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TOPIC: Nook v1.0 on Android Emulator
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Nook v1.0 on Android Emulator 5 Years ago Karma: 0
decided to check out the Nook earlier today; naturally it's not available in Ireland so I downloaded the firmware update from Barnes and Noble and set to work on getting it to run on something.

I didn't expect to get very far, but after a little hacking it was actually working.

To get it to run I had to:
• grab the firmware update using the tools at code.nookdevs.com/
• unpack the system folder out of the firmware update using said tools and gunzip
• replace lib/libaudioflinger.so with that from a clean Cupcake build of Android (took it from the emulator)
• disassemble the classes.dex file inside framework/services.jar using baksmali
• modify 'ServerThread.smali' to remove the line " if-lt v0, v1, :cond_483 " (it looped on waiting for eInk display)
• recompile the dex file using smali and re-insert it into the jar
• create a system.img from the system folder using mkyaffs2image
• replace the system.img of my Cupcake emulator build with the Nook one just created
• boot the emulator with a resolution of 480x944 (the highest I could get it; it's about 120px too thin for the eInk display)

This is by no means a guide, but it should hopefully point more capable Android hackers in the right direction if they want to get this booting. I'm pretty sure that's all that was required.
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