Originally Posted by LavaChild0809
After rooting with NookManager are there any 'must do' (or highly recommended) actions? For example, I've seen other items in the 'Nook Touch Android Development' and 'Nook Touch Themes and Apps' sub-forums including the likes of 'NoRefresh'. Which of these come recommended to do/install following the root? If it matters; the use case for the Nook is *solely* as an eReader following the root. I would not want battery life to be impacted for the benefit of using the device as a more conventional tablet, for example.
Additionally (though a separate request/question) are there are any particular recommended applications - Perhaps those that have been modified for use on an eInk display, older versions which have better compatibility or any other reason to install direct rather than from the Play Store?
I just did all this stuff a few days ago, so bear in mind im no expert, but then again, my nook hasnt broke XD.
I would assume you have installed gapps? you wont be able to get anything on the market without it, well you can just download the apks but you may as well get the apps, you can delete the ones you dont want after. I think you arent meant to install gapps if you have deleted any b+n apps so do gapps first anyhow.
So what i would really reccommend is delete a load of the useless apks which have no use now, things like phone and camera do this by getting root browser from the play store, and navigating to system/app/ x. There is also dumb b+n stuff like social.apk which can go. You can move apps out rather than straight up delete if you arent sure if its safe to delete, one that i would avoid deleting is latinime, thats the keyboard. Look around the forums for some lists people of made for what you can delete, i cant list them off hand.
Something i would also recommend is getting a slightly better library app which someone in the forum made, you can get it here http://www.temblast.com/android.htm
, its much better than the b and n library app, to install just put it on your sd (the apk) and launch via the homescreen on relaunch (its a file browser) then it will install. This is the same for any other apk's you want to install. Other apps which i like, super sudoku, works great and the browser is decent in all honesty. Advanced task killer is also handy for killing processes which are running, the stock android one is a bit pants.
I would reccomend sorting out your buttons as hotkeys, you should have nook touch mod manager, what i personally have done is left top button (android back) , left bottom button (relaunch) , left bottom button long press (to reader/currently reading) , the buttons on the right are default, n opens up library and my long press n doesnt do anything currently.
Thats all i can think of at the moment, if you have any questions, shoot away!