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.