch (N905/N905B Model) 

Mark 4
    TouchLC (Low Cost N905C Model)
    Mini
    Glo
    Aura HD 

Mark 5
    Aura
    Aura H2O 

Mark 6
    Glo HD
    Touch 2.0
    Aura Edition 2
    Aura ONE
When manually downloading the firmware, the hardware version is part of the URL -- in the sample below, the kobo5 indicates you are downloading firmware for Mark 5 hardware (original Aura, Aura H2O).

Code:
http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo5/Jan2017/kobo-update-4.2.8432.zip
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