With mysterious charging issues I decided to try upgrading my Nook Simple Touch (NST) to the latest OS (1.2.1) before rooting. Now there exists a graphical program to root the Nook, making it easier than ever to do. NookManager is loaded onto a microSD that the Nook (upgraded to 1.2.1) will boot from. A few straightforward prompts later and the Nook is rooted (with optional backing up, advised as always).
Steps to re-root:
- Restore Nook to factory settings, through Settings in the Nook OS, or using NookManager’s Restore (“Restore Factory.zip”).
- Boot with NookManager on microSD in the Nook.
- Optional: Backup.
- Next: to get the keyboard working again. Connect via ADB as in my instructions in my first post (e-ink writing 101), to install USBMode 1.7 and Jota (this time I installed from the apk directly), and to push the modified uImage and uRamdisk binary files.
So far, the keyboard input to Jota is smooth. Saving is mysteriously only to microSD card, but that’s alright since I just repurposed the install card. The charging issues are at bay but possibly that’s because I threatened to replace my Nook with a new one.