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Old 09-15-2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Looking to replace a rooted Nook Simple Touch

As the title implies, I currently have a Nook Simple Touch that I rooted when I first got it way back in 2012. It's been very good to me, but it's finally largely stopped working (and even before that, had hit the point where I couldn't add any new apps to it because the version of android was so old). So, time for something new!

Must-haves:
-e-ink
-customizability (I'm comfortable rooting/jailbreaking)
-Overdrive support (I run Linux, so I can't side-load from a PC - this was one of the things I most wished the Nook had)
-Some way of syncing files with it wirelessly

Nice-to-haves:
-Physical buttons
-Ability to install both Kindle and Nook apps

Budget is under $200. From my reading around, Inkbook and Onyx seem like they might have some stuff that fits the bill, or possibly a rooted Kindle Paperwhite?
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #2
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As the title implies, I currently have a Nook Simple Touch that I rooted when I first got it way back in 2012. It's been very good to me, but it's finally largely stopped working (and even before that, had hit the point where I couldn't add any new apps to it because the version of android was so old). So, time for something new!

Must-haves:
-e-ink
-customizability (I'm comfortable rooting/jailbreaking)
-Overdrive support (I run Linux, so I can't side-load from a PC - this was one of the things I most wished the Nook had)
-Some way of syncing files with it wirelessly

Nice-to-haves:
-Physical buttons
-Ability to install both Kindle and Nook apps

Budget is under $200. From my reading around, Inkbook and Onyx seem like they might have some stuff that fits the bill, or possibly a rooted Kindle Paperwhite?
If you are looking for Overdrive support, all current Kobo models support Overdrive directly from the device.

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Old 09-15-2018, 11:06 PM   #3
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Kindle Oasis has physical buttons, and with Calibre, works flawlessly with Overdrive.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:14 PM   #4
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Kindle Oasis has physical buttons, and with Calibre, works flawlessly with Overdrive.
Actually, if you're in the US, you don't even need Calibre to read library books on your Kindle.

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Old 09-16-2018, 04:37 AM   #5
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Kindle Oasis has physical buttons, and with Calibre, works flawlessly with Overdrive.
Only if you're in the US, which of course 95% of people are not . Overdrive support on Kindles is US-only.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:00 PM   #6
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Actually, if you're in the US, you don't even need Calibre to read library books on your Kindle.

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Depends on your local library. One of my multitude of cousins has 3 libraries he can access and only one supports Kindle format loans. Admittedly with a bit help setting up Calibre, he has joined the "I don't care what format" crowd.
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