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[N2E] Nook 2nd Edition Touch - Root

webvan

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Got an NT and was about to root it but it's got a faulty battery it seems, ran down in 4 hours just reading books. Anyone had that problem? Glad I hadn't yet rooted it.
 

rokkywoof

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Bluetooth hardware not found in teardown pix?

BTW: ADW launcher works on the Nook as well ;) Can launch apps / browser / etc. Apparently the device has bluetooth as well. Hopefully I can get that working so I can hear some music while reading.
Not sure if I am understanding the pix/legends correctly, but this hardware teardown highlighting the wifi chip seems to indicate it has no BT function, unlike the Nook Color.
http://www.zdnet.com/photos/crackin...6244759?seq=42&tag=photo-frame;get-photo-roto
That would be disappointing...

FWIW,
RO
 

zonyl

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Not sure if I am understanding the pix/legends correctly, but this hardware teardown highlighting the wifi chip seems to indicate it has no BT function, unlike the Nook Color.
http://www.zdnet.com/photos/crackin...6244759?seq=42&tag=photo-frame;get-photo-roto
That would be disappointing...

FWIW,
RO
I agree. As I posted later on, I couldnt find any other signs of bt going through the kernel modules. The power control widget is just showing some leftovers from stock android I'm afraid.
 

rokkywoof

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Maybe hope yet for BT

I agree. As I posted later on, I couldnt find any other signs of bt going through the kernel modules. The power control widget is just showing some leftovers from stock android I'm afraid.
I went back to the teardown pic, and copied the chip info into a search box (trying duckduckgo.com - different, but seems effective, FWIW), and got this from the chip maker's site ( http://www.jorjin.com.tw/WG7310-20.html ):



- use TI WL1271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n, BT 2.1+EDR & FM chipset
TI WL1270 IEEE 802.11b/g/n chipset
- supports SDIO, SPI and E-HPI 8/16 bit interfaces
- All IEEE Std 802.11b Data Rates, all IEEE Std 802.11b/g and 802.11n Data Rates up to 72.2Mbps
- 96 pin LGA type with typical dimension of 10.0x10.0x1.4 mm (with shielding case)
- support BT co-existence
- Supports Cisco Client eXtensions (CCX) standard
- Driver/OS support: Linux, WinCE, Android
- EVB ready.​

The "BT" (esp with EDR) references suggest BlueTooth to me - wishful thinking?

There is also a block diagram that maybe someone with more electronics background can make more sense of.

HTH
R
 
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zonyl

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I went pack to the teardown pic, and copied the chip info into a search box (trying duckduckgo.com - different, but seems effective, FWIW), and got this from the chip maker's site ( http://www.jorjin.com.tw/WG7310-20.html ):



- use TI WL1271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n, BT 2.1+EDR & FM chipset
TI WL1270 IEEE 802.11b/g/n chipset
- supports SDIO, SPI and E-HPI 8/16 bit interfaces
- All IEEE Std 802.11b Data Rates, all IEEE Std 802.11b/g and 802.11n Data Rates up to 72.2Mbps
- 96 pin LGA type with typical dimension of 10.0x10.0x1.4 mm (with shielding case)
- support BT co-existence
- Supports Cisco Client eXtensions (CCX) standard
- Driver/OS support: Linux, WinCE, Android
- EVB ready.​

The "BT" (esp with EDR) references suggest BlueTooth to me - wishful thinking?

There is also a block diagram that maybe someone with more electronics background can make more sense of.

HTH
R
Certainly does imply that it supports BT. I would suggest that we dig through the nc posts back on jan and see what it took to get bt on that platform. Im guessing there is a firmware file needed?
 

pdascot

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PDFs

Hi everybody

Okay, I am not far from buying the N2E, but I still have one last question:

Can I comfortably read newspapers (PDFs) on it?

As far as I read, there is no zoom and drag function implemented in the N2E's PDF handling software. Can this be compensated by rooting and installing a PDF app like ezPDF? Or is there any other solution?

Your help is much apreciated. Thanks.

Scot
 
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rokkywoof

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Certainly does imply that it supports BT. I would suggest that we dig through the nc posts back on jan and see what it took to get bt on that platform. Im guessing there is a firmware file needed?
That bit I copied from the Jorjin site does state:
"Driver/OS support: Linux, WinCE, Android"
I poked around, but did not find a link for such drivers - seems that needs to be the starting point.

R
 

guitar_east

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Tested Google Maps, ezPDF REader, Repligo PDF Reader -they are OK
AnkiDroid is OK too
I tested out Kobo and Overdrive.

Overdrive works fantastically with Opera. I'm able to log onto the library site, have it transfer me to Overdrive, then download and read the books just dandy. Kobo on the other hand is very messed up. Could be because i copied the apk from CM7 and it needs a Eclair version. Its strange, because it'll work fine previewing a book from the store, but any book I have purchased already it says there's an error and won't close. Also, if I try to search in the Kobo app it causes the Nook to retouch. Odd.

I've tried downloading the app from the Amazon AppStore but I still get the problem. Does anyone have it working? Is anyone willing to post their working Kobo apk?

Thanks :)
 

guitar_east

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Hi everybody

Okay, I am not far from buying the N2E, but I still have one last question:

Can I comfortably read newspapers (PDFs) on it?

As far as I read, there is no zoom and drag function implemented in the N2E's PDF handling software. Can this be compensated by rooting and installing a PDF app like ezPDF? Or is there any other solution?

Your help is much apreciated. Thanks.

Scot
The built in PDF app is balls. You can install whatever one you like once rooted. Some will work, some won't, but there's enough options out there
 
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mdall

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I went back to the teardown pic, and copied the chip info into a search box (trying duckduckgo.com - different, but seems effective, FWIW), and got this from the chip maker's site ( http://www.jorjin.com.tw/WG7310-20.html ):



- use TI WL1271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n, BT 2.1+EDR & FM chipset
TI WL1270 IEEE 802.11b/g/n chipset
- supports SDIO, SPI and E-HPI 8/16 bit interfaces
- All IEEE Std 802.11b Data Rates, all IEEE Std 802.11b/g and 802.11n Data Rates up to 72.2Mbps
- 96 pin LGA type with typical dimension of 10.0x10.0x1.4 mm (with shielding case)
- support BT co-existence
- Supports Cisco Client eXtensions (CCX) standard
- Driver/OS support: Linux, WinCE, Android
- EVB ready.​

The "BT" (esp with EDR) references suggest BlueTooth to me - wishful thinking?

There is also a block diagram that maybe someone with more electronics background can make more sense of.

HTH
R
I rather understand that this module use a chipset that can be used with bluetooth but that there is no bluetooth module.

In fact, if we compare WG7310-2A and WG7310-0A , we can see a BT block on the WG7310-0A block diagram but not on the WG7310-2A. Also, the title of the WG7310-0A is 802.11b/g/n WiFi, BT 2.1+EDR & FM SiP module while the one of the WG7310-2A is 802.11b/g/n WiFi SiP module.

So, I'm not sure but I don't think that the Nook Touch has bluetooth :(

Edit: I found that on irc #nookdevs (June 21th)
<JesusFreke> GabrialDestuir: no bluetooth, afaik
<JesusFreke> a different variant of the wifi chip that it uses does have BT. but that particular chip doesn't appear to
<JesusFreke> at least, based on the manufacturer's website
<GabrialDestuir> Hm. What chip is it using?
<GabrialDestuir> I hadn't heard anything on actual specs just that apparently someone ran an app and voila bt was working or something like that which lead to articles about it having BT and stuff?
<JesusFreke> GabrialDestuir: https://picasaweb.google.com/JesusFreke/NookTouch#5614424558576020146
<JesusFreke> it's the jorjin chip in the bottom right
<GabrialDestuir> Why does it not surprise me you pulled yours apart
<GabrialDestuir> o_O
<GabrialDestuir> BT co-existence? Meaning it doesn't have it but if BT was there they'd work side by side?
 
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fragmannyc

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[N2E] Help, I appear to be screwed! (No boot after ClockworkMOD Recovery install)

I rooted my N2E with Touchnooter 1.6.24, and after much screwing around, I got everything to work. Then I got a stupid idea: I'll make an image of the current state so I can always restore to this point.

I installed ClockworkMOD 4.x, had it install the Recovery module, rebooted, and now I'm f***ed! It won't get past the "n" startup screen (Read Forever | Your NOOK is starting up...).

The only way I can get close to booting correctly is to put the Touchnooter SD card in. Then it boots up to the Home Screen. The problem is that the Nook no longer recognizes any SD cards, and the Internal Storage shows 0.00 MB. So the Nook looks like it works, but it's useless.

I have tried virtually everything to remove ClockworkMOD Recovery and failed. I've tried bootable images for CWM and for CM7. I've tried the noogie.img image. I cannot get the "factory flash" method to work, no matter how many times I've tried. (The one with the Power button, then the left and right lower Page Turn buttons.)

The weird thing is this: If I have any bootable SD (other than Touchnooter) in the (frozen) Nook, I cannot reset it. The power button will not cause the unit to cycle with the card in. If I take the card out, the Power button will reset, but freeze on the "n" screen. If I put the Touchnooter card in, the Power button will reset, go the Home screen, but I have no Storage.

So in summary:

Touchnooter 1.6.24 rooted.
ClockworkMOD installed, then CWM Recovery installed.
Freezes on "n" startup screen permanently.
Will not respond to Power + Page Turn reset method.
Will only reset and boot using Touchnooter SD card.
All other cards prevent Power button from cycling power.
Cannot boot from any other card (so far).
Storage shows 0 after booting from Touchnooter card.
Removing ClockworkMOD didn't remove Recovery module.

Somebody help, please! Is there a way to use ADB to get rid of CWM Recovery and get my Nook bootable again? I can use ADB if I start up from the Touchnooter SD card. Thanks in advance.
 

fragmannyc

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Yes, I think we don't have yet a working ClockworkMod for the N2E ...

Have you made a backup of your Nook (like that) when it was working ?
No, of course I have no backup. That's why I'm sad. I foolishly was going to rely on ClockworkMOD for the backup. I guess I should have made a backup before backing up...

Talk about irony. The reason I'm in trouble is because I was backing up, just to be safe. Go figure.
 

guitar_east

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No, of course I have no backup. That's why I'm sad. I foolishly was going to rely on ClockworkMOD for the backup. I guess I should have made a backup before backing up...

Talk about irony. The reason I'm in trouble is because I was backing up, just to be safe. Go figure.
That sucks bro. I'm wanting to restore mine to stock and do a backup but I'm concerned about a similar thing. Mine's working fine now, I have a few apps I need working. I'm going to hold off on reflashing now until better tools come out

Thanks for scaring me into safety :D
 

beestee

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Got an NT and was about to root it but it's got a faulty battery it seems, ran down in 4 hours just reading books. Anyone had that problem? Glad I hadn't yet rooted it.
Was wifi left on? These things will make the battery drain faster.

On another note, I picked up one of these last night unaware that it was running android and in playing around with it I got a message that the reader process stopped working...and a choice to wait or force close. I popped in here to see what's up and to my suprise there is development going on!

I don't see any reason to do anything to mine yet as it does what I bought it for (reading EPUBs) wonderfully, but I will certainly be keeping an eye on the development of it. B-)

Sent from my SCH-I800 using XDA App
 

webvan

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Was wifi left on? These things will make the battery drain faster.
Yes it was and not connected to a network so maybe that made it run down the battery quickly, a bit of a flaw. I've been keeping an eye on it and it seems to be running ok now so I'll be rooting it ;-)
 

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