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Old 02-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #46
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I am unable to upgrade the firmware, on Linux, with a rooted T1. I do the unzip-package-restarthomemenubutton thing, and it seems to try to work something out because it takes a while and the screen resets, but I guess the install itself is aborted because it doesn't take THAT long a time, there's no Installing indicators, and the settings menu still shows I have the older firmware. I tried to install the firmware straight on top of a rooted one, so maybe it's that.

In any case, I was trying to upgrade just-because, so it doesn't bother me.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #47
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Did any1 got link2sd installed and most of the apps in the external partition have any trouble to do the update? Will the apps still be accessible after the update?
I am clueless. Any pointer or experience will be appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #48
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Has anyone tried to tie the multiple page turns to what size font you are using?

If you miss a page, have you tried changing the font size to see if the reader will then get the page?

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #49
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Approximately a week ago I installed new firmware.

No problems till yesterday. (except I cannot delete books on device itself and often get the reader application not working error)

Yesterday I got the continuous screen flash with reloading arrows which I had'nt encountered before and could not turn of the device. (happened when I turned page with hardware buttons)

I reset it and the book I was reading was back to page one.

Went to correct page and turned page with no problem.

Later set reader on nightstand to answer phone. When I picked it up go to box/slider was displayed.

Finished book. Started another book which went from page 47 to page 59 with no hitting of keys or noticeable page flashes, and I had cleaned screen after reset.

Went back and continued reading. Then it went back to page one. Just poof, reading page 88 and hit page turn button and I am on page one.

Don't get me wrong, I have had far worse problems with PRS-600 and my mother's kindle 3, they didn't malfunction as often, but when they did it was much harder to get them working again. I just don't see the firmware as having solved much. Hope it is better for most.

Helen

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #50
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Yikes! I got the continuous flashing screen/reloading arrows thing for the first time last night. (I updated to the latest firmware about a week ago as well.)

I was using the touch screen to turn pages. All of a sudden, the pages wouldn't turn, and after 3 or 4 swipes the screen starting flashing with the reloading arrows.

I ended up resetting and it opened on the Home screen. When I re-opened the book, it took me to the first page from that reading session as if that reading session had never happened (notes from that reading session were lost as well -- but notes from previous reading sessions were still there).

I usually go back to the Home screen before putting my Reader to sleep. I'm wondering if the Reader does a "save" whenever you go to the Home screen.

I continued reading without any problems, but I'm wary now, not knowing if, when, or how often this will happen again.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #51
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Sounds exactly the same as for me. Except I don't make notes.

On a lighter note, it has'nt happened since and it has been five days. I would be more disturbed about losing notes if I was making them.

Helen

PS. I went back to the first page of the book, but that might have been where I started reading session. And I think It happened after I had made a bookmark, which I rarely do.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #52
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Yikes! I got the continuous flashing screen/reloading arrows thing for the first time last night. (I updated to the latest firmware about a week ago as well.)

I was using the touch screen to turn pages. All of a sudden, the pages wouldn't turn, and after 3 or 4 swipes the screen starting flashing with the reloading arrows.

I ended up resetting and it opened on the Home screen. When I re-opened the book, it took me to the first page from that reading session as if that reading session had never happened (notes from that reading session were lost as well -- but notes from previous reading sessions were still there).

I usually go back to the Home screen before putting my Reader to sleep. I'm wondering if the Reader does a "save" whenever you go to the Home screen.

I continued reading without any problems, but I'm wary now, not knowing if, when, or how often this will happen again.
I suspect that may be a bad epub file I could be wrong I had it happen twice on one book and not since in any other but it's definitely a bug Sony needs to address and I hope they do. It happened to me on the previous firmware though and hasn't since.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #53
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So we are on to firmware version 1.0.04.12210 - released on 27 January 2012? Seems to me that Sony is really missing an opportunity here, or maybe some other manufacturer already has done it. Why not produce an E-Ink reader/tablet that is a much more open architecture, allowing the use of the Kindle, Kobo or any other Android eReader app you like? I bought the PRS-T1 in spite of the Sony book store. I have not had to bother with a root yet, as Calibre allows me to load most books and I can buy any Amazon eBooks I want and "convert" them for the T1. Still seems like there would be a market for a slightly more capable eInk device with wifi and such. Guess it is off to root I go.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #54
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I for one have held off "up-dating" as I don't like the sound of the unpredictability that seems to be inherent - and I've not noticed any of the faults it's supposed to fix....
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #55
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Yikes! I got the continuous flashing screen/reloading arrows thing for the first time last night. (I updated to the latest firmware about a week ago as well.)

I was using the touch screen to turn pages. All of a sudden, the pages wouldn't turn, and after 3 or 4 swipes the screen starting flashing with the reloading arrows.

I ended up resetting and it opened on the Home screen. When I re-opened the book, it took me to the first page from that reading session as if that reading session had never happened (notes from that reading session were lost as well -- but notes from previous reading sessions were still there).

I usually go back to the Home screen before putting my Reader to sleep. I'm wondering if the Reader does a "save" whenever you go to the Home screen.

I continued reading without any problems, but I'm wary now, not knowing if, when, or how often this will happen again.
The exact thing happened to me last night. I have had the new firmware update a week also. We'll se how it goes. If it happens again I will report it to Sony. Did you?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:30 AM   #56
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It looks like the "endless loop" isn't new from the latest firmware, but was happening with previous firmware versions as well (see posts 9 & 10 here) plus Teknikal's post above.

I normally go back to the Home screen before putting the Reader to sleep, but on the day that I got the endless loop, I didn't. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

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I normally go back to the Home screen before putting the Reader to sleep, but on the day that I got the endless loop, I didn't. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
I think when it happened to me I did the same thing so you might be on to something, although I suspect the epub I was using probably played a part as well.
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I believe I was trying the bookmark function when mine started the blank screen with the reloading arrows started flashing.

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I think when it happened to me I did the same thing so you might be on to something, although I suspect the epub I was using probably played a part as well.
Here's what I'm thinking (which is mostly speculation and could be totally off):

When you close a book and go back to the Home screen, the current book page and all notes and bookmarks get saved. If you never close a book while reading (i.e., you just let the reader go to sleep with the book open), you will end up back at page 1 after a crash. But if you close a book before putting the reader to sleep, you'll go back to the previous reading session before the crash.

What I'm wondering is if closing a book and going back to the Home screen has other benefits (like clearing memory? refreshing certain firmware files?) that might help keep the reader stable and prevent crashes. I'm also wondering if shutting down the reader completely (say, once every week or every month?) will also "refresh" things and help prevent crashes.

And, of course, if you're reading an epub that is irregular in some manner, that could certainly aggravate the problem, increasing the likelihood of a crash.

Again, I'm just speculating.
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Approximately a week ago I installed new firmware.

No problems till yesterday. (except I cannot delete books on device itself and often get the reader application not working error)

Yesterday I got the continuous screen flash with reloading arrows which I had'nt encountered before and could not turn of the device. (happened when I turned page with hardware buttons)

I reset it and the book I was reading was back to page one.

Went to correct page and turned page with no problem.

Later set reader on nightstand to answer phone. When I picked it up go to box/slider was displayed.

Finished book. Started another book which went from page 47 to page 59 with no hitting of keys or noticeable page flashes, and I had cleaned screen after reset.

Went back and continued reading. Then it went back to page one. Just poof, reading page 88 and hit page turn button and I am on page one.

Don't get me wrong, I have had far worse problems with PRS-600 and my mother's kindle 3, they didn't malfunction as often, but when they did it was much harder to get them working again. I just don't see the firmware as having solved much. Hope it is better for most.

Helen
This happened to me a while back on a Nook Color with a book badly formatted. The same book, now on the T1 works beautifully. Try finding another source, or if you bought it ask the bookstore to recode it.
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