Nook Touch Rooting: June 15th News

Note: All Nook Touch rooting news of this day will be consolidated into this single post, with any updates at the end.

We’re all still waiting for a rooting method as easy as that for the NookColor. No developments on that yet.

XDA Developers forum:

This post confirms that the eInk refresh buffering does not carry over to other reading apps installed via rooting:

Yeah, I have to tap the screen in order to turn pages in Aldiko. It seems as the flashing effect you get every 5th page with the native Nook app occurs every page turn with Aldiko. Sort of a weird effect, but I can probably get used to it.

It’s odd, but many people who were otherwise not interested in eInk devices are buying a Nook Touch because it can be rooted. Their obvious surprise at how eInk functions reveals this.

This post recommends Button Savior over Softkeys and provides a link to it.

This post points to the XDA Developers forum thread about NookColor Tools.

This post confirms that Evernote and Moon+ Reader work on the rooted Nook Touch and he’s also updated his list of Working/Not Working software:


Opera Mini (There are zoom buttons !. But it cannot access the local host (192.168.x.x))
Opera Mobile (It can access the local host)
Documents to Go
ASTRO file manager
PG Calculator
BuzzBox RSS
Screenshot it
Moon+ Reader (The physical buttons can also change pages !!! and every page is refreshed. No more ghosting issue)
ADW Launcher (Maybe the only launcher that can change background color of Drawer)
Advanced Task Killer (a Must have)
Button Savior (a Must have)
NookColor Tools (a Must have)
Superuser (a Must have)

Not Working

Dolphin Browser HD (The textbox for entering URL is messed up with the Nook search)
Dolphin Browser (The textbox for entering URL is messed up with the Nook search)
Skyfire Browser (The textbox for entering URL is messed up with the Nook search)
xScope Browser (The textbox for entering URL is messed up with the Nook search)
Adobe Reader
Titanium Backup
Google Sky Map (Multi-touch cannot be used)

This post shows the possible hazards of rooting and what could happen to your Nook Touch. Be careful!

MobileRead forum:

This post explains how to change the keyboard:

Install NookColor Tools (from NookDevs).
Install the alternate keyboard in /system/app.
Open NookColor Tools and change the keyboard.

This post gives clearer instructions about installing apks via ADB.

This post mentions installing Zeam and Cool Reader.

This blog post is about his adventure rooting his Nook Touch. Here is the now-famous Rooted Forever screen captured in a photo:

Previously here:

Nook Touch Rooting: June 14th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 13th News
Nook Touch Rooting: Brief Update
Nook Touch Finally Really Reviewed
First Video: Rooted Nook Touch Running ADW Launcher
First Video: Nook Touch As Kindle!
Why No Flood Of Rooted Nook Touch?
Rooted Nook Touch Mention
Let The Nook Touch Rooting Begin!
First Video Of Nook Touch Hidden Web Browser
Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser
First Photo: Website On Nook Touch Hidden Browser


Filed under B&N Nook Touch Rooting

7 responses to “Nook Touch Rooting: June 15th News

  1. Ras

    Excellent blog posts Mike. Someone needs to organize the hacking of this device.

  2. Ghoul02

    Just wanted to say thanks for the constant updates. I’m checking in quite often. I took a 140 dollar gamble that this was going to pan out well, and I’m thinking I was probably right. Keep up the good work!

    • mikecane

      Did you root it yet?

      • Ghoul02

        Not yet. I have everything I need but even though I’m fairly tech savvy, relative to the average person, it’s a little tougher than I’d like at the moment. I only get one shot at it; bricking it isn’t an option. I’m giving it less than a week. Adding a Manga reader was one of the biggest reasons I got one.

  3. Ras

    I, also, took a chance by rooting it. I ordered the device from overseas (I live in Northern Europe), paid extra to get it new from eBay, extra for shipping and extra for import taxes…

    I, also, hope this will pan out well : )

  4. Mark Read

    this was helpful to me trying to understand the root process in better detail

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