PRS-T2 Hacking the T2 Sony Reader Dev Corner. MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Sony Reader > Sony Reader Dev. The PRS-T2 goes officially on sale in the next.
Unfortunately it doesn’t look like Sony’s latest ebook reader, the, will be getting the same advancement in features anytime soon, despite the fact its operating system is based on Android as well. Boroda, the person responsible for figuring out how to, has tried the same method to hack the PRS-T2, but it appears that Sony has closed the back door. Here’s what Boroda recently posted on a regarding his attempts to hack the PRS-T2: I don’t think I can do much more, but I am sure there are others who can try a different approach and possibly get different (successful) results.
At this point I’ve pretty much decided it’s not worth the effort and the time to keep poking in the dark. I am rather impressed with Sony’s work towards locking the device, especially since PRS-T1’s only advantage over its bigger and better competitors was ability to install and run Android applications. I wish Sony had spent the time improving hardware and software rather than looking for ways to shut down independent development.
That certainly doesn’t sound too promising. Someone will likely discover a way to open up the PRS-T2’s software at some point in time, but it doesn’t sound it’s going to happen any time in the near future. If you want a hacked Sony Reader, you’re probably going to be better off getting a PRS-T1. Yeah, I will be shocked if B&N follows suit and actually makes it HARDER for people to hack their new devices. They have to know that there are probably thousands of people who chose to buy the Nook Color/Tablet exclusively because of its root capabilities (it would be interesting to find a statistic on that).
Hopefully B&N will play to this advantage and reap the sales benefits of having a more open device. They would be stupid not to do this. As for the Sony PRS dev, aside from the comments he made about the new difficulty of hacking the PRS-T2, he also said that it wasn’t worth his money to pay for a device that wasn’t really an upgrade!
He is sticking with his PRS-T1, haha! Sony has created an EPIC fail with the PRS-T2. At $130 for an outdated device, I can only predict that Sony Reader sales with crash and burn this holiday season. Any tech-minded shopper will immediately pass it up. I’m wondering if the Sony Reader division will live to see the PRS-T3 at this point. Yeah, I’m hoping that Sony takes a brutal pounding during the last quarter of 2012 so they can feel our pain. They removed key features from the PRS-T2, like half of their dictionaries and audio.
They did absolutely nothing to improve their three-year-old 600 x 800 E Ink screen, not even a font rendering firmware update. And what do they offer in return? The same $130 price tag, Evernote, and a Facebook feature that didn’t even work on release?!? This has to be the most insulting upgrade in the history of eReader devices. Don’t forget, Sony has been willing to put out crap before. Their first touch screen readers had the worst glare and contrast of any reader, ever.
But they still presented them to customers with a smile. Please buy a Kobo this Christmas, and support a real eReader developer. I’ve got two Sony T1, for me and my wife. We have both rooted in order to read our fb2 books and to execute an application we use to have our library sorted (Lipapa T1). Now I was looking for two ereaders more, for my children, but I’m going to buy two Kindles. If I can’t get the control over my ereader, I’ll choose a cheaper (and better) ereader. It takes to me the same time converting my fb2 books to epub or mobi, so I’ll get two cheaper and more modern Kindles.
I think Sony ereaders are going to dissapear very soon, with this wrong marketing and building police. People are demanding open technologies, but Sony is building black boxes. What a pitty!
The is a $130 eReader with a 6 inch E Ink display, 1.3GB of storage space for eBooks, and a microSD card slot for extra storage. Sony’s latest eReader also happens to run an operating system based on Google Android 2.2 — and if you’re feeling adventurous you can root the Sony PRS-T2 to use it like an Android tablet (with a slow processor and a black and white display). Odetta at carnegie hall rar. You can find instructions at, or if you don’t speak Russian you can follow along with an English language guide. Once the eReader’s been rooted, you can install an alternate launcher app that lets you view an Android home screen and app drawer, much as you would on an Android phone or tablet. You can also install other third party apps so that you can use Sony’s eReader to run eBook apps from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or others. At this point Nate at The Digital Reader reports that his rooted PRS-T2 feels kind of buggy and he’s had a number of apps crash.
So proceed with caution. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Android-based eReader rooted. You can also (last year’s model), or the.