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Old 12-23-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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Unable to change language settingd

Hi
I bought a SONY 505 for 1/2 the normal price, but it is a german language version only and looking through the settings, the change language setting has been disabled. I was wondering if I could update the firmware so I could change the language to english.

Anyone got any experience of this type of issue or has anyone updated their firmware and could point me in the right direction.

Any help would be great, cheers.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Sonys original firmware doesn't offer an option to switch the language. You will have to install the original US-Firmware to get the english language on the device.

Basically it works this way (Follow the instructions at your own risk! In the worst case you will brick the device.):
  • Download the original US-Firmware from http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=PRS505.
  • Use your Zip-program (WinZip, WinRar, 7zip, whatever) to extract PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040.exe into a directory called PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040.
  • Edit the file PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040\eBookUpdater\assets\updaterAssets\PRS Version.dat and replace the contained number (110018040) to 140023261.
  • Then connect your PRS-505 to your PC and start PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040\PRS-505 Updater.exe to install the original US-firmware.

After installing the US-firmware you could use PRSCustomizer to customize your PRS-505 if you want...
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
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You netseeker are a total hero :-)

I followed your very clear instructions and now I have an english language ereader.

Many thanks for your help!!
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:15 AM   #5
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Sonys original firmware doesn't offer an option to switch the language. You will have to install the original US-Firmware to get the english language on the device.

Basically it works this way (Follow the instructions at your own risk! In the worst case you will brick the device.):
  • Download the original US-Firmware from http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=PRS505.
  • Use your Zip-program (WinZip, WinRar, 7zip, whatever) to extract PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040.exe into a directory called PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040.
  • Edit the file PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040\eBookUpdater\assets\updaterAssets\PRS Version.dat and replace the contained number (110018040) to 140023261.
  • Then connect your PRS-505 to your PC and start PRS-505 Updater 1.1.00.18040\PRS-505 Updater.exe to install the original US-firmware.

After installing the US-firmware you could use PRSCustomizer to customize your PRS-505 if you want...
Done thank you!
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:12 AM   #6
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want to change the language to english on sony 300/bc I am already hating it
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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want to change the language to english on sony 300/bc I am already hating it
300 supports it out of the box.
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