Things have cooled down severely. But still, some little items.
Windsor1959, who used Kingo Root:
I’ve had a couple of OTA updates from B&N. The latest is Software Version 22.214.171.124. I lost root in the process, but I don’t want to take chances with Kingo again. But it is a good thing to have that extra control over your device. So, if anyone finds some other way to root without opening up the device, that will be great.
If you want to try Kingo Root, get it from its source. And Follow the developer on Twitter — or, if you’re that way, on the dreaded Facebook — for the latest news.
Also see Kingo Root’s disclaimer and FAQ.
Back in 2003, billymaloney3 at XDA posted: Response from Kingo Support. See the screensnaps after the break.
And. at about 8:08, it demonstrates the backdoor to the unofficial sorta web browser.
A brief post. Things seem to be in a lull.
Now it seems OK to use Kingo Root, according to Windsor1959 (who originally shot down that idea):
My apologies! I decided to try Kingo Root for Windows after all, after reading up about it. After maybe 45 minutes of working on it, with several reboots, it achieved root for me. Just to be on the safe side, I installed SuperSU and System App Remover. Before rebooting the NGP after SuperSU downloaded its binary, I deleted the KingoRoot superuser with System App Remover. Then I rebooted. I have root. I installed SetCPU and found that the kernel gives several options for governor and scheduler. I enabled the root explorer feature on ES File Explorer. That’s all so far.
Hmmmm. Let’s wait to see what happens with his device before rushing in.
He Someone else adds more at the Mobileread forum.
Over the the Good e-Reader site is this interesting comment:
Barnes and Noble has released an update. The reader is now compatible with ADE and libraries.
Software Update 45.1.4. They are rolling it out gradually.
I’m unable to confirm this at post time because, as usual, B&N’s Internet skills are a stinking pile of incompetent shit:
I’ll update this post if I can confirm this rumor.
WARNING: Do not root using Kingo Root!
I received NGP yeserday. and I rooted NGP with Kingo Root for pc.
Not opening Nook, you can root easily.
1. open USB debugging on Development Options
2. connect to PC, and with Kingo Root for pc you can root.
taking almost 30 minutes, over 10 times rebooting is need.
Oh hell no. Do not!
At post time, still no:
2) Photos of a Nook with apps
3) YouTube video demonstrating such apps
4) Tutorials for non-techies how to load apps via ADB
Even though The Digital Reader published a post called How to Install Apps on the Nook Glowlight Plus, it’s not step-by-step. Plus, prior Nooks required the Android SDK for full ADB and command prompt use, which isn’t even mentioned in the post.
Photos taken with the 7-inch Nook tablet. Blurtastic because I couldn’t stretch the security tether to get closer.
Repeating the steps, this time via The Digital Reader — How to Find the Hidden Browser on the Nook Glowlight Plus — which published a photo (see link for uncropped large version):
No root yet, but some very interesting developments over at XDA Developers.
I’m surprised I was the first to report about accessing Developer Options. It turns out Renate didn’t even know that!
I wrote here:
2) I haven’t seen this elsewhere: Tapping three times on Software Version will open up Developer Options! There’s a bloody ton of stuff in there.
And at XDA, yegoshin confirms:
Yep after registering and going through to the main nook screen >> settings >> about >> software >> tap software version rapidly like 10 times >> tap the build number (or maybe it was something else I forgot) rapidly 10 times or so. At the bottom you get Development Options where you can enable USB debugging etc…
Well, two things:
1) It works on demo Nooks at B&N.
2) You don’t — or at least I didn’t — have to tap ten times. I found that just two or three will do on Software Version. That will reveal another set of menu options on the same screen and then scrolling down will show Developer Options. Tap that and BOOM! All the options!
Things are more or less still stalled at XDA Developers.
This is where people are complaining to Adobe about ADE not working. And this is where they’re complaining to Barnes & Noble.
From 2014, word of debit cards no longer being accepted for Nookbook purchases. What? And there could be problems with Gift Cards too.
I find out nearly a year later that the NookDevs site is gone.
This is the main thread at B&N where people are discussing the device.
There’s still no way found to skip the OOBE, but it turns out you can skip adding a credit card. That’s better than being trapped!
Bad weather contributed to my not going back to B&N to play with the device again. But the main reason — had the weather been good — is that I’m all out of possible tests for now.