Release Notes

Open Bibles Release History

v5.1 – 3 October 2011
– Fix force close when opening bible from bookmarks screen

v5.0 – 28 September 2011
– Read two bible translations in parallel view
– Add menu for asking question to author by email
– Fixed a couple of bugs which can cause force closed

v4.3 – 4 September 2011
– Fix bug on book name when opening OpenBibles from widget

v4.2 – 4 September 2011
– Change appearance of bible link on header and footer
– Fix searching on GoTo Dialog

v4.1 – 2 September 2011
– You can add bible books name in your language, by creating 66 lines text file on /sdcard/OpenBibles/BookName. You can also define abbreviations for books name.
– Get access to many bibles translations

v3.2 – 18 July 2011
– Add support for [FI] tag on bible modules
– Add timeout to prevent application become not responding when downloading data from internet

3.1 – 08 May 2011
– Fixed download status when Content-Length header is not available

3.0 – 07 May 2011
– Read additional documents, such as: devotions, bible reading plan
– Larger space for text (Fullscreen mode)

2.0 – 19 Apr 2011
– Copy verse to clipboard
– Share verse to SMS, Mail, etc.
– App Widget to display random bookmarks on home screen

1.3 – 14 Apr 2011
– Added Google App Engine as URL Repository to download bible modules and bookmarks

1.2 – 13 Apr 2011
– Full-screen support on Galaxy Tab
– Minimum requirement for running Open Bibles is Donut (before 1.2 was Cupcake)

1.1 – 11 Apr 2011:
– Easier navigation to select bible and jump to specific book/chapter

1.0 – 28 Mar 2011:
– Initial Release

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11 Responses to Release Notes

  1. muzi says:

    Hi , Jeremiah 33 in the NKJV version is inconsitent with the other bible versions

  2. yohanyudanara says:

    Thank you very much for your report.
    I’ve fixed that just now.
    You can try by re-download NKJV file.

  3. Kevin Kenny says:

    My Android tablet doesn’t have a hardware menu key, so i’m stuck in the default full screen mode. is there a way to change this? Perhaps this could be addressed in the next release?

  4. Nick says:


    Why polytonic Greek does not display properly (little square characters between words)? samsung galaxy S2.


    • yohanyudanara says:

      I’m sorry for the very late reply..
      I’ve missed reading your question.
      I read your question just now.
      Some characters is displayed as square because default android font can’t handle Greek characters properly.

      The solution is rather complicated and your phone need to be rooted:
      1. download galatia font ( from
      2. Extract (you need GalSILR.ttf inside
      3. Rename /system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf to /system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf2 (this is for backup before being replaced with GalSILR.ttf)
      4. Copy GalSILR.ttf to /system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf
      5. That’s it. Your device will display Greek characters properly.

  5. john says:

    I would like to be able to change color from white on black, to black on white. I find white text difficult to read. Please consider making this an option.

    • yohanyudanara says:

      Hi.. There is a plan to add this feature on next upgrade.
      However, I’m sorry I really don’t have time to improve OpenBibles these days.

  6. Don says:

    Is there a way to convert a bbl file to ONT so I can read it in Open Bibles?

  7. Hubert Maciejewicz says:

    I’d like to make a polish translation to your programme. How can I do it? I’m not a programmer but I’d like to help. I could translate the English language file and send it to you.


    • yohanyudanara says:

      Currently the OpenBibles doesn’t support multi language options.
      However, if you want to have bible book names in Polish, please send me list of bible book names from Genesis to Revelation in Polish and also their abbreviation.
      I will include it on OpenBibles, so you can use Polish bible book names..
      You can send to my email: yohan[dot]yudanara[at]gmail[dot]com

      Thank you very much..

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