View Single Post
Old 09-29-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
orion2001
Groupie
orion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notesorion2001 can name that song in three notes
 
Posts: 162
Karma: 24658
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: PRS-505
Help - 1.0.01.03170 Firmware on PRS-505. How do I upgrade?

Hi everyone,

I just recieved my PRS-505 that I purchased from E-bay (slightly used). I really want to install the latest firmware 1.1.00.18040 so that I can enable Epub support and reflowable PDFs.

When I checked my ebook firmware version, it states that it is 1.0.01.03170. I tried researching it but the only post I found here suggested it might be a Canadian firmware? In any case, I was trying to update the ebook reader via the Sony Book Library software (Help-> Check for updates). However, it keeps saying that there aren't any updates available. I had a couple of questions:

1. Can I mess the PRS-505 up by installing the 1.1.00.18040 firmware using this link?

2. If not, are there any repurcussions of updating to a US firmware when the native reader is for another country/region?

3. Do I just follow the instruction at the Sony site in the link above for updating my firmware or do I need to use PRS Customizer? (I have no idea how to use it)

4. Will I be able to buy ebooks from Sony Connect? (I am in the US)

Thanks a lot! I'd really appreciate any response I can get. I am hoping to have it all setup by tomorrow morning as it is a gift for my fiancee

Edit - I just checked my Sony Library software and it is set to Region: United States. That might be why it wasn't offering an update if my PRS-505 is indeed pre-installed with Canadian firmware. In anycase, I'd prefer to switch to a US firmware as I will be buying ebooks from the US.

Last edited by orion2001; 09-29-2009 at 01:06 AM.
orion2001 is offline   Reply With Quote