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Old 01-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Aura One Firmware 4.2.8283

It was just released;

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwa...e-4.2.8283.zip

I don't know anything about it.
Some Changes;
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To clarify:

Aura H2O and Aura have broken hardware acceleration for inversion (i.e., night mode).

When/if the release gets out, this will be of use: https://github.com/gtalusan/kobo-nightmode

Hardware acceleration is turned on by default in this repository for all Kobo devices.

4.2.8283 and beyond will be switching the framebuffer to 32 bit depth. Modifications/code that assume 16 bit will be broken. Kernels will be patched for each generation of device that the update goes out to.

My night mode repository above has also been updated to support 16bpp and 32bpp software inversion for older firmware, if needed.

I don't recommend manually applying 4.2.8283 if it's not available via the Kobo servers. It might work, but it most likely won't.

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Old 01-17-2017, 04:03 PM   #2
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A bit off topic here... if you don't like changes made in a new firmware, can you roll back just by dragging over and earlier one?
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:45 PM   #3
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A bit off topic here... if you don't like changes made in a new firmware, can you roll back just by dragging over and earlier one?

Yes, as long as the firmware you're loading on to the device was at one point on it. You could not, for example, load 3.17 on a Kobo Aura One. Rather you shouldn't try since certain features wont work which would be the least of the possible issues you'd have.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:45 PM   #4
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A bit off topic here... if you don't like changes made in a new firmware, can you roll back just by dragging over and earlier one?
yes.

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Old 01-17-2017, 04:56 PM   #5
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Thanks. I've had experience with devices (think Amazon & Apple) that don't let you, even if the new firmware causes problems. That's why I refuse to buy certain devices (think Amazon & Apple. Well, that and how they try to maintain complete control over MY device. And iTunes, can't forget that).
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:33 PM   #6
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Because this firmware is for mark 6 devices, would it work as is on a Glo HD?
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:48 PM   #7
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I spent half of my day trying to install Koreader on my Aura One, with no success yet. So I sure am glad you posted this update. At least I'm adding something of value to my reader today, hehe.
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:55 PM   #8
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I spent half of my day trying to install Koreader on my Aura One, with no success yet. So I sure am glad you posted this update. At least I'm adding something of value to my reader today, hehe.
I had the same issue. Koreader shows up on my KSM, but it would not launch.

K2pdfopt modified PDF files are pretty alright though. I will try Koreader through filemonitor tomorrow. We will see how it goes
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:07 PM   #9
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Firmware 4.2.8283 has changes to the kernel. Using the KoboRoot.tgz without the kernel updates will cause problems. The changes are fixes for 32bpp support.

The update package does include a kernel for the Glo HD. I do not know if this has been updated. Anyone who uses this, does so at their own risk.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:10 PM   #10
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Any changes that can be reported, or is this just an 'under the hood enhancement/bug fix' update?
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #11
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The system is faster then the last update. After the previous update, I feel the system is so slow, I have 4000+ mb free, but the system feel so heavy, it take a while to turn the page no matter comic or text book(buy from rakuten kobo). At the library, instead to turn the page it open the book.

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Old 01-17-2017, 07:31 PM   #12
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So now there are two 4.2 firmwares, how confusing. Only a beta...

New device? "snow"
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:53 PM   #13
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So now there are two 4.2 firmwares, how confusing. Only a beta...
I have to check my notes at home, but I think this is just fixes and maybe performance. Hence, updating the build/patch number makes sense.
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I didn't see a new device. Where did you find that?
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:16 PM   #14
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I have a Glo HD and just dropped back to 3.19.5761. Was tired of fooling around with the 'Journal' mode with Calibre (still using XP). Is there any way to turn off the left side swipe light adjuster? This was the only reason I was using the 4.x versions.

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