Until we get a dedicated forum, at that time this thread can be moved, we can talk about development and progress aside from rooting. I'll start off with remapping the buttons on the front of the device.
In DOS you can pull the keyboard map file below
adb pull /system/usr/keylayout/TWL4030_Keypad.kl
Once pulled you can edit it in a program like Notepad++ and edit the following lines
key 407 RIGHT_NEXTPAGE
key 412 LEFT_NEXTPAGE
key 139 LEFT_PREVPAGE
key 158 RIGHT_PREVPAGE
You can change LEFT_NEXTPAGE to MENU and LEFT_PREVPAGE to BACK and now you have hard mapped Menu and Back buttons. I have ordered my own nook I've just been messing with a co-workers so I haven't found the Power button or "n" button mappings if they are in fact in the file.
Finally you can push the file back to the nook
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 /system
adb push TWL4030_Keypad.kl /system/usr/keylayout/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/usr/keylayout/TWL4030_Keypad.kl
Originally Posted by zonyl
I've locked it up before when trying to boot nookie. Called tech support and they told me that holding down power button more than 20 secs, does a hardware reboot. Works.