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[NST]MinimalTouch 1.1beta5 (+Index to manual rooting)

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By eded333, Senior Member on 14th November 2011, 11:50 PM
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Officially supported by The Nooter Project for Nook Simple Touch

http://code.google.com/p/nooter/

MinimalTouch 1.1beta5

  • Information:

    • What it does:
      • Enables ADB via uRamdisk
      • Installs su and Superuser.apk
      • Installs Busybox and sqlite3
      • All zips install ADW launcher + NookColorTools + MinimalisticBlack theme + Minimalistic Text Widget + Button Savior with eink friendly skins.
    • Bugs:
      • Two step method (necessary to avoid the 1+ day wait time on market).

    • Future updates:(In order of priority)
      • Block automatic updates (Accidentally taken off on last update).
      • Officially make it compatible with 1.1.2
      • Check /system version and proceed install, if not force update to 1.1.2
      • Make a 1 step process.
      • Automatically backup and zip /factory to SDcard, to avoid having to make a full backup before rooting, and to use in conjunction with Touch-Formatter
      • Minimal zips install my stripped down repack of Gapps.
      • Fulltouch zips include the complete package of Gapps.

      • All W zips install ADB wireless Uramdisk.
      • All U zips install ADB USB Uramdisk + ADB widget to enable wireless adb at need.
      • All X zips include NookTouchTools + Xorzone's mods, for more details on this, read (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1289894).
      • All beta5 in conjunction with Unroot.zip include a way to backup and restore the original files modified by the rooting process, and delete all apps installed after rooting.
      • Unroot restores the original files modified and deletes all installed programs after or during the rooting process (only use with beta5).

    • Files that get Modified:
      • /boot/uRamdisk - enables ADB over wifi or usb
      • /system/build.prop - enables google check-in service and fakes signature, to enable protected apps on market
      • /data/system/packages.xml - enables Gapps to work correctly once installed
      • /system/framework/framework.jar - generates Android ID
      • /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db - enables Non-Market Installs
      • Also on X files:
        • /system/framework/services.jar
        • /system/framework/android.policy.jar


  • User manual:

    • Things you will need before rooting:
      1. Update your NST to 1.1 (http://nooter.googlecode.com/files/nook_1_1_update.zip)

      2. CWM: Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1360994
        Direct download links:
        http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...5&d=1323121399
        http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...4&d=1323121315
        Download it and burn it to an sd-card, (windows users use this to burn the image https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download)
        (If the last version dosn't work, try the first).
        You must have an external microSDCard reader to burn CWM, not the NST.

      3. Understand the button layout of CWM:
        Both Buttons on the left: BACK
        Upper button on the right: UP
        Lower button on the right: DOWN
        n button: SELECT
        Power button: TOGGLE DISPLAY


      4. Download 2 zips from one of the different releases listed underneath:You can choose what first part to use on each folder, which can be the original MinimalTouch (coreGapps+launcher,etc), or the Fulltouch(fullGapps+launcher,etc).
        The second part zip is obligatory.

    • Select the package version to use:
    • Installing instructions:
      1. Copy the zips onto the root directory of the sdcard you burned the CWM.(Don't extract them)
        1. Insert the sdcard on your nook, and boot it.
        2. On CWM select Choose install from zip, choose zip from sdcard, MinimalTouch-PART-1-START.zip, click yes and wait 1+ minute, (or FullTouch-PART-1-START.zip)
        3. Go back, eject the sd card, and click reboot.
        1. If you selected the extended package with Touchnooter apps:
          At the Android Welcome Screen skip Sign In
          Enable Location Services when given the option.
        2. Select ADW launcher as default.
        3. Log in on YouTube, by clicking options, my channel, add acount, use a complete Gmail account not just the username, accept the messages, open Gmail but dont add any account to it, just click options and force sync it, force sync it until it fails to sync and closes (FC), it may take some tryes and time, dont desist, then open market and it will fail to sync, DO IT, dont skip this steps as they are necessary for building correctly the databases.
        4. Easy steps from here on.
        5. Shut down your Nook.
        1. Insert the sdcard on your nook, and boot it.
        2. On CWM select Choose install from zip, choose zip from sdcard, MinimalTouch-PART-2-END.zip, click yes and wait.
        3. Go back remove the SD-card, reboot.
        4. The system will load, open Gmail let it sync, wait a bit, if it dosn't, force it to sync, it will work.
        5. Open market, accept policies, and you are ready to go .




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15th November 2011, 01:25 AM |#2  
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Hi,

thanks for the guide. I have a dumb question. Could you please provide the correct sqlite3 url to use for the download?

Thanks.
15th November 2011, 01:50 AM |#3  
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Eded,

All I can say is that I am truly sorry. The nooter didn't work because I was dumb enough not to read instructions properly. Now I added the uramdisk to the nooter/boot directory, not root directory!!!!!!!!!!!
Now it worked, and I restored the apps I downloaded with titanium backup pro.
Thing is: market (with vending.apk installed over original market) doesn't reach the server properly when I press "my apps", and I am still not able to find my device on the android market in my computer.
On the rest, it works! Thanks for everyone who gave tips!!!
15th November 2011, 02:31 AM |#4  
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I already rooted my nook with touchnooter for 1.1 can I use the instructions to just install market or do I have to start from scratch.
15th November 2011, 07:13 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopedangel

I already rooted my nook with touchnooter for 1.1 can I use the instructions to just install market or do I have to start from scratch.

You have no need to start from scratch

You can use this method to install gapps.
Just remember to delete the other apps as launcher, etc, that you have allready installed from the package I posted.

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Originally Posted by apeine

Eded,

All I can say is that I am truly sorry. The nooter didn't work because I was dumb enough not to read instructions properly. Now I added the uramdisk to the nooter/boot directory, not root directory!!!!!!!!!!!
Now it worked, and I restored the apps I downloaded with titanium backup pro.
Thing is: market (with vending.apk installed over original market) doesn't reach the server properly when I press "my apps", and I am still not able to find my device on the android market in my computer.
On the rest, it works! Thanks for everyone who gave tips!!!

Dont worry, **** happens It's easy to mess up if you are in a hurry, it happens to me alot.
Can you still search and install from market, even if it dosnt appear en the pc?
15th November 2011, 10:11 AM |#6  
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Hi,

thanks for the guide. I have a dumb question. Could you please provide the correct sqlite3 url to use for the download?

Thanks.

I will when I get home.
15th November 2011, 11:55 AM |#7  
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Is it possible to modify the partition to enlarge the 250mb partition? I heard that 750 mb is reserved to b&n contents and i find it a waste of space.
15th November 2011, 12:57 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by user4242

Is it possible to modify the partition to enlarge the 250mb partition? I heard that 750 mb is reserved to b&n contents and i find it a waste of space.

Not sure what you mean?
Nook partition (6) is 252MB and Data partition (8) is 841MB
There's no partition "reserved" for B&N contents, it uses both and so can you.

Code:
Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system  Flags
 1      16.4kB  79.7MB  79.7MB  primary   fat32        boot, lba
 2      79.7MB  96.5MB  16.8MB  primary   fat32        lba
 3      96.5MB  296MB   199MB   primary   ext2
 4      296MB   1942MB  1646MB  extended
 5      296MB   598MB   302MB   logical   ext2
 6      598MB   849MB   252MB   logical   fat16        lba
 7      849MB   1101MB  252MB   logical   ext3
 8      1101MB  1942MB  841MB   logical   ext3
15th November 2011, 01:18 PM |#9  
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Yes but i can't put my files on the b&n reserved partition.
So if i want to put only my contents on the nook i have only 250 mb.

Right?
15th November 2011, 01:50 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by user4242

Yes but i can't put my files on the b&n reserved partition.
So if i want to put only my contents on the nook i have only 250 mb.

Right?

Sure you can, but only the Nook partition is auto mounted trough USB.
If you want to put files in /data/media you can use adb or some filemanager app.
15th November 2011, 02:00 PM |#11  
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thanks Ros87, thats just another reason to nooter my NST.

I'm still on 1.0 and my plan is to:
1. backup 1.0 with the help of the link in your sig.
2. upgrade to 1.1. from B&N servers
3. Follow the guide in this thread and nooter it manually...

Smart? or do you have any tips for me?
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