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Old 12-30-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bricked while upgrading firmware

Hi,

I haven't rooted my reader, but I did have morkl's updated reader app installed. The reader was starting to misbehave - trying to choose the font list crashed the reader; it also had the common problem with dictionary access hanging the device... So I thought a good firmware update might help.

After trying to update the firmware yesterday from 1.0.04 to 1.0.05, my reader appears to have got stuck in a reboot cycle.

I've got rupor-rescue extracted onto an SD card inserted into the reader.

At the moment it is connected to my Mac over USB, the boot screen is up ("Opening book...") and the LED is flashing orange a couple of times. After about a minute, the screen goes black and it apparently reboots.

What can I do to recover it? I think I'm looking to connect to the recovery console and then do some kind of factory reset, but as the device doesn't seem to ever appear on the USB bus (hard to tell) I don't know how to communicate with it.

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:52 AM   #2
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I would ask this question at this link for Sony Development Corner
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=141

Getting questions answered might be slow during holiday season. If info is coming out of Russia, biggest holiday is new years and it really shuts down about now. Their new year is a little later than ours but they tend to celebrate both and time in between. Never pass up good reason to party.
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Getting questions answered might be slow during holiday season. If info is coming out of Russia, biggest holiday is new years and it really shuts down about now. Their new year is a little later than ours but they tend to celebrate both and time in between. Never pass up good reason to party.
Well said!

It looks like I need to send it back to Sony for repair, and I've no idea how much that might cost. (Any ideas what they charge?) I suspect it is time to get a new reader instead.
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Anything you'll be charged will be too much. It will be cheaper to buy a new reader.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:23 AM   #6
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I think you're right. Time to leave Sony...
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You might check on how much would it cost to repair from Sony. It might not cost that much or worse comes to worse they will offer you the T2 as a replacement for a small fee. But then again this was back in the day.
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I think you're right. Time to leave Sony...
It's not just Sony. They're all the same. It's cheaper to buy a newer device than to repair one.
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It's not just Sony. They're all the same. It's cheaper to buy a newer device than to repair one.
if you must fool around with rooting/flashing then start with a used one from Ebay to practice with!
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You might check on how much would it cost to repair from Sony. It might not cost that much or worse comes to worse they will offer you the T2 as a replacement for a small fee. But then again this was back in the day.
I'll probably do that anyway, as there's no cost to me in sending it to Sony. Maybe I'll end up with a T2.

But I went out and bought a Kobo Aura, which is great and feels much faster than the T1.
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It's not just Sony. They're all the same. It's cheaper to buy a newer device than to repair one.
True, and I didn't mean to imply this was a Sony-specific economic choice. To be fair to Sony they do note that repairs may be uneconomic based on the price of the unit (etc).
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I just heard back from the Sony Repair centre - they charge £28 (non-refundable) just to look at it as it is out of warranty, and then there are repair costs (unknown) on top of that.

That doesn't make economic sense for me. Ah well...
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argos have factory refurbished ones at £49.99 on ebay, with a 6 month guarantee if you don't 'fess up to dabbling & bricking it

I paid about that for a used T2 but I was lucky i think - none at that price listed now.
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I went out and got a Kobo Aura a couple of days after it was clear I wouldn't be able to resuscitate the T1. It would have been handy to have had the T1 fixed/replaced for cheap, but not essential.

The Aura is a nice device, I'm very happy with it.
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