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[IMG] n2T-Recovery - Nook Simple Touch - Factory Restore / Recovery [v:0.2 17.11.11]

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[NOTE] This project is no longer maintained!

Quite a few people seem to end up in non-bootable-states (myself included) when trying to root/app/tweak etc..
So I made a couple of images that will help you trigger Factory Restore on your Nook Simple Touch.

Compability:
Nook Simple Touch - [1.0.0], [1.0.1], [1.1.0]

Requirements:
- A microSD card of atleast 128MB of size (existing data will be lost)
- Make sure your NST is charged! A failed root will drain your NST quickly without you noticing it!

Tools:
- Windows: win32 Disk Imager
- Linux: d'uh .. dd
- Mac: diskutil and dd

Still unsure about tools?, look here

Versions: (You only need one of these depending on how messed up your NST is. Try 0.1 first!)
- Version 0.1 [Without boot partition restoration] n2T-Recovery_0.1.rar (2MB)
- Version 0.2 [With boot partition restoration] n2T-Recovery_0.2.rar (16MB)

Usage:
- Uncompress the image
- Write the image to your mSD card with one of the tools listed above.
- Power up your Nook Touch with the mSD card inserted.
- Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

If all went well you should see the factory restore screen popping up in 10-20 seconds after reboot, and you'll be back to the version your NST was originally shipped with* when it's finished.

If it doesn't, please share your "detailed" story in this thread and feel free to PM me, I've restored quite a few "hopeless" cases

[*] Factory Restore doesn't wipe your /data

Update:
26.11.2012 - Added new download links
28.01.2012 - Moved files to new server

Changelog:
[0.1]
- Initial release

[0.2]
- Rewrites boot partition before triggering Factory Restore

Credits:
- Based on Nook Simple Touch 1.0.0 boot partition
- Made possible by Noogie image by nookDevs
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5th October 2011, 02:52 AM |#2  
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Scary!

But good solution when everything else fails. Thanks!
5th October 2011, 10:29 AM |#3  
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Scary!

But good solution when everything else fails. Thanks!

Nothing scary about it, it only writes to a single file on your N2 to trick it into believing there has been 8 missed boot attempts.
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That is good to know, because timed things on smartphone and the like is a usual way to messy results. Try putting an iphone in DFU mode in order to jailbreak it...
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That is good to know, because timed things on smartphone and the like is a usual way to messy results. Try putting an iphone in DFU mode in order to jailbreak it...

Ah I see your point, but there's really no timing involved with this process.
Cleaned up the instructions a little, thank you.
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6th October 2011, 03:09 AM |#6  
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Did Not Completely Restore, But...
I was able to restore by the following:

1. Tried your method on a rooted (1.00 FW) Touch but it seemed to hang on the last bit of rebooting.
2. I wrote the factory 1.01 update to an SD card using Winimage, turned the Touch off, put the SD Card in, turned the Nook on, let it go to sleep (per BN Instructions for applying update) - it woke up, applied 1.01 and unrooted simultaneously.
3. Reregistered and rerooted using ManualNooter.
6th October 2011, 06:24 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by docfreed

I was able to restore by the following:

1. Tried your method on a rooted (1.00 FW) Touch but it seemed to hang on the last bit of rebooting.
2. I wrote the factory 1.01 update to an SD card using Winimage, turned the Touch off, put the SD Card in, turned the Nook on, let it go to sleep (per BN Instructions for applying update) - it woke up, applied 1.01 and unrooted simultaneously.
3. Reregistered and rerooted using ManualNooter.

do you have a link for the .img for the update? I only found a zip file, not sure how to use Disk Imager to put that on there.

But yeah, I'm experiencing the same issue, hangs on the reboot part.
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Originally Posted by docfreed

I was able to restore by the following:

1. Tried your method on a rooted (1.00 FW) Touch but it seemed to hang on the last bit of rebooting.

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But yeah, I'm experiencing the same issue, hangs on the reboot part.

Not sure what you guys mean by "rebooting part" can you be a little more detailed?

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2. I wrote the factory 1.01 update to an SD card using Winimage, turned the Touch off, put the SD Card in, turned the Nook on, let it go to sleep (per BN Instructions for applying update) - it woke up, applied 1.01 and unrooted simultaneously.

I have never seen or even heard of a 1.0.1 update image.
The 1.0.1 update is distributed as a zip file that has to be saved on the Nooks internal storage trough usb. This makes no sense to me.

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3. Reregistered and rerooted using ManualNooter.

Again this makes no sense, ManualNooter is for Nook Color ..
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Not sure what you guys mean by "rebooting part" can you be a little more detailed?



I have never seen or even heard of a 1.0.1 update image.
The 1.0.1 update is distributed as a zip file that has to be saved on the Nooks internal storage trough usb. This makes no sense to me.



Again this makes no sense, ManualNooter is for Nook Color ..

Answers -
1. By "hanging" I meant it's stuck on the last little bit of writing the restore img - never quite finishes.
2. Just go to BN site and you can download "update.zip 1.01" for the Touch - it gets applied by placing on the root of the internal memory and booting up
3. My Bad - I meant TouchNooter
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1. By "hanging" I meant it's stuck on the last little bit of writing the restore img - never quite finishes.

Ok, so the factory restore got triggered but didn't complete, wonder why.
Did you try to trigger restore again?

I'm gonna look into adding more advanced recovery options to the tool.

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2. Just go to BN site and you can download "update.zip 1.01" for the Touch - it gets applied by placing on the root of the internal memory and booting up

Yes I know, but you said you wrote it to sdcard with winimage, which didn't make any sense
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The only way I can get my nook to boot into a usable environment is by way of a touchnooter bootable mSD. I managed to move the 1.0.1 update onto the NOOK patition, but I had to boot off of a noogie SD (for some reason, USB mode doesn't work when I boot off of touchnooter)to do so. Even after letting it go to sleep, it doesn't seem to recognize that there's an update. I have no clue what to do.


EDIT: Tool is a lifesaver.
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