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I've just received Nook simple touch. It was bought from USA and sent to Bangladesh. After unpacking, I powered on the device and followed the steps. At one stage it connects with the wifi network successfully. Then, It shows error message -"Sorry we're having trouble setting up your Nook...."

I communicated with Nook support and share the serial number. Their feedback was "my Nook is disabled, that's why it is not registering..." usually the device is disabled for lost, stolen etc cases. But I told that the device was purchased from bestbuy.com and it reached to me with intact packet. Also I have invoice of it. But they told me to talk to Bestbuy.com.
Later, I called to Nook's hotline asked that where the issue is related to the location from where I'm trying to use it. Feedback was - Nook is useable only from USA and UK having a valid credit card. It cannot be used from Bangladesh.

Now, what should I do to make it workable from Bangladesh?
 
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Maybe this from the Mobileread.com Nook forums:

As long as the epub files you wish to load on the machine are without DRM, like those in Mobileread's own library, the answer is yes. In fact, that is how I've been using the Nook ST for the last week. I'm setting this reader up for my mom who doesn't have wifi or internet access. Since I'm going to sideloading everything anyway, it seemed stupid to bother with registering the nook.

Here's how after you initially charge the nook and activate the unit:

How to Skip OoBE Experience

1. Enter the Factory Screen by holding the TOP RIGHT Button and slide your
finger across the top of the Nook from left to right. A button labeled
"Factory" will appear in the top left of the screen.

2. Once in the Factory screen, hold down the TOP RIGHT Button and tap in the bottom right of the screen.

3. A new button will appear labeled "Skip Oobe". Tap that and you're done!

While you are at it, you might consider installing the latest software update, which you can manually d/l on your computer and install on the nook via USB.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Soft...uch/379003175/
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But....be aware that a few subsequent posts in the same thread suggested that battery drain was unusually high when using the Nook unregistered. Maybe there are other solutions out there.But it's a start.
 
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You can gut all the B&N stuff if you like.
You will not be able to read B&N DRMed purchased content.
You will still be able to use it for Adobe Digital Editions from OverDrive (which have other DRM).
That's how you read library books (at least here).

When unregistered B&N can use a lot of current.

Turning WiFi on but never actually using it since it was started uses a lot of current.
Turning WiFi on, using it for something, leaving it on is not nearly as bad.
Sounds confusing? It is.

 
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I'm intrigued by this problem and have done some reading online about various peoples experiences. Many had the device registered in the US before taking possession in their respective countries. Some use non-US credit cards without any problem. It seems that there are differences which may be related to firmware versions and perhaps even to changing B&N policies (many of the posts I read are 2-4 years old).

There's a lively Russian Nook users group over on the-ebook.org. Reading through a rough Google translation (always fun) it seems that the standard approach there is to select a US time zone (change it after registration) and skip the credit card part. It might be easier to set up a B&N account on the B&N website first (although that does require a credit card--surely they accept valid international CCs?). In any case, there don't seem to be any additional issues mentioned by the Russians with regard to registration. Curious.

The OP does not state if the intent is to purchase ebooks from B&N or just to have a functioning eink reader for side-loaded material. I guess it is possible to root without registering if you never want to interact with the B&N store, then remove the B&N stuff that is causing the battery drain (or however much of the B&N stuff you want to remove).

It would help to have more info about the intended use for the Nook in question. Meanwhile, shame on BestBuy....

[addendum: Aha! Try this thread]
 
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Thanks a lot nmyshkin

Now I able to use Nook by using you bypass method. Also the battery drain seems faster (40% in 3days).

Another problem is wifi connectivity. I want to use wifi to browse internet (using the hidden trick). How can I do it?
 
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Now I able to use Nook by using you bypass method. Also the battery drain seems faster (40% in 3days).
Yes, as warned. This is the reason to pursue other options because the battery ought to last for a few weeks, not a day or two.

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Another problem is wifi connectivity. I want to use wifi to browse internet (using the hidden trick). How can I do it?
Unless you have a very early firmware release (unlikely at this date of purchase), you probably can't use that old trick. It was "fixed" in the second or third firmware update so that the default Android browser became unreachable without rooting.

If you want internet access (and/or email, etc.) your best bet is to root the device. To my mind the easiest way to accomplish this is with NookManager. If you want Google apps (and access to the Play Store for more apps) then you can do that after rooting here, or follow the link to it in the NookManager post.

However, unless you want to selectively delete some B&N stuff after rooting, it would be better if you could get the device registered before you root. Now that you know at least one work-around to get the Nook sort of running, maybe try a factory reset and then approach the registration as the Russians have and see if it works for you.
 
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However, unless you want to selectively delete some B&N stuff after rooting, it would be better if you could get the device registered before you root. Now that you know at least one work-around to get the Nook sort of running, maybe try a factory reset and then approach the registration as the Russians have and see if it works for you.
Could you please suggest the Russian method by which I'll be able to register?
 
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If you have a launcher installed you can simply select "OOBE" (Out Of Box Experience).

If you don't have a launcher installed, ADB:
Code:
adb shell am start -n com.nook.oobe/.o.ORoot
(That's dot, small O, dot, capital O)

If you are not rooted you'll have to follow the other instructions above.

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