Nov 26, 2011
This post may be a little bit late to all the Nook Tablet owners out there. The reason is that I’m watching the thread to see if someone will be getting lucky to successfully get root access on Nook Tablet. As expected there are ‘small’ problems getting in the way to make things work. But thanks to xda member indirect for not only providing the Nook Tablet root guide but also for helping the forum members along the way. Also we should give credit to iSheperd and Vavomer for suggesting workarounds that glues all the things together. With the help of these people, we can now enjoy root access on our Nook Tablet. Read the next paragraph that contains some tips on getting things to work your way.
At first the brave ones were having difficulty in enabling the USB debugging option to work. With the suggestion of Vavomer it was solved by installing the APK file for the NookColorTools. The app will provide you access to the different settings like USB debugging anytime you want. You can also use the TGPS Launcher which is the preferred APK by indirect that will help you to get adb debugging enabled. Also the adb commands in the batch script NookandZergy.bat that is included in the Nook&Zergy.zip seems not to work if not done manually. That is why iSheperd prefer to run the commands manually in the adb command console. Also according to iSheperd if you were having problems with the Superuser.apk file that was included in the Nook&Zergy.zip, solve it by having to download and install the latest Superuser APK file.
- Install Android Debug Bridge.
- Download the USB drivers.
- Download NookColorTools or TGPS Launcher and Nook&Zergy.zip.
WARNING: Do not blame anyone if something happens to your device. The instructions presented here are for those people who understand what they are doing with their device.
Things to do:
- Extract USB drivers and Nook&Zergy.zip to a folder C:ntroot in your computer.
- On your Nook Tablet make sure ‘USB Debugging’ and ‘Installation of apps from unknown sources’ is enabled and also don’t forget turn off ‘Auto Mount’.
- Inside the ntroot folder run the runmefirst.bat script to launch the Device Manager. Alternatively you can launch the Device Manager by typing devmgmt.msc in the Run command window.
- Connect your Nook Tablet to your computer using a USB cable. If your device is not recognized by your computer, try using the Device Manager and update the drivers by updating the device ‘NOOK Tablet’ under the ‘Other devices’.
- Right click on the ‘NOOK Tablet’ and choose “update driver”. Choose “Let me specify where the driver is” and browse to the c:ntrootusbdriver folder and hit ok. It should install and you can click “OK” to the warning about unsigned drivers.
- Run “NookandZergy.bat” and follow the instructions.
- If you see a long string of numbers/letters it’s your device.
Now you should have root. If you want to install Google Apps, you can also use the instructions for installing the Android Market on Kindle as suggested by iSheperd.
Again if you’re having problems in running the batch script NookandZergy.bat you can try the manual method by running the adb commands below one at a time.
adb push zergrush /data/local/zergy
adb shell “chmod 755 /data/local/zergy;cd /data/local/;./zergy”
adb wait-for-device install Superuser.apk
adb push su /data/local/tmp/
adb shell cd /data/local/tmp;chmod 777 su;cd /;mount -o remount,rw -t rootfs rootfs /;
adb push su /system/bin/su
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
Alternatively you can see the video below courtesy of albertcwertz on the step-by-step instructions to root your Nook Tablet.
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