Nook Touch Rooting: June 28th News

Note: This should be the final post in this series. I think most questions will now be answered in all the links I’ve posted. The only outstanding issue I know of is where the Nook Touch stores its fonts.

Update: See end of post.

The six permanent essential links:

Do this BEFORE rooting!Backup/Restore N2E

[N2E] TouchNooter 1.6.24

Nook Touch Rooting Guide

Nook Simple Touch Root & Setup Script Kit

Nook Devs NookTouch Rooting

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

[N2E] Knowledge Base

XDA Developers forum

This post recommends an app to make Android Market search work.

This post suggests the Touch might have a hidden skip out-of-the-box experience, like NookColor does. Maybe someone should call B&N Support and ask?

MobileRead forum

Nothing new.

Other places

Someone’s not being reached:

I found this video that pimps straps to hold devices. One is a finger strap for cellphones, another is a hand strap for eBook devices (showing a Kindle 3):

Two new Flickr photos.

This one:


Click = ginormous

And this one:


Click = ginormous

Update June 28, 2011:

Scott H. in a Comment here reports:

I went ahead and tried the Nook Color wpa_supplicant stuff on my Nook Touch and I’m pleased to report it works just like it says it does on the Color. It has the same glitches reported as well, such as the signal strength not working properly and having to be toggled after the sleep, but it does work. I was able to tether it to my iPhone with MyWi. I backed up my original wpa_supplicant just in case but so far so good.

Previously here:

Nook Touch Rooting: June 27th News
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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3 responses to “Nook Touch Rooting: June 28th News

  1. arcon

    I’m sitting here with a new, just unboxed Nook but no wifi on the computer I’m using (have it at home though). B&N sure know how to spoil a good first impression with their forced OOBE (The quick guide says “you must” this or that several time. Well B&N, YOU must shut up. I bought. The hardware is mine. Now just back off and let me use it.) Anyway, I’ve tried out all the combinations of holding physical keys and tap, doubletap, longtap and swipe that at each screen up to the wifi-setup (where I’m stuck). I found this (maybe well known already?): on the “welcome to your…” screen, hold the right upper button and swipe to show a button labelled “factory”. Tap that and get various specs on your device: build number, SW version, battery level, serial, model, Mac, manufacture date, “event type”, device attribute, EAN, hask private key = ok, public key, EpdVcom, EpdWaveform and two barcodes.

    But there’s no option on that screen to skip the OOBE :-(

  2. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1162693

    Somebody from XDA looks to have worked out how to skip the OOBE

    OK, figured it out!
    Enter the Factory Screen by holding the TOP RIGHT Button and slide your finger across the top of the Nook from left to right. A button labeled “Factory” will appear in the top left of the screen.
    Once in the Factory screen, hold down the TOP RIGHT Button and tap in the bottom right of the screen.
    A new button will appear labeled “Skip Oobe”. Tap that and you’re done!

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