Kobo Firmware Releases

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Officially released Kobo Firmware.

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[edit] Hardware versions

There are separate firmware downloads for each hardware version. Officially a given release may only be for select devices but unofficially other devices with the same hardware version may also work. However this is not guaranteed and you should read the associated discussion thread carefully before potentially bricking your device.

[edit] Mark 3

[edit] Mark 4

[edit] Mark 5

[edit] Mark 6

[edit] Device Firmware

Kobo does not release the firmware to everyone at the same time, Kobo release based on the Affiliate and the IP address. It can take a month before everyone around the world sees the firmware update.

Manually Install Firmware Guide use it at your own risk. You must install the whole package (upgrade, KoboRoot.tgz, manifest.md5sum).

Kobo Mark Earliest Firmware Latest Firmware
Original Touch Mark 3 4.4.9344
TouchLC Mark 4 4.4.9344
Mini Mark 4 2.1.4 3.19.5761
Glo Mark 4 2.1.4 4.4.9344
Aura HD Mark 4 2.5.0 4.4.9344
Aura Mark 5 2.9.0 4.4.9344
Aura H2O Mark 5 3.7.0 4.4.9344
Glo HD Mark 6 3.14.0 4.4.9344
Touch 2.0 Mark 6 3.18.0 4.4.9344
Aura Edition 2 Mark 6 4.0.7523 4.4.9349
Aura ONE Mark 6 4.0.7523 4.4.9349
Aura H2O Edition 2 Mark 6 4.4.9298 4.4.9344

Also see Kobo Firmware Download Links for the latest official firmware and changelog links, automatically updated directly from Kobo servers. It can also show the firmware versions for different affiliates all in one page.

[edit] Firmware

All download links are to official released files at kobobooks.com. See Index to the Metazoa firmware patches for more information about firmware patches.

Release Date Version Mark 3 Mark 4 Mark 5 Mark 6 Notes
29 Jun 2011 1.9.5
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No longer available
15 Jul 2011 1.9.6
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No longer available
27 Jul 2011 1.9.7
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No longer available
28 Jul 2011 1.9.8
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No longer available at http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-upgrade-1.9.8.zip
30 Jul 2011 1.9.9
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No longer available
 ? 2011 1.9.10
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No longer available at http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-upgrade-1.9.10.zip
27 Sep 2011 1.9.11
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No longer available at http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-upgrade-1.9.11.zip
14 Oct 2011 1.9.12 (r33689)
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45.1 MB
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25 Nov 2011 1.9.14 (r34837)
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No longer available at http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/albacore/kobo3-update-1.9.14.zip
23 Dec 2011 1.9.16 (r35726)
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49.3 MB
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17 Mar 2012 1.9.17 (r37603)
Download
59.9 MB
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Another release of 1.9.17 was issued earlier the same day, and replaced.
16 Jul 2012 2.0.0 (r41166)
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96.3 MB
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Note There were 3 different releases all called 2.0.0 (11 Jul, 14 Jul, 16 Jul) and each one overwrote the older download.
22 Jul 2012 2.0.2 (r41334)
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104 MB
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27 Aug 2012 2.1.1 (r42411)
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101 MB
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Japan release
26 Sep 2012 2.0.4 (r41166)
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96.3 MB
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Australia release. This appears to be an intermediate release, necessary to get 2.1.4 to install (although I haven't tried to get from 2.0.0c to 2.1.4 directly). This update will permanently change the Firmware Update Management firmware on the device to be able to load normal firmware on the Australian devices.
1 Oct 2012 2.1.4 (Mark 3:
r43710, Mark 4: r43703)
Download
64.9 MB
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77.9 MB
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Works on Australian Touches that have been updated to 2.0.4
(Touch updates, restarts, updates, restarts, and displays the release notes). Mark 4 release is untested.
12 Oct 2012 2.1.5 (r43939)
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64.8 MB
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77.8 MB
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Discussion thread
31 Oct 2012 2.2.0 (r44462)
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67.5 MB
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80.5 MB
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14 Nov 2012 2.2.1 (r44772)
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82.7MB
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12 Feb 2013 2.4.0a (84fbb7111a)
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69.1 MB
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85.8 MB
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13 Feb 2013 2.4.0b (34b1ceb91d)
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69.1 MB
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85.8 MB
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12 Apr 2013 2.5.0 (c988b71a4d)
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62.5 MB
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79.2 MB
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22 Apr 2013 2.5.1 (d5bb1c9bbd)
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62.4 MB
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79.2 MB
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May 2013 2.5.2 (403dd7d861)
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62.7 MB
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79.4 MB
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Jun 2013 2.6.0
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65.7 MB
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82.4 MB
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Jun 2013 2.6.1 (0a76252e22)
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65.6 MB
Withdrawn
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Jun 2013 2.6.1 (55e7f0d3f0)
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84.3 MB
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Note Mark 4 was rereleased with the same version number as the withdrawn release.
Jul 2013 2.8.1
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No longer available
15 Sep 2013 2.9.0 (042df55f04)
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New Aura. Firmware no longer available?
Late Sep 2013 2.6.2 (4365d8338f)
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Download
84.4 MB
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Late Sep 2013 2.8.1 (b2c05cda0e)
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Download
81.5 MB
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Discussion thread
21 Oct 2013 2.10.0 (6180f632e1)
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85.1 MB
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67.5 MB
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Discussion thread
Nov 2013 3.0.0 (0cbc3626b3)
Download
61.7 MB
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85.2 MB
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Primarily, this release brings the Touches up to date, with minimal new stuff for the other Mark 4 hardware. Discussion thread
21 Nov 2013 3.0.1 (644485e229)
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61.7 MB
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85.2 MB
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Dec 2013 3.1.0 (d1b2f00933)
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85.3 MB
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67.7 MB
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Discussion thread
Dec 2013 3.1.0 (b136e36f9a)
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85.3 MB
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Japanese Aura launch
Dec 2013 3.1.1 (761b066420)
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Download
85.3 MB
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67.7 MB
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Discussion thread Patching instructions
11 Feb 2014 3.2.0 (d0a9bf18ea)
Download
62.1 MB
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85.7 MB
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68.1 MB
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Discussion thread Patching instructions
17 Apr 2014 3.3.0 (8eb9c1f8b2)
Download
65.4 MB
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89.0 MB
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71.5 MB
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Not for Mini Discussion thread Patching instructions
14 May 2014 3.3.1 (38384a81c1)
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65.5 MB
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89.1 MB
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71.5 MB
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Not for Mini Patching instructions
25 May 2014 3.4.1 (d83b1b0e2a)
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Download
89.0 MB
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Mini only Discussion thread Patching instructions
Jul 2014 3.5.0 (1ad1188b51)
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Download
89.3 MB
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71.7 MB
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Release for the Glo, Aura and Aura HD. Discussion thread Patching instructions
Aug 2014 3.7.0 (73bec49a23)
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77.5 MB
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Release for the new Aura H2O. The Beta Testers didn't see this release, so use at own risk.
Aug 2014 3.8.0 (048bb0b071)
Download
65.6 MB
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89.2 MB
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73.6 MB
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except maybe the Mini and H2O. Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
16 Oct 2014 3.11.0 (4d8eac1207)
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66.9 MB
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90.5 MB
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72.9 MB
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except maybe the Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Dec 2014 3.12.0 (563a2baefd)
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Download
90.8 MB
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73.2 MB
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Not for Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Jan 2015 3.12.1 (c1198635ca)
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Download
90.7 MB
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75.1 MB
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Not for Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Jan 2015 3.13.1 (60d72c68d5)
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Download
89.7 MB
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74.0 MB
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Japan-only, Glo and Aura H2O only Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Apr 2015 3.14.0
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Download
72.6 MB
Glo HD only (factory firmware release) Discussion thread
Late Apr 2015 3.15.0 (d60578c5e1)
Release notes
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Download
89.7 MB
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74.0 MB
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72.7 MB
Not for Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Jun 2015 3.16.0 (f56b42a2e1)
Download
69.6 MB
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89.5 MB
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72.6 MB
Only for Original Touch, TouchLC, Glo HD Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
Jul 2015 3.16.10 (f9fa4bfb12)
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72.8 MB
Japan Glo HD only. Sickel introduced Discussion thread Patching instructions
Aug 2015 3.17.0 (60588a39fd)
Download
69.9 MB
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89.7 MB
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74.1 MB
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72.8 MB
Not officially for Mini (Sickel introduced) Discussion thread Patching instructions
Aug 2015 3.17.3 (407d48ba86)
Download
70.0 MB
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89.9 MB
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74.2 MB
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72.9 MB
Not officially for Mini, (Sickel disabled?) Discussion thread Patching instructions
Sep 2015 3.18.0 (b88456ee3d)
Release notes
Download
70.4 MB
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90.4 MB
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74.8 MB
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73.5 MB
Not officially for Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
4 Dec 2015 3.19.5613 (4b76aa47bd)
Release notes
Download
76.1 MB
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96.2 MB
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80.5 MB
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79.2 MB
Not officially for Mini Discussion thread Change log Patching instructions
31 Dec 2015 3.19.5761 (0e028f3185)
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76.0 MB
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96.2 MB
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80.5 MB
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79.2 MB
Discussion thread Patching instructions
2 Sep 2016 4.0.7523 (c213e8a341)
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77.8 MB
Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2 only. Discussion thread Patching instructions
10 Nov 2016 4.1.7729 (8bedc76ce7)
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Download
77.8 MB
Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2 only. Discussion thread Patching instructions
15 Dec 2016 4.2.8110 (4f749ed9be)
Release notes
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Download
77.9 MB
Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2 only. Discussion thread Patching instructions
17 Jan 2017 4.2.8283 (530afa6716)
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Download
79.8 MB
Aura ONE and Aura Edition 2 only. Discussion thread Patching instructions
1/9 Feb 2017 4.2.8432 (fbb9e8f61b)
Download
71.8 MB
Download
96.0 MB
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74.4 MB
Download
78.0 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
22 Feb 2017 4.3.8842 (ed3f655eae)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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78.4 MB
Not for Mini. New home screen (not to all devices), sort by series. Discussion thread Patching instructions
2 Mar 2017 4.3.8871 (eec21f5563)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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78.4 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
8 Mar 2017 4.3.8929 (faefe90ef2)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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80.8 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread
9 Mar 2017 4.3.8945 (14b5a0d83e)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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80.8 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
16 Mar 2017 4.3.8966 (9c8144b8c0)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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78.4 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
12 Apr 2017 4.3.9084 (59faa7bc47)
Download
72.2 MB
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96.0 MB
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74.9 MB
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78.4 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
9 May 2017 4.4.9298 (1614b85db3)
Release notes
Download
72.1 MB
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95.9 MB
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74.8 MB
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80.7 MB
Not for Mini. Discussion thread Patching instructions
17 May 2017 4.4.9344 (6f700792a0)
Release notes
Download
72.1 MB
Download
95.9 MB
Download
74.8 MB
Download
80.7 MB
Not for Mini. BEWARE: Installing Mark 6 causes a black screen on Aura Edition 2 and Aura One and probably requires a factory reset to fix. Discussion thread Patching instructions
18 May 2016 4.4.9349 (6f700792a0)
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Download
80.7 MB
Aura Edition 2 and Aura ONE only. Discussion thread Patching instructions
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