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Old 03-04-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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"Unfortunately, com.nook.partner has stopped" Glowlight 3

Well, now what's this new madness?

Popped up after I'd had the Nook set aside for a while with a book open.

The only option offered was 'OK" and that didn't dismiss the larger popup message box that says "Unfortunately, com.nook.partner has stopped"

Trying to power cycle the Nook finally got it to restart -- although the "Unfortunately" box stays on top so even selecting shutdown was hard to accomplish.

The only mention I find of that error message is from someone who was renaming files and, as he put it, bricked his Nook but it wouldn't even be useful as a brick.

This stuff worries me. Did BN lay off their Nook programmer, or is she or he still working on this operating system?
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hello Hank,

I wouldn't worry too much about that error. I'm no expert, but it sounds like one of the background processes got hung up. Short of turning the device off, some other things to try would be a long press on the "n" button (as if to turn the light on or off), or to sync the device. I don't know if other android devices are so touchy, but I try to remember that this little gadget isn't a PC.
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My experience with the Nook ST tells me that this current iteration of Nook software is just buggy.

My old Nook more stable than my Kobo. And while I haven't had the problems others have had with the Glowlight 3, it is very slow when not in a book and I have had issues with it jumping back to home right after opening a book.

I can't help but wonder if the bugginess in their current software has to do with their behind the scenes financial woes.
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:17 AM   #4
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My experience with the Nook ST tells me that this current iteration of Nook software is just buggy.

My old Nook more stable than my Kobo. And while I haven't had the problems others have had with the Glowlight 3, it is very slow when not in a book and I have had issues with it jumping back to home right after opening a book.

I can't help but wonder if the bugginess in their current software has to do with their behind the scenes financial woes.
I'm a bit worried about that too. I was surprised when suggestions resulted in changes in the software (got rid of partitioning at any rate), but (just following along) it doesn't look like the software is quite finished on the GlowLight 3. My "Shop Goodwill" NST (that I gave to my son) updated to 1.2.2 (from 1.2.1) on its own (which was a small shock, after all this time) but I haven't turned WiFi on with my old NST or NST w/ GL since then. I don't want to take a chance of acquiring bugs on an OS that has been solid for years, especially since I don't know what the upgrade was supposed to have "fixed." I've also read that the new upgrade to GlowLight Plus has resulted in unwanted changes.
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:28 AM   #5
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:19 PM   #6
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I've said this before, but I can only assume that the bugginess of the Nook Glowlight 3 software is due to the masking and unmasking of the partitions. Since I was one of the folks pestering them to open up the storage, I guess I have myself (at least partly) to blame.
And I do worry about the recent round of layoffs and the effect on the software team.
But B&N does seem to have a soft spot for the nook, and it stays on, even though I doubt it is a money maker for them.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:48 PM   #7
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Its flaky for sure. It is no succesor to the NST. It just looks like it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:09 PM   #8
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I agree that the Glowlight 3 is a bit slow and buggy and at this point I'm not sure it'll get any better. It's still a nice reading device. There are problems and limitations but nothing that detracts from the reading experience, at least so far.

I think I'm going to keep the Wifi off on mine so that if there are any more updates I can read reviews of them before I consider installing them. With my Kobos and Kindles I always just install the updates and don't worry. In the past I've done that with my Nooks as well but I think I'll stop that now. I have no other need for the Wifi anyway.

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:07 PM   #9
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I agree that the Glowlight 3 is a bit slow and buggy and at this point I'm not sure it'll get any better. It's still a nice reading device. There are problems and limitations but nothing that detracts from the reading experience, at least so far.
I'm with you there. It doesn't have the best OS, but I do like the reading experience.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:17 AM   #11
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well, it keeps happening

I just got the "... has stopped" message again last night. After that the Nook became extremely slow. On a reboot, the slowness continued. And now 24 hours later, all but one of my sideloaded books is not shown in the Library.

Calibre can still see them all on the device, no problem.

Does any other company make an amber nighttime light e-reader? That's the only thing I like about the Nook, and the reason I bought it.

But gosh golly, this is lousy software.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:23 PM   #12
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I just got the "... has stopped" message again last night. After that the Nook became extremely slow. On a reboot, the slowness continued. And now 24 hours later, all but one of my sideloaded books is not shown in the Library.

Calibre can still see them all on the device, no problem.

Does any other company make an amber nighttime light e-reader? That's the only thing I like about the Nook, and the reason I bought it.

But gosh golly, this is lousy software.
You could check the Kobo Clara HD. It has the variable colour temperature light. I haven't spent that much time with B&N Nooks since they are not supported in Canada but what little experience I have suggests that Kobo's firmware is better in many aspects including the ability to customize the reading experience (check the patching threads in the Kobo forums). Even opening up a Clara HD to replace the internal uSD card with a larger one is a pretty trivial project.
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I've been using Calibre Companion with my Glowlight 3 and it has been working really well.

When I first got my nook I was sideloading to the "spsd" (sideload) partition with Calibre via USB and I had lots of corruption issues causing me to re-transfer all my books and then the nook software re-scanning all my books. Since using CC I havenít had any corruption or database issues. It also has a lot of the Calibre options like Series, Tags, and even custom metadata.

CC canít see the ďspsdĒ partition and the default save location isnít scanned by the nook software (which I donít want it to). I use the Wireless Device Connection in Calibre to transfer my books and you can set CC to open your books with the nook software. I also have Zeam Launcher set as my default launcher (Needed to be able to launch CC).

My Glowlight 3 is rooted but only to re-map the hardware buttons and add a back button for some other apps. As far as I can see you donít need a back button in CC.

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But gosh golly, this is lousy software.
Yeah, the current software ain't what she used to be.

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You could check the Kobo Clara HD. It has the variable colour temperature light... Kobo's firmware is better in many aspects including the ability to customize the reading experience...
I'll second the Kobo Clara HD recommendation. It's like the Glowlight 3, but without the page turn buttons. But Kobo's software is better than Nook's, especially if you sideload books with Calibre.

I will say I enjoy the in-book reading experience on the Nook a little more than I do on Kobo (Nook seems to be slightly better at layout and hyphenation), but I still read on both and often miss the Kobo software pluses when doing anything other than reading on my Nook.
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Does any other company make an amber nighttime light e-reader? That's the only thing I like about the Nook, and the reason I bought it.

But gosh golly, this is lousy software.
That is why I just bought the Clara as well. (Well, with the $99. price at Walmart.)
But as I pointed out in the Kobo forum, there is a weird bug with the amber light in the latest software. It doesn't adjust automatically throughout the day, unless you turn the Auto switch off and on once a day. I have opened a ticket with Kobo and they are supposedly looking into it.
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