Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

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Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

Hi, DIC.

I recently got a Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch (BNRV300).
And like most of them, it's touchscreen is defective so I'm stuck
on the first page of the Nook Registration.

I can't return the Nook (I had it sent to Nigeria and I think it took
more than 14 days).

I've decided that an OS (installed via an SD card) should allow me read my eBooks.
Is there any Android flavour (homebrew or otherwise) which can use only the Nook's:
-power button
-4 page turn buttons
-and quick nav (n) button
to do everything I need?
All I need right now is just to read my books, see the time and battery power.
I can even do without wifi support.

Any ideas? Even if it means paying some one to cook this up

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

What you might be able to do is homebrew the linux kernel that Android runs on top of. That way, you don't have to customize the Android insomuch as the kernel.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

My skills in this area are a little nonexistent.

The only thing I can deduce from what you've said is to:
-research to find out what version of linux the nook android os is based on
-download the source
And that is it! Dont know what's next.

I had thought I could somehow
-get an image of the Android the nook runs (or something that can compile)
-poke around in the code and do some key mapping
-compile
-put on sd card

More details needed if possible
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Re: Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:41 AM

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And like most of them, it's touchscreen is defective

Most? I haven't heard of this until you made the post and the majority of people I know haven't had this problem.


Of course a cursory google search also pulled up a few options for reflashing your nook..
http://lifehacker.co...four-easy-steps
http://nookdevs.com/Nook_Simple_Touch
http://nookdevs.com/...e_Touch/Rooting

All of this is assuming you went through the normal path of various reset options.. hold the power button for twenty seconds... release.. then hold the power button again for two seconds.. etc.. and tried calling up their tech support.
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Re: Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

No, the resets and all that don't work.
For some, the touchscreen works on and off at will
I'm of the opinion that this should be a permanent cure.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

Except nooter does not use the touchscreen. I'll try it
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

I am still not sure why you are not calling up B&N and exercising your warranty.

https://www.barnesan...anty/379003284/
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Re: Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 10 September 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

I am still not sure why you are not calling up B&N and exercising your warranty.

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I can't return the Nook (I had it sent to Nigeria and I think it took
more than 14 days).

Pretty sure it's not a legit B&N sale.
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Re: Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:04 PM

Ah... I know regular B&N is a 14day return policy (books, cards, cheese danishes), but their electronics have the limited warranty bit.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

No2pencil, could you define 'legit sale'?
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

I am guessing that means through an authorized and reputable first or third party dealer.. example - through b&n.com's site.. or a dealer like Bestbuy or Amazon.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

seems that nooter is my best bet.
anyone know anything of its innards?
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Re: Android OS on Nook to bypass Touchscreen

Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

View Postolibenu, on 11 September 2012 - 02:40 AM, said:

No2pencil, could you define 'legit sale'?

Nigeria + Electronics = stolen, not legit, 3rd party, bad news, illegal, scam... need I continue?
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

I'd thought my time here on DIC would vouch for me. Seems I was wrong.
No2, not all Nigerians are scam artists but there's an advantage in posing as a Nigerian 419ner as this report says.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

... the advantage is to pre-weed out the more gullible to take advantage?
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