[NST][CWR][RC2] Clockworkmod based Recovery - fixed backup issue

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clavierkid

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I wrote the .img using dd successfully, and put the card in my Nook. But the Nook won't boot into CWM, it just boots up as normal. What am I doing wrong?
Edit: I tried factory resetting the Nook and rewriting different images to the SD card. Nothing worked. I even tried Nook Manager, which has worked fine for me before. No dice.
 
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digixmax

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Plz forgive my ignorance but what are the detailed differences between the 2gb and 128mb versions?.
I believe they have the same content, the smaller 128MB was packed for use with uSD with size 1GB or less.


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emopandov

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Manual update

Hi everyone,

Can I manually update Simple Touch with Glowlight from stock ROM 1.1.5 to 1.2.1 with this CWM?
Or can you suggest me another way to update but knowing that my PC doesn't recognize the internal NOOK drive (folder).

Thanks!
 

MSINTY

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hi friends,
First, thanks for a great tool.
My lower 2 buttons aren't working. The previous owner used them hard ;)
Can we boot to recovery by running a script on android?
I tried gscript, but the command "reboot recovery" doesn't help.
I tried also "Reboot recovery" and "Quick boot" apps. No luck. NST is rebooting without entering to the recovery mode.
Any ideas? Thank you.
 

nmyshkin

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hi friends,
First, thanks for a great tool.
My lower 2 buttons aren't working. The previous owner used them hard ;)
Can we boot to recovery by running a script on android?
I tried gscript, but the command "reboot recovery" doesn't help.
I tried also "Reboot recovery" and "Quick boot" apps. No luck. NST is rebooting without entering to the recovery mode.
Any ideas? Thank you.

If CWM is already installed internally and you just want to access it there is a mod for the stock shut down which includes the option to reboot into recovery: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2171818

Look through the whole thread to be sure if this is something you want to do.
 

Renate

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i have not backedup my device and i can not restore it back plz plz plz help me getting back to my device i have nook touch glowlight
Um, how about some more info?
This is the NST Glow (that has no SD card)?
Is your NST Glow working?
Did you have ADB working before? Is it still working?
Are you trying to recover books stored on it?
 

nmyshkin

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i have not backedup my device and i can not restore it back plz plz plz help me getting back to my device i have nook touch glowlight
Since you posted in the CWM thread, I'm guessing that you have used it in some way? Please tell me whether you installed CWM as the internal recovery. If you did that then there is no factory.zip image to rescue you. What exactly is wrong with the device (a BNRV350, I think?)?
 

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    DISCLAMER and WARNING:
    • I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, lost data. Make a backup before you try anything described here!
    • Making a backup with CWM only includes the following partitions: boot, system, data, cache. It doesn't include the /rom partition which contains data thats unique for every device. Use this backup method to make a full device backup.
    • Please do not use the restore backup function to restore backups made with versions prior and including RC1. They are faulty and restoring them damages an important bootfile of your nook. It isn't important with which version you restore, if the backup was made with Beta1, Beta2 or RC1 it will fail! Please read http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=19945955&postcount=37


    Changelog:
    • RC2
      • changed mount options of the boot partition (fixes the bad backup issue)
      • updated sources to the newest ones from CM
      • some internal changes for the screen refresh
    • RC1
      • reboot recovery in the advanced menu is now working
      • boot to recovery is now a bit faster
      • switched to automated build environment
      • moved some files to the appropriate place
    • Beta2
      Added page refresh after pushing back or select buttons, to get rid off the ghosting. Still not perfect, but good enough for a recovery.
    • Beta1
      First release

    Hi,
    after some trying and hacking I was able to build a working Clockworkmod based recovery for the Nook Simple Touch.
    It is still a beta-version, but everything I tested (backup, restore, mount USB, install zip) works.

    If you want to try it, just write one of the imgs from the sd_xx_clockwork-....zip to a SD card with at least the capacity mentioned in the filename. Put the card in your N2E and reboot. Do not write these images directly to the Nook, it will brick your device permanetly!

    To replace the standard recovery of the N2E, copy also the install_cwm_recovery_xx.zip to the sdcard, boot into CWM and use the install zip from sdcard option to install it (it just replaces uRecRam and URecImg in the /boot partition, so you can also do it manually, if you want).
    There is really no need to install CWM on the device as long as you aren't developing and need it constantly. Please keep in mind that replacing the stock recovery will remove the restore function, that can be triggered by pressing the two lower buttons (or by eight failed boots). Restoring the stock recovery with install_stock_1.1_recovery.zip will bring back this function.

    How to boot into recovery:
    • Power down the N2E
    • Press the power button for ca. 3 seconds, so that the device boots (you don't have to hold the power button after the 3 seconds)
    • As soon as the display changes to the "read forever" screen , push and hold the lower left and the lower right button until the screen changes again
    • Wait until you see the recovery

    If you want the standard recovery back, use the install_stock_1.1_recovery.zip (See next post).


    Button layout:
    • Both Buttons on the left: BACK
    • Upper button on the right: UP
    • Lower button on the right: DOWN
    • n button: SELECT
    • Power button: TOGGLE DISPLAY

    Known bugs:
    • after restoring the boot partition, most of the times the recovery ends in an unresponsive state. The nook has to be rebooted by holding the power button. This is not affecting the restore!
    • "reboot system now" doesn't work always (sometimes you have to power cycle), experienced it only when booting from SD
    • Reboot to recovery by using adb reboot recovery doesn't work. (needs a new adbd binary in the uRamdisk)

    DISCLAMER and WARNING: I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, lost data. Make a backup before you try anything described here!


    Credits go to:
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    Useful update.zip's

    rom_backup.zip
    Makes a backup of all the files that are on the /rom partition. Saves it to the SD-card /backup/rom_backup.tgz.
    This partition contains some important data, that is unique for every device (serial, MAC, ...).

    install_stock_1.1_recovery.zip
    Installs the recovery from the stock 1.1 update.

    MinimalTouch
    Automatic Rooting + Gapps by eded333


    install_remount_commands.zip
    Adds the commands systemrw (remount /system rewritable) and systemro (remount /system readonly).

    If you have useful update.zip's that should be included here, please let me know.
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    New version is online!

    I managed to get the recovery build by the CM-Buildenv, which means a step closer to going upstream.

    Rebooting to recovery on the NC is done by writing the string "recovery" to the address 0x40 of the BCB file, I implemented it the same way to the NST. Use the install_reboot_to_recovery.zip to use this function.
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    Which zip is the new, fixed one? The one at the bottom of the above posting, labeled zoom2?
    zoom2_source_rc2.zip are just the files to build the recovery yourself. The new recovery is in the opening post.
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    I feel a need to point out that if you replace the current recovery files on the NST's Boot Partition then you won't be able to use the recovery disk if anything goes wrong you'll be stuck relying purely on CWM.
    Thats correct, but its easily possible to switch back to the stock recovery using install_stock_1.1_recovery.zip from CWM.

    With that in mind, I'd also wait til it's in an actual release, not just RC before you decide to replace your device's recovery files.
    The only reason that it is still RC is that I can't fix the sstuck after restore bug. Everything else works fine (at least no one reported any problems, and I also didn't experienced any).

    Anyway, I will add a short warning.
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