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Nirmal.Web

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Dear Friends,

I accidently broken the IR Sensors (green bezel) on my Nook Simple Touch.

I already rooted using Nook Manager. Now the touch is completely broken ( not responding).

Could you please confirm how can enable keyboard/mouse access with the current state of the device.

Left and Right buttons are working.

Regards
Nirmal
 

Renate

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I haven't heard that the USB host on the NST ever got to the point of working automatically.
That means you'd have to fiddle to enable the USB.

You must have adb shell.
If you need to start an app you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# am start -n com.android.settings/.Settings
If you need to tap something on the screen you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# input tap 100 200
If you need to type something you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# input text 'Hello, I am text!'
 
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Nirmal.Web

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Thanks for the response. Should i need to enable the ADB Shell on the Nook even before accessing the ADB ?

btw, Where can i get the ZForce Light Guide IR Bezel so that i can replace them and make the touch work again.?
Please see image spare i was talking about.

neonode.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Technology_SidePic_A_V4.png

I haven't heard that the USB host on the NST ever got to the point of working automatically.
That means you'd have to fiddle to enable the USB.

You must have adb shell.
If you need to start an app you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# am start -n com.android.settings/.Settings
If you need to tap something on the screen you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# input tap 100 200
If you need to type something you can do it with a command like:
Code:
# input text 'Hello, I am text!'
 

Renate

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Thanks for the response.
Huh? This is a year and a half after the last post.

Ok, the link you posted is for reflected technology.
The original NST was interrupt technology.

How did you break the green bezel? A single break does not invalidate it, but will make alignment more difficult.
Do you have ADB enabled? If not it will be difficult to get it enabled with a completely funky touch sensor.
I would probably just connect to the 1.8V UART console inside, but that may be a bit of a challenge if you haven't done that before.

The original NST is getting pretty old now.
If you really want another ebay will probably sell you one cheaply.
That's probably easier than finding the bezel by itself.

If you have ADB working and a broken screen or a broken touch sensor (on anything), my adbgrab.exe lets you interact with your device on your desktop.
If you have ADB working and want to troubleshoot the touchy alignment of the NST touch sensor the Touch.apk will help you.
UsbMode.apk can enable USB host mode so that you can attach a keyboard or mouse.
All can be found in the signature.
 

Nirmal.Web

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Hi Renate,

Thanks for the detail clarification. I didn't noticed your 2018 reply. Yesterday i accidently came to the site and saw your old response and tried with ADB with the Nook which was sleeping for the last 3-4 years.

Based on your response, i tried to connect ADB and it worked well. All i want to use that as an Information Display wall and what a day i was able to accomplish everything through adb.

pbs.twimg.com/media/ETPGis4U8AAxpMe?format=jpg&name=small
shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/02/turn-an-old-ereader-into-an-information-screen-nook-str/

I will share my years of story to revive this on a separate thread.

Few Final Queries :
- 1. Since the touch is dead i want to open the ElectricSign App whenever i long press the "n" button. I updated the nook mod manager preferences manually with
<string name="pref_n_long">ElectricSign::com.sugoi.electricsign::1::0</string> but its not working. What i am missing?
- 2. How to simulate touch event in 1.2.1 using zForce Touch Screen /dev/input/event2 for a given x & y axis. Does the adbgrab.exe solves this?

Thanks again Appreciated.
 
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Renate

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adbgrab.exe works fine, just try it.
Currently it uses the shell input command as being the most portable.
It's not the fastest thing in the world, but it is the most compatible.
I could "borrow" a /dev/input, but that gets into questions of how it's configured.
In unrooted things I roll my own /dev/input (like my page-turner box on my everday Glow2 reader).

You don't need a launcher, just make your signage thingy a home thingy.
Code:
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.HOME"/>
 

Nirmal.Web

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I am using Windows 8.1 and the adbgrab.exe simply opens and closing.

This device is already rooted using nookmanager and i am looking for a way i control the screen remotely by sending x & y co-ordinates.

Regards
Nirmal
 

Renate

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Nirmal.Web

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Does it say anything?
Is there any error?
Does "adb devices" show your device?
You have to have the ADB server running.
I don't have access to any 8.1, but if there is a problem, I'd like to solve it.


Code:
# input tap 100 200
Hello Renate,

I missed to update you on the status of this.

I was able to complete my objective using your Inputs and also used Android Screen Monitor to control the touches

Please see attached output. I am using this as a QuoteFrame using ElectricSign APK.
IMG_20210525_080036.jpg

Thanks again

Regards
Nirmal
 

Renate

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    I haven't heard that the USB host on the NST ever got to the point of working automatically.
    That means you'd have to fiddle to enable the USB.

    You must have adb shell.
    If you need to start an app you can do it with a command like:
    Code:
    # am start -n com.android.settings/.Settings
    If you need to tap something on the screen you can do it with a command like:
    Code:
    # input tap 100 200
    If you need to type something you can do it with a command like:
    Code:
    # input text 'Hello, I am text!'