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By albertwertz, Senior Member on 11th January 2012, 11:51 AM
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31st March 2012, 12:44 AM |#111  
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@tamara, I don't know that you can access the library from the ADW apps menu. I know you can see your BN apps content from ADW, but the Library? I'll check mine - maybe I'm wrong (?)

It's a good point all. Doesn't make sense to have to install the Nook software on the NT in order to see your Library. Anyone looking at that?

Yeah I see that I can still get to my books.I was just seeing if there was a way to get the book on the ADW home
 
 
31st March 2012, 09:13 PM |#112  
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Yeah I see that I can still get to my books.I was just seeing if there was a way to get the book on the ADW home



You can now use the latest version of ES file explorer for that purpose but if you want to manage your shortcuts then download ES Bookmark Manager.

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4th April 2012, 07:53 AM |#113  
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Root Nook Tablet 1.4.2 using Ubuntu Linux
This worked great with 1.4.2. Thank you very much.

I was helping a friend with her NT and wasn't sure how easy it would be to do this with Ubuntu Linux. Piece of cake. For Linux users: (feel free to include in original post)

1- Download the SD_ROOT_NT16gbV4_6.zip from original post
2- extract the NT16gbV4_6 image file.img file only, you don't need all the other Windows garbage
3-rename the file to get rid of the spaces, I renamed it NT16gbV4_6.img
4-fire up the terminal and CD to the directory your file is in, mine was in the Downloads so (case sensitive of course)

Code:
cd Downloads
5- find out what drive is your sd card, type in

Code:
mount
note all the mounted drives, then plug the sd card in your computer (I use a usb stick card reader), and type

Code:
mount
see which was added and ignore the number. Mine was sdb1 (sdb). Yours maybe sdc or whatever. Please use your head, you don't want to erase your computers hard drive by choosing the wrong drive.

6- while the sd card is plugged in, type in the terminal

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dd if=NT16gbV4_6.img of=/dev/sdb
assuming that you are already in the directory your file is in, you have renamed the file as I did, and your sd card is sdb. Make any changes accordingly and press enter. It took about 2-3 minutes for the img file to be written.

7-then follow the instruction in the original post.
6th April 2012, 01:45 AM |#114  
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Installed fine but when i try to setup email i get an error says cannot find application email.
12th April 2012, 02:27 AM |#115  
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Okay I'm gonna try to root my gf's 16gb 1.4.2 tablet. One question though. If i do this will i have the B&N apps i currently have AND android market? (Google play lol)

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12th April 2012, 02:36 AM |#116  
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Oh and is it also necessary to install a OTA blocker? If so, why? Just being pre cautious. Thanks in advance

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15th April 2012, 10:28 PM |#117  
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Oh and is it also necessary to install a OTA blocker? If so, why? Just being pre cautious. Thanks in advance

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why? because if you don't do it when B&n release the next update you will get it and so root and most of your apps will be broken.
Advice install CWM and make a backup once you finish setting up your girlfriend's NT so if something happens in a future and you need to revert back to what you had you will be able to.
Sideload CMW app and other apps via ADB (don't know if it works but it should though) you may want to edit your build.prop to make google play think your gf's NT is a nexus S or droid 3 so you can see more apps in there. Check here

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Okay I'm gonna try to root my gf's 16gb 1.4.2 tablet. One question though. If i do this will i have the B&N apps i currently have AND android market? (Google play lol)

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yes
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16th April 2012, 02:22 PM |#118  
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why? because if you don't do it when B&n release the next update you will get it and so root and most of your apps will be broken.
Advice install CWM and make a backup once you finish setting up your girlfriend's NT so if something happens in a future and you need to revert back to what you had you will be able to.
Sideload CMW app and other apps via ADB (don't know if it works but it should though) you may want to edit your build.prop to make google play think your gf's NT is a nexus S or droid 3 so you can see more apps in there. Check here


yes

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22nd April 2012, 06:52 AM |#119  
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HI
Does this work for NT 8GB with 1.4.2
Just bought NT8 with firmware 1.4.2
I followed the instruction and i have checked all files are on SD card
however I cant seem to boot either with usb cable, power and N button or power button alone.
Nothing comes up the screen just keep blank.
When I remove the sd card it boot up again.
I tried with 4 different sd cards.
Am I missing something ?

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22nd April 2012, 01:27 PM |#120  
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please provide a step by step of your process...

Take sd card, put in nook, unmount and erase
plug in usb to mount to pc
unpack file to desktop
run exe
chose sd image
chose external sd on nook (not mynook drive)
write
unplug usb and turn off
pop sd out and in, plug in usb, leave alone.
let us know what happens.

The files work, they have been tested. Most of the time, if they dont work, its user error.
22nd April 2012, 05:42 PM |#121  
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Originally Posted by albertwertz

please provide a step by step of your process...

Take sd card, put in nook, unmount and erase
plug in usb to mount to pc
unpack file to desktop
run exe
chose sd image
chose external sd on nook (not mynook drive)
write
unplug usb and turn off
pop sd out and in, plug in usb, leave alone.
let us know what happens.

The files work, they have been tested. Most of the time, if they dont work, its user error.

I re-downloaded the img files 3 times to make sure its not corrupt files.
I tried two method to write into the sd card(through Nook tablet or sd card reader) and tested 4 different cards (Sandisk, transcend, adata and microcenter 2GB).


The 1st one I followed your instruction
1. I turn off the nook and put the sd card
2. turn on nook and connect the USb cable
3. select the sd card and erase the content
4. open the win32diskimager, select the img file and write to ex-sd (not mynook)
5. once its done unplug the usb (ignoring when asked to format) and turn off the nook

the 2nd method I use sd card reader directly
1. put the sd card into the sd card reader
2. format the card with SDformater
3. open windisk32imager select the img file and writte
4. once its done put the card into nook


After all the above I tried
- plugging the USB cable to the nook (either to power supply or computer)
- Press Power + N at the same time ( I press it for over 3 minutes)
- Press Power button by itself

They all just blank screen
no N symbol pop up like your video
And if I press Power and N for long time it comes up with "do you want to factory reset your nook" message

I checked all cards
they all contains 5 files and 2 folders
boot.img
flashing_boot.img
MLO
u-boot.bin
Root_8gb_or_16gb_NTV4_6.zip

Folders
Apps
TitaniumBackup


Any advise ??
BTW this is Nook tablet 8GB with 1.4.2 firmware
just bought it 2 days ago.

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