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Old 02-22-2017, 02:24 AM   #1
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Firmware update 4.3.8842

Kobo has released another firmware update for Mark 3, Mark 4, Mark 5 and Mark 6 devices.

Mark 6:

Mark 6 4.3.8842

Mark 5:

Mark 5 4.3.8842

Mark 4:

Mark 4 4.3.8842

Mark 3:

Mark 3 4.3.8842

The major change seems to be the home screen (for higher res devices), series sort in Library view, brightness level now changes by 1%, etc.

The usual very uninformative Kobo release notes: Your ereader software has been upgraded. DUH!!

Have fun!

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Old 02-22-2017, 02:29 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:41 AM   #3
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The major change seems to be the home screen (new home screen),...
Can you please post some pictures.

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Old 02-22-2017, 03:03 AM   #4
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Series sort in Library view, brightness level now changes by 1%, etc.
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:13 AM   #5
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Can you please post some pictures.
Here's a couple of screen caps from my KA1. The first is from immediately after the update when I had opened one book, after that I opened the maximum of 4 books that show on the home screen. My Books seems to sit in place but the Recommended will change to other blobs. Not sure if this version has the issue but the "A quick refresher" popup seems to show up on almost every power cycle.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:47 AM   #6
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I like that new home screen. But I'll keep my wifi off until the patches already, I only use the Advanced Fonts but I'd like to keep it.
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I tried twice to sideloud the FW on my Kobo Glo but no luck, it got stuck on moving squares and green LED flash.
I'll wait until davidfor will post more information.

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Old 02-22-2017, 05:38 AM   #8
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My Aura One installed the new firmware while syncing this morning. However, I didn't get the new home screen, and I've also lost the ability to sync via Wi-Fi. It stays stuck on "Checking for updates" - for well over half an hour this morning, until it actually ran out of battery. I've rolled back to 4.2.8432 for now - I'll try the update again when I get back from work this evening.

Has anyone else had a similar issue?

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Old 02-22-2017, 05:53 AM   #9
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I tried twice to sideloud the FW on my Kobo Glo but no luck, it got stuck on moving squares and green LED flash.
I'll wait until davidfor will post more information.
Well, I'm flattered, but you can trust DNSB on this as much as me.

This isn't being sent to my devices yet, but I did just manually install it on my Glo. It has installed OK, but I think the "Updating" screen took longer than usual. I'm not sure how long, as I disconnected the device and forgot about it for a bit. But, I wasn't installing this over the released firmware.
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Because I am tired of the argument of which version of the hack:

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:11 AM   #11
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My Aura One installed the new firmware while syncing this morning. However, I didn't get the new home screen,
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and I've also lost the ability to sync via Wi-Fi. It stays stuck on "Checking for updates" - for well over half an hour this morning, until it actually ran out of battery. I've rolled back to 4.2.8432 for now - I'll try the update again when I get back from work this evening.

Has anyone else had a similar issue?
I manually installed it to me Glo. The sync happened, but I would say the "Checking for updates" took longer than usual. But, this could be the device. I frequently get network problems with it when the other devices have none. Also, it could be the message was not updated. The home screen updated while the checking message was still displayed. In any case, the sync has completed with no problems.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:25 AM   #12
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Here's a couple of screen caps from my KA1. The first is from immediately after the update when I had opened one book, after that I opened the maximum of 4 books that show on the home screen. My Books seems to sit in place but the Recommended will change to other blobs. Not sure if this version has the issue but the "A quick refresher" popup seems to show up on almost every power cycle.
Can you dismiss the "Recommended", "Find your next great read", and "Read articles from the we..."?

Can you dismiss tiles in general?

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I tried twice to sideloud the FW on my Kobo Glo but no luck, it got stuck on moving squares and green LED flash.
I'll wait until davidfor will post more information.
How did you get unstuck?
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I let my Aura 6" Sync over wifi just now - the Sync took longer than normal, but the update did not take very long from the patched version of the software.

The home screen now has 4 books that I am reading across the top (that I really should finish...) and shows the percent read and time remaining. The second row of graphics left is "My Books" and lower left is "Recommended, Based on your books", then a bottom text row with "Find your next great read" on the left and a way to browse by category on the right.

It does not look like you can have reading stats show on the home screen.

From within a book it takes an extra touch to get to the home screen.

It looks like it is mainly change to get the advertising some additional attention. Aesthetically, it looks good, so I will not complain.

It is interesting that 2 updates came pretty quickly, but now I will be able to remember my patch setting since I just adjusted stuff last night!
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