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Old 05-18-2017, 07:19 AM   #31
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I downloaded the mk6 update and the filesize is 84,648,827 bytes, but I have no way to tell whether that is the faulty one or the good one. md5sum: b0208d75e861176f504df0a1ce2ddbf2 kobo-update-4.4.9344.zip
What link did you use to get this version since the one I downloaded was the bad one?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:26 AM   #32
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What link did you use to get this version since the one I downloaded was the bad one?
Same one you did. It is not the link that is the problem, I guess it is that the faulty file has been cached somewhere along the route between the Kobo server and the downloader.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:32 AM   #33
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My A1 seems to be running 4.3.8945 and I tried syncing several times but no new firmware is detected?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:36 AM   #34
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My A1 seems to be running 4.3.8945 and I tried syncing several times but no new firmware is detected?
Stick with that firmware for now. You could end up with the bad one. Also, it depends what affiliate you are set for.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:38 AM   #35
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:56 AM   #36
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My A1 seems to be running 4.3.8945 and I tried syncing several times but no new firmware is detected?
Having waited over a month for a firmware update, about a week ago I finally got tired of waiting, and went in and manually changed my affiliate so I could get the latest firmware version.

Since then, I have ended up having to re-do all my collections on my H2O due to the SD card not being recognized. And now, I'll have to do a factory reset and then re-load all of my sideloaded books onto my Aura ONE due to this black screen business.

So now it seems more than evident to me, why Kobo are staggering their updates! "New firmware version" should not always be interpreted as "improved firmware version"!
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So now it seems more than evident to me, why Kobo are staggering their updates! "New firmware version" should not always be interpreted as "improved firmware version"!
I wonder, do the affiliates have any say in when an update is released, or are affiliates named in the software simply a mechanism for Kobo to foist some non-consensual "beta testing" upon those unfortunately affiliated end-users? (aside from branding).
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:32 AM   #38
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Is anyone else seeing strange font lightening when you turn the page? I don't really know how else to describe it... I tap to turn a page and the page briefly displays with a heavier/darker font then it's as if the page refreshes again and the text gets slightly lighter. I've only started noticing it on the 4.4 builds on my KA1 but it's possible it was always there? Can someone explain what's happening? All of my books are ePubs I've bought off Google Play Books and sideloaded after converting with Calibre.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:47 AM   #39
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I wonder, do the affiliates have any say in when an update is released, or are affiliates named in the software simply a mechanism for Kobo to foist some non-consensual "beta testing" upon those unfortunately affiliated end-users? (aside from branding).
Yes, the affiliates have a say. Or at least have the option. Rakuten only take some firmware versions. Other than that, I don't know whether any take action on the releases or order of release.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:27 AM   #40
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And there seems to be no way of forcing the good update as I've tried several times and got the faulty one. Good call Kobo <rolls eyes>
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:06 AM   #41
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I have just downgraded to 4.4.9298 and it is working.

Now the hard part is downloading all e-books without getting the new update
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:09 AM   #42
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I have just downgraded to 4.4.9298 and it is working.

Now the hard part is downloading all e-books without getting the new update
you can patch to disable wifi updates, you'd still be able to sync I believe.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #43
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you can patch to disable wifi updates, you'd still be able to sync I believe.
You're able to do it. Yesterday I synced dictionaries but not FW (the patch is applied in my ereader).
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #44
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Hello!
This is my very first post here.
I too now have a black screen on my Aura One after 4.4.9344 update.

Excuse me for this noob question but how do I downgrade firmware?
I have downloaded the previous fw (4.4.9298) for my Kobo, but as I only have a black screen I see no possibility to connect my Kobo to my computer...
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #45
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apparently the black screen is a case of black text on black paper - so perhaps try connecting to you computer and tapping the screen roughly an inch each direction from the bottom left corner - if successful you'll get it to mount and then copy the fixed firmware (see the developer fourm here) and copy it to .kobo
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