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Old 08-16-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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Can the Sony Reader really be bricked?

I just read this thread and discovered with relief that the person who posted it was able to unbrick his Sony Reader.

Which begs the question... has there ever been a documented case of a Sony Reader being bricked to the point that it can no longer be unbricked? How is it that the Reader is so relatively brick-safe?
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
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Which begs the question... has there ever been a documented case of a Sony Reader being bricked to the point that it can no longer be unbricked?
Oh yes - in the early days of "hacking" quite a few people managed it .

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How is it that the Reader is so relatively brick-safe?
Because now we have the ability to reflash from a memory card. In the old days it had to be done from a PC, so if you got to the stage where the Reader wouldn't talk to the PC, you were up the creek...
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If you mess with /opt/UsbUpdater, you can break the the recovery mode and the firmware will have to be reflashed using hardware interface. On of the guys at the-ebook.org forums managed to do just that. Luckily, Sony replaced his Reader with no questions asked.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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Of course, you can always take a brick to the Reader, and that would mess it up pretty good....
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