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Old 06-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Latest Android for NST

I just bought (June, '04) a NST non glow model at Walmart. What is the latest Android system I can put on the reader after I root it?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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I don't think you can upgrade the android version. You will find information at xda.com I rooted mine with nookmanager. But the android version is unchanged.
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You cant update the android version on the nook touch. And the version on it is really old so not much works on it properly apart from a few reading apps.

Now that the nook is looking to go the way of the dodo. I would recommend getting Onyx Boox T68 which looks to me like the real successor to the nook touch line of reader. Has Android 4 comes with google play preinstalled better screen and page turn buttons. Calibre companion runs on it so if you use calibre it becomes a really useful device. The price is a bit steep compared to the Nook and Kindle reade but this will be my next device if and when I want to upgrade.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:44 AM   #4
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Looked at the Boox on line- can't find it in the states, don't know about customer service, etc.
I'll just root the nook for now.
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I don't think you can upgrade the android version. You will find information at xda.com I rooted mine with nookmanager. But the android version is unchanged.
After rooting the NST, is it possible to fix that rather annoying space at the top of the screen using the nook's built-in reading app?

Also can one change the default font on a rooted NST?
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I use coolreader on the NST. I added a folder called "fonts" to the NST with your font in it (charis sil modified larger) and it looks great in coolreader. I am out of town and did not bring it, but I will look at the stock reader next week.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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It will only run 2.1 but that has proved adequate for nearly everything I want to do with it. I don't know why people keep saying it's next-to-useless. What do they want to install on it that 2.1 won't handle?
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What do they want to install on it that 2.1 won't handle?
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That's one thing. Apparently it also doesn't work with the Kindle app. Anything else that won't run under 2.1?

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That's one thing. Apparently it also doesn't work with the Kindle app. Anything else that won't run under 2.1?
I think the current versions of some of the reading apps require at least 2.3 (as does Calibre Companion), but older versions can be found for many of them. Calibre Cloud requires 4.0
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Ok, I am home and looked at the NST. I actually prefer Mantano. The font looks better in Mantano. I don't like the stock reader at all.
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Also can one change the default font on a rooted NST?
There is a space at the top with a back and battery icon, but I don't find it annoying. In Coolreader there is a full-screen mode, but the bar is still there. You can easily set the margins to non-existant so you get more screen that way.

I don't think I could get custom fonts to work. It was bizarre. I had to write them to a folder that is protected...I tried them in other places and it didn't work. But that is Coolreader. Fbreader loaded them no problem. Personally I only use Caecilia and Bold Caecilia so I didn't care as they come stock on the Nook.
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Moon+ Reader. The oldest version I can find requires 2.2.
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There is a space at the top with a back and battery icon, but I don't find it annoying. In Coolreader there is a full-screen mode, but the bar is still there. You can easily set the margins to non-existant so you get more screen that way.

I don't think I could get custom fonts to work. It was bizarre. I had to write them to a folder that is protected...I tried them in other places and it didn't work. But that is Coolreader. Fbreader loaded them no problem. Personally I only use Caecilia and Bold Caecilia so I didn't care as they come stock on the Nook.
I didn't mean get rid of the space at the top with other apps. I mean to get rid of the space at the top with the built-in reading app. Also, I would like to replace at least one of the pre-installed fonts with something else even if I have to use the same internal name snd the same file name. I'll know what font it really is.

If the nook STR could get rid of the top space and I could do some font replacing and repartition the user space from the B&N space, it would be much better.
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I didn't mean get rid of the space at the top with other apps. I mean to get rid of the space at the top with the built-in reading app. Also, I would like to replace at least one of the pre-installed fonts with something else even if I have to use the same internal name snd the same file name. I'll know what font it really is.

If the nook STR could get rid of the top space and I could do some font replacing and repartition the user space from the B&N space, it would be much better.
Personally I find the space at the top of Coolreader in full-screen unobtrusive. You might find otherwise.
I couldn't get custom fonts to work with Coolreader on the Nook. I found that bizarre. It should be easy. Maybe it is. Maybe I did something dumb.
Re: repartitioning the user space, it's unnecessary. Just stick an SD-card in.
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