Originally Posted by tuktuk
Congrats! Without speaking Russian, you've done a great job.
Thanks. The suggestion of using google translate helped, and the old standby advice of connecting the 500 to the power charger helped with the unbricking. I wasn't sure of the timing, but got it right the second time. (For those who haven't tried, you have to copy a folder onto the c: drive, flash some files via SD, then connect to usb, enter a couple of commands in the command line editor, waiting appropriately to let the process finish.)
BTW, was very happy to be able to add hacks the 'regular' way (hackbuilder) after Cyrillic support was added.