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Old 02-09-2007, 03:40 PM   #31
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If it's not a bit faster, then I guess I've had too much coffee too ... and I don't drink coffee.
Maybe we're both having a stroke...
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:51 PM   #32
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What about SD power drainning ?
I haven't seen anything on it specifically, but I'm pretty sure that at least some increased power drain is unavoidable for memory card usage (SD and MemStick both), since the cards have to draw power in order to operate. I don't know how much room they have to play with on that (we've seen reports here on MR that the extra drain seems to vary with card brands), for all I know, they may already be up against the efficiency limits of the cards themselves.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:26 PM   #33
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It's strange, I copied my books to the internal memory and droped my Kingston SD 512mb two weeks ago... and no more power drainning when the Reader is off (I haven't update yet).

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Old 02-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #34
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I tell you what, after the update my batter power from one notch down went two notices down........ yikes, doesn't make sense. Either way maybe from looking at the three pictures I put on there, thinking I would see them in color only to find the color is on the connect software only. charging the battery now..
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:04 PM   #35
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It's pretty easy to extract the content of cramfs.Fsk.img and cramfs.Rootfs.img (see attached files). Likewise, it would probably be easy to replace the images with our own images, meaning that this way we could also flash anything we want to the Reader. The checksum file would have to be adjusted, or, if we couldn't find out the checksum algorithm used, the flash executable would have to be patched to ignore wrong checksums.
Holy $DEITY.
What a find.
I wonder what would happen if we replaced file
/sony/ebook/FONT/tt0003m_.ttf
in cramfs.Fsk.img
with the one that supports non-english language. Like Russian, or Latin 2, or ...
I am pretty sure that Igorsk or other *senior hacker* here will find out very soon.

The other image seems to be a *complete* working Linux filesystem with man pages, editors, pagers, network tools, and even perl 5.6.1. Please notice file cksum - could it be the tool for creating checksums? ;-)
It looks like Sony has provided us with many things to play with.
Name of file /usr/sbin/arm_920t_le-initdconfig, for example, could tell us, exactly what processor the device is using.

I also wonder who will be the brave soul willing to risk bricking the Reader by applying the patched patch ;-)
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #36
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:15 PM   #38
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At least, we have the original files to flash it back to, kacir.

@Aprilbeginnings -- I think Laurens was cracking wise about the color thing -- My pix have displayed in color in the ConnSoft from the beginning, at any rate.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:27 PM   #39
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Excellent! This is a good start. Put a partial complete on my request for the update status to be more obvious.

Could be my imagination, but the page turn/ refresh on the device seems a little faster... Maybe I've had too much coffee today.
Coffe speeds you up if you feel the reader is faster then you're slower or tired.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:37 PM   #40
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:04 PM   #41
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Aside from the Vista functionality, not much of an "upgrade."

Be nice if Sony would add functionality to the Reader like they do to their PSP. Heck, the PSP has had over 26,000 firmwares since it was released.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:10 PM   #42
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Aside from the Vista functionality, not much of an "upgrade."

Be nice if Sony would add functionality to the Reader like they do to their PSP. Heck, the PSP has had over 26,000 firmwares since it was released.

Heheh. Find a way to crack the copy protection on the Reader and I bet you'd see a *real* quick firmware update ;-)
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At least, we have the original files to flash it back to, kacir.

@Aprilbeginnings -- I think Laurens was cracking wise about the color thing -- My pix have displayed in color in the ConnSoft from the beginning, at any rate.
I can't remember now for sure if they displayed color from the beginning or not.

I do know this. My page turning isn't any faster than before. Figured I would just add this hear instead of a new line of talk, LOL....
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:29 PM   #44
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It's pretty easy to extract the content of cramfs.Fsk.img and cramfs.Rootfs.img (see attached files).
There is a cramfs for FUSE so you don't need to extract those images you can just mount them.

To use the Sony flasher I think we'll need to find the version string. I seem to recall the Librie flasher wouldn't flash you unless you had a higher version number firmware to flash into the device...
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Well, for what it's worth, I updated my Reader. Heck, it even remembered where I was in my book, and kept track of all my bookmarks.
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