[N2E][1.1] TouchNooter 2.1.31

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Jun 22, 2008
Here's another possibility. If your other NST still works you could make a backup with NookManager. Then write down the serial number and MAC address of the new one. Now use NookManager to "restore" the new one. So now it's registered. There is a post on the forum somewhere about editing MAC addresses so the two devices won't interfere with each other. Since you can't connect to B&N the serial number probably doesn't matter.

Yeah, good thought, unfortunately it's totally bricked, won't turn on at all.


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Dec 15, 2016
SDcard not booting into the image

I followed the instructions and the result is that tsdcard is not booting into the image it boost as normal into NOOK,
is there something missing from the instruction like formatting and making the sdcard bootable??:confused:


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Jan 11, 2017
can't download the zip file

Hi, I'm new to rooting devices like android and I wish to download this zip file " touchnooter-2-1-31.zip" but it seems to indicate a 404 error on the host site. Can any of you assist me to download this type of file?

Thank you.


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Jan 17, 2011
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Nov 23, 2015

Hi! I was wondering if you could provide some feedback on how you learned to develop Android, specifically for the NST. I have a project in mind to do with eInk screens, but I don't know where to start.

Any help would be appreciated!

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    This Nooter is officially supported by The Nooter Project for Nook Simple Touch

    I'm not adding certain things because I don't believe they should be available as part of a rooting kit designed to give users more control of their devices. Things such as additional readers or CPU Clocks are up to the user to install themselves and needlessly putting them in Nooter creates app bloat that a user may or may not want. You can always drop Apps you want into \nooter\data\app and they will install automatically when you root the device. This Nooter is designed with the sole purpose of opening up the possibilities of the device by giving users Root, Google Apps, and other Apps which make the device more usable as an android device than just an e-reader.

    • What it does:
      • Enables ADB via uRamdisk
      • Installs adbWireless
      • Installs Button Savior
      • Installs NookTouch Tools
      • Installs Amazon Marketplace
      • Installs su and Superuser.apk
      • Installs ADW + E-ink Friendly Theme
      • Installs Busybox & Busybox Installer/Uninstaller
      • Installs Gapps (Gmail, Market, Youtube, Others)
      • Installs NookColor Tools (To Enable Non-Market Installs)
    • 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:
      • January 26, 2012 -
        • Tested Fix: ADW not installing - Caused by spaces in ADW's Filename in 2.1.26
        • Added: Amazon Marketplace, Opera Mini
      • January 26, 2012 -
        • Added: adbWireless, SuperManager (Root File Manager, APK Manager, other useful tools), Busybox Installer/Uninstaller
        • Untested Fix: Market 1 Day wait
        • Updated: busybox, ButtonSavior.apk, su & SuperUser.apk
      • November 20, 2011 -
        • Removed: GoLauncher, LiveWallPaper Picker, maybe some other stuff.
        • Added: New Market, ADW with Black Minimalist Theme, NookTouchTools.
        • New: Rooting Image
      • 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. Using the Nook Simple Touch can result in it becoming unusable (bricked).
      5. You must have enough intelligence to follow instructions.

    • Let's get started:
      1. Download TouchNooter from here: touchnooter-2-1-31.zip - Uploaded
      2. Linux: Unzip and use dd if=touchnooter-xx-xx-xx.img of=/dev/sdcard (where xx-xx-xx is the version number)
      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
        • If you wish to use Underclocking follow these steps
          1. Download Underclock.zip from uploaded attachments
          2. Unzip it and place the data folder in /nooter/
          3. Check that the com.antutu.CpuMasterFree folder is in the /nooter/data/data folder
          4. Check that com.antutu.CpuMasterFree.apk is in /nooter/data/app
      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 new TouchNooter boot screen, follow all instructions.
      9. That was the hard part, now to the simple stuff.
      10. Upon boot unlock your screen.
      11. At the Android Welcome Screen skip Sign In.
      12. Enable Location Services when given the option.
      13. Connect to Wifi and launch Youtube from ADW's App Drawer (Or the App Drawer of your Choice).
      14. Click the Menu button (The right one in the middle of the status bar).
      15. Select "My Channel" and Login using your Gmail Account.
      16. Exit Youtube and Launch Gmail from ADW's App Drawer.
      17. Sync your Gmail Account and Exit. (If it fails to sync that is fine.)
        • At this time Market fails and you must wait up to a day. Just check it every so often. Future updates should fix this.
      18. Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service.
        • If you made it this far your nook should be successfully Rooted. Go Download an App to make sure.

      19. Enable Non-Market Installs by running the NookColor Tools App.
      20. If your Youtube fails to launch Uninstall and Reinstall Youtube from /data/app
      21. Go to Settings > Device Info > SdCard > UnMount > Format

    • Thanks To:
      • XorZone - NookTouchTools - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1289894 - Sorry, been busy, credit where credits due.
      • Torimu.Joji - For the configurations for CPU Master Free that allows simple automated underclocking
      • xevious - Kick starting my brain to get this update out
      • mali100 - modified framework.jar for 1.1
      • eded333 - Repackaged Gapps, the idea that may fix 1 Day Market Issue.
      • ros87 - uRamdisk
      • 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.
    • If I'm using an app in TouchNooter and you would like Credit/Thanks, or to have it removed, please PM me, otherwise I might not see your requests

    • Currently Working On: School
    I just tried to root my daughter's new Nook Simple Touch (1.2 firmware) with the touchnooter-2-1-31 image written to a microSD card but it just hangs at the Touchnooter instruction screen forever. If I remove the SD card and try to reboot it hangs at the "Your Nook is starting up..." screen. Can anyone offer any advice? Thanks

    It says, this is for 1.1, not for 1.2. So mayby read about what you are doing?

    Press power for 2 secs, wait 1 sec, press it for 15 secs, wait 2 secs, and start over, and over, for 8 times. Then, if you want to have root, use any compatible rooter.

    It does not matter if you use a Glowlight version, it should work for 99%
    This thread is deprecated, however you should be able to use GlowNooter on the normal TouchNooter (based on how B&N does their updates it should work for both). If anyone can confirm this I'll change the front post to properly link to the current update.

    Despite the fact this thread is deprecated, this rom is the best for having a really good screen contrast on our NST.

    I leave this instructions for those who need help to downgrade their NST to install TouchNooter.
    Forget about the restart the process three times, do it like this:

    1) Use nookRestore to restore /system.

    2) Erase and Deregistered to wipe /data
    (If it dosnt let you, force it shutting down your nook, then starting it up, and when the screen flickers press right and left bottom buttons, hold for 5+ seconds).

    3) Register, or not, as you preffer.

    4) Apply 1.1 firmware update.

    5) Open the TouchNooter 1.6.24 image and inside the nooter folder, search and substitude the uRamdisk for this one http://www.multiupload.com/CJ981FWPJG
    and framework.jar for this one http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=19201466&postcount=352.

    6) Use the new TouchNooter 1.6.24 to root your device. Follow the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1132693
    If it dosnt work, try again until it works.

    7) Continue with registering: Youtube (401 error) --> GMail --> Market.

    8) Download adb, and unzip it:
    download this vending apk:
    and sqlite3:
    copy the apk and sqlite3 tothefolderyouunzippedadb/platform-tools , open cmd and then:

    cd tothefolderyouunzippedadb/platform-tools
    adb connect yournooktouchip

    Now we are going to enable non market apps use my method, or what madmachinist said:

    adb shell
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 /system
    adb pull /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db settings.db
    sqlite3 settings.db "update secure set value=1 where name='install_non_market_apps';"
    adb push settings.db /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
    adb reboot

    now when NST reboots:
    cd tothefolderyouunzippedadb/platform-tools
    adb connect yournooktouchip
    adb install Vending.apk
    adb reboot

    You are done, everything should work now.
    No it will not revert to stock. But if you go to my website you can download an mSd card Image that will restore everything back to the original factory firmware image. nook Root (Just click on the "nook Touch" link on the nav bar)


    Please stop redistributing an old and obsolete version of my restore image!
    It's also common to give proper credits when redistributing stuff like you do..

    The right way to do this would be to link to the actual thread in this forum, so people can get the latest version and updated instructions.

    Links you should add instead of redistributing copies that are or will be obsolete:


    Thank you