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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:12:21 GMT


PRS-T3 possible to roll back firmware ??

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:10:08 GMT

I've posted a query in the main Sony thread, but thought it may be more appropriate here, including more details. Does anyone know if it is possible to reinstall (roll back) the T3 firmware or even to force a reinstall of the latest in case it is a bug. Was there never an after-market version of the firmware? I have a battery life problem which is not the battery, replaced with new and tested both new and original on an Imax digital charger. Both show full capacity on several charge and discharge cycles so the problem is in the reader somewhere. The problem appeared around the time of the last firmware update, ( The battery self discharging in a couple of days even when fully, completely, shut down. I've tried all the obvious, reformat, WiFi off / forgotten, reset, full factory reset, etc. left it battery disconnected overnight. I see the Sony website no longer lists the T3 in the support pages, though all other earlier models are there. Sony have been as helpful as always - i.e. Not at all. Thanks on bended knee to anyone with a solution. Rog

PRS-T1 Bricked PRS-T1

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:11:43 GMT

Hello, I was trying to unroot my PRS-T1, but I think I've used the wrong unroot-package for my firmware. Now the reader isn't starting at all. The Opening Book Progress Bar remains white all the time and it is rebooting endlessly. The orange light is blinking. I tried to solve the problem by using different restore Sets on my micro SD card without luck. I also couldn't reach the recovery with the rescue set by rupor. The Progress Bar isn't moving. I do not know which firmware is on the PRS-T1, I only know that the Kobo Book store was allready installed. I hope someone can help me to bring the Reader back to life. Thank you in advance.

PRS-T3 Backgrade version software

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:28:07 GMT

Hi all, long time no visit here:) Does anybody know if it is possible to downgrade the PRS-T3 firmware to a version before the Kobo upgrade. I have been having problems with battery life, (changed the battery not that), and it seems to have started with the Kobo firmware upgrade. I have heard of others with this problem but seen no solution. Thanks, Rog

Sony DPT-S1 as a school/college reading companion

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:47:03 GMT

Ok, just got a little time to write this. Sony may upgrade this product, but even in its current form, it is all good as a "reading companion" for schools/colleges/universities/home use. 1. As compared with Kindle DX and other 9.7 models, it is lighter. 2. The capacitative screen is very convenient when turning pages with a slightest movement of the fingure. I would have been greatly annoyed, if I had had to use some other stylus-only model. 3. Some software can be cut out, if this will bring the price down. 4. The screen is good enough for reading big size text-oriented textbooks. Now, Sony get bring to the market new models, with new e-ink screen, updated software, but it will put it at some price of around $800. This is no good for many school/colleges, which do prefer to use tablets/notebooks both for reading/playing/navigating, and they will be very hesitant to buy such a thing for around $1000, when they can get away with some tablet. So, just few students will be tempted to buy something merely for reading (occasional annotating) for $800, if they can buy 12.9 Ipad for the same price. Surely, Sony can position it as unique niche product, but my point it that a new "ultimate" version may remain at around up to $800 (I would prefer less, of course), but Sony may still continue to produce the current version regularly decreasing the price for it. Now, when the flex epearl screen's price goes down, the Sony may offer it for the market at around $200. Then folks can really consider buying it as the reading companion. Some textbooks, some books are just plain text. And this is where the Sony is perfect. With all the new developments of screens by Apple, it is still not good for reading for hours. I think that if Sony decides to send out her sample products to the educational departments of various countries, they may begin to recommend buying the device. But the price should be much lower than $800, and the texts should be a little tuned by Calibre. The Sony's system is closed, but there is a benefit to focus on the text itself, and not on the surroundings. If someone is willing to play, he can play with the tablet's tuninings.