You can try the app "Home switcher" if you want to change the default home screen
You can download the apk with your computer and then use adb install app.apk
May I ask you for a step by step guide to do this?
Connect to the same wifi as your computer running ADB. Go to the wireless settings on your nook, click on the network you're connected to and note the ip address. In Windows, click run->cmd then type "adb connect " and type said noted ip. Mine would look like "adb connect 192.168.5.108". It should be connected. Now assuming you've downloaded the APK files, just navigate to the directory in the command prompt (or drop the apk files in the current directory it's at, most likely C:/user/yourname) and type "adb install ./apks/yourpackagename.apk". Obviously, replacing "yourpackagename" with the name of the file you've downloaded.
If you can't access the other launcher and apps installing Home Switcher most likely won't work because it won't reset your defaults. The easiest way should (in theory) be to install another home launcher. Try Zeam or something. Once it installs, reboot, then it should prompt for you to pick your default launcher. Do it and uninstall the other one. Or keep it, whatever you'd like
What version is the stock software on? Is it v1.0.0 that should come from B&N?
Yes, exactly, v1.0.0. Why are you asking? Any problems with that?
So you rooted and restored the Nook Touch back to factory settings and it worked? I am happy to hear that, because in case everything fails this would be my last solution...
So - well, I did not manage to get it back to it's original state, neither to access my N2E via WLAN nor do the 8 fail attempts... Nevertheless I am happy having found - as it seems - a solution to solve my problem. (Just to remember: I was not able to go back to the Android home screen on my rooted Nook.)
I used the Nook's internal possibility to reset and everything seemed to look like the state I bought my Nook with. Then I re-rooted the device and voilà - I got the Android home screen back!
I just want to thank everybody for their help, although I had to find the solution myself. Your infos made me think and finally resolve.
Good morning everybody,
So, the next step I would like to make: Change the keyboard. I already tried BetterKeyboard 8, without success. I installed it and moved the .apk to /system/app. It does not work.
Help is much apreciated.
I changed my keyboard to a german one too.
since hackers keyboard is not available for <2.2 androids, i use better keyboard 8 with german layout.
(you have to move the apk from /data/app to /system/app and activate it with nook color tools)
Oh yeah, it works!i installed it from the market,
moved the apk from /app to /system/app, Reboot,
and activated it with the nook color tools...
Lol, just checking.No problems here,WTF, just exploration.
Haha, I've been working with computers all my life, I can't tell you how many times I've encountered something that's frustrated me to some lengthy extent to only come to the conclusion that I mistyped something or it was a simple mistake.Thanks folks for your reply! Calling their support indeed helped, I made a really STUPID mistake of registering onto a wrong account ([email protected] instead of [email protected]) but B&N website was nice enough to not detect that it isn't a valid email address :/