Cybook Odyssey update now available!

Odyssey update

We have great news for Cybook Odyssey users today: charge your battery, because the major upgrade you’ve been waiting for is available for download now!

We want to thank again all our beta-testers who gave us such excellent feedback during the testing period over the summer; your help was invaluable. This upgrade provides a completely new interface and many brand-new features, so a lot of development and testing was necessary to be sure it would work with all the Cybook Odyssey models. 🙂

Here’s what you’ll find in the new version:

Software update for Cybook Odyssey Firmware « Boo reader 6.2 »

This update is compatible with all models of the Cybook Odyssey range (Odyssey (2011,2012) Odyssey 2013 edition, HD FrontLight (2012), Frontlight (2013).

Contents of the update (Build 2316)

  • Pure and Simple Interface
    Thanks to this update, the cybook Odyssey interface is even more intuitive and light. We’ve removed superfluous frames, lines, and shaded zones to improve visibility and simplify navigation.
  • New Library management possibilities
    Now you can store and organize your books by collection with numerous sorting features in addition to using our traditional folder view.
  • SDK adobe Update : Adobe RMSDK update from version 9.2 to 10.0
    • PDF reflow improvements
    • CSS optimisation
    • Bug fix on small issues
  • Annotations
    New Annotations menu: notes and highlights have their own menu for simpler access. (Note export is planned for a future update.) Tip: to add a note or highlight, touch the beginning and end of the text you want to select, and hold until you see the text highlighted. A dialogue box with the options « Add highlight » and « Add note » will appear.
  • Text Search
    This is a brand new feature. Now on you can search for occurrences of a key word in the text of your book by selecting the word, the same way you consult the dictionary. Just press your finger on the word you want until you see it highlighted to bring up the search options. You can also search for any word in your book or in the dictionary, by simply typing it into the on-screen keyboard.
  • Bookmarks
    The use of bookmarks stays the same, but a new management menu is added.
    Tip: to add a bookmark, tap the top right corner of the screen. You can remove a bookmark by tapping again.
  • Text settings
    The text settings interface has been completely reorganised for fluid and easy use. The main settings are now presented together on one page for easy access.

    • Margins, Line spacing and Justification
      Three new options are now proposed to adapt the page layout to your preferences.
    • New Font
      New Caecilia Font fully optimized to ereaders is added (Monotype licence).
  • Pageometer
    A pageometer makes book navigation even faster. Tap the lower edge of the screen to access it. Use the slider to move through your book, or tap the page number to bring up a numerical keypad and enter the page you want directly.
  • PDF management
    A new PDF surf function with a miniature page map is now available. This miniature lets you see where you are in the page instantly in zoom mode.
  • Progress bar
    A progress bar on the Home page tells you at a glance how much of your book you’ve read.
  • Sleep mode screens
    In addition to your own images, you can now use a book cover as your sleep mode screen. Choose your favourite, or automatically display the cover of the book you’re reading.
  • Dictionary
    Addition of a multiple dictionary manager: choose which dictionaries to use, and the order to display dictionary results in. We include the Cambridge English dictionary and a light English to French dictionary.
    This manager makes it easy to add more dictionaries if needed.

Simply connect your Cybook to a Wi-Fi network for an instant update and follow the procedure…

NB Please charge your Cybook Odyssey’s battery for at least 2 hours before installing the update!

Happy reading!
Bookeen Team

Note for users of THALIA ODYSSEY : 

This update will also be available for Thalia Odyssey, we are just waiting for validation from the Thalia team that there is no conflict with the customisations we implemented for them on the original firmware. 🙂

Dieses Update ist auch für Thalia Odyssey, wir warten nur auf die Validierung von der Thalia-Team, dass es keinen Konflikt mit den Anpassungen, die wir für sie auf der Original-Firmware implementiert verfügbar sein. 🙂


This update will enter its final testing phase at Thalia at the end of the week, with publication scheduled within 15 days! We apologise for the long wait and we thank you for your patience!

Dieses Update wird seine letzte Testphase bei Thalia am Ende der Woche mit der Veröffentlichung innerhalb von 15 Tagen geplant eingeben! Wir entschuldigen uns für die lange Wartezeit und wir danken Ihnen für Ihre Geduld!


This update is now available for Thalia Odyssey!

Dieses Update ist jetzt Thalia Odyssey vorhanden!

103 thoughts on “Cybook Odyssey update now available!

  1. Is there gonna be any firmware update for all us Letto users. Stuck with the ancient build 1540.

    Cant recommend anyone to buy a Letto branded Odyssey.


  2. Hi,

    I made the update for my thalia version bur since 3hours it is in the status screen “updating”. After resetting the device the screen is still “updating”. Do you have any solutions? Thank you


    1. Hello Hannes,
      Occasionally an update will take several hours to complete. This could be due to a weak internet connection for instance which means the update takes a long time to download. Also, if your Cybook does not have enough free memory to download the update file, it may be unable to complete the update. If your Cybook does not complete the update on its own please contact our support directly and open a ticket for more detailed assistance:
      happy reading,
      Bookeen Team


  3. Still no update for the Letto branded Odyssey?

    Do you know if Adlibris will release it at all? Or have they already abandoned this device?


  4. Hi,
    In the next update, would it be possible to have a choice between showing the percentage of the read text and the carousel of 5 current books? I know that the currently read books are in the menu, but the carousel was easy and useful. Also, it would be great to have a possibility to choose if we want the text on the screensaver. It is really easy to remember where the switch off button is and that the device is in the stanby mode… The device would look so much better. Regards.


    1. Hello Moni,
      thanks for your message. I will pass along your suggestions to our team. You are not the first to propose hiding the sleep message, this will no doubt be implemented in a future upgrade. 🙂


  5. Wow the way to add a highlight is incredibly convenient!! Great improvement!!
    I’d like to know if I can enter into the beta testers group but i?m not sure about the hardware limitations. I have Odyssey Version: OMAP3611 (800MHz) Please let me know if I can join in the group!


    1. Hello Stefano,
      we’re very pleased you like the shortcut for adding a highlight! 🙂
      Our beta test is over for this update, but we’ll be releasing the public version very soon, so stay tuned! We’ll announce it here as soon as it’s available.
      To verify the hardware version, you can check the back of your Odyssey: at the bottom the model number is indicated. Odyssey v1 and v2 both have the model number “CYBOY10-BK”. Hope this answers your question!


  6. I didn’t know about this update. Basically, it’s like buying a new product!

    Great job, guys! I am happy I chose Odyssey a couple of years ago – it still works like a charm 🙂


  7. I’ve had an issue during the OTA update and my Odyssey is now no longer working.
    I’d like to update again by hand and I went to the support download page to get the latest firmware.

    Unfortunately the link for the Odyssey firmware download is dead (error 404).
    Could you please fix it?



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