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Nook The Simple Touch Reader in English: flashing, root, multi touch, USB-host

I decided to convert part of the original article “Nook The Simple Touch Reader: best book in 2011” for foreign visitors.

 

Getting root on Nook The Simple Touch Reader and flash in tablets

For this you need a card reader, memory card (at least 256MB) and a bit of attention.

Part taken further instructions from the forum 4pda.ru. Section of the forum about the Nook The Simple Touch. The rest I put together with English-language sites.

The first step is to make a backup of your firmware Nook The Simple Touch Reader. Native firmware is tied to the serial number of the motherboard.

Instructions for obtaining root for Nook The Simple Touch Reader and Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight are different!

I remind you that you are doing all of this at your own risk!

Create a backup copy firmware Nook The Simple Touch Reader or Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight

  1. Extract a bootable microsd card from the archive.
  2. Write it to the memory card using Win32DiskImager.
  3. Turn off the Nook, insert the memory card into the device and connect to the computer via USB-cable.
  4. We are waiting for the appearance of the screen saver «Rooted Forever» and drive «boot» in “My Computer.”
  5. Download and run diskimage. Run. Go to the tab «Store Image».
  6. In the «Read Image» find and select the section with a volume of about 1.8-1.9 GB (this is the main drive Nook Touch).
  7. In the «Target File» ask for the future of the image by pressing the «Browse».
  8. Press «Start». We get back up the firmware of its Nook Touch.
  9. Turn off the reading room, take out the (changing) the card, turn on the device. Format the memory card in FAT32, if necessary, this: http://db.tt/ZQTLLQX

Recovery nook simple touch and nook simple touch with glowlight from backup

These actions you do at your own risk.

  1. Download the archive noogie and unpack it.
  2. Plug in an external card reader with a memory card to a computer.
  3. Restore the image Noogie.img to the memory card using winimage.exe menu: «Disk / Restore Virtual Hard Disk image on physical drive …» If you select an image file, use the “Files of type: All files (*. *)». If the image is not recorded through the program winimage, try Win32DiskImager.
  4. Turn off your Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight), insert the prepared memory card and plug the book to your computer via USB-cable.
  5. Download, install and run minitool Partition Wizard.
  6. Select the program internally divided Nook The Simple Touch Reader. This is usually the last drive in the system of about 2Gb. Click on the disk, right-click and select the menu item «Delete All Partitions».
  7. Check again that you remove the correct drive (!) And click «Apply».
  8. Run the application diskimage_1_6_winall.exe. Go to the tab «Write Image».
  9. In the «Write Image to» select which appeared in the system disk. The drive appears as «Physical Drive» of about 1,85 Gb.
  10. In the «Source File» Select your backup file.
  11. Check that the implementation of paragraphs 9-10. Press the «Start».
  12. After completion of the disconnect Nook The Simple Touch Reader from your computer. Take out the memory card, turn off and turn on the power button (hold for about 15 seconds, and 5)
  13. If done correctly, the Nook The Simple Touch Reader will be restored to its original state.

If the backup was done incorrectly, wrongly selected drives and files committed other errors, then it’s your fault.

Obtaining complete (ROOT) accessing the operating system Nook the simple touch reader

  1. Check the firmware version of your NOOK Touch: Settings> Device Info> About Your NOOK> Software version
  2. Take the appropriate archive with the image NOOKTOUCHER (for firmware 1.0.0 and 1.0.1), NOOKTOUCH12 (for firmware 1.1.0 and 1.1.2).
  3. Extract the contents to the root directory of the disk.
  4. Insert a memory card microsd (128 MB or more) to an external (USB) card reader and connect it to your computer. Do not connect at this time NOOK Touch to your computer!
  5. Restore the image (nooktoucher.img/NOOKTOUCH12.img) to the memory card using Win32DiskImager.exe
  6. Turn off the NOOK Touch, insert the memory card, turn the reader …
  7. When you see the screen saver «Rooted Forever» (for firmware 1.0.0 and 1.0.1) or «touchnooter» (for 1.1.0 and 1.1.2), wait about 5-10 minutes.
  8. If the reader does not restart, turn off the power button, hold 15-20 seconds., And then turn it on while holding about 5-10 seconds.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 if you do not work or reader application is loaded. In the worst case, go back to factory settings.
  10. If the process is completed properly, click on the Droid in the center of the screen, skip (Skip) adding account Google, everything else will agree.
  11. Select Zeam Louncher as desktop (by default – you need to put a check mark).
  12. Screen buttons (Back, Home, Menu) to open when you small arrow on the right edge of the screen in the middle. Make sure you provide the right Superuser app Button Savior!
  13. If some applications do not run on-screen buttons are pressed, so not all of the applications to install. Use the memory card again.
  14. Format the memory card in the reader: Settings> Device Info> SD Card> Format SD Card or use a small utility: hpusbdisk.exe

That’s it. 🙂

Obtaining complete (ROOT) accessing the operating system Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight

Instructions for Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight (backlit). Taken with 4pda.ru. I do not have such a book, so I did not check. First, make a backup of the firmware!

  1. Download the archive clockwork-winimage and extract its contents to the root directory of the disk.
  2. Connect an external USB-card reader with a memory card to a computer.
  3. Restore the image 128mb_clockwork-rc2.img on the memory card using winimage.exe menu: «Disk / Restore Virtual Hard Disk image on physical drive …». When choosing an image file using the file type «All files (*. *)».
  4. Remove and insert the card reader into your computer again. Make a note of any file manager to the prepared memory card two archives: nstwglr1.zip and nstwglr2.zip (don’t decompress them!).
  5. Turn off your Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight, insert the prepared memory card (with a recorded CWM) and turn Nook throught power button.
  6. When you see the logo «clockworkmod» Set both archive file nstwglr1.zip nstwglr2.zip and consistently, using the buttons  for navigation (left paging buttons – back, top right button paging – UP, bottom right button  – down the center button «n» – CHOICE).
  7. Click: «install zip from sdcard» / «choose zip from sdcard» / «nstwglr1.zip» and press «Yes».
  8. Click: «install zip from sdcard» / «choose zip from sdcard» / «nstwglr2.zip» and press «Yes».
  9. Remove the memory card from Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight, return to the main menu (back) and select «reboot system now».
  10. After rebooting the Nook select Zeam Launcher as the main desktop Android.
  11. Run the application «Nook Color Tools», remove and reinstall the tick checkbox «Allow non-Market apps»; select the keyboard: «Choose Keyboard / anysoftkeyboard»: enable debug mode: «All Settings / Development / USB debugging».
  12. Run the application and install More Locale Russian localization for external applications.
  13. Activate the on-screen buttons (Back, Menu, Home) by application Button Savior.
  14. Check the operation of other applications, and then reinstall the ones that do not run from the ARC files.
  15. Remove unwanted and disposable (like More Locale) application. Add other necessary applications as needed.

Such video instructions on getting to the root Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight (files are named differently):

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How to bypass registration Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight)?

You can bypass the registration, if you do not need access to the library, shop and service B & N. Bypass registration needed, if you can not register the NOOK Touch (no Wi-Fi / restored from another image / laziness).

Please use the “secret” menu:

  1. On the first registration dialog hold down the right top button and hold your finger on the top of the screen from left to right. In the upper left corner of the button will appear «Factory», you have to press.
  2. On the opening screen «Factory» again hold down the right button and the top tapnut finger in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Bottom left button will appear «Skip Oobe», which must be pressed. After this NOOK move to the home screen, and the fields «Owner» and «Account» from the menu Settings -> About Your NOOK will value «Unavailable».

This method does not affect the official updates.

Useless default programs

After root some programs from the standard firmware melts useless and only take up memory and drain the battery:

  • Browser.apk – standard browser
  • Deviceregistrator.apk – registration Nook The Simple Touch Reader Nook books in the store
  • Gallery.apk – camera
  • Music.apk – Music
  • Nookcommunity.apk – social network Nook
  • Phone.apk – Phone application
  • Picotts.apk – scoring books
  • Quickstartactivity.apk – Quickstart
  • Social.apk – social network Nook
  • Telephonyprovider.apk – phone
  • Ttsservice.apk – service audio books

Remove system applications Nook The Simple Touch Reader you can run Root Unistaller.

How to restore factory settings Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight)?

  1. Press the power button and hold it, then press and hold the lower left and right buttons on the paging ~ 5 seconds.
  2. Confirm your action by pressing the HOME («n»), or cancel them by pressing the POWER (on / off).
  3. To restore all the system files off NOOK Touch and produce eight times interrupted download:
    {xtypo_info}Enable Nook The Simple Touch Readerby pressing the power button (hold about 5 seconds, read aloud or silently to 7-9), as soon as the screen flashes and appears «Read Forever», release the power button and press again and hold (~ 15 seconds, count 25-30, that for sure) to interrupt the boot;{/xtypo_info}
  4. Repeat this process eight times, and then just turn on Reader and let it boot up normally.
  5. If all goes well and the factory settings restored, you will have to re-enter login details Nook The Simple Touch Reader, using a wireless connection and use it.

If you did not, do not worry, just try again.

How to update the official firmware Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight)?

  1. Downloaded from the official website on a computer upgrade file for your device: Nook The Simple Touch Reader or Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight.
  2. Check battery NOOK Touch (Settings> Device Info> Battery). Must be at least 20%, but better – 100%.
  3. Connect the reader to the PC USB-cable and copy the update file (for example, nook_1_1_2_update.zip) in the root directory of the drive «NOOK». Do not remove or rename it!
  4. Disconnect the cable after copying and wait for NOOK Touch will update and install it.
  5. Do not turn off the power during the update and wait for the reboot!

{xtypo_warning} It is important to remember!
If the current firmware is already full (root) access, then an upgrade will not install! {/xtypo_warning}

We must return to the factory settings, to register, update official firmware and get the full (root) access again.

How to turn multitouch (multitouch) on ebooks Nook The Simple Touch Reader?

How multitouch works:

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On your Nook The Simple Touch Reader is required firmware version 1.1 or 1.1.2. Make a backup before proceeding! Files for Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight located below!

To activate the multitouch replace kernel uimage with new. This also enables support for USB-host technology.

  1. Boot from Noogie as when you make back up. Immediately create the backed up firmware;
  2. Utilities using minitool Partition Wizard to install the drive letter (“Change Drive Letter”) to the section “Boot”, where the firmware Nook The Simple Touch Reader;
  3. Unzip this drive new uimage;
  4. Restart Nook The Simple Touch Reader and remove the card from Noogie;
  5. With tools like Root Explorer or copy the file from the system partition / etc / permissions / required_hardware.xml memory card.
  6. Add the following directive:
    {xtypo_code}<feature name=”android.hardware.touchscreen” />
    multitouch” />{/xtypo_code}
  7. Replace the old file with the new file in the firmware of the book and reboot the device.

How to turn multitouch (multitouch) on ebooks Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight?

I have no way to verify this method, because I do not have Nook The Simple Touch Reader with glowlight. The English part of the Internet found a file to activate multitouch. Try at your own risk, but first make a backup.

Some users have complained that in some versions of the new kernel was not working backlight. Try other versions of alternative kernels. These files should be working. Perhaps they can also be set through the previously established for root boot menu clockwork-winimage.

The remaining steps are the same as when you activate multitouch on a standard Nook The Simple Touch Reader.

How to turn on usb-host of electronic book Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight)?

Demonstration of USB-host working from YouTube:

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When you activate the multitouch you put the kernel to support USB-host. From this theme you need to download the USB Mode Utility and install it:

usb-host

To use the utility USB Mode:

  1. Press “off”, to prevent attempts to Nook Simple Touch Reader charging from USB;
  2. Plug the AC adapter USB OTG;
  3. Click the “Host”. The indicator at the bottom will change to green? Click the “Host” again;
  4. Connect the device to the USB OTG adapter.

If everything is done and you want to turn off the USB-Host:

  1. Disconnect the USB OTG adapter;
  2. Hit “Peripheral”;
  3. Press the “Auto”.

I have not found the cable. Why not check.

Here are found and translated:

  • Nook Simple Touch Reader is included in host mode (shows or a_wait_vrise a_host able Usb Mode Utility);
  • LED next to the USB connector on the (specified prailno VBUS);
  • Another icon next to MUSB_HDRC View USB (specify certain devices);
  • Device name and the interfaces listed in the View USB (points to the detection device);
  • Black dot to the right of the device name (indicating that the driver is loaded);
  • Under the keyboard, Kbd: followed by a number (indicating that Linux recognizes the keyboard);
  • Under the keyboard, the word “Qwerty” appears (points, Android recognizes the keyboard);
  • Under Scan code numbers appear (indicating that Android accepts keystrokes);
  • Under Key code, numbers appear (indicating that Android shows keystrokes).

The port is missing is for the keyboard and similar devices. You can connect the adapter wireless keyboard and mouse. If you connect the USB-hub with an external power supply, you can connect a USB drive, external hard drives and download there torrents.

For those who are not found in our tool: Usb Mode 1.6 for Nook Simple Touch

Recommended program for Nook The Simple Touch Reader

  • Any Soft Keyboard – extended keyboard with support for multiple languages. In horizontal mode, the layout is with smiles.
  • Advanced Task Killer Free – task manager.
  • More Locale – change the interface language and the Android software. By default, the Nook The Simple Touch Reader after the firmware interface in English.
  • Button Savior – screen buttons (Back, Home, Menu).
  • Battery Calibration – always calibrate the battery at full charge.
  • Colornote – a simple notebook (notebook) with a reminder function, calendar, backup and synchronization.
  • Cool Reader – reading electronic books.
  • Ebookdroid – View files PDF, djvu, XPS, CBZ, CBR. Fbreader – e-book preview
  • Google Docs
  • Opera Mobile – internet browser. In Opera Mini stupid is no button “Quit” from the application.
  • Web Translator Lite – a translator, which is embedded in Opera Mobile
  • UC Browser – web-browser. I use it. There are problems with the javascripts.
  • Orientation Control – a program to rotate the screen in a horizontal position and back.
  • Quick Boot – fast reboot and off
  • Appbrain App Market – a very cool application for searching and updating programs
  • Super Manager – task manager, applications, files, backup files.
  • Softkeys – more convenient for me to screen buttons.
  • Zeam Launcher Rus – the best application launcher and home screen for Nook The Simple Touch Reader with the Russian interface
  • Gismeteo – Weather Forecast
  • QIP – manager for messaging.
  • Office Suite Free – Office applications
  • SD-Booster – acceleration card

How to install programs on Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight)

Without using Google Market (Play):

  1. Download the installation package to a computer program, for example, 4pda.ru;
  2. Connect Nook The Simple Touch Reader (with glowlight) to the computer using USB-cable;
  3. Copy the installation files to the internal memory Nook The Simple Touch Reader or memory card;
  4. Disconnect the Nook The Simple Touch Reader from the computer;
  5. Through the file manager in the Nook The Simple Touch Reader to open the folder with the installation files and run the files. If the manager is not in the package to root, the program can be downloaded from Google Market;
  6. Accept the terms of the facility;
  7. Done. You can delete the installation files.

If you have questions, you should first read the comments to the original version of the article “Nook The Simple Touch Reader: best book in 2011”. You can translate comments through an translator embedded in my website.

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