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Old 05-15-2007, 07:42 PM   #1
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Sony Reader PRS-500 universal flasher

So here it is. From the readme:
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This set of scripts allows to flash a custom image or replace any files inside
the /opt directory of the Reader filesystem using just a flash card. The /opt
directory contains the main Reader UI and supporting files.
Possible uses include:
1) rolling back to an older firmware version
2) customizing the UI look and behavior
3) replacing/adding built-in fonts

As an example, provided xml files add a configurable clock display in the
status bar of the navigation menus and book reader.
Version 1.2: support for firmware version 1.0.02.01300
Version 2.1 with support for firmware version 1.0.03.07170.

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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Does this clock work with the current firmware or will it brick the reader?
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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changing fonts seems a nice function
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #4
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Perhaps one of our fearless testers or careful machine openers might do us the favor of testing this program - hopefully it can be used to add/change some internal fonts?... I will gladly up the Karma to such brave souls....
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Yes, the clock will work fine with the latest firmware. As for the fonts, consult the readme, I have some details listed.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:13 PM   #6
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Now I have to find my card reader and see if it supports SD. Otherwise I'll need to buy a new card reader.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:25 AM   #7
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Now I have to find my card reader and see if it supports SD. Otherwise I'll need to buy a new card reader.
You could use your SONY reader as a card reader ;-)
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:51 AM   #8
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If the internal fonts are changed, then the speed of screen redraws is faster than for an embedded font - i'm guessing?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:18 AM   #9
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I'd expect you might not need to embed the font in the first place.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:07 PM   #10
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I just glanced over the code and I am more than impressed by Igorsk's work (and Corwin's, and Shade's)... very cool stuff!

So is it save now to upgrade the Reader with the latest firmware without losing USB access?
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:18 PM   #11
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Yes, the script flashes the firmware directly, without using the USB protocol. So you don't need a signed FS image to use it
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Thanks Igorsk for this!

I tried it with the new firmware and he keeps saying: "stat_fs not found". Any idea what's going on?
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:26 PM   #13
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Hm, this is strange. Do you have "stat_fs" in the "bin" folder on the card?
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Hm, this is strange. Do you have "stat_fs" in the "bin" folder on the card?

Yes, I extracted the contents from the zip to the SD root and stat_fs is in the bin folder.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:00 PM   #15
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Hm, I guess I'll have to test it myself then...
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