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Old 05-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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How do I install the prs+ upgrade?

I haven't made a change on my 505 in over a year, and frankly, I can't remember how to make upgrades or anything. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Okay, an update. I've downloaded the universal flasher and extracted the files to the SD card, but when I insert it into the reader, nothing happens. I never see a "run Script" prompt. What can I do to make the reader run the script?
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I just checked this thread to see if anyone had come up with a simple non-tech step by step easy to understand answer.

Maybe this question needs to go on the end of the specific sticky for the prs + ? I'm no help as I have no experience with it.

Hopefully, someone will try to answer.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:56 AM   #4
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Support threads are mentioned on the first page of the PRS+ project:
http://code.google.com/p/prs-plus/

Installation guide is also available, installing is as easy as extracting zip file to SD card and following simple instructions on the screen:
http://code.google.com/p/prs-plus/wiki/InstallGuide

And last, even PRS+ installer is shown on the first page:
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Thanks Kartu, but I've already read through all of that. Unfortunately, I can't get to the point where any of this will help me. The problem that I'm experiencing is that the flasher never runs when I put the SD in the reader. I've tried putting the card in after booting, before booting, after reseting the reader, before reseting the reader. For some reason, the "Run Script" option never comes up. Is there some specific sequence of button pushes that I need to do to get the flasher to run? Or is there some place where I can "turn the SD scanning on? I've read that you need to "Enable SD/MS card scanning in PRS+ if you've previously disabled it," but I don't know where I'd look for that setting, and I don't think that I've ever installed PRS+ before.

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Is there some specific sequence of button pushes that I need to do to get the flasher to run?
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Or is there some place where I can "turn the SD scanning on?
You don't have this option, if you don't have PRS+.

Your PRS+ Installer folder structure should look like this:


├─PRSPInstaller
│ └─Sony Reader
│ └software
│ ├─firmware
│ │ └─505
│ ├─languages
│ ├─script
│ │ └─addons
│ │ ├─FiveBalls
│ │ │ └─skins
│ │ ├─Mahjong
│ │ │ └─skins
│ │ └─Sudoku
│ │ ├─skins
│ │ └─sudoku


If you have no luck with SD card, you could try installing from internal memory (simply put installer on IM instead of SD card)

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Old 05-08-2010, 11:16 AM   #8
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1) Have you checked the SD card works elsewhere? Does your SD card slot in the Sony work?
I have a SD card that on every other device it works fine but not the Sony. Don't know why, even after reformatting it. Try another card.
2) I assume you unzipped the software to the SD card and didn't just copy the ziped file across?
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:24 PM   #9
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If you have no luck with SD card, you could try installing from internal memory (simply put installer on IM instead of SD card)
I just tried that, and it worked.

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1) Have you checked the SD card works elsewhere? Does your SD card slot in the Sony work?
I have a SD card that on every other device it works fine but not the Sony. Don't know why, even after reformatting it. Try another card.
2) I assume you unzipped the software to the SD card and didn't just copy the ziped file across?
Well, it works in a SD reader, it works in two different laptops, and it shows up as a hard drive when I plug my reader in to my computer, but for some reason the reader itself doesn't do anything except flicker when I plug the card in or unplug it.

The bummer is that I bought this card last week specifically to use to flash the reader.
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Yep, I have an SD card that does just the same...The Sony just doesn't see it. (a 1Gb Crucial)
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:02 PM   #11
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Mine is a Kodak branded Lexar, 2 gb. I talked to the folks at Office Max, and they said that I could bring it back and exchange it for another one. I'm thinking that I'll get a sandisk this time.
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Make sure you don't transfer the PRS+ files to the card via the device, this wont work. Use a memory card slot or card reader. Also I find that formatting the SD card before transferring the PRS+ files also ensures the card is read correctly.
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Make sure you don't transfer the PRS+ files to the card via the device, this wont work.
This will/does work fine. For that matter you can install PRS+ from internal memory.

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Use a memory card slot or card reader. Also I find that formatting the SD card before transferring the PRS+ files also ensures the card is read correctly.
I have handled every hack installed by using the reader to transfer files to the SD card. Out of habit (no sound reason) I make sure about half of internal memory is free and I do use an empty SD card.

A USB drive is a USB drive whether you put the card in a memory card slot of a computer or a memory card slot in the reader.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:39 PM   #14
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Did you extract the folder structure?

I just dragged & dropped from WinZip the first time - forgot that the folder structure is then destroyed - & of course nothing will then happen on reboot. Doh!

So, if you're using WinZip you will need to:
1. Open the zip file up in WinZip & then click on the Extract button.
2. Select the appropriate drive for your Reader's internal memory (in my case H:\)
3. Click Extract button.

This archive will then be extracted with the folder structure intact. Once done disconnect your reader & the installer should launch.
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Just loaded PRS+ successfully on my PRS505 - thanks guys !

It seized up on the first screen when installing from internal memory (wouldn't get past selecting the language), but ran just fine when I moved the installer to the SD card.

Delighted to find cyrillic is built in... thought it was an extra process :-)
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