Thread: PRS-T2 Hacking the T2
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #212
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Originally Posted by johnthemate View Post
Ok, so Ive started the process. I was too impatient to wait for an answer
Very bad to be impatient.
I've heard of several such cases as the above one when somebody upgrades firmware of a perfectly good T2 to 1.0.05 so that it can no longer be rooted.

But what exactly is your firmware version and what model (how many dictionaries)?
If you bought it only recently, it is unlikely you can do anything, unfortunately.

For EU (12 dictionaries) or US (6 dictionaries) models, you need to have firmware where the first digits of the version number are: 1.0.00 or 1.0.01 or 1.0.02 or 1.0.03 or early revision of 1.0.04.
If you bought T2 with 1.0.04.11081 already running on T2, most likely your device is locked. Only the early revision of 1.0.04.11081 which initially appeared for downloading was OK.
If T2 already has 1.0.05 - it is also locked and cannot be improved.

For RU models (2 dictionaries), 1.0.01.11080 was the last good firmware but also was changed by Sony without changing the version number, so if it is already on a new device - it is probably locked as well.

If you have an early enough firmware, you can make backups or restore from backups, including (most likely) - restoring on a US model from a backup of EU model.
But it is not necessary. With such a device you can also install all the 14 dictionaries from EU and RU models simultaneously (US 6 dictionaries = a subset of EU 12 dictionaries).
Better still, you can install rupor's AMR (it is recommended when expanding dictionaries anyway - there might be a problem with switching dictionaries otherwise). Then you will get an open android where you can install any dictionary software you like and add any dictionaries you want.
My favorite dictionary software: GoldenDict. It works with multiple dictionary formats, including StarDict and dsl and lsd. It is more convenient to use on T2 than ColorDict. It is integrated with Cool Reader and can be invoked from it.
But for any of that you need an early enough firmware version that still has the hole discovered by boroda for hacking T2.
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