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Old 07-24-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Hacking the 505 for 1.1.00.18040

Do the current hack(s) for the 505 under the original firmware work under the new 1.1.00.18040 version firmware or do they cause some issues with any of the changes/new features?

If they do not work, has anybody any information on getting them to actually work or making new ones that will work?
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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I'm hoping for a hack builder for the 505 maybe next week sometime.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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Unicode font support? Please? I haven't yet updated my Reader, because if the unicode patch won't work with the new firmware, I'd rather keep the old firmware.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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Basically, any hack made prior to fiirmware version 1.1.00.18040 should be taken as dangerous as there have been changes to some of the XML files. The hacks will be using different XML files and these older XML files will cause problems.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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Unicode font support? Please? I haven't yet updated my Reader, because if the unicode patch won't work with the new firmware, I'd rather keep the old firmware.
If you are talking about the font support without flashing, it is going to work as is (there is no XML file modification involved in that, and the auto-run thankfully still works, so this hack is safe and will work in the 1.1.00.18040 without any changes). So should all the JS hacks (Sudoku, Dictionary, File Manager, etc)

The hacks requiring XML file mod (i.e. the clock) have to be taken cautiously as the XML files all changed, albeit just a little bit, in this new version of FW. But some diffing and merging will still be required.

The previous generation of "hacks" was all ready-built images, installing them will downgrade your FW back to the previous release. The new ready-built images will have to be made, or, better yet, the Hack Builder will need to be updated to create 1.1.00.18040 images for the Universal Flasher.

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Old 07-24-2008, 11:49 PM   #7
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I've tried creating a new image with the chinese unicode fonts. Apparently the process keeps crashing and rebooting the reader.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:25 AM   #8
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If you are talking about the font support without flashing, it is going to work as is (there is no XML file modification involved in that, and the auto-run thankfully still works, so this hack is safe and will work in the 1.1.00.18040 without any changes). So should all the JS hacks (Sudoku, Dictionary, File Manager, etc)
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Good to know. I'm hoping there will be a hack to eventually flash the firmware and replace the font altogether. The unicode patch as is is a godsend, BUT it does mean i have to reset and lose all my pages each time I upload new books to the Reader. Not a very arduous process, but it would be nice to never have to do that again.. until the next firmware, anyways. Away with spindly times new roman for good. (i like TNR.. not just on e-ink screens at like size 8.)
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #9
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My simple hack wishlist forthe new 505 fw:

Clock
Uniform menu font
New icons
Cyrillic fonts
(maybe) lower right button for next/prev page

I'll be patient tho. I'm sure someone's having fun playing with the new flasher and checking out the firmware file! The new pdf support is very nice.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #10
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There is new patch ...

1) I tried UniFlasher 2.0 to flash new "russian" firmware ... first I flahed my PRS505 with official flasher to version 1.1.00.18040. Than I found on the-ebook.com the patch with clock, joystick and fonts (,but original not localized menu) ... than I copied UniFlash2 on SD card and add new_opt.img ... started my reader and first clicked on 4 ... it writes that it copied it correctly, than I clicked on 6 and error come, that something "/tmp/... not found".
2) So I used "old" flasher from "hack3.zip" file and added new new_opt.img ---> my PRS-505 flashed correctly and works fine

Now I have new firm with clocks, font(czech font supported) ... see attachment
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:40 PM   #11
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zemj, if the hacks you just applied were not created under firmware version 1.1.00.18040, what you have done is caused your reader to have incorrect XML files which will either cause you to lose some oof the new features or have them no work correctly.

Try the following, go to a book's menu. Then go to Utilities. If you do not see Delete Book, then you've just screwed things up and will need to reapply the firmware.
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if the hacks you just applied were not created under firmware version 1.1.00.18040, what you have done is caused your reader to have incorrect XML files which will either cause you to lose some oof the new features or have them no work correctly.
The images referenced on the forum the-ebook.org have been created under FW v. 1.1.00.18040. In fact, the images in the beginning of the head topic message were included just yesterday night, updated for the latest FW version. I am not sure where zemj got his image, but if he took one of the latest images (Russian/East European font support+new icons+clock+joystick+uniform headers), those have been properly updated for the latest FW version.

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Old 07-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #13
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The hack feature I miss most is the one button "off" feature.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:52 AM   #14
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@JSWOLF: porkupan is right, as I wrote it is from the-ebook.com and I have in menu "deleting" ... see the screen, there you can see number of version and down there string "clock on" (this is verrification of new firm with right patch), this is photo of my PRS-505
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:59 AM   #15
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I just flashed the new icons, clock and unified font image from e-book.org. All else appears well. Thanks for all your work.

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