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Old 02-19-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Is my nook a brick?

Sadly, I have bricked my Nook trying to softroot the device. The first attempt was successful, but I did not see the icons for the apps (trook, wifilocker, etc). I downloaded the software again from Rapidshare, flashed the device. Now the nook is frozen on "your device is starting up". Have attempted to re-install earlier software with no success. Any suggestions? Only had the nook for 3 days. Lesson learned the hard way.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:25 AM   #2
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Have you contacted Nookdev? They state on their site that if you think you've bricked your device to contact them and let them help you try to figure things out.
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Sadly, I have bricked my Nook trying to softroot the device. The first attempt was successful, but I did not see the icons for the apps (trook, wifilocker, etc). I downloaded the software again from Rapidshare, flashed the device. Now the nook is frozen on "your device is starting up". Have attempted to re-install earlier software with no success. Any suggestions? Only had the nook for 3 days. Lesson learned the hard way.
Did you try to flash back to 1.0.0? And from there to 1.2?
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
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How long did you wait when it's frozen?

Power on and off six times (wait each time for a while when booting), so the recovery mode is triggered.


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Old 02-19-2010, 07:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the above suggestions. Interestingly, the recovery mode did initiate after powering down the unit several times, but the unit still freezes.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
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NookDevs suggest this:

Remove battery.
Plug the device in via USB
Boot it up.

And then there's the firmware restoration: http://nookdevs.com/Softroot#What_if...e_island.29.3F
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:45 PM   #8
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I think the problem is the device itself. Will continue to investigate.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #9
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Did you resolve the issue?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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I received a new unit from B&N today (fast exchange!). First unit was defective. Thanks for asking. Side-loading books later this evening.

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