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nmyshkin

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I am sorry, in my enthousiasm I forgot that "works" is kinda vague. I did a lot of different things that night, so I don't know exactly what the winning combination was, but I think this is what made me get access to the market.

First I set the nook back to factory settings. I took NTGAppsAttack and deleted the MarketUpdater. I rooted the Nook and installed NTGAppsAttack. Next I side loaded Opera (file found in this topic) and a version of Market I found online that should work with Android 2.1. When I opened the Market and logged in, I saw the buttons for a very short time and hit "accept" as soon as I could. A server error showed up and I assumed it didn't work.

Next day I opened the Market to see whether I could find a way to fix the error and was surprised to see just the Market. It didn't (and still doesn't) show any apps, but I didn't get any errors. So I went to Play on my laptop and found my device was registered. Now I am able to push apps to my nook via my laptop. Since I need just a few apps for a project in which I am going to use the nook this method will work for me.

OK, so the scenario goes like this?

1. Root Nook.
2. Side-load Opera Mobile (order here is logical, but just so it's there before trying to access Market because stock browser is dead)
3. Remove MarketUpdater.apk from NTGAppsAttack before installation
[this makes sense because at this point it's not likely Google will respond with an update for an Android 2.1 device since the PlayStore has a lower OS limit of 2.3--I think]
4. Side-load your version of Market app (vending.apk)--Can you post this? Maybe it should just be added to NTGAppsAttack before installing, replacing the one already in the package?
5. Open Market app and accept terms
6. Wait for access--this is not new. It can take as much as 24 hr. according to OP for actual market access after signing in.

Does that seem about right?
 

mulcahey

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Markets won't load?

Hope I'm not too late to this party...

I just bought a Nook Simple Touch this week. and I'm having difficulty w/ NTGAppsAttack.

I can't get the Market app to work, even when I try deleting it and quickly opening it again. All I see is "Web Page Not Available"

Similarly, the Gmail and Calendar apps do not work (though tbh I'd like to remove them if possible)

Any advice is much appreciated. My end goal is to have 2 apps: Pocket and Kindle Reader. That's it. That's all I need.

Here's what I've done so far:
-Successfully installed NookManager
-Installed NTGappsAttack onto the Nook Manager SD card (and MERGED the 2 Custom folders)
-Got the Android icon on my Nook and logged into my Android account using a 1-time password

I see the Google apps (Gmail, Market, Calendar) in my app drawer, but none of them work. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!!!
 

nmyshkin

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Hope I'm not too late to this party...

I just bought a Nook Simple Touch this week. and I'm having difficulty w/ NTGAppsAttack.

I can't get the Market app to work, even when I try deleting it and quickly opening it again. All I see is "Web Page Not Available"

Similarly, the Gmail and Calendar apps do not work (though tbh I'd like to remove them if possible)

Any advice is much appreciated. My end goal is to have 2 apps: Pocket and Kindle Reader. That's it. That's all I need.

Here's what I've done so far:
-Successfully installed NookManager
-Installed NTGappsAttack onto the Nook Manager SD card (and MERGED the 2 Custom folders)
-Got the Android icon on my Nook and logged into my Android account using a 1-time password

I see the Google apps (Gmail, Market, Calendar) in my app drawer, but none of them work. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!!!
Well, as it happens, you are late to the party. Last year Google cut off Market access to devices running 2.1. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/google-support-android-market-android-2-t3625175

FWIW, GMail never worked properly. It would receive OK but had to be reinstalled constantly because it would freeze up sending after a few messages. Calendar never worked. There may still be some 3rd party apps with calendar sync capability for the NST, but you'd have to hunt. Start by searching the forum for "calendar". You'll find a discussion (which may now be out of date).

It is currently a moot point whether there is any point in installing GApps unless you want to run the last remaining version of Google Books. For that you need the behind-the-scenes syncing capability of GApps. No telling how much longer that may continue to work. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/gapps-post-market-era-t3656982 for a longer discussion.

What's not known is whether the older apps that will still run on the NST require GFS (Google Famework Services) to run. Many current apps do. I have the Market app disabled on my NST and all of my apps still run OK, but there's more to GFS than just the vending app, so someone will have to test this eventually. In the meantime, you've got GApps installed so it should not be an issue for you.

As for Market access, most apps that are useful are so old they are not in the Market any longer and you need to hunt them down (or ask around) and sideload them (many choices in the package in my signature, including a slim email client), but if you want access to the Market anyway, you can install the Yalp Store. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/regain-market-acccess-nst-g-t3662594 for more discussion. The version I currently have installed (0.33) works really well, but you do have to update it occasionally when Google changes something in their api.

The good news? You didn't do anything wrong :D
 

mulcahey

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Well, as it happens, you are late to the party. Last year Google cut off Market access to devices running 2.1. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/google-support-android-market-android-2-t3625175

What's not known is whether the older apps that will still run on the NST require GFS (Google Famework Services) to run. Many current apps do. I have the Market app disabled on my NST and all of my apps still run OK, but there's more to GFS than just the vending app, so someone will have to test this eventually. In the meantime, you've got GApps installed so it should not be an issue for you.

The good news? You didn't do anything wrong :D

Thank you, this is helpful.

So is there any way to get Pocket and Kindle reader on this tablet? If yes, how?

If no, then how do I remove my Android credentials from this tablet completely? I'd like to eBay this device and put that $30 towards an Onyx Boox C67ML Carta.
 

nmyshkin

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Thank you, this is helpful.

So is there any way to get Pocket and Kindle reader on this tablet? If yes, how?

If no, then how do I remove my Android credentials from this tablet completely? I'd like to eBay this device and put that $30 towards an Onyx Boox C67ML Carta.

You can sideload the Kindle app from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2024062

You will also need to update the cacerts.bks file because the security certificate for amazon.com that's in the device has expired. Once you do that, the Kindle app should function just fine. Instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65503037&postcount=24

Pocket is another issue. There was a lot of buzz about it on the forum. Not sure if there was a resolution. You might search the forum for "pocket" and see what was decided (if anything). As with most apps, finding a version that will run on Android 2.1 and still log in to servers is often difficult since so many layers of security have been added since 2.1 and often the NST just can't navigate through the hoops.

As for removing a Google link from a device, many people would like to know how to get Google out of their devices once it's in. If you do a factory re-image (turn off, turn on and as soon as the screen changes hold both lower hardware buttons until the prompt comes up, then continue), anything you've done will be wiped out and the NST left in out-of-the-box condition. For all the reasons already discussed, it's unlikely someone will want to install GApps on the device if purchased. But there is no way I know to remove a device from Google's hive mind.

Actually, I'd be surprised if your device shows up in Google. Mine does not and I logged in a long time ago when we still had PlayStore access. My device "disappeared" after the denial of access to Android 2.1.

Always meant to pick up an extra NST or even NSTG to experiment with but never did it. I guess I should look into that since there are now so many developing issues with older schemes that are no longer working properly.
 

mulcahey

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You've been so helpful with this, I'll give you mine as soon as I safely wipe my Google credentials. Send me a PM with your info.

It occurs to me that since I logged in with a 1-time app password, removing that might be sufficient.
 

Airic85

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Exchange calendar sync issue

Hello,

i have installed the NTGAppsAttack and the Email.apk - i think it's the original mail-app for Android 2.1

I can add and sync an exchange-account with mails and contacts, but the checkbox to sync calendar is not available. Does somebody have any idea to get this to work?
 

nmyshkin

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Hello,

i have installed the NTGAppsAttack and the Email.apk - i think it's the original mail-app for Android 2.1

I can add and sync an exchange-account with mails and contacts, but the checkbox to sync calendar is not available. Does somebody have any idea to get this to work?

The place you should be looking is in /data/system/sync/accounts.xml

There are entries for Calendar which probably have "false" in them. This should be changed to "true".

BUT, it won't work. Nothing in GApps is functional any longer with the exception of sync for Google Books 1.2.2 (and that's assuming you can negotiate the initial Google sign-in with GApps). You don't need GApps to run the Email.apk. See here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/gapps-install-tested-confirmed-t3782459

Also, search the forum for "calendar". You will find third-party app suggestions and their limitations. At this time I would be very surprised if any third party app would sync with Google Calendar. Android 2.1 is just too old and seen as a security risk, so many servers simply reject contact attempts.

Edit: O.K., I have been looking at old posts and experimenting myself. I swear this did not work before but perhaps changes have been made in the app.

With the Calendar apps that come with NTGApps, you cannot get sync to be automatic. Otherwise the apps are functional. What you need is Synker. This is a widget which you can use to manually sync various accounts. I only tried Calendar since my Googe Books was already checked. Theoretically Contacts can be synced but there are other issues there I have not looked at yet.

Anyway the first manual sync with the widget takes quite awhile. After that it's faster. But it does work. You just have to remember to do it before and after accessing/changing the Calendar.

But, I also edited the accounts.XML file while I was fooling around. I believe this is not needed.
 
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The problem is, that i can't even check the option to sync calendar of an exchange accout. When editing the mentioned file, there is no entry for calendar sync. I think the version of the email-app that is installed is not able to sync exchange-calendar. Is there any other email-app that can be installed on the nook which has this ability?

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nmyshkin

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The problem is, that i can't even check the option to sync calendar of an exchange accout. When editing the mentioned file, there is no entry for calendar sync. I think the version of the email-app that is installed is not able to sync exchange-calendar. Is there any other email-app that can be installed on the nook which has this ability?

Take a look here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10417842&postcount=4

It's about the Nook Color, but the initial OS was Android 2.1. Also, some people claimed that K-9 mail was able to negotiate Exchange accounts.

Are you using the Calendar app from the original NTGAppsAttack package? Those settings don't look familiar.
 

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@nmyshkin: Yes, this is the original calendar-app from NTG-package. I managed to get the MotoCAL from https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10417842&postcount=4 running. Now i can activate calendar-sync for Exchange, but it only syncs from the nook to the server. Existing items on the account are not displayed on the nook, but when i create an event on the nook its synced to the account. Do you have any ideas?

I also tried to get K-9 mil but i could not find an download which is compatible to Android 2.1 ... does anybody have this?
 

nmyshkin

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@nmyshkin: Yes, this is the original calendar-app from NTG-package. I managed to get the MotoCAL from https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10417842&postcount=4 running. Now i can activate calendar-sync for Exchange, but it only syncs from the nook to the server. Existing items on the account are not displayed on the nook, but when i create an event on the nook its synced to the account. Do you have any ideas?

I also tried to get K-9 mil but i could not find an download which is compatible to Android 2.1 ... does anybody have this?

I know I posted a k-9 mail app some time back but I've spent the better part of an hour trying to track it down :(

Edit: Thank goodness for Google: https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4077388&d=1489695236
 
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nmyshkin

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@nmyshkin: Yes, this is the original calendar-app from NTG-package. I managed to get the MotoCAL from https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10417842&postcount=4 running. Now i can activate calendar-sync for Exchange, but it only syncs from the nook to the server. Existing items on the account are not.
Sorry, this took a longer to percolate through the little grey cells. I think it's likely that the Exchange servers are very well protetected (for obvious reasons) and the old SSL certificate on the NST just can't get past that. AKAIK there is no way to update this certificate although we have had some success updating individual certificates in cacerts.bks

Still, it would not hurt to try Quicksync. It's an app I included in my update of NTGAppsAttack, but here is a direct link to the download: https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4795891&d=1563819296

The app has no interface other than the icon itself. It performs a force-sync for any accounts it detects on the device. This may not solve your problem, but it's worth a try, I guess.

Viel Glück
 

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I've tried signing in but I can't connect to Google servers.
Is that because I skipped signing up for B&N account? I had to skip it because it wouldn't connect to their server to register.
 

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    Nook Touch Google Apps Attack aka NTGAppsAttack

    Custom Menu Addon for NookManager
    Google Apps Installer for Nook Simple Touch & Nook Simple Touch Glow firmware 1.2.0 , 1.2.1

    Highlights
    • Improved GApps install that uses the setup wizard to register eliminating the YouTube / GMail dance.
    • Market update enabled so Market updates to latest version including in-app purchases.
    • New patching method that should allow quick releases for new firmware versions.

    What apps does it install?
    • Installs Google apps to NST/NSTG running firmware 1.20 or 1.2.1 rooted with NookManager
    • Google Market (Play Store)
    • Automatically updates to latest Market for NST/NSTG Android version. Includes in-app purchases.
    • GMail & GMail sync
    • Google Contacts sync
    • Google Calendar & Calendar sync
    • Google Talk
    • Google News & Weather
    • Calculator

    What system files get modified?
    • /system/build.prop - set device fingerprint and turns on checkin
    • /data/system/packages.xml - clears signatures so new apps will install properly
    • /system/framework/framework.jar - patches to generate device id & phone type to allow market registration
    • /system/framework/services.jar - patch to start Backup Manager so setup wizard works

    Getting ready to Install
    • Root your NST/NSTG using NookManager
    • Make a backup!!
    • Download NTGAppsAttack 0.5.0 for NookManager 0.5.0 (attached at end of post)
    • If you have a reader installed that uses Adobe DRM (Aldiko, Mantano, etc.) and you have authorized it with your Adobe ID you should deauthorize it before installing GApps and reauthorize it afterwards. If you don't the change to your Android Id that happens as part of the GApps install process will invalidate your Adobe authorization and force you to reauthorize. This counts against your device limit for Adobe authorizations (6 authorized devices). If you forget to deauthorize first and you run up against the limit you will need to contact Adobe to reset your device authorizations.
    • Do not disable BN Apps or reenable them before installing NTGAppsAttack
    • If you use Googles 2 step authorization, create and have ready an application specific password since when registering your Nook it won't redirect to the page where you add a generated pin from the Authenticator app.
    • Connect to wireless before powering off and installing NTGAppsAttack so that when you boot up after installing you'll be connected and ready to register your Nook.

    ** Warning **
    I have tested this on my Nook Simple Touch. It works for me. I think it will work for you. But it might not. It might brick your Nook.
    You must root your Nook using NookManager before installing NTGAppsAttack. Using NTGAppsAttack on a Nook rooted using any other method will probably break some stuff you like. Maybe even your Nook.
    I haven't tested this on a Nook Simple Touch Glow. But the XDA forum talk is that it runs the same firmware as the Nook Simple Touch from 1.2.0 forward. NookManager roots a NSTG same as a NST and all seems rosy. So I assume NTGAppsAttack will work fine on a NSTG. But it might not.
    Install at your own risk.
    ** Warning **

    ** Important **
    Your version number of NTGappsAttack should match the version of NookManager you are using as NTGappsAttack replaces a file that is patched by NookManager. If your versions don't match things might not work when you're done. Updates to NTGappsAttack for the same version of NookManager will add a suffix to the NookManager version. For example the first NTGAppsAttack release for NookManger version 0.5.0 is NTGppsAttack version 0.5.0. An update to NTGappsAttack for NookManager 0.5.0 will be NTGppsAttack version 0.5.0.1 or 0.5.0.2, etc.
    ** Important **

    ** Important **
    ** Important **
    ** Important **
    Make a backup before you get started! NookManager makes it easy. Thanks jeff_kz!
    Make a backup before you get started! NookManager makes it easy. Thanks jeff_kz!
    Make a backup before you get started! NookManager makes it easy. Thanks jeff_kz!
    ** Important **
    ** Important **
    ** Important **

    OK, I'm ready to Install
    • Make sure your NookManager and NTGAppsAttack versions match (see above).
    • Make sure your have rooted your Nook with NookManager and all is working correctly.
    • Deauthorize any readers you have installed and authorized with your Adobe ID.
    • Unzip the NTGAppsAttack zip file into the the root of your NookManager microSD card
    • Power off your Nook
    • Insert NookManager microSD card into your Nook
    • Power on your Nook and let NookManager load
    • From the main NookManager screen select More, then Custom, then Install NTGappsAttack
    • If all goes well, select Back, Back, Exit, eject your microSD card and let your Nook boot

      ** Important **
      Once your Nook has booted you need to follow the next steps without delay. You don't need to rush but you need to move through them without interruption. Your Nook will be downloading an update to the Market while you are doing these steps. You need to be done before the update is installed. Otherwise when you open the Market you'll get a "server error" message. If that happens tap Cancel on the message and the Market will close. Go back to ReLaunch. Long press on the Market and select Uninstall and let it uninstall the update. When its done Market will still be there in ReLaunch. Immediately open the Market and pick up at step 14 again. And don't get interrupted this time. :) If the "server error" message persists try restoring your backup and try registering using a different GMail account.
      Why didn't I preinstall the update? For some reason it doesn't work and won't communicate with the Google servers.
      ** Important **

    • Touch the Android to begin
    • Skip the tutorial
    • Tap Sign In
    • Enter your gmail account and password and tap Sign In
    • Leave location tracking boxes checked and tap Next
    • Uncheck Backup Settings to My Google Account box and tap Finish (You can try leaving backup checked but I haven't tested it as I use Titanium Backup)
    • Go back to ReLaunch and open the Market
    • Accept the Terms & Conditions
    • Tap on Apps
    • Tap on All applications
    • Tap on Top Free
    • Tap on one of the Apps and install it. Any one of them, it doesn't matter which, you can uninstall it later.
    • Exit the Market.
    • You're not quite done yet. Keep reading.

    This gets the process of connecting your Nook with the Google Market servers going. At this point you are hooked up with Gmail, Contacts and Calendar syncing to your Nook. Try Gmail and Calendar out. You'll see your appointments in the Calendar and contacts in Gmail but the Contacts app isn't installed because it doesn't work on the NST/NSTG. Try Go Contacts EX once the Market is up and working. Now you need to take a break to let Google's servers get all cozy with your Nook before the Market will work properly. For me it usually takes less than an hour but it might take longer. As long as 24 hours+ has been reported for other GApps install methods. I think the installing of the free app speeds things up so I don't think you'll have to wait that long.

    To see if the Market is ready:
    • Go to http://play.google.com - its most reliable to do this from your PC
    • Search for SearchMarket
    • Click on Install
    • Open the Send To dropdown. You should see a device called "phone". Thats your Nook. Select it and click Install. If it responds "the app will be downloaded to your device shortly" your Nook and Google have cozied up nicely. If you dont't see "phone", it won't let you select "phone" or gives you an "Oops we had trouble with this request" error when you click install you need to wait longer. Once it says it will be downloaded, back on your Nook open the Market again. It should look different. You've been automagically upgraded to the most current version of the Market app supported on our Nooks. It supports in-app purchases if you care. You should see a notification balloon in your status bar. Tap on it and the message should say SearchMarket has been installed. Now you can use SearchMarket on your Nook to find apps and install them (search in the Market app is broken). If you don't get the installed notification continue on.
    • Open the Market on your Nook.
    • Tap on My Apps.
    • Tap on SearchMarket to install it.

    Missing and/or Broken Stuff
    • Market Search doesn't work - Use SearchMarket from the Market per above instructions
    • No Contacts app - try Go Contacts EX from the Market - default and iPhone themes are decent on our eInk displays
    • No Google Books - see this thread on Google Books[/URL]
    • No YouTube, Maps, etc. - download them from the Market
    • How to change sync settings - Go into Gmail, open the menu and tap on Add Account. Add your same Google account again and you'll get a screen that will let you select what you want synced. Don't worry, it won't really add the account twice.

    Thanks to:
    jeff_kz - NookManager NST/NSTG 1.20+ firmware rooter
    GabrialDestruir - for working examples of how its done TouchNooter and GlowNooter
    Decad3nce - doc of how to patch framework.jar
    clockworx - original development of framework.jar patch
    Mistar Muffin - getting gapps to work on Nook Color
    nookdevs - nook color calendar sync / how to get to account & sync settings
    CyanogenMod - archive of old gapps files

    For Developers:
    • Source is on github for my patches and build system Feel free to use any of it in your rooters or other tools.
    • I got the setup wizard to work with a patch to services.jar to start the Backup Manager. It was looking to populate its checkbox for backing up apps & data up to Google.
    • The patch is written as an awk script to eliminate problems with line number and baksmali label changes with firmware changes. I rewrote the patch to framework.jar as an awk script as well.
    • I had to pull the MarketUpdater.apk from a different gapps package to get a matched pair of vending.apk and MarketUpdater.apk signed with the same cert. Otherwise MarketUpdater would fail. I tried just using everything from the EPF30 package but it seemed a bit flaky in its communications with the Google servers. YMMV.
    • Cert mismatches may have been why I added a sed to delete the certs for uid.shared in packages.xml as well as the usual uid.system. After dozens of reinstalls I can't remember. It looks like now a different shared user id is added to packages.xml and the one the certs are removed from doesn't have any certs added to it. So maybe this isn't needed with my final selection of GApps apk's but it doesn't hurt either.
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    Thank you, this is helpful.

    So is there any way to get Pocket and Kindle reader on this tablet? If yes, how?

    If no, then how do I remove my Android credentials from this tablet completely? I'd like to eBay this device and put that $30 towards an Onyx Boox C67ML Carta.

    You can sideload the Kindle app from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2024062

    You will also need to update the cacerts.bks file because the security certificate for amazon.com that's in the device has expired. Once you do that, the Kindle app should function just fine. Instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65503037&postcount=24

    Pocket is another issue. There was a lot of buzz about it on the forum. Not sure if there was a resolution. You might search the forum for "pocket" and see what was decided (if anything). As with most apps, finding a version that will run on Android 2.1 and still log in to servers is often difficult since so many layers of security have been added since 2.1 and often the NST just can't navigate through the hoops.

    As for removing a Google link from a device, many people would like to know how to get Google out of their devices once it's in. If you do a factory re-image (turn off, turn on and as soon as the screen changes hold both lower hardware buttons until the prompt comes up, then continue), anything you've done will be wiped out and the NST left in out-of-the-box condition. For all the reasons already discussed, it's unlikely someone will want to install GApps on the device if purchased. But there is no way I know to remove a device from Google's hive mind.

    Actually, I'd be surprised if your device shows up in Google. Mine does not and I logged in a long time ago when we still had PlayStore access. My device "disappeared" after the denial of access to Android 2.1.

    Always meant to pick up an extra NST or even NSTG to experiment with but never did it. I guess I should look into that since there are now so many developing issues with older schemes that are no longer working properly.
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    I`ve followed all the steps in the post. Everything seems to work, but I got only three apps in the market. I tryed intalling all kinds of opera, including opera mobile, but it says that device is not compatible. Please help!?!:confused:

    To my knowledge there is no longer a version of Opera available on the Play Store that will work with the NST/G.

    I've attached a generic version of the last Opera Mobile that will install and run. It's what I use.

    It's hard to know sometimes which apps to choose from the Market but you might make a start by checking out some of the recent sample configurations posted in this thread (and even find more apps to sideload, by-passing the Market completely).
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    Sorry to be thick but when I unzip the NTGappsAttack to my SD card and load it I don't see a Install NTGappsAttack option there. All I have is the Custom folder with files/menu/scripts folders and the credit and readme files. What am I doing wrong?
    Before you unzip NookManager already has the custom folder with subfolders files/menu/scripts. When you unzip NTGAppsAttack it also has the same custom folder & subfolders and the unzip should add those files to the existing custom folder and subfolders already on the sd card. You must have the file /custom/menu/custom on your sdcard for the NTGAppsAttack menu to appear and, of course, all the other NTGAppsAttack files in the appropriate folders for it to work. Then boot NookManager and from the NookManager main menu select More, then Custom, then Install NTGappsAttack.
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    Hope I'm not too late to this party...

    I just bought a Nook Simple Touch this week. and I'm having difficulty w/ NTGAppsAttack.

    I can't get the Market app to work, even when I try deleting it and quickly opening it again. All I see is "Web Page Not Available"

    Similarly, the Gmail and Calendar apps do not work (though tbh I'd like to remove them if possible)

    Any advice is much appreciated. My end goal is to have 2 apps: Pocket and Kindle Reader. That's it. That's all I need.

    Here's what I've done so far:
    -Successfully installed NookManager
    -Installed NTGappsAttack onto the Nook Manager SD card (and MERGED the 2 Custom folders)
    -Got the Android icon on my Nook and logged into my Android account using a 1-time password

    I see the Google apps (Gmail, Market, Calendar) in my app drawer, but none of them work. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!!!
    Well, as it happens, you are late to the party. Last year Google cut off Market access to devices running 2.1. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/google-support-android-market-android-2-t3625175

    FWIW, GMail never worked properly. It would receive OK but had to be reinstalled constantly because it would freeze up sending after a few messages. Calendar never worked. There may still be some 3rd party apps with calendar sync capability for the NST, but you'd have to hunt. Start by searching the forum for "calendar". You'll find a discussion (which may now be out of date).

    It is currently a moot point whether there is any point in installing GApps unless you want to run the last remaining version of Google Books. For that you need the behind-the-scenes syncing capability of GApps. No telling how much longer that may continue to work. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/gapps-post-market-era-t3656982 for a longer discussion.

    What's not known is whether the older apps that will still run on the NST require GFS (Google Famework Services) to run. Many current apps do. I have the Market app disabled on my NST and all of my apps still run OK, but there's more to GFS than just the vending app, so someone will have to test this eventually. In the meantime, you've got GApps installed so it should not be an issue for you.

    As for Market access, most apps that are useful are so old they are not in the Market any longer and you need to hunt them down (or ask around) and sideload them (many choices in the package in my signature, including a slim email client), but if you want access to the Market anyway, you can install the Yalp Store. See https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch/general/regain-market-acccess-nst-g-t3662594 for more discussion. The version I currently have installed (0.33) works really well, but you do have to update it occasionally when Google changes something in their api.

    The good news? You didn't do anything wrong :D