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[Q] Sony ereader PRS-T2 / T2N / T3 unlock?

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Question [Q] Sony ereader PRS-T2 / T2N / T3 unlock?

Hi,

I have a Sony PRS-T2N e-reader (Dutch only version). I would like to root it and unlock
Android.

The T2 (until version 1.0.05.12140) was easy modified with the procedure found on the
russian site the-ebook.org: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25360

But everything from build number 12140 and up ( mine T2N has 1.0.00.13240 )
has locked bootloader!?

Can anyone help with this or point me into the right direction?

Does the T2 have fastboot?



Thx


Sites:
The forum for the T2: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=70
Tools for T2: http://projects.mobileread.com/reade...or/ReleasesT2/

Tips:
- boot recovery: press Home + Menu and hold while pressing the reset button
- factory reset: https://www.easereader.nl/kbase/SONY...ard_reset.html
My Samsung unlock thread: Here
Stock Data Usage Monitor in Android 2.x: Here
Android explained Here
 
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I would like to do the same with my prs-t2n, but haven't found a solution yet. Anyone?
 
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Thx. Anyone knows how to extract files from update file or device?
My Samsung unlock thread: Here
Stock Data Usage Monitor in Android 2.x: Here
Android explained Here
 
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Some Android (GB) source code for the MX50

MX50 Android 10.3 (Gingerbread) Source Code

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/...?code=IMX50_SW

Secure boot info: http://cache.freescale.com/files/32b...ote/AN4581.pdf

Freescale MX50 is the SOC used in the PRS-T2 (armv7 running max at 1 Ghz)

Cheers

EDIT: our 4pda friends have a thread on the MID Gpad Gforce 9.7 (MX50 based) and the flash tools
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=213335
With MfgTool it should be possible to dump the firmware
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showt...0#entry8217140

EDIT2: here on xda there is some experience with flashing the MX50 board: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=934782
My Samsung unlock thread: Here
Stock Data Usage Monitor in Android 2.x: Here
Android explained Here
 
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How to get PRS-T2 in USB Bulkio mode?

From the 4pda docs translation:
Quote:
We connect off the plate attached to it a short USB plug
PC . It is recommended to use the USB interface on the rear of the PC. not
recommended netbooks . Experience shows that even brand
extension cables can interfere with the normal firmware tablet. press and
deduct the volume down button (part rocker located
away from the body corner ) . Briefly press the power button. Releasing
Volume Down button . We follow the notification area Windows ( near
the clock). Visible signs on the tablet is not observed . If you already
installed the drivers , but changed the port USB, then in the notification area
message shown in the figure. If you program the tablet
first , the name of the device will be different, as shown in the following
picture. This starts the Add New Hardware Wizard .
So how to do on a PRS-T2?

Bulkio instructions and drivers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1412806
My Samsung unlock thread: Here
Stock Data Usage Monitor in Android 2.x: Here
Android explained Here
 
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Default Results from poking in T2 NAND dump

Interesting info from browsing thriugh a 2 Gb NAND dump:

URL for update:
http://info.update.sony.net/DR001/PR....09110.package
/mnt/sd/updater.package
/mnt/sd/OS Firmware/files/update.img
/cache/download/update.zip
/update.zip
ota_update
http://info.update.sony.net/DR001/PR.../0002/eula.xml


Browings for "sdcard":

/mnt/sdcard/download/EBX-5056-UC_Updater_1.0.03.09110.package
/mnt/sdcard/SonyTestFile
/sdcard/testmode
/mnt/sdcard/test.jpg
/sdcard/test.a3d
/mnt/sdcard/test.txt
/mnt/sdcard/download.temp/
/mnt/sdcard/dic/LIBRARY.MBF
/mnt/sdcard/fonts/
/mnt/sdcard/marlin/
/mnt/sdcard/download.temp/

Browsing for ".apk":

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<package name="com.sony.drbd.evernote" codePath="/system/app/EbookEvernote.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="1" userId="10021">
<package name="com.android.quicksearchbox" codePath="/system/app/QuickSearchBox.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="110" userId="10024">
<package name="com.android.contacts" codePath="/system/app/Contacts.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343306000" version="8" sharedUserId="10010">
<package name="com.android.phone" codePath="/system/app/Phone.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" sharedUserId="1001">
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<package name="com.android.providers.telephony" codePath="/system/app/TelephonyProvider.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" sharedUserId="1001">
<package name="com.android.wallpaper" codePath="/system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" userId="10008">
<package name="com.android.providers.subscribedfeeds" codePath="/system/app/AccountAndSyncSettings.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343306000" version="8" sharedUserId="1000">
<package name="com.sony.drbd.ebook.Dictionary" codePath="/system/app/EbookDictionary.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="1" userId="10018">
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<package name="com.svox.pico" codePath="/system/app/PicoTts.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="1" userId="10005">
<package name="com.sony.drbd.ebook.reader" codePath="/system/app/EbookReader.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="22" sharedUserId="10013">
<package name="com.android.providers.settings" codePath="/system/app/SettingsProvider.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" sharedUserId="1000">
<package name="com.android.magicsmoke" codePath="/system/app/MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" userId="10007">
<package name="com.sony.drbd.ebook.setting" codePath="/system/app/EbookSetting.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="1" sharedUserId="1000">
<package name="com.sony.drbd.ebook.lookupservice" codePath="/system/app/EbookLookUpService.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" userId="10017">
<package name="com.android.providers.downloads" codePath="/system/app/DownloadProvider.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343306000" version="8" sharedUserId="10004">
<package name="com.sony.drbd.ebook.storebrowser" codePath="/system/app/EbookStoreBrowser.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" sharedUserId="10013">
<package name="com.android.server.vpn" codePath="/system/app/VpnServices.apk" flags="1" ts="1347343307000" version="8" sharedUserId="1000">
Will add more when I have time

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My Samsung unlock thread: Here
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Android explained Here
 
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I would very much like to know if you found out anything more. I've been searching for rooting instructions for the t2n for almost a year now, but never found anything. Did you succeed?
 
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No not very much. But the russians keep trying

http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewt...r=asc&start=60

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Default Device semi-bricked

Hello
I tried to upgrade my T2 from version 1.0.03.09110 to version 1.0.05.11130 by putting the OS Firmware folder on a SD card and reboot into recovery. What happened I got and PRS-T1 like layout (the wider smaller icons) and no USB or WiFi. Without USB (not even charge) I can't do anything but ask for a backup of an 1.0.03.09110 T2 so I can restore to that. The russian sites have T1 backup images, i really need a T2. Must be a driver problem or something. If you can get me a pre- 1.0.05.12140 I will try it, but i really prefer 1.0.03.09110.

Thank You

edit

I have restored version 1.0.03.09110 to the device and T2 interface is back, so is WiFi. The USB is still not working. If i try to flash any other restore it says update finished, but in the about tab it still says 1.0.03.09110.
 
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Hi, there is any news? Any way to change the language, unlock, put android? something? ... I have the prs-t2n. I don't understand nothing in dutch/holland language. At least I want to put the menu in english and a spanish dictionary. What happend if I install the "jailbreak" and firmware of the t2 in the t2n??

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