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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Is an eReader.

This post is not organized, it's more a place to save useful links. I hope you'll find what you need !
Please note that I have a NST with GlowLight. It was also published on the XDA Forum here.

CWM Recovery

Differents version : on the SD Card (128 Mb or 2 Gb), or integrated in the system, see here - XDA.
For launching it, just power on the Nook and press the two lower buttons (left & right) when the screen change for "Read Forever", and wait for the recovery


Kernel installer via CWM : Download this archive file here and place the uImage and uRamdisk files in the /boot directory, then flash it.

Compatible with the 1.2.x system : - v166 : Wifi, GlowLight, NoRefresh2, 1 Ghz - XDA Link - v174 : Wifi, (GlowLight) sans on/off, NoRefresh2, 1 Ghz - XDA Link - v174mod : Wifi, GlowLight, NoRefresh2, 1 Ghz - XDA Link - Not tested : Kernel with USB-Host : original version and version with the SD10 patch. - Just in case, the original NSTG kernel

FastMode application: GitHub and FastMode2 : XDA : very useful to switch refreshing mode !
Finally, you'll find some useful scripts here.


Base 1.1.x (NST) : TouchNooter 2.1.31 : not tested Base 1.2.x (NST et NSTG) : - GlowNooter 1.12.25 : 1.2.0 - pinguy1982 Tweaked Modded ROM - 1337 ROM - Original 1.2.1 - B&N USA : English only, no dictionaries - Original 1.2.1 - B&N UK : Multi-lingual, dictionaries - Install via CWM : check Install zip > Toggle Signature Verification before installer - If the checking process doesn't work, try a repack with the 1337 ROM (take the modded from it and replace all the files with the official one). The verification isn't needed with this method. - Root with Nook Manager

Some useful applications


Usefuls ADB commands

  • Remount the system with Read-Write rights : mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/stl12 /system
  • See the actual CPU speed (BogoMIPS) : cat /proc/cpuinfo