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.