Nook Touch Rooting: June 27th News

Note: Yesterday’s post was supposed to be the final in this series. But a bunch of new stuff has appeared and the completist in me Won’t Let Go. So here we are one more time.

The five permanent essential posts:

Nook Simple Touch Root & Setup Script Kit

[N2E] TouchNooter 1.6.24 Note new version number!

Nook Devs NookTouch Rooting

How to root Nook Touch and side load apps (Kindle, ADW launcher, Amazon App Store), review

[N2E] Knowledge Base

Three biggies!

First: Nook Touch Rooting Guide The video is below, but I recommend clicking through to the post itself.

Second: Warning! Nook Touch battery drain issue! Excerpted from a Barnes & Noble forum thread:

I’ve reported the bug that I discovered to B&N and they confirm it. If your N2E is in sleep mode and you press the N or power button and it starts running the “drag to unlock” animation, and something touches the screen but does NOT drag to unlock, it will just keep running that animation until the battery dies. This will kill the battery in less than a day just sitting there. I’m sure they’ll fix this in an update. I suspect this could explain some of the battery life problems that some of us have experienced from time to time.

Third: Nook guide: Get daily news, custom screensavers, free e-books, which is a post at CNet showing three videos with the Nook Touch.

XDA Developers forum

This post warns that sometimes Factory Reset can fail with rooting.

This post recommends backing up the Nook firmware before rooting. And this thread reveals that the firmware is specific to each Nook Touch!

This thread provides instructions on recovering a Nook Touch FUBARed during rooting.

This post tells how Windows users can back-up Nook Touch firmware and restore it.

MobileRead forum

This thread points out a bug (“feature”?) in the Nook Touch keyboard.

This thread highlights the hazards of buying a Nook Touch outside of the U.S..

Other places

And a photo of that:


Click = ginormous

5 Mildly Annoying Things About the New nook Simple Touch Reader

French: Nook All New- Touch : test complet [Google English link]

Bonus! Dinosaur encounters futuristic technology: Review: B&N’s simplified new Nook

Frankly, I still prefer actual books. It’s easier to flip back and forth through real pages, which are also more relaxing after working with a screen all day.

Today’s video is a companion to the rooting one above. It demonstrates apps running on a rooted Nook Touch:

Previously here:

Nook Touch Rooting: June 26th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 24th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 23rd News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 22nd News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 21st News
Nook Touch Rooting: Script Package!
Nook Touch Rooting: June 20th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 19th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 18th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 17th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 16th News
Nook Touch Rooting: June 15th News
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

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9 responses to “Nook Touch Rooting: June 27th News

  1. Ghoul02

    Just wanted to say thanks one last time for all the updates. You really saved me a lot of trouble and I’m really thankful. I just rooted mine using the touch nooter about an hour ago. Works exactly how I want it to. I can use it as an ereader, or as a modified e-ink tablet. Thanks so much!

  2. The Jet

    This is great, thanks Mike.

    In the future, when the next newest reader comes out, I might want to give this Touch to a family member. How do I then unroot it to get ti back to the original factory settings?

  3. martin

    Mike, I just bought one Nook Touch. I’m thinking of rooting the device for:
    a) type text longer than 512 characters, I want to write freely a simple .txt (maybe write a novel lol)using the onscreen keyboard on landscape mode and then backing up that file on my pc
    b) check my hotmail and my gmail accounts
    c) connect a usb keyboard for all my writing
    d) play a chess game or sudoku
    ¿Can I do that on a rooted Nook? ¿How it affects the battery life? ¿does the normal reading of documents have some flickering or unwanted ink updates?

    Sorry if my english is bad

    • mikecane

      a) type text longer than 512 characters, I want to write freely a simple .txt (maybe write a novel lol)using the onscreen keyboard on landscape mode and then backing up that file on my pc
      — I think there are note programs that work, so this is possible.

      b) check my hotmail and my gmail accounts
      — I don’t know about Hotmail, but people have reported getting GMail to work

      c) connect a usb keyboard for all my writing
      — no, I don’t think so. I haven’t seen anyone do this.

      d) play a chess game or sudoku
      — I’ve seen Chess and Sudoku is possible too.

      Go through the posts here, where I have many embedded videos that demonstrate how apps work on a rooted Nook Touch:
      https://mikecanex.wordpress.com/category/barnes-noble-nook/

  4. Lalo

    Guys, you are doing really nice job in making others’ life easier. I am still really curious and wonder what will be the B&N reaction on all the N2E rooting “mania” (let’s say) … Also wonder whether the xdadevs guys will continue to work and contribute actively in the future too …
    Cheerz from Bulgaria

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