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Nook Glowlight Plus: Google Books PDF Simulation

Photos taken with the 7-inch Nook tablet. Blurtastic because I couldn’t stretch the security tether to get closer.

This joint:

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #7

Repeating the steps, this time via The Digital ReaderHow to Find the Hidden Browser on the Nook Glowlight Plus — which published a photo (see link for uncropped large version):

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #6

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!

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #5

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.

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Nook Glowlight Plus: Skipping Registration Needed

I finally found my reference to skipping what’s called the OOBE — Out Of Box Experience — of having to register the older Nook Simple Touch. It was at XDA Developers: [Q] Skip the initial setup.

But that method seems to have been deprecated, according to unclelobsterman at the Mobileread forum:

Just received mine yesterday. Handsome unit. Has anyone figured out how to skip the registration / OOBE (out of box experience)? I (foolishly) called Nook support. They hung up on me when I asked…twice. It’s really easy on previous editions but this is entirely new hardware. The Nook button plus the top swipe doesn’t do anything.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

WTF, Nook Support! Hanging up on a customer?

So, we have to wait for that now too.

Hey, is there anyone at Barnes & Noble or Nook, Inc. reading this? Throw us a damn bone! Or do you want this device to wind up at a job lot store for US$20 in three months — just like the Simple Touch model did at Radio Shack!

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B&N Nook Touch Rooting category

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #4

Things seemed to have stalled over at XDA Developers.

If the Nook people are taking that as a sign of victory against the 3Vi7 haXXorz, I hope they wind up sleeping on the streets in cardboard boxes some day. Preventing people from modifying a device for full use is shameful. And Barnes & Noble can increase their damn eBooks sales any time just by dropping their mutant DRM. Punishing buyers is a fast way to go out of business. Mazel Tov with that.

This post will be about my latest one-hour(!) session with the Nook Glowlight Plus at a local Barnes & Noble last night.

I tried every damn trick I could think of to coax the Nook into going to a website. No joy. They’ve locked up that sucker [as I was still editing this post, I discovered new information I put in a separate post: Nook Glowlight Plus Has The Browser Trick!]. But I hope my own discoveries make for interesting reading for those thinking about the device.

First, I decided to call up the User Guide. Because I remembered it had links in it. I tried the links before and they didn’t work. But I figured maybe I missed a setting that could turn them on. No.

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Nook Glowlight Plus Has The Browser Trick!

Via Mobileread forum from dnastase:

Based on a similar trick for the NG [Nook Glowlight] found how to access the builtin browser (I was wrong, there is one). It’s not practical, but in case one needs it, it may be worth it:

– go in a book

– try to share on Facebook

– in the dialog that pops up to login press “Help Center”

– a browser will pop up

That does me no good. The Nook demo models at Barnes & Noble aren’t linked to any Facebook account, so the Share icon is grayed-out as unavailable.

And I don’t think I want to try to set up a phony account.

Previously here:

Nook Glowlight Plus: Hidden Browser Trick Works?
Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser

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Nook Glowlight Plus: Hidden Browser Trick Works?

I’ll have to go back to B&N today and try this.

I just haven’t kept up and there’s a new way to invoke the browser trick the Nook Simple Touch had.

See the video after the break.

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Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #3

With this post, I add the word “rooting” to the title since that’s the objective.

Oh. My. God. Talk about being “all-in,” Renate at XDA Developers certainly is:

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Nook Glowlight Plus Notes #2

At a B&N with baaad WiFi.

Two hands-on items:

1) The hidden browser trick no longer works.

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.

Have also really peered at that screen. I’d love to have a tabletized one for Google Books PDFs.

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Nook Glowlight Plus Notes #1

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