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New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:49:50 AM »
I just received my new Kinfle Oasis 2017 (the bigger one) and the firmware version is 5.9.2 (3250690044).  I've been reading other forums re this reader and it seems to have shipped with several firmware versions. Does anyone know what the most current is?

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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 07:56:03 AM »
I have 5.9.2. That's after an immediate update that came down as soon as I turned it on an connected it to my account/wifi. Pretty sure that's the latest. Further, there is nothing available to download on Amazon. . . so I think that's it.

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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 11:10:57 AM »
5.9.2 here as well, same as Ann, the update happened very quickly after setting it up.

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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 07:12:25 PM »
I have 5.9.2. Is there a way to bold any font type? I don't see it. I've been using Helvetica, because it's darker than some of the others, but not as dark as Amazon Ember Bold.
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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 04:04:59 AM »
How do you adjust the bold with 5.9.2 update?

I don't see it in the font settings. Maybe there is no bold option, except for the Amazon Ember Bold font. Anyone know?
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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 04:22:22 AM »
How do you adjust the bold with 5.9.2 update?

I don't see it in the font settings. Someone on Mobileread mentioned a slider. Where is that, if that is how it works? I have a slider for the font size.

The slider is right under the font types.  Its listed  as Bold and right under bold is Size.

I hope this helps.


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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 05:09:29 AM »
As nikki said . . .it's in the font settings. You have to be in a book, but once you set it it will be the same for any book you open (if supported; turns out my newspaper is not.)

While in a book, tap the Aa to get to the font choice. You'll see the style options and two 'sliders', one for bold and one for size.

You can also go to 'page' and set how you want spacing and margins. You can set the orientation to landscape vs portrait as well. And if you prefer ragged right edges, you can switch that. Again, these all 'stick' for any book you open that supports the settings.

You can change what shows as reading progress as well. You can also toggle among the options by tapping the lower left corner where it says it.

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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 05:28:16 AM »
I just received my new Kinfle Oasis 2017 (the bigger one) and the firmware version is 5.9.2 (3250690044).  I've been reading other forums re this reader and it seems to have shipped with several firmware versions. Does anyone know what the most current is?
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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
The slider is right under the font types.  Its listed  as Bold and right under bold is Size.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for answering, but I just went back into it and I only have the size slider in the Font box. Above that is the list of fonts to choose from. I have the 5.9.2 update (isn't that the latest for the new Oasis?).
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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 07:31:33 PM »
Thanks for answering, but I just went back into it and I only have the size slider in the Font box. Above that is the list of fonts to choose from. I have the 5.9.2 update (isn't that the latest for the new Oasis?).

Maybe the book you're reading is not a format that lets it work. Some who transfer stuff through Calibre or Send to Kindle have said it doesn't always function. And my daily newspaper doesn't have it. But, otherwise, books that come direct from Amazon should have it.

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Re: New Oasis Firmware Verson?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 08:05:17 PM »
Maybe the book you're reading is not a format that lets it work. Some who transfer stuff through Calibre or Send to Kindle have said it doesn't always function. And my daily newspaper doesn't have it. But, otherwise, books that come direct from Amazon should have it.

I will take a look at one of my books from Amazon. The one I'm reading now isn't from Amazon. Thanks, Ann.

Later:  That's it, Ann! I looked at an Amazon purchased book and the bold slider is there.  Thanks!
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