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Old 08-16-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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The Strangest thing happened...

i was so excited this afternoon.....the ups guy handed me the box .

All good until this evening when i decided to update the firmware (it had 2.4 on it)

I set up a wireless profile and started the installation. All good until the second download. It started ...went to 4% then stopped. My heart almost stopped


Waited for a few mins....nothing
I was already looking for their hotline on mobileread when i decided to give it a go and try to reset it.
I pressed the menu button...nothing. Then i pressed the Connect button when all of a sudden it went into the menu. But it wasnt over yet. I read somewhere that it first downloads the update and it installs it the next time you restart the device. I turned off the device, then back on....the booting screen appeared and after a few secs the menu.... Phew...

But i still wanted to update to 2.6. So i decided to go wired.
Everything went by the book.

The lesson here: ALWAYS update the firmaware using a WIRED connection
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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You forgot to update your "handheld" you lucky guy... eh!
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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This is interesting. I updated my iLiad (2.4) via wireless lan in by favourite café (they have wlan for free :-)) Everything went fine: 1st download the system update, then installing, no problems; pressed the connect button again and it downloaded the v. 2.6 reference material. That was it. 2.6 is a real improvement.
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:51 AM   #4
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I have found the updating to be a bit flaky, even over wired. I did eventually get my 2.6, but only after a large number of iterations of connect/get to n%/freeze/error out/etc...
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I have found the updating to be a bit flaky, even over wired. I did eventually get my 2.6, but only after a large number of iterations of connect/get to n%/freeze/error out/etc...

The reason why I was so worried that is froze during the download was because i read in their manual that it can brick my dedvice.

I guess the only way to brick it is to intrerrupt the actual installation (after you restart the iLiad)
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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I believe the software won't upgrade the unit if the downloaded file is damaged, i.e. if gunzip failes unpacking the ext2 image.
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