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Old 10-22-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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Firmware Reflash of Sony PRS300 (USA to Australian)

Hi everyone

I bought a Sony eReader in Canada this year and came home to Australia to find out that I cannot use it to buy books because I do not have a Canadian or USA credit card. Can anyone tell me how I can reflash this so I can use it in Australia. Hope someone can help me.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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You can reflash it, but first you need the firmware dumps.
If a friend of yours has Australian PRS 300, you could use PRS+ installer to first dump then flash the firmware.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:25 AM   #3
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As far as I know there is no Australian version of the PRS 300.
Sony only launched the Readers here in September this year with the 350 and 650.
I was able to buy books for my PRS300 prior to that using US gift cards (bought off ebay).

Have you tried downloading the latest version of the Sony Reader software from sony.com.au?
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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Why would you want to reflash it? The firmware is not region locked, you can use your reader anywhere.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:43 AM   #5
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Hi and thanks for your replies. Igorsk, unfortunately I have spoken with Sony Australia and they have confirmed with me that the PRS-300 is locked into US/Canada. I have since bought a PRS-350 from Borders Books. Different Readers are made for different countries. I am going to try to hard reset it but am sure it won't unlock it. I have a friend in Canada who might just want to buy it off me... Many thanks again. JAx
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #6
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Hi and thanks for your replies. Igorsk, unfortunately I have spoken with Sony Australia and they have confirmed with me that the PRS-300 is locked into US/Canada. I have since bought a PRS-350 from Borders Books. Different Readers are made for different countries. I am going to try to hard reset it but am sure it won't unlock it. I have a friend in Canada who might just want to buy it off me... Many thanks again. JAx
"Locked" how exactly? The Sony Shop is available only in US and Canada, yes, but that has little relation to the reader itself.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #7
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The only lock is on the Sony store which is US based... buy your books from elsewhere!!!! There's a whole bunch of places listed on the forum in other threads...
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