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By pinguy1982, Senior Member on 16th February 2014, 11:51 PM
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This is a tweaked versions of the official UK 1.2.1 firmware (works with all devices, not just UK ones. Go to Settings > *Development > Locale Picker: to change local to United States).
Download Folder: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...drive_web#list

Changes Made to nook_1_2_update.zip:
  • Busybox and init.d support.
  • Forced all rendering to be done on the GPU.
  • Chainfire3D drivers added.
  • Kick Ass Kernelizer
  • fixalign -ZipAlign & Fix Permissions on boot.
  • vac - Runs SQLite VACUUM & REINDEX to optimize databases
  • improved rendering of images and text.
  • OptiPNGed and Zipped all system apks.
  • Plus many improvements taken from this thread and many others.

To install:
  • Write CWM to a 2GB SD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1360994
  • Download the modified nook_1_2_update.zip - 126 MB firmware and place it onto the SD you just wrote CWM to.
  • Place SD into NST and boot device.
  • Wipe all user data/factory reset and install nook_1_2_update.zip
  • Take out SD and boot device.
  • Setup Wifi and log into your B&N account.
  • Format SD and place what you want to enable onto it:

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    • ReLaunch-ONLY - This will replace the Home with ReLaunch.
    • ReLaunch+Apps - This will replace the Home with ReLaunch and includes Cleanmaster, Calculator, Clearscreen, Email, ScreenRotator & Opera Mini.
    • EpubBrowser-ONLY - This will replace the Home with EpubBrowser.
    • EpubBrowser+Apps - This will replace the Home with EpubBrowser and includes Cleanmaster, Calculator, Clearscreen, Email, ES File Explorer, ScreenRotator & Opera Mini.
    • USB-Audio+FastMode+Host - This will enable USB Sound and USB Host + FastMode. Also enables ROOT/SU
    • SuperUser - Enables ROOT/SU
    • init.d+busybox. - Not needed for this ROM.
    • Apps&Games_for_NST - A collection of working apps and games for the Nook. Just unzip and sideload them.

  • Place SD into the NST and reboot the device
  • While booting push and hold the lower left and the lower right buttons until you see CWM
  • Now Install what Home you want to use. EpubBrowser or ReLaunch and any other modules.
Thats it!
Once everything is installed leave it for about 5 minutes to let the device optimize all the apps and get everything setup (it will probably reboot).

Bugs:
The B&N Welcome screen will flicker. Tap the power button to get rid of it.

Tip: To bring up the list of apps installed in EpubBrowser, swipe a clockwise circle starting at 10 O'clock.

Once everything has settled down open the NookColor Tools app and un-tick then tick Non-Market apps so you can side load apps.

To be able to download apks from the Play Store and side load them onto the Nook, use this site: http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
Remember the Nook is running Android 2.1 Éclair (API level 7), so any apps needing a newer version of Android won't load.

You can also grab this package of apps I put together that work with the NST:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/nook...setup-t3143404

Here is a video of my personal setup:
[YOUTUBE]watch?v=VmJEUXFyqOQ[/YOUTUBE]

What I enabled:
  • nook_1_2_update.zip - This is just an optimized version of the default UK ROM with init.d+Busybox.
  • EpubBrowser+Apps.zip - This will replace the Home with EpubBrowser and includes Cleanmaster, Calculator, Clearscreen, Email, ES File, ScreenRotator & Opera.
  • USB-Audio+FastMode+Host.zip - Also enables ROOT/SU - Install this after logging into your B&N account. If you install it before you won't be able to register with B&N.

If you have under 50% battery life the USB sound dongle will cut out. So make sure you have plenty of battery life.

Thanks to :
latuk for the Kernel.
NFHimself for the EpubBrowser home screen.
antsm for Extended power menu
ИΘΘK¡€ for AndroNook Settings
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17th February 2014, 12:01 AM |#2  
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Awesome to see a new ROM. Double awesome to see that it adds color to our devices
17th February 2014, 07:01 AM |#3  
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Thank you for this perfected ROM, will try it at some point later.
A question if I may: While booting push and hold the lower left and the lower right buttons until you see CWM - this means that you have to write the CWM image to SD card again, after formatting it? And then copy those two Nooter-zip files onto SD card with CWM image? Sorry if my questions looks silly here.
17th February 2014, 06:13 PM |#4  
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All download links are now up and working.
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How compatible it's with NSTG and its glow functionality?

Good work, at least complete ROM for NST:]
17th February 2014, 09:12 PM |#6  
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How compatible it's with NSTG and its glow functionality?

Good work, at least complete ROM for NST:]

It's fully compatible with NST and NSTG
18th February 2014, 07:50 AM |#7  
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Have installed the ROM and nooter files, but my home screen continuously refreshes. Any idea why?
Also tried the separate replacement home file on top of the rooted ROM and it still keeps refreshing.
No books are shown in the 6 rectangular boxes.

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18th February 2014, 01:23 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by northender

Have installed the ROM and nooter files, but my home screen continuously refreshes. Any idea why?
Also tried the separate replacement home file on top of the rooted ROM and it still keeps refreshing.
No books are shown in the 6 rectangular boxes.

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I had the same issue with the Home. What I did to fix it was to find out what book was having issues generating a thumbnail images and changed the cover to a different one using Calibre.

You could also manually add the thumbnail images yourself. You do this by coping the image from Calibre library and renaming it the same as the title of the book.



If you just can't get it to work then replace the Home with this: Home.zip - 553.42 KB
You just flash it within CWM.
18th February 2014, 05:44 PM |#9  
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just one question bro...how u managed to bring colors to our black and white nook simple touch? how u made this magic happen? that means we can also read colorful comic strips on it now
18th February 2014, 06:21 PM |#10  
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I wish I could figure this out myself, but I just don't know that much about android.

So here is my question.

I already have a NST and a NSTG rooted with NookManager. Is there anyway to just install this kernel and get the optimizations to run without going through the entire process above?
18th February 2014, 11:40 PM |#11  
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Does this include USB host?
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