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Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:22:58 GMT


PRS-T1 I need help to un-brick it

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:44:58 GMT

Let me start with what I did to get to this point: 1. I rooted the device when it had the 1.0.05 firmware ----- did not use it for about a year ----- decided to read some of the books on my sd card ----- installed Sony's application for Windows and saw that new firmware is available. So without even researching, pulled the trigger and installed 1.0.07 ----- did not like it and there was no way to root it, and wanted to go back to 1.0.05 2. After a bit of research found out that in case to downgrade the firmware i need to edit the hex values from 1.0.07 to 1.0.03. 3. got the mmcblk2.img, edited the values, put it back and restored it to the device 4. Obviously something got screwed and now I'm stuck with flashing screen whenever I turn on the reader. (Once it stops flashing, gets vertical black line that occurs in different parts of the screen) NOTE: The reader is not recognized as usb device nor in serial connection Tried rupor-rescue but I can't get it to be recognized (I am using Linux and Windows). I also have a backup of the mmcblk2.img and was thinking if there was a way to write a script that can be triggered on boot from the SD Card to restore the working image... Any help is appreciated!!!

How shall I remove the broken part of the tip inside the stylus?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:49:58 GMT

The stylus fell on the ground, then the tip broke into two parts. The remaining part get stuck inside the stylus and I can't pull it out. As the result, there is no way to pinch a new replacement tip. Any suggestion will be appreciated! This folk has the same issue as me and he has some photos:

PRS-T2 Used T2 revived

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:35:49 GMT

I bought the last weekend an used T2 from the local flea market. It worked almost as new, except that one could not access some submenus in the settings nor other subpages in various device's own menus. I looked into google and the only solution that worked (the others were simply misleading, to say it politically neutral :) ) was found in this forum - namely I was looking for a hard reset. After a hard reset, I managed to get it in a full working state. I noticed the fact that it was "updated" to kobo bookshop, and it appears that this was the cause for its malfunction. I decided to post this here, just in case, as I noticed there were a few threads about bricking Sony PRS series after updating to the last FW (kobo). I do not exclude that there might be other issues some FW may cause that cannot be cured this way, but I suggest people should hard reset it first then go other methods... Hope it helps! ------------------------------------------------------------------ PS: With the Reader powered on, on the bottom of the device, press and hold the Power button until the Device Shutdown screen appears. In the Device Shutdown screen, press Yes. Press the Power button again to turn the Reader on. While the screen displays opening book..... , simultaneously press and hold down the Page Turn (Next) and Back buttons. Allow the Home screen to fully load (Loading... should no longer flash in the top left corner of your screen) and then do the following button sequence while still holding down the Page Turn (Next) and Back buttons: Release - Press - Release the Back button only and then Release the Page Turn (Next) button. In the Would you like to execute Factory Initialize screen, press Yes. Press the Power button again to turn on the Reader. The Reader will be set to factory settings. Source: