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Old 04-24-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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New Hack for the 505

I've modified the image for the 505 hack image that gives you the unified font, the new icons, and the clock. I've modified it so instead of having to go find the advanced option to actually turn off the 505, you can do it from anyplace by just holding the enter button down for about 5 seconds. if anyone wants this, I can attach it here if it's not too large.

THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1.00.18040!!!!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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Will doing this cause any issues with future firmware updates from Sony?
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I shouldn't think so, the past updates have just overwritten the existing firmware. If they follow that approach, it'll just wipe the changes away.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:22 AM   #4
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I'd be interested in tjhis, I miss having the clock!

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Old 04-25-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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I'd like it please i turn off the reader every night so this would be great.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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JSWOLF.... Yes, I'd love to try it -- I am missing the hacks I had on my old 500.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
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I'd like it please i turn off the reader every night so this would be great.
The 505 does have a menu option to turn off the power. But it is buried in settings/advanced. Just a kind of a pain to have to wade through the menues to get to it. Anyway, I'll see if I zip the contents of the SD card if it will fit here. If not, I'll try it in pieces and see.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:20 PM   #8
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1.UnZip this to the root of the SD card (might work with a memory stick).
2. Power off the 505 using the power switch.
3. Insert the SD card
4. Turn on the 505.
5. Press 6 to flash the image.
6. When done, press 9 to reboot.
7. Once the screen goes blank remove the SD card
8. Once it's booted, you are all set

You will have the clock, the unified font,the new icons, and the press and hold the enter button to power down the 505.

Use at your own risk.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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Fabulous!!!!

Worked instantly.

Love the new font/icons and I have the clock back!!!!!!

Thanks!

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Old 04-25-2008, 08:48 PM   #10
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Didn't work with my 505. I get a failure message telling me to check the flash.log - and the flash.log says the flash was successful.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:58 PM   #11
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Jeff, it's possible you may have not enough free memory for performing the flash. Try removing some of the content to free up ram and try again.

And to all, don't forget that holding the enter button for about 5 seconds will cause the 505 to power down.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:43 AM   #12
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Worked perfectly, looks great, thank you! :-)
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Worked perfectly, looks great, thank you! :-)
Happy to help. And now anyone who uses this image as opposed to the original image has an easy shut off that works very well and a lot easier then finding the menu option buried a few levels deep.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #14
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Jeff, it's possible you may have not enough free memory for performing the flash. Try removing some of the content to free up ram and try again.
I only had three books in main storage, but I deleted them and tried again: same result, failure to flash. autorun.log contains: copy error: Fsk error, code = -56
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:35 PM   #15
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It didn't work for me either. I get the same message "telling me to check the flash.log - and the flash.log says the flash was successful." any ideas? i formated the internal memory as well but get the same result.

there is nothing as easy as releaseing some software is there

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