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Old 11-12-2018, 12:52 PM   #1
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Firmware 4.11.11982

Kobo Firmware 4.11.11982

Kobo firmware 4.11.11982 has been released. As of November 12, 2018, it has been released to the Kobo Forma. It has not been released to the Kobo Touch A/B, Kobo Touch C, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Touch 2.0, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 v1, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 v2, Kobo Aura ONE, Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, Kobo Aura Edition 2 v1, Kobo Aura Edition 2 v2, and the Kobo Clara HD. The affiliates used to check these firmware versions were: kobo, bestbuyca, fnac, beta, rakutenbooks, and the walmartca.


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Old 11-12-2018, 12:53 PM   #2
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This firmware should be installable on any device, but there may be issues on the KA1.

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Just heard back from Kobo. The only change in this is "a small pin lock fix." Nothing else has changed. From that, if you are on 4.11.11980 and don't use the pin lock, don't worry about updating. If you do use the pin lock, maybe it is worthwhile.

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Old 11-12-2018, 01:50 PM   #3
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No info about the changes?
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:10 PM   #4
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Not yet. I'll say what I find (if anything) when I release the patches.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:36 PM   #5
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Or I'm imagining stuff or the infamous "the wedge-side light issue" was fixed for me after upgrading to this version.

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Will the patches include the new ones you've been so wonderful to make for us?
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:52 PM   #7
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This firmware should be installable on any device.

My wife has the first Kobo Aura. Still on 4.8.x

Would it be safe to install the generic firmware meant for Mark 7 units?
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:31 PM   #8
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Or I'm imagining stuff or the infamous "the wedge-side light issue" was fixed for me after upgrading to this version.
Well, my imagination may be playing tricks too. I still have the light issue down the button side, but the gradient issue appears less patchy to me. It's still brighter on the side opposite from the buttons, but it now seems to get there in a more even way as one looks across the screen. The "page" looks cleaner, in effect. Maybe I'm just "seeing things" - imagining an improvement, but in this instance I'm okay with that!
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #9
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Will the patches include the new ones you've been so wonderful to make for us?
Of course! I use most of them myself too. I'm already done finding the addresses, and when I get back to a computer later today, I'll do the the replacements and release the patches
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:30 PM   #10
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Yes.

Even if the Aura is a Mark 5 ?

I wouldn't want to brick her ereader...

You know, divorce lawyer are not cheap.


EDIT : Just upgraded it. It works fine. Thanks.

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Old 11-12-2018, 05:35 PM   #11
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Aura Ed 2 is a Mark 6 and I have it running this firmware. Anyway, nothing comes with a security stamp, neither the original FW through WIFI.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:36 PM   #12
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I don't know anything about this firmware, but it might not be intended for all. My Firma which is running 4.11.11980, doesn't get offered this 4.11.11982. But, testing the updates, only Forma's with an affiliate of "rakutenbooks" running 4.11.11980 will be offered 4.11.11982. Forma's running firmware from before 4.11.11980 will be offered 4.11.11982.

My take on this is that the change is something specific to the Japanese market or language. It is probably not considered dangerous to others but, not important enough to force an update on other users.

I have asked Kobo about it. I'll report when I get anything that I can share.
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I don't know anything about this firmware, but it might not be intended for all. My Firma which is running 4.11.11980, doesn't get offered this 4.11.11982. But, testing the updates, only Forma's with an affiliate of "rakutenbooks" running 4.11.11980 will be offered 4.11.11982. Forma's running firmware from before 4.11.11980 will be offered 4.11.11982.

My take on this is that the change is something specific to the Japanese market or language. It is probably not considered dangerous to others but, not important enough to force an update on other users.

I have asked Kobo about it. I'll report when I get anything that I can share.
I beg to differ. See my screenshot below. It seems to be available to all affiliates, and has rolled out faster than the previous version.
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I beg to differ. See my screenshot below. It seems to be available to all affiliates, and has rolled out faster than the previous version.
I have bestbuyca as my affiliate on my Forma and it does not download this 4.11.11982 FW when I sync. (currently have FW 4.11.11980). So though it does appear to be available to the device it isn't downloading it as David suggested when already running 4.11.11980. I will likely do a manual update at some point but as no one has posted what the changes are I think I will hold off for a bit. I am happy with 4.11.11980 particularly with some of your great new patches, like invert screen and eliminating the swipe to wake it up.
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I beg to differ. See my screenshot below. It seems to be available to all affiliates, and has rolled out faster than the previous version.
And none of that disagrees with what I said. But, you are testing using 0.0 as the current firmware version. There is an update relative to version 0.0. But, relative to version 4.11.11980, the only affiliate updated is "rakutenbooks". So, any Forma already on 4.11.11980 won't be offered an update. Anyone setting up a Forma for the first time today, or who hadn't updated to 4.11.11980, will get 4.11.11982.

As I said, it is probably some small tweak for the Japanese market. Something not considered an issue for others so not worthwhile updating any devices already on 4.11.11980. That firmware is less than a week old, and it would be annoying to have such a quick update if there is nothing for you. Maybe the plan is to let it go to the pre-4.11.11980 devices first, and then update the rest later. Or maybe they will just leave it until a release for the other devices is made.
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