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PRS-500 Sony Reader hacks collection
#1  diabloNL 08-14-2007, 07:27 PM
I thought it was time to bring all hacks together in one topic because I don't know about you guys but I was really losing overview.

Please use Bob Russell's instructions how to use the hacks.

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There are two types of files here. There is applicationStart.xml and main.xml. You could use either one or a combination of two. The hacks that need the two files together to function will come with both modified files.

applicationStart goes here:
\files\opt\sony\ebook\application\resources\applic ationStart.xml

main.xml goes here:
\files\opt\sony\ebook\application\resources\script s\main.xml

Please don't hesitate to ask if you feel not sure about what you're doing.

So here we go.


Hack includes: Joystick (right and left) page flip.
Lose function: Joystick (right and left) history.
File: applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL
Download file: 1.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Smaller fonts in menu's, bookmarks, history and TOC. Clock in statusbar.
Lose function: None
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (smaller fonts) Shade (clock)
Download file: 2.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Joystick (up and down) history function. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Link navigation inside books.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (joystick) Shade (clock)
Download file: 3.zip
Comments: Hack done in main.xml and not in applicationStart.xml to prevent losing menu up and down navigation as well.


Hack includes: Numeric keys 0-9 locked inside book. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (numeric key lock) Shade (clock)
Download file: 4.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Joystick (right and left) page flip. Volume hold "-" for history back and volume hold "+" for history forward.
Lose function: Joystick (right and left) history. Mute function for MP3 player.
File: applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (joystick) Bob Russell (volume buttons history)
Download file: 5.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Direct page control inside books. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (direct page control) Shade (clock)
Download file: 6.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Direct page control inside books. Smaller fonts in menu's, bookmarks, history and TOC. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (direct page control) Shade (clock) JSWolf (smaller fonts)
Download file: 7.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Direct page control inside books. Smaller fonts in menu's, bookmarks, history and TOC. Total pages counter inside book. Reset by connecting the charger or USB cable. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (direct page control, smaller fonts and total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 8.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Direct page control inside books. Smaller fonts in menu's, bookmarks, history and TOC. Total pages counter inside book and menu's. Reset by "ENTER" press in about screen. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (direct page control, smaller fonts and total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 9.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Total pages counter inside book. Reset by "ENTER" press in about screen. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: None
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 10.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Joystick (right and left) page flip. Circular page flip button becomes history back and forward. Page flip function with circular button still available by holding it down.
Lose function: Function of direct page control hack (use small page flip buttons) and ten pages jump inside books with circular and small buttons.
File: applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL
Download file: 11.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Total pages counter inside book. Reset by connecting the charger or USB cable. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: None
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 12.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Total pages counter inside book and menu's. Reset by "ENTER" press in about screen. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: None
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 13.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: Joystick (right and left) page flip. Circular page flip button becomes history back and forward when holding down the circular button.
Lose function: Function of direct page control hack (use small page flip buttons) and ten pages jump inside books with circular and small buttons.
File: applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (joystick) Leaping Gnome (history)
Download file: 14.zip
Comments: None


Hack includes: New icon set.
Lose function: Old icon set.
File: kBookIcon.png
Hack by: diabloNL
Download file: 15.zip
Comments: This will give your Reader a new look! Please check this topic for instructions how to install an some screen shots.


Hack includes: Direct page control inside books. Smaller fonts in menu's, bookmarks, history and TOC. Total pages counter inside book and menu's. Reset by "ENTER" press in about screen. Joystick (right and left) page flip. Circular page flip button becomes history back and forward. Page flip function with circular button still available by holding it down. Volume "+" and "-" flip ten pages forward and back. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button. Function of direct page control hack (use small page flip buttons) and ten pages jump inside books with circular and small buttons.
File: main.xml and applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (joystick, volume page flip, direct page control, smaller fonts and total pages counter) Shade (clock)
Download file: 16.zip
Comments: Thanks to ns66 to give me a solution to the problem I had. This hack has both the main.xml and applicationStart.xml file. So all your current hacks will be replaced with this one.


Hack includes: Joystick (right and left) page flip. Selectable up and down function for joystick to switch between link and history function. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Landscape mode inside book.
File: main.xml and applicationStart.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (joystick) Shade (clock)
Download file: 17.zip
Comments: This hack has both the main.xml and applicationStart.xml file. So all your current hacks will be replaced with this one. Inside a book the default will be link navigation with the joystick up and down (the letter "L" will be showed next to the page count). To select history mode hold the size button for a few seconds until the message "History nav. is on." appears in the status bar. After the first page flip the message will disappear and it will show the letter "H" to indicate it's in history mode. To go back hold the size button.


Hack includes: Direct page control in books, menu, TOC, bookmarks and history. Clock in status bar.
Lose function: Percentage page jump inside book with numeric keys. Numeric access in menu, TOC, bookmarks and history. Ten pages jump when holding next and previous button.
File: main.xml
Hack by: diabloNL (direct page control) Shade (clock)
Download file: 18.zip
Comments: None
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#2  JSWolf 08-14-2007, 07:57 PM
Wow! That is some post. Thank you so much! That really helps big time!
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#3  diabloNL 08-14-2007, 08:01 PM
Thanks! It was a lot of work because I double checked all info and inside the files if everything is correct.
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#4  JSWolf 08-14-2007, 08:09 PM
Good idea. better then trying to figure out what's what from the threads which at times can be hard to do.
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#5  NatCh 08-14-2007, 08:15 PM
I've said it before, diabloNL, you ROCK!

I just got around to doing the firmware update a few minutes ago (the joys of moving, don't you know), and I was looking to re-install the clock and jogstick page turners I had before. I was thinking I might add the smaller fonts and the direct page control as well, and lo and behold, there it is: #6 with just minor tweaking needed to get the jogstick working the way I want.

I'll say it again: you ROCK!
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#6  ddavtian 08-14-2007, 08:22 PM
This is a great post. I have hack #9 plus the new theme (by diabloNL, of course).
Does it make sense to add the theme to this list?
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#7  Nogg 08-14-2007, 08:38 PM
Nice, Diablo!

This might be enough to make my idea mere icing on the cake now. Mmmm, cake.

I'll keep trying though!
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#8  JSWolf 08-14-2007, 08:40 PM
Quote ddavtian
This is a great post. I have hack #9 plus the new theme (by diabloNL, of course).
Does it make sense to add the theme to this list?
Actually, that's a very good idea.

Diablo, can you make it so that holind the volume up goes forward 10 pages and holding the volume down goes back ten pages. I do not listen to mp3 with the reader, but would like the ten pages forward/back if that's possible. Thanks!
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#9  diabloNL 08-15-2007, 01:50 AM
Quote JSWolf
Actually, that's a very good idea.

Diablo, can you make it so that holind the volume up goes forward 10 pages and holding the volume down goes back ten pages. I do not listen to mp3 with the reader, but would like the ten pages forward/back if that's possible. Thanks!

Yes that's possible. Pick a number from the above menu and I will integrate it in there. Let me guess...number 9?
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#10  diabloNL 08-15-2007, 02:01 AM
Quote ddavtian
This is a great post. I have hack #9 plus the new theme (by diabloNL, of course).
Does it make sense to add the theme to this list?
Good idea. Done!
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