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By jeff_kz, Member on 10th December 2012, 04:56 PM
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2nd June 2016, 03:08 PM |#461  
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Hi,

I can install Nook Manager and root my NST no problems, but as others have found the Amazon Store App does not work.

Does anyone know how I can get soemthing like the Kindle, Kobo or similar App on to the NST so i can use the store and purchase books through the NST itself?

I tried using NTGAppAttack, but the Google store it came with doesnt work (at least not on my device).

Im stumped....

Any ideas wouuld be much appreciated.

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2nd June 2016, 07:52 PM |#462  
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Originally Posted by Cooky75

Hi,

I can install Nook Manager and root my NST no problems, but as others have found the Amazon Store App does not work.

Does anyone know how I can get soemthing like the Kindle, Kobo or similar App on to the NST so i can use the store and purchase books through the NST itself?

I tried using NTGAppAttack, but the Google store it came with doesnt work (at least not on my device).

Im stumped....

Any ideas wouuld be much appreciated.

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Cooky

If you have ADB working you can install apps wirelessly from your PC (assuming you have a local copy of the apk file). But it would be better to get the Market up and working. Some people have recently had trouble with the Market sign-in process that was suggested for the GApps installation. There is an older process that apparently still works but relies on the YouTube app being present along with the GApps package. Just remember, both require some wait time before the Market will recognize the device (which it sees as "phone"). And whatever finally works for you, you will always get the "no content" message from the Market app and you will never be able to search directly from it. That's why you need SearchMarket.

If you are only just starting it might be worth it to try the process all over again (i.e., use Nook Manager to restore to factory, then root, then try the GApps install again) but with a small difference. You can add the YouTube app to your Nook Manager SD card before you try a new root, along with a script file to install it as part of the package. That way if the Market sign-in (following the directions for the GApps package) fails again, you will have the YouTube app already installed and can try the sign-in the old way.

So, if you're not having luck getting ADB going (you should already have the ADB Konnect app installed) and therefore can't install the YouTube app that way, you can try altering the Nook Manager card just slightly. Take a look at the card directory on your PC and find the folder files/data/app. You should see some apk files there. Add a copy of the YouTube app (attached below). Then locate the folder scripts and add the install_youtube file (attached below also--REMOVE the ".txt" from the file name before you use it).

That should do it. Run NookManager as normal on your factory-restored NST, rooting and then installing the GApps package. Try the Market sign-in process as instructed (you never said if you got a sign-in error or anything?). Wait as suggested and then see if you can access the Market. If after a day or so you still have no joy, then follow the old method:

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1. At the Android Welcome Screen skip Sign In.
2. Enable Location Services when given the option.
3. Connect to Wifi and launch Youtube from ADW's App Drawer (Or the App Drawer of your Choice).
4. Click the Menu button (The right one in the middle of the status bar).
5. Select "My Channel" and Login using your Gmail Account.
6. Exit Youtube and Launch Gmail from ADW's App Drawer.
7. Sync your Gmail Account and Exit. (If it fails to sync that is fine.)

At this time Market fails and you must wait up to a day. Just check it every so often.

Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service.

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File Type: apk YouTube.apk - [Click for QR Code] (608.7 KB, 40 views)
File Type: txt install_youtube.txt - [Click for QR Code] (80 Bytes, 62 views)
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3rd June 2016, 06:00 PM |#463  
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Thanks for the advice @nmyshkin, I went to follow your advice this morning and found that 'Phone' had now appeared in my list of devices when i select to install SearchMarket from the Play store on my PC. So i selected it and it said that SearchMarket will be sent to my device shortly. This was about 8 hours ago but there is no sign of it on the NST yet. I have been checking regularly and making sure the WiFi is on and connected. On the Play store it says SearchMarket is installed on my device, even though its not in the Apps list on the NST yet. Am i looking in the right place (the apps list where Market and Gmail etc are)? Do I just need to wait a bit longer, or has something gone wrong?

PS: I successfully logged in with my Google account after installing NTGAppsAttack

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3rd June 2016, 08:07 PM |#464  
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Thanks for the advice @nmyshkin, I went to follow your advice this morning and found that 'Phone' had now appeared in my list of devices when i select to install SearchMarket from the Play store on my PC. So i selected it and it said that SearchMarket will be sent to my device shortly. This was about 8 hours ago but there is no sign of it on the NST yet. I have been checking regularly and making sure the WiFi is on and connected. On the Play store it says SearchMarket is installed on my device, even though its not in the Apps list on the NST yet. Am i looking in the right place (the apps list where Market and Gmail etc are)? Do I just need to wait a bit longer, or has something gone wrong?


PS: I successfully logged in with my Google account after installing NTGAppsAttack

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I have had that kind of thing happen to me before. If you're sure that the "phone" is your NST then I would just do a reinstall, with your NST (Wi-Fi on) sitting right there next to the computer. Even though the PlayStore says the app is installed it should still allow a retry. You could also open the Market app and take a look at "My Apps". It would be interesting to see if SearchMarket shows up there.

If it still doesn't work then you are going to need to get ADB going for your NST so you can install SearchMarket that way. Then you can do installs from the Market directly on the NST. Wireless ADB is not difficult. You already have the app installed. All you need to do is download "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" and install them on your PC.

But first, try the install from the Market via your PC again.

Edit: have you disabled any apps? There are surprising dependencies among the apps, especially system apps, so it's not a good idea to disable or delete anything until you have a working system, and then disable is better than delete in case the app turns out to be important somehow.

Edit, Edit: OK, I just tried this with a simple app I didn't want. My NST does not want to respond today, although it has many times in the past. That behavior could be changing. So I opened the Market app and looked at "My Apps". At the bottom of the list was the app I had "installed" from my PC. It said "Free" but did not say "installed". When I touched that it took me to the Market page for the app where I was given the option to "install". Try it. SearchMarket might just be waiting there for you. That's not the way things are supposed to work, but it may be the future for the NST and the Market.
Any anyway, once you have SearchMarket installed you're good to go.
5th June 2016, 08:20 PM |#465  
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Thanks @nmyshkin. I tried but no joy

Must admit I gave in today and bought a Kindle eReader. Many thanks for your help though. Much appreciated.

Cooky
6th June 2016, 12:39 AM |#466  
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Thanks @nmyshkin. I tried but no joy

Must admit I gave in today and bought a Kindle eReader. Many thanks for your help though. Much appreciated.

Cooky

Sorry it didn't work out for you. I wondered about this for awhile thinking there should be a "just in case" level to NookManager rooting. But it's been a long time since I did it. So I looked up ReLaunch (which is the default launcher that comes with the package). It seems it has a built-in file manager. If that's the case it should be possible to install apps directly through the file manager (assuming the package installer picks up the request). So, for example, you could copy the SearchMarket apk file to a folder on the NST using the USB connection from your PC. Then try to open that apk file using the ReLaunch file manager. Generally with file managers this invokes the package installer and you're off (assuming you have "unknown sources" enabled, which is true after using NookManager).

Anyway, just in case someone else comes along with a similar situation, I've attached a copy of SearchMarket below (seems like it should be part of the original package....). Good luck with the Kindle
6th August 2016, 10:28 PM |#467  
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I rooted my Nook and tried to install Cool Reader - cr3.1.2-87-zerolab.net_armv7a.apk
but keep getting Not Installed, tried with ADB GUI and get RO filesystem error, also tried simply copying apk to Media folder instead of installing, but not showing as app. [root/media] cannot copy to root/system/media, as it is RO

(Was on 1.2.1 before rooting.)

Never had so much trouble installing apps post root.

Can I add apk to NookManager so it installs as part of root?
7th August 2016, 01:32 AM |#468  
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I rooted my Nook and tried to install Cool Reader - cr3.1.2-87-zerolab.net_armv7a.apk
but keep getting Not Installed, tried with ADB GUI and get RO filesystem error, also tried simply copying apk to Media folder instead of installing, but not showing as app. [root/media] cannot copy to root/system/media, as it is RO

(Was on 1.2.1 before rooting.)

Never had so much trouble installing apps post root.

Can I add apk to NookManager so it installs as part of root?

Assuming that the version of Cool Reader you have will run on the NST, you should just be able to copy the apk file to a folder on your SD card and access it with a file manager of some sort. It should install right away. Dropping the apk file into a folder is not going to work unless it's a system app and then it would go into system/app and require a reboot to work. Other apps install into data/app but the apk file has to be manipulated by the PackageInstaller, so you need to make a folder ("Downloads"?) on your SD card and work from there via a file manager.
7th August 2016, 02:20 PM |#469  
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Thanks, tried different versions and some don't install, some install and black screen on opening, however this one works.
cr3.0.55-26

Hope that's helpful, might want to add to first post.

Got the store in Media folder details from this thread.
23rd October 2016, 03:17 AM |#470  
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Basic Functionality
I rooted 2 Nook Simple Touches with Nook Manager 0.5.0. Both devices have firmware 1.2.1. Install went fine and It installed Relaunch (ver ?) and TouchMod. TouchMod works fine, allowing me to remap some buttons.

But MANY of the Relaunch Advanced Settings do not do anything at all. Whatever I set them to does not alter the Nook. Just 2 examples of many- Eink Screen Full Update Interval in Appearance. If I set it to 3 and save settings and read a book with the B&N reader, it continues its stock behavior by refreshing every 6 screens. Same with Eink Screen Update Mode (2 speed and 1 quality selection). No changes. I don't get it. I did not know if I should look for help on this forum or find the Relaunch forum. This forum has pages and pages of very specific questions about adding apps etc, but I do not see anything on basic functionality. What is it I am missing or do not know??
16th December 2016, 08:13 AM |#471  
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Hi,
I have successfully rooted my device and installed appattack but I cannot get past the android screen. I touch the android but nothing happens. Any idea why?
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