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Old 11-25-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is it still possible to brick the Iliad?

Hello Experts,

I really want to order this but I am concerned about the possibility of trashing this expensive piece of equipment as I try to load FBreader and iPDF. I'm an expert Windows user but only a novice at Linux and what I don't know about how to load programs and recover from errors scares me.

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AFAICT installing FBReader and the community ipdf is not going to brick your iliad. And even if you do it is now relatively easy to unbrick it. I think the problem was that back in the old days it was necessary to send the iliad back to irex for unbricking, but that is no longer the case.
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Thanks Daudi.

I'm just going to give in and order it.
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The short answer: With software 2.11 and shell access, it is not possible to brick your iLiad by installing any of the programs available on Mobileread.
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If someone is really mean though or you try really hard yourself, you could still brick your iLiad though. But as Adam said, all mobileread applications will not leave your iLiad useless.
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Conversion complete!

I've just ordered my new Iliad and I can't stop thinking about what I'll do with it. Hope it comes soon.

I started looking seriously at eink readers because of the Kindle announcement. I wonder if sales of other readers will pickup because of Kindle publicity?
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I'm sure we all hope so ... and hope that publishers become more willing to convert their content to an electronic format by default - the only problem publishers have is - which ones to use? MobiPocket will have a big boost if Kindle sales are succesful - if the content is made available through other channels then this could boost Iliad attractiveness also.
Fingers crossed! I hope you get much pleasure from your Iliad when it arrives.
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