[N2E][1.0][1.0.1] TouchNooter 1.6.24

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GabrialDestruir

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This will officially not work for 1.1



  • What it does:
    • Enables ADB via uRamdisk
    • Installs su and Superuser.apk
    • Installs Busybox
    • Installs Button Savior
    • Installs Go Launcher
    • Installs NookColor Tools (To Enable Non-Market Installs)
    • Installs Gapps (Gmail, Market, Youtube, Others)
  • System Files that get Modified:
    • /system/build.prop - Enabling Google Check In
    • packages.xml - Allows Gapps to install properly.
    • framework.jar - Should allow a proper Android ID to generate.
  • Changes:
    • June 24, 2011 -
      • Removed: Multitouch Permission
      • Added: Modified framework.jar
    • June 22, 2011 - Fixed: Script not running at boot.
    • June 20, 2011 - Initial Release
  • Before you begin:
    1. You must already have a registered Nook Simple Touch
    2. You must have a Gmail/Youtube linked Account. IF you used a Gmail account for B&N Registration you should use that one for this process.
    3. You must either have dd (Linux) or WinImage (Windows) software.
    4. You must have an external microSDCard reader or this will not work. Do NOT use the Nook Simple Touch.
    5. You must have enough intelligence to follow instructions.

  • Let's get started:
    1. Download TouchNooter from here: touchnooter-1-6-24.zip
    2. Linux: Unzip and use dd if=touchnooter-1-6-24.img of=/dev/sdcard
    3. Windows: Unzip and use WinImage to "Restore Virtual Hard Disk Image" to your SDcard.
    4. Windows Alternative: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download
    5. Power off your Nook Simple Touch.
    6. Insert TouchNooter SDcard into your Nook Simple Touch.
    7. Power on your Nook Simple Touch.
    8. You should see the screen "Rooted Forever".
    9. It will boot like normal and you should be asked to select a launcher now. (If not use Button Savior to go home. This will bring up the launcher chooser.)
    10. That was the hard part, now to the simple stuff.
    11. Upon boot unlock your screen.
    12. At the Android Welcome Screen skip Sign In.
    13. Enable Location Services when given the option.
    14. Connect to Wifi and launch Youtube from Go Launcher's App Drawer (Or the App Drawer of your Choice).
    15. Click the Menu button (The right one in the middle of the status bar).
    16. Select "My Channel" and Login using your Gmail Account.
    17. Exit Youtube and Launch Gmail from "Extras".
    18. Sync your Gmail Account and Exit. (If it fails to sync that is fine.)
    19. Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service.
    20. If you made it this far your nook should be successfully Rooted. Go Download an App to make sure.
    21. Enable Non-Market Installs by running the NookColor Tools App.
    22. If your Youtube fails to launch Uninstall and Reinstall Youtube from /data/app
    23. Go to Settings > Device Info > SdCard > UnMount > Format

  • Thanks To:
    • Arnold Snarb - modified framework.jar
    • nemith - helping me figure out getting it to run at boot.
    • JesusFreke - For getting root.
    • MrMuffin - For the original Market Hack that we're using.
  • Currently Working On: TouchNooter 1.11.x
 

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william1853

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I've probably screwed up, but perhaps not too badly. Tried to follow all the steps and got the system files copied to media, and then to replace the main system files, but there I got confused. I ended up rebooting without attempting to install the youtube app, which I didn't find in the download. Even now, a lot looks like it is working, but I can't even attempt to sign in to google cause I can't get a keyboard to come up to allow me to enter my user name and password. Is there any help for me, or am I a total dunce needing to start over? thanks!

EDIT: I see I am screwed -- no keyboard is coming up for me anywhere. I guess I can go through a major reset but if anyone has a suggestion to just get the keyboard back I will appreciate it.

EDIT2: Well I got past that, simply chose multitouch keyboard instead of Gingerbread in NookColor Tools.

EDIT3: But now I am stuck again as I can't sign in to a google account... says can't establish a reliable data connection to the server, even though my wifi is fine. But at least at the moment everything else is fine, though the keyboard isn't working very well (but it does work; lots of ghosting)
 
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GabrialDestruir

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An .img file is being uploaded for TouchNooter 1.6.20 It'll do all the copy and edit stuff, the only thing it can't do is create an android ID.

In the "GappsAndMore" there was some keyboards which were from the NC it was just a raw pull from AN. This is more refined with things that could cause issues removed. (Like Keyboards, Framework.jars from the NC, etc.)
 
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GabrialDestruir

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I've probably screwed up, but perhaps not too badly. Tried to follow all the steps and got the system files copied to media, and then to replace the main system files, but there I got confused. I ended up rebooting without attempting to install the youtube app, which I didn't find in the download. Even now, a lot looks like it is working, but I can't even attempt to sign in to google cause I can't get a keyboard to come up to allow me to enter my user name and password. Is there any help for me, or am I a total dunce needing to start over? thanks!

EDIT: I see I am screwed -- no keyboard is coming up for me anywhere. I guess I can go through a major reset but if anyone has a suggestion to just get the keyboard back I will appreciate it.

EDIT2: Well I got past that, simply chose multitouch keyboard instead of Gingerbread in NookColor Tools.

EDIT3: But now I am stuck again as I can't sign in to a google account... says can't establish a reliable data connection to the server, even though my wifi is fine. But at least at the moment everything else is fine, though the keyboard isn't working very well (but it does work; lots of ghosting)

I'd suggest a wipe and running TouchNooter... GappsAndMore had Keyboards and stuff in it and removed the stock keyboard =\
 

MystaWright

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TouchNooter 1.6.20

This doesn't seem to work for me at all... I tried restoring the backup image and starting from scratch and it still will not work. I tried enabling Google Apps manually and it won't work for me either.
I think I'm done, if the 7th time wasn't the charm then I'm giving up for now...
 

GabrialDestruir

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This doesn't seem to work for me at all... I tried restoring the backup image and starting from scratch and it still will not work. I tried enabling Google Apps manually and it won't work for me either.
I think I'm done, if the 7th time wasn't the charm then I'm giving up for now...

I ran this on my Nook Touch and it worked just fine. Are you getting the "Rooted Forever" boot screen?
 

Michael.Rose

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Mar 21, 2006
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Same problem here... tried to return EVERYTHING to stock too.

i'm getting the rooted forever screen and then it just goes to the default stock home

any thoughts?

I did a reset of the device back to the out of the box experience, registered with my BN account, shut down and followed the directions to the letter. I had no luck at all. It just shows the Rooted Forever screen, then boots normally is if nothing happened.
 

GabrialDestruir

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Sorry Guys and Gals. Entirely my fault. It seems a combination of my own forgetfulness and bad scripting (I forgot proper codes and methods used in AN) caused this just to do nothing. I'm uploading a version as I'm typing this and will remove "BROKEN" from the title when it's up.
 

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    This will officially not work for 1.1



    • What it does:
      • Enables ADB via uRamdisk
      • Installs su and Superuser.apk
      • Installs Busybox
      • Installs Button Savior
      • Installs Go Launcher
      • Installs NookColor Tools (To Enable Non-Market Installs)
      • Installs Gapps (Gmail, Market, Youtube, Others)
    • System Files that get Modified:
      • /system/build.prop - Enabling Google Check In
      • packages.xml - Allows Gapps to install properly.
      • framework.jar - Should allow a proper Android ID to generate.
    • Changes:
      • June 24, 2011 -
        • Removed: Multitouch Permission
        • Added: Modified framework.jar
      • June 22, 2011 - Fixed: Script not running at boot.
      • June 20, 2011 - Initial Release
    • Before you begin:
      1. You must already have a registered Nook Simple Touch
      2. You must have a Gmail/Youtube linked Account. IF you used a Gmail account for B&N Registration you should use that one for this process.
      3. You must either have dd (Linux) or WinImage (Windows) software.
      4. You must have an external microSDCard reader or this will not work. Do NOT use the Nook Simple Touch.
      5. You must have enough intelligence to follow instructions.

    • Let's get started:
      1. Download TouchNooter from here: touchnooter-1-6-24.zip
      2. Linux: Unzip and use dd if=touchnooter-1-6-24.img of=/dev/sdcard
      3. Windows: Unzip and use WinImage to "Restore Virtual Hard Disk Image" to your SDcard.
      4. Windows Alternative: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download
      5. Power off your Nook Simple Touch.
      6. Insert TouchNooter SDcard into your Nook Simple Touch.
      7. Power on your Nook Simple Touch.
      8. You should see the screen "Rooted Forever".
      9. It will boot like normal and you should be asked to select a launcher now. (If not use Button Savior to go home. This will bring up the launcher chooser.)
      10. That was the hard part, now to the simple stuff.
      11. Upon boot unlock your screen.
      12. At the Android Welcome Screen skip Sign In.
      13. Enable Location Services when given the option.
      14. Connect to Wifi and launch Youtube from Go Launcher's App Drawer (Or the App Drawer of your Choice).
      15. Click the Menu button (The right one in the middle of the status bar).
      16. Select "My Channel" and Login using your Gmail Account.
      17. Exit Youtube and Launch Gmail from "Extras".
      18. Sync your Gmail Account and Exit. (If it fails to sync that is fine.)
      19. Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service.
      20. If you made it this far your nook should be successfully Rooted. Go Download an App to make sure.
      21. Enable Non-Market Installs by running the NookColor Tools App.
      22. If your Youtube fails to launch Uninstall and Reinstall Youtube from /data/app
      23. Go to Settings > Device Info > SdCard > UnMount > Format

    • Thanks To:
      • Arnold Snarb - modified framework.jar
      • nemith - helping me figure out getting it to run at boot.
      • JesusFreke - For getting root.
      • MrMuffin - For the original Market Hack that we're using.
    • Currently Working On: TouchNooter 1.11.x
    4
    Hey Friends !
    Thanks a million Gabriel for such a wonderful Root. Going through this entire thread I've noticed that most noobs like me are having lots of issues to get this working. I think I've found a relatively simple way of getting the root and everything else to work. I am listing out some pointers below, I know most of you'll don't need this but this is just my 2 cents worth of contribution to the community.

    I am adding these pointers here so that people who have no clue what ADB is, can still use this wonderful root in a simple and easy to use manner.

    1. I am using my Nook in India and have registered it from here. The credit card details are required only if you plan to use the B&N store. Without entering credit card details, the nook registers just fine and u can read side loaded books.

    2. After you've registered your nook, This is very important please don't avoid this. please make a backup of the original ROM,the instructions are given here:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1142983

    Making this backup will help you if something goes amiss during this procedure and you can start with a fresh OS all over again. (It sure did help me)

    3. After Backing up the original ROM, you can start the rooting procedure. U can follow the instructions provided on page 1, or follow the video tutorial on this page:

    http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/nook-touch-root.html

    4. I suggest you dont change any apks in the TouchNooter image burnt on your SD card besides the gmail.apk with the one provided on the pack on this page:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1132693&page=8

    This gets your gmail app working perfectly.

    5. During rooting, after u see the 'rooted forever' screen, the nook seems to hang on loading screen with five dots for very long. I suggest you wait for 10 mins and if it has still not progressed further, restart your nook. That should fix it.

    6.After you have successfully rooted your device, you will notice that the market app is not searchable. You can solve this by downloading any filemanager from the market,
    Astrofile comes up easily in the productivity section.

    7. Now download the 'vending.apk' new market app from this thread:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=992242

    copy this file to the root of your sd card. Then using astrofile, upgrade your current market install. That should get the market app working and searchable.

    8. The following applications are working perfectly fine for me,
    DocumentstoGo
    Aldiko
    Opera Mobile
    Juice Defender Ultimate.

    9. Dont change the default wallpaper of the root as getting a new one to scale properly is quite difficult with the launchers. Also there is no way to revert back to the default wallpaper.

    10. I am using a set of Black and white icons so that the screen looks beautiful.

    11. Using Juice defender in extreme profile, my battery has reduced from a full charge to 89% in 3 days. So the battery life seems pretty good.

    Hope you find my post useful.

    Thanks once again to all the active member in this thread to help me maximize the usage of such an awesome gadget.
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    Seems there's something else wrong with TouchNooter besides the framework, I'm going to have to rebuild it from the ground up for 1.1 It seems even without framework.jar somethings corrupting system so it won't boot.

    Some bad news, it appears that there may be some sort of signature based protection on files in /system. I'm not sure how to confirm this, but it seems if I replace framework.jar it boot loops, if I modify build.prop without replacing framework.jar it also boot loops. If someone could verify this maybe with noogie? I can add files to /system/ but any modifications to an existing /system/ file causes a boot loop from what I can tell.
    2
    However we still need a modded framework.jar so that it can be used in an updated version of TouchNooter.
    Patch information for framework.jar: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=955847

    Hi,
    I patched the framework.jar, but had no time to test it. Hope it works.

    /edit: Tried it, and it works for me.
    br
    2
    Recovery.

    Turn off.
    Push power button and hold, then press and hold bottom left and right page buttons for 5 seconds.

    Image posted in this thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14940686&postcount=40