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Tutorial: How to unbrick/unroot Nook Simple Touch Glowlight

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By ipedro3, Junior Member on 17th January 2013, 01:33 PM
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TUTORIAL: How to unbrick/unroot Nook Simple Touch Glowlight


First at all, sorry for my english errors, I´m from Brazil and I read in english much better then I write.
And, considering what I´ve learned here, I´ll try to retribute with this post. So, please, disconsider my errors.

In my first day with NSTG, I´ve bricked the device when I try to unroot when I formated all partitions (with MiniTool) and write my backup file.
The problem was: I made a wrong backup file, which have only 76mb! So, at this point, I needed to recover formated partitions/data.

Some people was affraid to share their backup image beacuse it contains personal informations about the Nook. In fact, the ROM partition contains all nook info.

My conclusion was, I need to recover my ROM partiton (with all nook info) and get a image to overwite with ROM. This is my solution for bricked nook or to return to stock parameters (unroot). If you formated your NSTG accidentaly or want to unroot, this will work for you.



What it does:
Recover accidentaly formated NSTG or Unroot for those don´t have backup file.


What you will need
(I can´t post external links)
  • Download Nook Simple Touch Glowlight Image (without Rom partition): goo.gl/W4OYy (280.74mb)
  • Download Tools Pack: goo.gl/6ulSC (15.13mb)
  • This pack contains: (if you already have, don´t need to download)
    -MiniTool Partition Wizard
    -WinImage
    -Roadkil.Net - Roadkil's Disk Image
  • Download noggie.img (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1577494)
  • Download 7-Zip if you don´t have how to decompress .7z files (google it)
  • 2 SD´s Cards (or at least 1 SD card)


Instrutions
I presume you downloaded all files above, unzip in a directory.
Do a backup of your Nook even if it is partial bricked!!! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1142983
Warning: ignore this step may brick your device permanently.

-Recovering Partitions of a NSTG Accidentaly Formated:
  1. Write noogie.img in a SD Card with WinImage (run as Administrator)
  2. Insert SD in Nook and Boot ("Root Forever")
  3. Open as Administrator MiniTool Partition Wizard.
  4. Select Nook drive and click in "Partition Recovery Wizard".
  5. Do a copy of "rom" partition to another SD card (or format noogie card and paste rom)
  6. Click in "Apply" (top bar in the left) and wait complete the modifications

-Writing the image:
  1. Open DiskImager, in "Write Image" tab select the Phisical Disk with 1.86Gb and Target file: NSTG-backup-norom.img
  2. Click in START and wait until complete.

-Writing the "rom" partition
This step will put the personal information back in NSTG. Your NSTG must have to booted with noogie (showing "Root Forever") and the SD with "rom" partition attached in card reader.

Open MiniTool Partition Wizard.
  1. Copy from SD "rom" partition to the second space in nook disk (in the unlocated espace between "boot" and "factory" partitions)


If you have some size problem to paste the partition in this unlocated space, try to first resize the rom partition to 15mb and the paste (I did this and works).

2. Apply all changes.

Finishing

At this point you will have a working device, but you can do a hard reset just in case (power on with two side buttons pressed).
Or, restore to factory (8 boots).

Good Luck.
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1st March 2013, 02:40 PM |#2  
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Hi folks,

I think would be more helpful if a good soul share a NST backup image beyond the NSTGL available in this post (posted by me). I dont have the NST, but is very easy to remove the ROM partition, just delete with MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Many people, when rooting Nook, dont do propperly the backup.
Can anyone donate a backup image?

Thanks in advice.
10th March 2013, 09:10 AM |#3  
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Thank you
I recovery rom partition but just only files not partition exactly. I just create a Fat partition format in partition number 2 and put those files in there and voila it works after second reboot.

Thank you very much!
14th March 2013, 01:23 AM |#4  
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ROM deleted
Great !

What can i do when deleted my ROM - Partition ? - I forgot a backup argh !
14th March 2013, 01:27 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by belomfautor

Great !

What can i do when deleted my ROM - Partition ? - I forgot a backup argh !

Hi, you can do this:

-Recovering Partitions of a NSTG Accidentaly Formated:
Write noogie.img in a SD Card with WinImage (run as Administrator)
Insert SD in Nook and Boot ("Root Forever")
Open as Administrator MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Select Nook drive and click in "[COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]Partition Recovery Wizard[/COLOR]".
Do a copy of "rom" partition to another SD card (or format noogie card and paste rom)
Click in "Apply" (top bar in the left) and wait complete the modifications
28th March 2013, 07:16 AM |#6  
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Please Guide me
I don't understand this step:

-Writing the "rom" partition
This step will put the personal information back in NSTG. Your NSTG must have to booted with noogie (showing "Root Forever") and the SD with "rom" partition attached in card reader.

Open MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Copy from SD "rom" partition to the second space in nook disk (in the unlocated espace between "boot" and "factory" partitions)

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Do you have any video show the way to do that?

Or you can divide into smaller step

I completed write the image to NOOK already but cannot follow the Step 2 when using Minitool Partition Wizard, now my device is still brick

Please help
28th March 2013, 06:45 PM |#7  
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Now I understand the way

But when I write the image to Nook, I don't see the .rom partition?

What I need to do to display the .rom partiion?

Please help

---------- Post added at 12:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:24 AM ----------

Could you please export the format partion of SD card which have .ROM partion to an .img file?

28th March 2013, 08:31 PM |#8  
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I have successully restore my NOOK after restore my fail backup image --> it show .rom partiion

Thanks a lots

Luckily for me when you created that Thread

Thanks a lots again

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12th April 2013, 09:13 PM |#9  
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hi everybody,
I have a NST, without back up

I've removed all partition with mini tool partition and now my PC can't see the NST when I connect it wit USB cable.
I've read a lot of tread, but no one solution works....
please, can some of you help me?

Is there a way to use the NST by booting it only from SD?
Thank you all
9th August 2013, 09:03 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bestcaster

hi everybody,
I have a NST, without back up

I've removed all partition with mini tool partition and now my PC can't see the NST when I connect it wit USB cable.
I've read a lot of tread, but no one solution works....
please, can some of you help me?

Is there a way to use the NST by booting it only from SD?
Thank you all

Hello,

I have the same problem after trying to root my Glowlight Nook. Can anybody send be an instruction or links to download the needed Images ?

Thanks
27th August 2013, 10:43 AM |#11  
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Thumbs up Thank you!
oh my god! you are the most awesome person alive! ever!
I got this as a birthday gift,and spoilt it on my first day!
Now,its back! *phew*
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