I bugged the President of Kobo, Michael Tamblyn, on Twitter:
And, believe it not, he replied. Because he’s a great guy.
I’m behind in checking XDA. This was revealed on December 7 by cazar.
It’s pretty simple rooting script using local exploit found [on a Chinese site].
1. Enable USB debugging in Developer options
2. Connect USB cable and make sure your nook is showing up in ‘adb devices’
3. Extract rootGLP.zip and run rootnook.cmd (or rootnook.sh on linux)
The XDA post has the link for the file.
And now is the time to pounce on it …
The directions are in Russian.
It’s unclear if this roots the Nook or simply installs a one-click (well, one-command) package of goodies that don’t require root.
All the same, it’s some progress. Things have been stalled for weeks.
It’s from the same Russian who gave us the YouTube video in the previous post.
This video, after the break, come from Russia.
While Americans have been doing this shit — and more — for weeks! We have to rely on the kindness of a Russian to finally give us a video.
Cue my sneer of contempt for my fellow un-sharing Americans.
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 188.8.131.52. 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.
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.
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.