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firmware from other netronix clones
#1  x3oo 03-17-2009, 01:30 PM
hi does anyone tried other firmwares?
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#2  Nate the great 03-17-2009, 01:33 PM
Quote x3oo
hi does anyone tried other firmwares?
Other than OpenInkpot, there is no other firmware.
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#3  igorsk 03-17-2009, 01:39 PM
Actually, there was also (now dead) eRead STK-101 and there are two active clones: Orsio from Russia and PocketBook from Ukraine. The last one is reportedly very good.
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#4  brudigia 03-18-2009, 03:17 AM
Quote igorsk
Actually, there was also (now dead) eRead STK-101 and there are two active clones: Orsio from Russia and PocketBook from Ukraine. The last one is reportedly very good.
Is the PocketBook really a Cybook clone ? I ask because I have seen and read about the different (apparently) incarnations of the Booken, which was reputed to be a Netronix, but which one, exactly ? There seems to be subtle differences, would they imapct the firmware ?
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#5  Pulp 03-18-2009, 05:37 AM
At least it does look the same - the menu looks nice aswell!

Too bad I am not able to read the text
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#6  Abelturd 03-18-2009, 06:45 AM
I can't read Ukrainian, but I watched the video on their site and skimmed through some google-translated text. And it made me weep to see all those beautiful functions on a netronix device. They explicitly said it's a Netronix, maybe not eb-100 though. It makes you wonder what could have been, if it wasn't for *someone's* inaptitude.
From what I've seen, it has better use of screen real estate (no overblown margins, header, footer), on-screen keyboard, text lookup, you can probably write your own notes, better bookshelf design, really nice graphical main menu, ability to switch between landscape and portrait with reflow, text highlighting.
These are the specs:
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Technical specifications
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Display: 6" E Ink ® Vizplex 600 × 800, 166 dpi, B & W
Processor: Samsung ® S3C2410 ARM920T 200MHz Processor: Samsung ® S3C2410 ARM920T 200MHz
Operating system: Linux Operating System: Linux
Battery: Li-Polymer (1000 mAh) Battery: Li-Polymer (1000 mAh)
Memory: Systemnaya 8 Mb, OPERATIONA 32 Mb, Permanent 512 Mb Memory: Systemnaya 8 Mb, OPERATIONA 32 Mb, 512 Mb Permanent
Communication: mini USB (v 2.0) Communication: mini USB (v 2.0)
Slot memory: SD card (in a package with a version of "Standard" 1Gb SD Card) Slot memory: SD card (in a package with a version of "Standard" 1Gb SD Card)
Audio output: 2.5mm stereo Audio output: 2.5mm stereo
Power supply: INPUT: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0,2 A; OUTPUT: 5V 1A Power supply: INPUT: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0,2 A; OUTPUT: 5V 1A
Форматы Book: FB2, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM
Форматы Book: FB2, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM
Форматы image: JPEG Форматы image: JPEG
Форматы audio: MP3, WAV Форматы audio: MP3, WAV
Size: 118 x 188 x 8,5 mm Size: 118 x 188 x 8,5 mm
Weight: 178 g (without cover), 292 g (s zhestkoy oblozhkoy) Weight: 178 g (without cover), 292 g (s zhestkoy oblozhkoy)
Color: Black, Серый Color: Black, Серый
It's not so much different from the cybook if at all. I'm not sure if the amount of RAM is the same, the processor is definitely the same.
I don't see even the new bookeen's firmware update getting anywhere close to this one, no offence, I'm all up for a pleasant surprise.

Does anyone know if it supports utf encoding or some other than ukrainian encoding?
Do you think it would be possible to get pocketbook FW on gen3 cybook? I'm even prepared to shell out some solid cash for it. Oh, I want this FW sooo badly.
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#7  Pulp 03-18-2009, 08:07 AM
Did you see that "Text-input"-idea?
It allows you to enter text with a minimal amount of keypresses - its genious!
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#8  Pulp 03-18-2009, 08:13 AM
The firmware can be found here
We only need somebody to translate and find a way to install it
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#9  Godzil 03-18-2009, 08:20 AM
I really don't recommend to install non official Firmware on your CyBook, if it as even a single hardware difference with it, you may brick it and need to return it to Bookeen for reparation...

Even if they are made by netronics, it could have minor hardware differences
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#10  Abelturd 03-18-2009, 09:13 AM
Allegedly, there are two versions 301 and 301 plus, and 301 should have the same hardware as cybook. There are also two versions of FW, one for 301 and one for 301 plus. So if anyone wants to try it, the 301 FW should be the right one. Though I can't warrant that, if you reflash your cybook, you're doing so at your own risk.
I would go for it myself but I don't know how to get the original bookeen FW back on the device if I'm not satisfied with the pocketbook's FW.
As for the instructions, they can be found in the archive along with the image file and easily translated by google translate (ukrainian -> english).
I've heard that the cybook's updates are not complete firmware, so I can't reflash the device back with them if anything goes wrong, is that correct?
The FW can also be found on the-ebook.org forums.
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