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Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist?
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#3879
Re:Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist? 6 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
Matyas Homer wrote:I don't think that you ever have to see the home screen if you don't want to. Just don't select "Home," ever. Unlocking your Nook brings you to the last place you were. You'll only see if after rebooting, which I never do unless I ran out of power

Hmm... I guess I can live with that. And even if removing the ad isn't possible now, I guess it could become an option if someone hacks the OS and gives regular guy like me the option to remove unwanted features. Or maybe I'll have to learn to do this myself...
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Re:Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist? 6 Years ago Karma: 1
I guess I'm "ad blind" I never noticed an ad on the home screen, but like Matyas I'm rarely there.

Probably if there was a hack to make the home button go to the library that would be all you need.
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Re:Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist? 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0
Steps taken to root Nook Simple Touch (NST)

This documents my step-by-step approach to root the NST.
This has been gleaned from various sources on the web, but I found jumping to different websites difficult and thought collating them into a clean document would help others interested in doing this process. Hope this is useful.
You would need a few things before embarking on this.

Step 0: Prerequisites:

* Windows, MAC or Linux machine
* Internet connection
* WiFi connection available
* 128MB or larger microSD card (faster the better)
* a Nook Touch
* The following two files: noogie.img.gz and uRamdisk_rooted.
* Win32DiskImager - needed to write the noogie.img on your SD card

My setup

* Computer - is WinXP machine
* Micro SDHC card - formatted to FAT32 - Mine was a 8GB Class 4 Kingston unit
* SDHC card reader / writer adapter - so that you can write from your machine to the card
* Nook Simple Touch (of course)


NOTE: YOU ACCEPT RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY IN DOING THIS AND YOU ARE TOTALLY ON YOUR OWN.

1. Charge the Nook - 15 minutes if power too low

1. plug in USB charger cable into your computer's USB port - LED should light up near bottom port and power on.
2. machine should detect and install drivers. Note - this might take a while if Nook battery is too low (if so, wait 15 minutes for it to have enough juice to power on)

2. Backup of original NST software - 30 minutes (This is to allow you to go back to original setting if in case something goes wrong). Familiarize yourself with Restore instructions here:- forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=15115162
1. download all needed software as per nookdevs.com/NookTouch_Rooting
2. unzip noogie.img and write it to the micro SDHC card using Win32DiskImager
3. Eject and remove the sdcard from your computer.
4. Backup the Nook Touch completely - Hold the power button until prompted and choose power off

* Insert the sdcard into your Nook Touch
* Plug in your Nook Touch to your computer via USB
* Press the power button

* You should see the led beside the usb port turn green for a few seconds and then go back to orange. A splash screen will be displayed on the eink display

* After a few seconds (15-20), the Nook Touch will finish booting (though the splash screen will not change), and the computer will mount the Nook's internal storage. You should see 7 partitions.
* At this point, you can use the computer to make a backup of your device, in case you need to need to restore the firmware to original state in the future. Use Win32DiskImager to "Read" an image from whatever drive is the Nook (mounted via USB connection), to file nook_touch_backup.img on the computer's hard drive.
* This will take several minutes, and will create a ~2GB file
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5. (Optional) Update NST to v1.1 firmware if needed (105MB zip file). 15 minutes. See www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Software-Update...ple-Touch/379003175/
6. (Optional) Take a 2nd backup like in step 4 if you want to restore to v1.1 instead of original. Name it nook_touch_backupv1.1.img
7. Download the latest version of SalsichaNooter to your computer and unzip it with a program such as WinRAR.
8. Write the SalsichaNooter image to a microSD card with an external microSD card reader if your computer doesn’t have one built in. For Windows, use WinImage or Win32DiskImager to write the image to a card.
9. Power off the Nook Touch. Insert the SalsichaNooter microSD card into the Nook Touch and then turn the device on. Let it do its work for a few minutes and should eventually load and ask to choose a launcher. At this point, remove the microSD card and reboot the Nook. 15 minutes. Be very patient with this step since there is no feedback on the screen. If even after 5 minutes, there is no activity, just remove the SD card and reboot.
10. If successfully rooted, you would eventually see the ADW launcher. If not, repeat steps 7 & 8 properly or if you want to restore to original NST image, use the backup images with Restore instructions here:- forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=15115162
11. From the Android screen, open the app drawer (middle icon at the bottom of the screen). Open Nook Color Tools and un-check allow non-market apps and then re-check it again.
12. From the app drawer, open the YouTube app and select “My Channel” and login to your Gmail account. Ignore any errors after logn.
13. After logging into YouTube, go back to app drawer, open the Gmail app and hit sync. If successful, you should see some of your emails getting downloaded.
14. Launch the Android Market and install at least one app. Search doesn’t work so you have to select a category.

* if you keep seeing "No matching content in Android Market", keep re-booting and try again.
* Once done, go here to fix search blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2011/07/15/roo...ps-and-tricks-video/
* Ok that's it... its rooted and you can install apps which means you have done the hard part. So install more apps to explore further. I have installed the following - Opera Mobile browser, Cool Reader and EZ reader for pdf reading, Amazon app store, Kindle and ES file manager.
*

Articles referenced in compiling these steps:-

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1. For the SalischaNooter steps

1. blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2011/11/18/dir...id-market-and-gapps/

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1. For side-loading

1. reviewhorizon.com/2011/06/how-to-root-no...adw-launcher-review/

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1. Backup-restore

1. forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=15115162

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1. if you want to use Clockwork

www.rootmynook.com/how-to-root-it-yourself/nook-simple-touch/



1. of course, Nookdevs for starting the ball rolling

nookdevs.com/NookTouch_Rooting
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Re:Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist? 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0
Nook touch only acts as a book reader. This is not like the nook color with more of tablet functionality. I think it's the simplest most book like one out there.



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Re:Rooted Nook Touch for a Minimalist? 5 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0
Nook touch only acts as a book reader. This is not like the nook color with more of tablet functionality. I think it's the simplest most book like one out there.



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