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Old 06-13-2019, 06:41 AM   #1
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Latest Firmware 2.1.2 is available now!

Announcement: The latest firmware 2.1.2 update for Note Pro, Nova Pro is available now. Please update by OTA or downloading from our update page. Updates for other models will be out later.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
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So far, it is working well on my Nova Pro... But then I wasn't experiencing all that many issues on the 2.1.1 firmware.

Still, glad that it is out. Will update my Note Pro later.

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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Can't wait to hear other's impression of how it works. Since you can't rollback firmware I'll probably wait a while
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:55 AM   #4
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Of the two problems that affected me they did fix one of them, which was that previously you couldn't do a long press on a book in the library and select an alternative reader; you were only allowed neoreader. Now I can select other readers.

But the more aggravating problem still remains which is that neoreader still forces text-align: justified; i.e., a straight right margin rather than a ragged right margin. I prefer a ragged right margin because it avoids problems with noticeable uneven spacing between words. I'm testing with books I've formatted and use text-align: left; and which display properly in the calibre reader, sigil's previewer, adobe digital editions, librera, etc.

But luckily koreader is available and it's a dream come true for doing all of the things I do or might want to do. A really amazing piece of software. But considering how much the Note Pro costs I think it's abysmal that they can't provide a competent reader.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:01 AM   #5
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I forgot to say that in order to maximize my adventures with the update I did a factory reset after it installed.

That gave me two additional apps that are in Chinese; one looks like a game the other has a little bird for its icon (twitter or somesuch?).

I haven't tried setting up google play since the android apps invariably look like crap on an e-ink device since they don't know (or care) that it's grayscale.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:14 AM   #6
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what about the max 2 pro ? /
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:18 AM   #7
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I just upgraded to this firmware version.

- Now, I cannot create shortcut for Note app, previously using "Quick Shortcut Maker" app, I can create shortcut for Note and put it on homescreen.

- Now, everytime I switch to other app while writing a note, the note always insist to close and save. This is not practical if I want to switch back and forth from taking note to say reading FBreader. Previously while I read on FBReader, I can switch to note to take notes
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The latest firmware is available now. Please kindly check from here.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:59 AM   #9
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I forgot to say that in order to maximize my adventures with the update I did a factory reset after it installed.

That gave me two additional apps that are in Chinese; one looks like a game the other has a little bird for its icon (twitter or somesuch?).

I haven't tried setting up google play since the android apps invariably look like crap on an e-ink device since they don't know (or care) that it's grayscale.
Dear, we have forwarded this to our relative colleagues to follow up. You could long press the icons for these two Apps and press the "delete" button.
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The latest firmware is available now. Please kindly check from here.

waiting for plain Nova
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #11
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Homescreen crash loop

Hi all,

So when I checked for updates on my Onyx Max Pro 2, I noticed the 2.1.2 firmware. I installed it, but as it rebooted, it seems the home app keeps crashing and rebooting. At least that's what I think I am seeing. The home screen starts appearing, then flashing blank and again the home screen starts appearing, rendering the device completely unusable.

Here's video of the device showing the behavior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C7ZUiNkQXs

If I plug in a USB-cable and start clicking on the top menu bar, I can sometimes access the notification list. Same with the "task manager", but I cannot read any books nor can I access any apps (so I cannot access the settings to flash an older firmware).

The combination "powerbutton + back key" does _not_ give a factory reset menu but just starts the device. So, it seems like I'm out of options which is why I am posting on this forum. Any other owners having the same issue? Any suggestions on why the factory reset isn't working? I got the key combination from the Onyx website:
https://www.boox.com/support/faq/

"Switch off the device firstly, and then long press "back + power" buttons at the same time , enter into recovery mode. "


And it worked fine with the older firmware so I am _so_ regretting doing this update...

With friendly regards,
Takis

PS: I had posted this message earlier, but for some reason it was deleted? :-/
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PS: I had posted this message earlier, but for some reason it was deleted? :-/
No, it went into auto-moderation (so only visible to mods). And 'earlier' being ten minutes before. I'd just approved it when you posted this one, so now it has been deleted.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:53 AM   #13
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Oh, sorry, I wasn't aware of that, I am not a frequent forum user anymore.
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After many clicks, reboots, USB-connects and disconnects I managed to get into the settings menu. I was able to do a factory reset and now the device works again. I did lose everything on the device though, all my notes and it appears (which I hadn't expected) all my books on the device are gone too.
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After many clicks, reboots, USB-connects and disconnects I managed to get into the settings menu. I was able to do a factory reset and now the device works again. I did lose everything on the device though, all my notes and it appears (which I hadn't expected) all my books on the device are gone too.
Just reporting that the books weren't gone after all.
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