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pretex777

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Oct 13, 2012
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hello there, i'm a new member in xda-developers

i have a problem, where i failed to root my nook glowlight and i didn't create any backup before that
so, i restore my nook with alpha-format touch where results i lost the glowlight function

i need a factory reset image files so badly, could anyone provide me a link to download the image file?

thanks in advance

have a pleasant day!
 

roustabout

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Feb 12, 2011
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The good news is, you can probably restore your device.

The device ships with a partition that touch formatter seems to leave alone, and the partition includes some files that you need.

To trigger that recovery, try using the 0.1 release of the recovery tool, the 2 meg download, from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1289233

All that tool does is tell your NSTG that it did not boot 8 times and needs to reset.

There is no single "recovery image," every NST or NSTG has some unique data which, should you restore someone else's device, will prevent you from registering your device correctly with BN.

If you still are unable to get the glow working, you will need to manually install a working kernel after you have restored your correct OS.

Hopefully you don't need to do that, but PM me if you need assistance - post publically as well, but PM me so I have a better chance at seeing it. I'm not reading every day.
 

dandielionous

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Restoring Factory Image

This is a good thread for tips and tricks with your nook nookdevs.com/Tips_and_tricks (can't insert links, because I'm noob here)

To restore your Nook ST to a factory image, not the stock image. But the same as when it came from the factory. You will lose all you shelves and books. But the books are downloadable again from B&N.

1. Hold down power button for 3 to 5 seconds, when asked tell it to shut off.

2. Wait a couple of seconds.

3. Hold down power button for 3 to 5 seconds. As soon as Nook ST begins to start, flashing a white page, immediately followed by black page, grab hold of the power button again for 12 to 15 seconds.

4. Repeat 5 times.

Your Nook will not start up all the way.

After the 6th time you should see a pop up that asks if you want to put yout Nook back to factory default settings.

Say yes, say yes.

Let it do it's thing then restart the Nook.

You should be good to go.

Hope this helps,

dandielionous
 
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Thraka

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To boot into recovery (either factory or Clockwork Mod if you installed that):

Power down your Nook.
Power it up.
As soon as the screen changes at all, hold down the lower left and lower right hard keys.
Wait with sore thumbs for 30 seconds or so until the recovery screen show ups.

Thanks a lot! I've been asking this for a few days now over in the nook dev section under the specific tools used for rooting. Worked perfectly.
 

Yblock

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Nov 18, 2012
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Nook Glowlight help.

The good news is, you can probably restore your device.

The device ships with a partition that touch formatter seems to leave alone, and the partition includes some files that you need.

To trigger that recovery, try using the 0.1 release of the recovery tool, the 2 meg download, from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1289233

All that tool does is tell your NSTG that it did not boot 8 times and needs to reset.

There is no single "recovery image," every NST or NSTG has some unique data which, should you restore someone else's device, will prevent you from registering your device correctly with BN.

If you still are unable to get the glow working, you will need to manually install a working kernel after you have restored your correct OS.

Hopefully you don't need to do that, but PM me if you need assistance - post publically as well, but PM me so I have a better chance at seeing it. I'm not reading every day.


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So... i've tried to root my nook touch but I used the icorrect tool meant for the nook touch without a glowlight. Doing this, I seem to have lost the ability to use the glowlight feature, in fact it is now non-existent after many attempts at restoring everything to factory defaults. At least the device works again, but I really need the light back and I don't know what else to do. You're my last hope! I saw you mentioned something about installing a kernel after getting the correct OS back on there, and I would love to know how to do this. Thank you so much for your help in advance!
 

roustabout

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When you go to Settings, Device Info, About Your Nook, what software version is displayed?

Is it 1.1.5? I think that's the correct version for the US nook glow at this time. (and, are you in the US, and/or using a US model? the overseas models are different.)

One very quick thing you can try - after you back up your current, working but unhappy, device - is to download the OC kernel at this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=34292271#post34292271

The 166 version of that kernel works on both the US and UK glow devices from what I've read, but this process is best known for US devices.

You can either use Clockwork to install it or - if you're comfortable with linux commandline tools and your device, while unhappy, is rooted and you have ADB installed - you can use this very fast technique based on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=24168019&postcount=21

Be sure to name the file uImage.

from a command prompt on your computer:

c:\adb connect <nook-ip-address>
c:\adb push uImage /media
c:\adb shell
$
$su

#mkdir /media/boot
#mount -t vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /media/boot
#cp /media/uImage /media/boot
#umount /media/boot
#rmdir /media/boot
#rm /media/uImage

If all you need is a kernel, that kernel supports the Glow functionality.

You may need to replace more of your boot environment, though. If you do, it becomes important to know if you're using a US or UK glow.

I have made and tested an image of just the first partition of my NSTG (us version, running the overclock kernel) and am able to reboot properly after putting it on my device.

I made it by :

# dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/media/part1.img bs=1M

and as a test, then did a

# dd if=/media/part1.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 bs=1M

both via ADB on my rooted device.

If you are rooted, this may be something you could try IF you're using the US release. If not, you could ask one of the folks with the UK release if they'd be willing to image their boot partition for you.

As far as I can see, that first partition image might reenable the glowlight part of your NSTG, but I'm not 100%. Before you go there, it's important to know what release of the software your recovery image was able to set up for you.
 
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Campos4444

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Thanks

To boot into recovery (either factory or Clockwork Mod if you installed that):

Power down your Nook.
Power it up.
As soon as the screen changes at all, hold down the lower left and lower right hard keys.
Wait with sore thumbs for 30 seconds or so until the recovery screen show ups.

:highfive: Thank You So Much Renate NST it really works :good:
 

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    To boot into recovery (either factory or Clockwork Mod if you installed that):

    Power down your Nook.
    Power it up.
    As soon as the screen changes at all, hold down the lower left and lower right hard keys.
    Wait with sore thumbs for 30 seconds or so until the recovery screen show ups.
    1
    Restoring Factory Image

    This is a good thread for tips and tricks with your nook nookdevs.com/Tips_and_tricks (can't insert links, because I'm noob here)

    To restore your Nook ST to a factory image, not the stock image. But the same as when it came from the factory. You will lose all you shelves and books. But the books are downloadable again from B&N.

    1. Hold down power button for 3 to 5 seconds, when asked tell it to shut off.

    2. Wait a couple of seconds.

    3. Hold down power button for 3 to 5 seconds. As soon as Nook ST begins to start, flashing a white page, immediately followed by black page, grab hold of the power button again for 12 to 15 seconds.

    4. Repeat 5 times.

    Your Nook will not start up all the way.

    After the 6th time you should see a pop up that asks if you want to put yout Nook back to factory default settings.

    Say yes, say yes.

    Let it do it's thing then restart the Nook.

    You should be good to go.

    Hope this helps,

    dandielionous