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#3  murg 07-22-2012, 03:43 AM
You can also grab a copy while the Kobo Desktop is downloading it.

On Windows 7, it downloads the firmware update zip file to :

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition
and it is mirrored in:
C:\Users\<user>\Local Settings\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition

This file is deleted when the eReader is finished being updated, so if you want a copy of it, copy the zip file while it is updating the eReader.

In fact, make a few copies while it is being downloaded from Kobo, to ensure that the zip file is completely downloaded.


Installation Instructions for Direct Zip Files
  1. Get a zip file.
  2. Unzip the zip file. This may not be necessary on more modern versions of Windows, as you can access the contents of a zip file without unzipping it.
  3. If going to a previous version, you may want to do a Factory Reset.
  4. If you have any patches installed, you may want to uninstall them. Please refer to any documentation for the patch for more information.
  5. Make sure that the Kobo Desktop is NOT running.
  6. Connect your device to the computer and select Connect on the device (if asked).
  7. Copy the entire contents of the zip file to the .kobo directory on the device. Do not copy the original zip file itself to the device.
  8. Safely remove the device from Windows (or your operating system of choice).
  9. Disconnect the device from your computer.
  10. The device will now install the new software.

The zip file contains the following:


And here's the thread for enabling your Kobo without registering it.

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