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Old 07-17-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Firmware update using SD card?

i had the misfortune of exploding my reader within two days of purchase. The Sony store were more than happy to replace it for me. The petrification (irrevocable bricking) happened while doing a firmware update using Sony's own updater under a virtualized copy of Windows XP running under Linux.

So now I'm scared of updating the thing. Is there a way to perform the upgrade from the SD card? I know the universal flasher seems to say it can be done, but exactly which files from Sony's updater need to be used to do it? I see two cramfs images in Sony's updater. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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I updated my Reader but am unsure of any advantage it afforded me. There is no additional functionality that I can remember -- it does now what it did before the update. The only change I remember is that the battery meter worked once and now doesn't work as well.

If I was in your position I would just skip this firmware update. However your mileage may vary.
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AFAIK there were some bugfixes to PDF and RTF readers. So if you have some files which crash your reader, you could try to upgrade. On the other hand, the update introduced the annoying battery meter bug. So I would follow the old proverb - if it ain't broken, don't fix it.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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AFAIK there were some bugfixes to PDF and RTF readers.
There were indeed. I had quite a few Baen RTF files which wouldn't load on the original firmware. They all work fine with the upgraded firmware.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:03 PM   #5
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Points taken. I just assumed newer = better.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:55 AM   #6
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Points taken. I just assumed newer = better.
And you are correct. Personally speaking the "pros" of the upgrade far outweigh the very minor "con" of the battery display bug. I know that some disagree, but that's my point of view.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:57 PM   #7
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Plus the updater and things such as the clock, new icons, page counter, are all for the NEW firmware. And anything else developed for the reader won't be compatible with the old firmware. And I agree with Harry. The battery display bug is not really an issue. It's a simple hack to get it working.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:06 AM   #8
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Actually no, all UI hacks should work for old firmware too.
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