[NST]MinimalTouch 1.1beta5 (+Index to manual rooting)

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eded333

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I am not responsible for any damage your nook suffers.


Officially supported by The Nooter Project for Nook Simple Touch

http://code.google.com/p/nooter/

MinimalTouch 1.1beta5


  • Information:

    • What it does:
      • Enables ADB via uRamdisk
      • Installs su and Superuser.apk
      • Installs Busybox and sqlite3
      • All zips install ADW launcher + NookColorTools + MinimalisticBlack theme + Minimalistic Text Widget + Button Savior with eink friendly skins.
    • Bugs:
      • Two step method (necessary to avoid the 1+ day wait time on market).

    • Future updates:(In order of priority)
      • Block automatic updates (Accidentally taken off on last update).
      • Officially make it compatible with 1.1.2
      • Check /system version and proceed install, if not force update to 1.1.2
      • Make a 1 step process.
      • Automatically backup and zip /factory to SDcard, to avoid having to make a full backup before rooting, and to use in conjunction with Touch-Formatter
      • Minimal zips install my stripped down repack of Gapps.
      • Fulltouch zips include the complete package of Gapps.

      • All W zips install ADB wireless Uramdisk.
      • All U zips install ADB USB Uramdisk + ADB widget to enable wireless adb at need.
      • All X zips include NookTouchTools + Xorzone's mods, for more details on this, read (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1289894).
      • All beta5 in conjunction with Unroot.zip include a way to backup and restore the original files modified by the rooting process, and delete all apps installed after rooting.
      • Unroot restores the original files modified and deletes all installed programs after or during the rooting process (only use with beta5).

    • Files that get Modified:
      • /boot/uRamdisk - enables ADB over wifi or usb
      • /system/build.prop - enables google check-in service and fakes signature, to enable protected apps on market
      • /data/system/packages.xml - enables Gapps to work correctly once installed
      • /system/framework/framework.jar - generates Android ID
      • /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db - enables Non-Market Installs
      • Also on X files:
        • /system/framework/services.jar
        • /system/framework/android.policy.jar


  • User manual:







 
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beber75

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Aug 31, 2007
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Hi,

thanks for the guide. I have a dumb question. Could you please provide the correct sqlite3 url to use for the download?

Thanks.
 

apeine

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Mar 9, 2011
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Eded,

All I can say is that I am truly sorry. The nooter didn't work because I was dumb enough not to read instructions properly. Now I added the uramdisk to the nooter/boot directory, not root directory!!!!!!!!!!!
Now it worked, and I restored the apps I downloaded with titanium backup pro.
Thing is: market (with vending.apk installed over original market) doesn't reach the server properly when I press "my apps", and I am still not able to find my device on the android market in my computer.
On the rest, it works! Thanks for everyone who gave tips!!!
 

Dopedangel

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Feb 2, 2007
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I already rooted my nook with touchnooter for 1.1 can I use the instructions to just install market or do I have to start from scratch.
 

eded333

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Apr 25, 2011
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I already rooted my nook with touchnooter for 1.1 can I use the instructions to just install market or do I have to start from scratch.

You have no need to start from scratch :)

You can use this method to install gapps.
Just remember to delete the other apps as launcher, etc, that you have allready installed from the package I posted.

Eded,

All I can say is that I am truly sorry. The nooter didn't work because I was dumb enough not to read instructions properly. Now I added the uramdisk to the nooter/boot directory, not root directory!!!!!!!!!!!
Now it worked, and I restored the apps I downloaded with titanium backup pro.
Thing is: market (with vending.apk installed over original market) doesn't reach the server properly when I press "my apps", and I am still not able to find my device on the android market in my computer.
On the rest, it works! Thanks for everyone who gave tips!!!

Dont worry, **** happens :) It's easy to mess up if you are in a hurry, it happens to me alot.
Can you still search and install from market, even if it dosnt appear en the pc?
 
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user4242

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May 9, 2010
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Is it possible to modify the partition to enlarge the 250mb partition? I heard that 750 mb is reserved to b&n contents and i find it a waste of space.
 

ros87

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Oct 12, 2010
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Bodø
Is it possible to modify the partition to enlarge the 250mb partition? I heard that 750 mb is reserved to b&n contents and i find it a waste of space.

Not sure what you mean?
Nook partition (6) is 252MB and Data partition (8) is 841MB
There's no partition "reserved" for B&N contents, it uses both and so can you.

Code:
Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system  Flags
 1      16.4kB  79.7MB  79.7MB  primary   fat32        boot, lba
 2      79.7MB  96.5MB  16.8MB  primary   fat32        lba
 3      96.5MB  296MB   199MB   primary   ext2
 4      296MB   1942MB  1646MB  extended
 5      296MB   598MB   302MB   logical   ext2
 6      598MB   849MB   252MB   logical   fat16        lba
 7      849MB   1101MB  252MB   logical   ext3
 8      1101MB  1942MB  841MB   logical   ext3
 

user4242

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May 9, 2010
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Yes but i can't put my files on the b&n reserved partition.
So if i want to put only my contents on the nook i have only 250 mb.

Right?
 

ros87

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Oct 12, 2010
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Yes but i can't put my files on the b&n reserved partition.
So if i want to put only my contents on the nook i have only 250 mb.

Right?

Sure you can, but only the Nook partition is auto mounted trough USB.
If you want to put files in /data/media you can use adb or some filemanager app.
 

tomic22

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Apr 12, 2011
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thanks Ros87, thats just another reason to nooter my NST. ;)

I'm still on 1.0 and my plan is to:
1. backup 1.0 with the help of the link in your sig.
2. upgrade to 1.1. from B&N servers
3. Follow the guide in this thread and nooter it manually...

Smart? or do you have any tips for me?
 

dark_hawk

Senior Member
May 31, 2004
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Thanks a lot for the root.
Just got my nook touch and I'm eager to root it.
Quick question, what's the difference between this root and touchnooter.

Thanks.
 

ros87

Senior Member
Oct 12, 2010
312
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Yes but i can't put my files on the b&n reserved partition.
So if i want to put only my contents on the nook i have only 250 mb.

Right?

If you still want to resize the Nook partition, here's a Linux way:

As always, make sure you backup your Nook before fiddling with stuff like this :)

Prerequisites:
1: NST booted with Noogie
2: USB attached and recognized in Linux (usually /dev/sdb)

Make a copy of Nook and Data files (ignore socket warnings)
Code:
#mkdir tmpnook tmpdata
#mount /dev/sdb6 tmpnook
#mount /dev/sdb8 tmpdata
#tar cf tmpnook.tar tmpnook
#tar cf tmpdata.tar tmpdata
#umount tmpnook
#umount tmpdata

Delete existing and create new partitions:
Code:
# fdisk /dev/sdb
Command (m for help): d
Partition number (1-8): 8

Command (m for help): d
Partition number (1-7): 7

Command (m for help): d
Partition number (1-6): 6

Command (m for help): n
First cylinder (286-926, default 286):
Using default value 286
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (286-926, default 926): +840M

Command (m for help): n
First cylinder (707-926, default 707):
Using default value 707
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (707-926, default 926): +252M

Command (m for help): n
First cylinder (834-926, default 834):
Using default value 834
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (834-926, default 926):
Using default value 926

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.

Create filesystems:
Code:
# mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n Nook /dev/sdb6
# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb7
# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb8

Write back your data:
Code:
# mount /dev/sdb6 tmpnook
# mount /dev/sdb8 tmpdata
# tar xf tmpdata.tar tmpdata
# tar xf tmpnook.tar tmpnook
tar: tmpnook: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 (just ignore)
# umount tmpnook
# umount tmpdata

Remove sdcard and reboot :)
 
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apeine

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Mar 9, 2011
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Eded,

Even though I am unable to download through my computer, I can perfectly download from Nook. A few weeks ago, I lost that capacity on 1.0.1, and that is why I was so interested in running the 1.1.0 rooted.
Once again, thank you all (Gabrial, Eded, Xorzone - great nooktouchtools comeback, Ros, and everyone else that helped me).
 

cymoze

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May 25, 2011
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[*]When the NST reboots select go launcher as your predefined launcher, skip google registration and try first to open and register on Youtube (Youtube may fail, dont worry) then GMail and then Market, if Gmail fails, dont panic, reboot and try again, dont start all the proces agian, just power cycle, allways use the same google account.


I was able to register on YouTube, but I keep getting the register your google account screens with both Gmail and Market over and over again. I've rebooted and tried registering about a dozen times, no success.

I followed directions exactly, could there be something I'm missing?
 

beber75

Member
Aug 31, 2007
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Hi,

If I well remember, this is a know issue I already faced off on my notion ink adam. You have to delete your registered account in your settings.
Power off then power on again your device.
Register again.
 
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cymoze

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May 25, 2011
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Hi,

If I well remember, this is a know issue I already faced off on my notion ink adam. You have to delete your registered account in your settings.
Power off then power on again your device.
Register again.

Thank you for the suggestion. I tried to do this but got a message "Barnes and Noble failed to deregister device" or something. Then I tried to return to the launcher and my Button savior failed.

Restoring with nookRestore.img and starting from scratch.
 

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