not so short guide to root your NST

  1. Make sure you have updated to 1.2.1 version of nook firmware
  2. root your nook with NookManager – graphical rooter:
    1. no need to enable wireless
    2. root device
    3. disable B&N apps
  3. install HW buttons mod app from here:, jar files are taken from that thread and installed like this:
adb connect
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 /system
adb push services.jar /system/framework/
adb push android.policy.jar /system/framework/
adb reboot
  1. now you should install a hack for e-ink update speed increase, that is a must for web browsing
    1. you can install a fastmode kernel which looks great for applications, but not so nice for reading (it gives you multitouch + fastmode or usbhost).
      1. fastmode application is used to disable fastmode, but I was could not enable the mode by gestures
      2. I enable it by adb: adb shell “echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/omap3epfb.0/graphics/fb0/fmode” (best way would be to use Gscript)
      3. – how I installed kernel:
    2. I prefer norefresh apk, since I’m using the device exclusively for reading, and it make a great job while reading with opera from safaribooks (opera 4 browser has binding to hardware keys for page up/down scrolling). You can download it from here:
  2. As a offline reading application I use CoolReader, it has already implemented features for e-ink fast refresh, so nothing to do for it more then simple install.

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