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Old 02-01-2019, 03:32 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by janviet View Post
@pondscum, when you say "Pocketbook doesn't support putting the Pocketbook firmware on Tea-branded hardware", do you mean that the device doesn't let you, or just that Pocketbook doesn't want you to?
They told me it is "vorbidden" [sic], and "We don't recommend to do it." I suspect it is a legal/license issue rather than a technical one, given that other thread where people reported successfully installing PB updates on other Tea-branded devices. I also found this blog post, which IIUC describes the author putting a PB firmware update on his InkPad 3 to fix some problem with the frontlight:

http://cod-box.net/attention-lisez-a...book-inkpad-3/

My guess is that decitre.fr is probably selling the readers at a discount because they are configured to direct users to their online bookstore, which is why PB discourages installing a firmware update that would point it somewhere else. In my case I don't shop for books directly on my e-reader, and even if I did I would use a US-based bookshop instead, so I don't see that as particularly relevant for me. I'm just a little wary about hacking my brand-new e-reader into a state where Pocketbook would no longer support it if something *else* goes wrong with it.

One of the comments in the blog post linked above says Tea is planning to release a firmware update in early 2019. I don't know how reliable that information is.
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