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DPT-S1 as a second monitor
#1  ttnguyen 05-22-2016, 04:24 AM
Hi all,

I’m kinda struggling to decide should I go for Sony DPT-S1 or DaSung (http://dasung.com.cn).
I really like the design of Sony, yet I have to use the ereader as my second monitor of my laptop as well. I have searched for methods/tricks to use the Sony as the second monitor without any success.

Do you know any method/trick to convert the Sony DPT-S1 to a second monitor?

Many thanks,
Thanh
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#2  Kumabjorn 05-22-2016, 10:00 AM
You'll need to root it and install Android 4.4.2 or higher. You'll also need to install Play Store.

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#3  allochi 05-22-2016, 11:41 AM
I was under impression that there is currently no known way to root DPT-1, Could you please share any resources regarding rooting the device? Thanks!
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#4  Kumabjorn 05-22-2016, 11:56 AM
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/11/13/sony-dpt-s1-hacked-now-runs-android/

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#5  ttnguyen 05-24-2016, 03:28 AM
Quote Kumabjorn
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/11/13/sony-dpt-s1-hacked-now-runs-android/

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Thanks a lot Kumabjorn, I guess the process will be long and will void the warranty
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#6  allochi 05-24-2016, 04:40 AM
Yeah, I wonder if someone could share the technical part of the process, I'm a software developer but not that much of an expert when it comes to electronics, I think when I get my DPT-S1 I will start reading about electronics and see if I can hack into mine .
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#7  Kumabjorn 05-24-2016, 06:21 AM
Not only that but you won't be able to install later versions of Android.

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#8  Ghitulescu 05-27-2016, 02:15 AM
Since the DaSung is already a monitor whereas the Sony is something else, and it also costs less than the Sony, why the investment?

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#9  allochi 05-27-2016, 02:41 AM
@Ghitulescu your analogy doesn't apply , Sony is a very portable device, you can easily carry it around without even think about it, now if you want to take your laptop and for example do some coding outside on the lake or park during the summer, you would appreciate the sonly working as a monitor to your laptop.

I'm more interested to find a way to write some code for the sony, to add features to its software.
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#10  ttnguyen 05-28-2016, 06:16 AM
Quote allochi
@Ghitulescu your analogy doesn't apply , Sony is a very portable device, you can easily carry it around without even think about it, now if you want to take your laptop and for example do some coding outside on the lake or park during the summer, you would appreciate the sonly working as a monitor to your laptop.

I'm more interested to find a way to write some code for the sony, to add features to its software.
UPDATE Good E-reader (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/13-3-inch-android-e-reader#/) is expected to be available by September 2016. I emailed the founder whether their device can be used as a second monitor but no reply yet.

Seems we are going to have one more option soon?
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