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Old 02-17-2023, 04:39 PM   #526
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Old 03-27-2023, 03:48 PM   #527
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OK, here's how to root the GL4. What I've done is taken Renate's post #37 from the XDA thread referenced in my previous post and fleshed it out a bit:

This presumes that you have ADB working and have already installed an alternate Android launcher on your GL4. If you haven't done any of this, check out this post before proceeding.

Here we go. Note that our Nook can be a bit stubborn about responding to ADB commands, so if it doesn't work the first time, try again and/or ask for help!

1) Download the GL4 firmware to your desktop or laptop from here.

2) Unzip the file.

3) Look for boot.img in the unzipped file and transfer it to your GL4.

4) Download the Magisk app from here and install it on your GL4. (Note: that link is also a very helpful source of info for Magisk.)

5) Run the Magisk app.

6) You'll see two slightly shaded boxes, entitled Magisk and App, respectively. In the Magisk box, directly to the right of the word Magisk, tap Install.

7) Under "Select and patch a file", select the boot.img file you just copied to your GL4. If you don't see this option in the first Magisk window you arrive at after tapping "install", tap "next" and you will.

8) Once Magisk completes its work on your boot.img, it will say so and will tell you where the patched file is located.

9) Copy the patched file back to your desktop/laptop. You can use ADB pull if you wish.

10) Enter the command adb reboot bootloader on your desktop/laptop.

11) Then, this command: fastboot flash boot the name of your magisk-patched boot.img. (I italicized that to indicate that you type the name of your Magisk-patched file instead of what's in italics!!) You can copy and paste the Magisk-patched file instead of typing out its full name. Tap Enter or Return, depending on what laptop/desktop you have.

12) Reboot to system. You can try adb reboot system or simply turn off your GL4 and turn it back on. You should be rooted now. Check by running the Magisk app once you are rebooted. Under the Magisk heading, besides "Installed", you should see a number. If you see "No", it didn't root properly. You can also install a root checker app to check root.

I hope I haven't missed anything!
Is someone able to get me a working link to the file in bullet point 1?
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Old 03-27-2023, 04:23 PM   #528
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Is someone able to get me a working link to the file in bullet point 1?
The link works for me. Firefox does let me know that it is a potentially unwanted file so I have to confirm the download but it does download all 357MB of it.
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Old 03-28-2023, 01:44 PM   #529
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Old 03-29-2023, 04:56 AM   #530
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Just wanted to clarify before asking: I tried searching everywhere here and on XDA but I couldn't find this information.
I am trying to reset (accidentally connected it to WiFi before realising it would ask for an account) and use my GlowLight 4 without activating it with a B&N account. I found how to do it for other devices but when I tried the methods for the GL4 they don't work. Does anybody know how to do it?
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Old 03-29-2023, 07:36 PM   #531
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Just wanted to clarify before asking: I tried searching everywhere here and on XDA but I couldn't find this information.
I am trying to reset (accidentally connected it to WiFi before realising it would ask for an account) and use my GlowLight 4 without activating it with a B&N account. I found how to do it for other devices but when I tried the methods for the GL4 they don't work. Does anybody know how to do it?
I had to comb through the forums but I managed to do it. I report the steps here in case anybody (or - most likely - myself in a few years) stumbles on the same problem .

First you need to enable USB debugging following the top left top right corner touching from here. Touching right at the corner is crucial, otherwise it won't work (my device is 8.x/6.x and this still works by the way).

Once you have ADB shell (if on Windows use Google's official drivers, Universal ADB doesn't have the right VID/PID in its .inf), reboot to recovery and factory reset (there is only one button, you cannot miss it).

Now you have a pristine device, so you need to enable USB debugging again following the same steps as before.

Next install an alternative launcher (I used Simple Ink Launcher) following this post. The commands we are going to need afterwards require root, so follow this other post to do it.

Finally run the commands here to disable the OOBE and launch directly into the new launcher.
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