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Old 09-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Posts: 25
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Device: Nook Touch
Saga of a semi-rooted touch Nook

1. I have a new touch nook, which I love, though it does have problems.
It's native browser is lame and as purchased android is not accessible.

I tried to root my nook using http://nookdevs.com/NookTouch_Rooting
and got nowhere. For some reason the process would not complete.

I found http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/nook-touch-root.html and
this worked nicely. It appears (to me) that this not a compete Rooting
it is rather a bypass that allows use of Android (which BN doesn't allow)

I have been exploring what is possible with Android and it is very exciting.

I have looked at the Android Market and downloaded Opera, finding it
a far better and much more usable browser.

This brings me to my problem. When browsing I attempted to look at a
video. MISTAKE! My Nook is completely locked up, it recognizes nothing,
neither the touch screen or the power button.

HELP! I have no real idea where to go with this. It probably need a major
reset. How is that done? Do I need to let the battery to run out?

2. I backed up what I could, but as I am working with an XP Window machine, I know this is not everything. I presently don't have a working linux machine.

I tried to look at a video using Opera, looking as a news item video.

I have let the Nook idle for 2 days and found the locked screen had cleared to the normal idle screen and it appears to be operating normally.

thank to all

3. As noted with my past postings I have rooted my Nook with the easy method. This seems to be a bypass, not a full rooting. It is useful but not
complete.

I would like to do a complete rooting. I've tried the compete rooting with
it as is and found that doesn't work. This shows I need my Nook to
bereturned to it's original state to do the rooting. I've tried to do this
by powering down the Nook 8 times and this doesn't work. Apparently the
bypass I have makes this unworkable.

In addition to this I have made the mistake in locking the Launcher to
the stock Nook Home. This software is badly designed because this cannot
be easily reversed.

The basically I need to find out how I can return my Nook to it's
factory state, and if this is not possible to unlock Launchers Home.

I have restarted my old computer with Lubuntu 10.04 so I could work with
my Nook. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find the Linux files on the
Nook. Some help would be appreciated.

4. I found that normally the nook would have a section
/rom/devconf/bootcount 8
(unsure of the format of entry of the 8. Should this be =8 ?)

I have been able to load both ES File Explorer and Boot Explorer and found
that this doesn't exist in my nook. I have tried but been unable to enter this. How is this done??

As my Launcher is locked on the Standard Nook Home, it is somewhat difficult
to get access to the Explorers. Generally I have to load other apps to get
me close enough to use them. Is there an easier way to unlock the Launcher??

Any help will be appreciated, note: most of this is separately posted in Nook thread, but not getting many responses.

Last edited by wafercat; 09-26-2011 at 07:12 PM. Reason: clarification
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