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Old 08-07-2008, 12:30 AM   #46
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*ahem* I feel quite stupid now :P
It's there exactly as it should be...

However at least I have a kind of excuse... I'd assumed it did something like this

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/att...8&d=1217425473 From http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=21
Because it did not make sense to me for the info to be hidden a few menus deep where its only useful for proving ownership I had thought it was like that so its identifiable if found by a kind soul
On that topic, would it perchance be possible to automatically write text like in the screenshot?
Or integrate some way for a custom theme to be done in this auto installer, or just tell me how

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No problem. Placing the ID on the About screen is the only way I've come up with via the XML files to easily personalize the reader. The hack you're talking about (and it's a nice one) involves hand-editing the kBookAssets.png file with a graphics editor (gimp,photoshop,etc). It's easy enough to do by hand, but I haven't investigated doing it automatically via a program.

But my initial post did say: "Personalized About Screen"

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:12 AM   #47
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JeffElkins, look at this variation of icons to give the prscustomizer:
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Your changes look pretty spiffy -- Are you done?
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Ok, So if I were to edit the kBookAssets.png from this post this post And make sure to save it transparently and interlaced in files.505.1.1.00.18040\opt\sony\ebook\application\ resources\scripts And then run your program again and Modify my options and Info for the about screen, Would it work? (and is the resolution for the logo really only 210x70 or can i extend it across the whole top of the screen?)

Also How would I go about reflashing my Sony, or rather whats the best way to do it?


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Ok, So if I were to edit the kBookAssets.png from this post this post And make sure to save it transparently and interlaced in files.505.1.1.00.18040\opt\sony\ebook\application\ resources\scripts And then run your program again and Modify my options and Info for the about screen, Would it work? (and is the resolution for the logo really only 210x70 or can i extend it across the whole top of the screen?)

Also How would I go about reflashing my Sony, or rather whats the best way to do it?


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I first dropped the customizer zip into my sd card, then unzipped to the root card. Then I ran the customizer, then swapped in my own edited icon and background pngs. After that you plug in the sd card and flash like normal. It all worked for me.
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I first dropped the customizer zip into my sd card, then unzipped to the root card. Then I ran the customizer, then swapped in my own edited icon and background pngs. After that you plug in the sd card and flash like normal. It all worked for me.
Same here. I did the customization graphic separately, then pasted it into kBookAssets.png - I found that to be easier. I've attached one to this post.
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Same here. I did the customization graphic separately, then pasted it into kBookAssets.png - I found that to be easier. I've attached one to this post.
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Think if it as a 210x70 template. Drop a black background on it and fill in your details.
Might be best to ZIP it and include a readme type file for what to do with it. Then replace the attachment. As it is, I think it'll confuse a lot of people.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #56
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Thank you for all your help!
I've flashed my Sony with the new image and it worked perfectly!
A quick note though... the logo dimensions should really be 210X68 since there is a 2 pixel gradient at the bottom of that area
Whenever i get internet again I'll make a topic on how to do this to help others

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New version: prscust.01.zip

...Discover a new hack? Please let me know so I can consider it for
inclusion in PRScustomizer!
Porkupan has implemented the translation of the menus into FR, DE, ES and Polish, I think. Could you merge it?

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Think if it as a 210x70 template. Drop a black background on it and fill in your details.
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your simple PRSCustomizer, makes things so much easier.

Thanks also to Igorsk for the original hardwork it getting the hacks to work in the first place.

This is my customized PRS 505.



I have modified your original 210x70 template to include the gradient at the bottom and colored it with a black background. So all that is needed is to create your customized logo over this template and drop it over kBookAssets.png once done. This will merge seamlessly over the original.

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New version: prscust.01.zip

PRSCustomizer is a simple program for the Sony PRS-505 Reader
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Clock
Uniform fonts (optional)
New icons (optional)
One-key shutdown (hold enter key, optional)
Joystick page forward (optional)
Personalized About Screen
Thanks Jeff, I just got my 505 yesterday, I've now updated the firmware and reflashed it. Love the clock, icons and joystick hacks.

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