New Cool-ER firmware (29th December 2009)
#1  codeMonkey 01-04-2010, 09:23 AM
Just in case anyone hasn't seen, Interead released a new firmware version on the 29th of December.
It seems to be a very slight update to the one released on the 23rd of November (ebr reader was previous 1.12.9 and is now 1.12.9-1)

From what I've seen they haven't yet re-enabled the resume-reading function when the reader is powered back on.

#2  panda53 01-04-2010, 10:53 AM
Thanks for that - Cool-er never send out notifications of firmware updates.

Is it worth updating? Is there a list of changes anywhere, or have you figured out what's new?


#3  codeMonkey 01-04-2010, 11:22 AM
I haven't been able to see anything new in this version, though I haven't had a thorough search. I'm guessing it's just a few bug fixes.

I'm still using the earlier firmware version until they re-enable the resume-reading option.

#4  jackau 01-15-2010, 05:53 AM
i installed it, seem to be WOrst than the previous version.

#5  codeMonkey 01-15-2010, 07:21 AM
What about it are you finding worse?

#6  labzuk 01-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Is it really a new firmware ? I just checked the binaries when it was released and couldn't find anything new other than the release for EB500 added to it.

#7  codeMonkey 01-15-2010, 09:00 AM
It's hard to tell, since any changes are hidden in the reader program itself. Since it was such a minor update the version number was only fractionally updated.

From what I can tell if you tried to load it onto an eb500 it would fail anyway - they haven't included the file structure for the eb500 like they have for the eb600/em.

#8  jackau 01-15-2010, 11:27 AM
it became a bit more stable with pdf that has more graphics, however for some rtf / doc type files, even HTML, I experienced hanging issue.

#9  Orn8one 01-20-2010, 09:29 AM
My Cool-er has landed and the firmware is 1.12.6 Can any experienced firmware changers out there advise me if I should upgrade this or not?
Thank you.

#10  panda53 01-20-2010, 10:12 AM
Hope you have a lot of pleasure from your new Cool-er.

I had to return mine to Argos on Monday as it had broken, but they replaced it with a new one that was also v.1.12.6. I dithered but decided to go ahead and update it with the penultimate firmware update, 1.12.9_1119.rar because I knew that it worked. The latest update is a zip file - but doesn't seem to have much else different. You can see all of the updates at:

The main differences between 1.12.6 and 1.12.9 are:

- the grey palette screen has been replaced by "tram tracks" showing the progress at the cool-er starts up

-in 1.12.9 the cool-er always starts at the folder menu page instead of, as previously, at the last ebook being read. That means that if you do have a corrupt ebook, the reader won't just loop (something that I've experienced). However, several forum members have felt that they would much rather return to the place in the book they were last reading,


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