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20th November 2011, 01:48 AM |#1  
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Note from developer: If you want to block OTA updates, just use the adb hijack app once (click the button on it once) and then you can run the OTA block part of this script and every other mod for it. The hijacker is right below this V
If you already ran this script but want to apply the mods from an update to the script: Just use this method to be able to rerun the script

NOTE: Anyone who is having problems with drivers, <-- That explains the two most common problems.

Step by step video from my friend Albert to gain root access:

This also includes a gApps install section in it incase you decide you want to run that.

You may NOT use the included script in your work without atleast asking me as of now, this may change in the future but I dont want to have to hop from thread to thread just to offer support when I can keep the answers organized for all to find. So please just ask first.

I have gotten zergRush to work on the nook tablet as well as created a batch script for you to run to allow you to root your tablet. This does NOT unlock the bootloader software/hardware checks this is just so you can remove whatever unnecessary crap you wish to get the **** off your device.


Root (obviously)
Gapps install
De-bloat menu
System mods (New gallery, email, keyboard, and live wallpaper support)
Launcher install (Choice of 3!)
Homecatcher installer (if you install a launcher in the previously mentioned feature)
Root check
USB Vendor ID check.

Needed files for root:
You need drivers first:

here is an app to pull up usb debugging menu
<robertely> Also note, that while that box will remain checked, the setting is not persistant.
<robertely> So you have to flick the top 'Usb Development' box twice to get it working.
Download Link for rooting script:

How to get adb debugging enabled:
Download the apk provided in the second download link to be able to access the menu *if you're just installing an app the first time, it will pull up the menu anyway but this is more for AFTER you have root as a convienance to access usb debugging and whatnot. Just try to install the apk *or open it if you already set unknown sources* and you will get a prompt to allow non-market apps. Click settings then you should be able to see "Unknown sources" check that followed by going into "Development" and check the 2 "Usb Debugging" boxes and uncheck "auto mount" then your nook tablet is ready to be used in debugging mode.

Instructions to root:

1. Download the "usbdrivers" zip
2. Download the "Nook&"
3. Extract both to a folder C:\ntroot\
4. Now you should see the following files and folders inside c:\ntroot:
5. Run "runmefirst.bat" and follow the instructions.

6a. When the batch file opens the device manager, If you don't see a broken device icon next to "NOOK Tablet" then you may have some other generic drivers taking over. Not sure how to remove them so you will have to move to another PC that has never had a tablet hooked up and start over.

6b. If you do see NOOK Tablet with a broken device icon.. then right click and choose "update driver". Choose "Let me specify where the driver is" and browse to the c:\ntroot\usbdriver folder and hit ok. It should install and you can click "OK" to the warning about unsigned drivers.

7. Run "NookandZergy.bat" and follow the instructions
7a. If you see a long string of numbers/letters it's your device
Now you should have root.

How to Unroot and Undo system mods: Check out this thread:

7.5: Added file to block OTA's directly instead of needing titanium backup and did a few script fixes as well as added brianf21's hiddensettings app.
7.0.1: Fixed minor bug where systemui mod was not being properly installed (wrong command was used)  NOTE: You will get force closes from the systemui until the script finishes and reboots your tablet.
7.0: Allowed recognition of users that used ADB Hijacker app to allow for system mods to occur even if you didnt choose them with the script originally
6.0: Added ricochet1k's SystemUI mod to have perm back / menu button on status bar + have N automatically redirect to home on first click
6.0: (continued) fixed the sdcard check for users since Zerg causes auto unmount of the sdcard
5.2: Added check for sdcard to install files
5.0.1: Added option for access to the titanium backup and push them to sdcard even if you are already rooted
5.0: Added Titanium backup as well as files needed to block OTA's
4.7: New Market added (3.4.4)
4.6: Added permissions fix.
4.5.5: (Debloater): Added Extreme Debloater option
4.5: Debloated updated to be a customized menu (Has a menu included now) found here
4.1: Removed bugs
4.0: Included de-bloater and launcher install (you get to choose!)
3.5: Updated to check for proper USB Vendor ID as well as check for root.
3.0: Updated to include system app  replacements (Keyboard, Email, Gallery) As well as adding live wallpapers for other launchers. You need to choose to run this part of the script same as gApps.
2.7: Updated Gapps to latest [9/30/2011]
2.5: Fixed a few minor typo's/bugs with the script
v2.1: Added usb vendor id addition to adb_usb.ini
v2.0: Rewritten script to allow for more user choices; added Gapps installer (thanks anlog); Added busybox installer apk and debug menu puller (allows you to access debugging menu)
v1.1 Updated superuser apk
v1.0: Official release
v.75: Updated to install SU and superuser.apk
v.5: Initial release
Gojimi for his HomeCatcher.apk
Developers of ADW launcher for their APK
Developers of Go launcher for their APK
Syndicate Apps for their Honeycomb Launcher
anlog for finding out how to get nook color drivers to work and general testing
Team Revolutionary for their exploit
B&N for using android like good little sheep
suicideclown for bearing with me while I tried to get it to work on his computer until anlog found the driver fix.
Dsstrainer for the simplified instructions.
How to do it manually instead of running the Nook&Zergy.bat file (for linux or mac users or someone who wants to do it all manually)

Install drivers and follow instructions up until running the batch file then do the following commands in order:
adb push zergrush /data/local/zergy
adb shell "chmod 755 /data/local/zergy;cd /data/local/;./zergy"
adb wait-for-device install Superuser.apk
adb remount
adb push su /data/local/tmp/
adb shell cd /data/local/tmp;chmod 777 su;cd /;mount -o remount,rw -t rootfs rootfs /;
adb push su /system/bin/su
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

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Unroot method can be found here

Rooted nook tablet using my method
Taken from inside of barnes and noble;
Last edited by Indirect; 5th January 2012 at 10:23 PM. Reason: update
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