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Wannabe Geek

# 78597 4-Mar-2011 20:23
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Is the kindle upgrade as difficult as the kobo upgrade?

I have given up on the kobo. I cannot get it into upgrade mode ie hold the menu, control centre buttons, press and release power button on edge of a desk.

All I can achieve is power off the device instead of the blank screen and red light as the PC software upgrade suggests.

The kobo will now be a $295 paper weight

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Master Geek

  # 445649 4-Mar-2011 20:29
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Have you tried taking your kobo back to the store?

Kindle upgrade is automatically over the air, or if you don't want to wait for that, you can load it via usb then click upgrade in one of the kindle menu options. Couldn't be easier.

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Uber Geek

  # 445672 4-Mar-2011 22:06
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The kindle update is delivered OTA, it installs when you wake it up from sleep after it's delivered over wifi (or 3G, I think)

It just happens, no need to do anything.


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  # 445674 4-Mar-2011 22:11
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It's delivered over WiFi, when it's sleeping. If you keep WiFi off (to save battery as I do), you can manually download it to your PC, plug the Kindle, copy the file over to the USB mass storage drive that will appear on your PC, then unplug and use the "Update" option in the menu.

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