Rooting the Nook Touch with version 1.1 using TouchNooter is now possible — to a degree:
What it does:
Enables ADB via uRamdisk
Installs su and Superuser.apk
Installs Button Savior
Installs Go Launcher
Installs NookColor Tools (To Enable Non-Market Installs)
November 11, 2011 –
Removed: Gapps so it works on 1.1
This is a version of TouchNooter that will not include Google Apps. So, among other things, no GMail and no Android Market. For now.
Still, this will do all the rest and is a better method of rooting than the more technically-challenging and time-intensive Nook Devs method.
Meanwhile, Gabrial, author of TouchNooter, will continue trying to get the Google Apps working.
For now, this is good enough if you were waiting to buy a Nook Touch for rooting.
And why has there been a problem? Barnes & Noble changed something:
The reason TouchNooter can’t do it is because to get the script to run requires the system to boot, replacing the files while the system is active will cause the system to crash when you go to reboot it to complete the steps for Market.
Really, Barnes & Noble should be encouraging rooting, not making it harder. Rooting might not increase book sales for them, but the more people see Nook Touch out there being used, the more they will think about getting one too. Especially if they see one that’s been rooted.