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[N2E] Nook 2nd Edition Touch - Root

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By zonyl, Senior Member on 5th June 2011, 02:36 PM
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The Nook 2nd Edition (E-Ink) "Touch" has been rooted by JesusFreke:

see http://nookdevs.com/NookTouch_Rooting

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Nook 2nd Edition (E-Ink) Root (WIP):

Received a Nook 2nd Edition in the mail yesterday,after signing in, and reading a few pages of a book, decided to try and explore the device for a way to get root. I would like to load the Kindle app and use the built-in browser (hidden from the UI however does appear when needed for Authentication to Google).

I tried the NC barebones nooter image, which contains the TI-Xloader and uboot code on an SD card. This caused the nook to lockup. This is partially good news as it does appear to load the Image from the SD Card at least in much the same way the NC does. As suspected the drivers are quite a bit different from the NC though which is probably why it fails to get to RNDIS.

I also did an exhaustive TCP / UDP port scan 1-65532 which yielded nothing.

To "reset" the N2E after locking up:
- Hold the power button down for 20 secs
- Press power button again
- Plug USB into computer or wall charger

Im going to do a wireshark of the bootup and see if there is anything of interest there as well and post back.

It would be nice to get a rom dump of this thing or an update file. Without either of those this is going to be difficult for me to get much farther.
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5th June 2011, 04:14 PM |#2  
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Great, totally supporting you in the process !

Would love a real e-Ink Android tablet

How does it look so far? Is it a good piece of hardware ?
5th June 2011, 08:20 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by zonyl

Nook 2nd Edition (E-Ink) Root (WIP):

I tried the NC barebones nooter image, which contains the TI-Xloader and uboot code on an SD card. This caused the nook to lockup. This is partially good news as it does appear to load the Image from the SD Card at least in much the same way the NC does. As suspected the drivers are quite a bit different from the NC though which is probably why it fails to get to RNDIS.

Most likely the memory configuration differs from the NC enough that x-loader doesn't get very far. If someone can do a teardown we can get some clues, as well as see if the PMIC is the same/similar to the one in the NC so that we could turn on the serial over the USB port for early debug. Or wait for BN to release source.
5th June 2011, 08:22 PM |#4  
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I would get one if rooted. It would be great to have a device that could do simple internet functions with 3 weeks battery.

Sent from my NookColor
6th June 2011, 03:27 AM |#5  
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If this happens, I will totally be buying a Nook 2nd in fall =D. Good luck!
6th June 2011, 06:48 PM |#6  
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Yes, any general comments/impressions on the N2E would be of interest, thanks !
6th June 2011, 10:53 PM |#7  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k22BB8VPI5o">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k22BB8VPI5o" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">

not from me but the fun starts.

https://github.com/JesusFreke/nooktouch_uboot
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6th June 2011, 11:46 PM |#8  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k22BB8VPI5o">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k22BB8VPI5o" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">

not from me but the fun starts.

https://github.com/JesusFreke/nooktouch_uboot

Great Find! =D Thanks.
7th June 2011, 02:59 AM |#9  
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Oh my... I have no reason, at all to justify getting one of these. But man, do I want one.
7th June 2011, 03:36 AM |#10  
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Nookdevs promises details soon:

"Congratulations to JesusFreke for rooting the nook touch. Details coming soon."
http://nookdevs.com/MediaWiki:Sitenotice
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