How To Root Android Nook Touch Reader


Barnes-Noble-NOOK-Touch-E-book-Reader-rootThe Nook Touch Reader by Barnes & Noble may not exactly be an Android tablet, but being an E-Reader and running Android 2.1 Eclair, the device executes its job in style. The device has now been rooted, giving it a touch of excitement considering the black and white screen at hand. More on the rooting instructions after the break!

Alright, so before we say anything, allows us to tell you that this rooting procedure may look like it would haunt you for the rest of your life, but it’s actually simpler than how it may look from the instruction set. It is a lengthy procedure, but not complicated at all. So take some deep breaths and let’s move onto the task at hand!

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



To begin, download the win32DiskImager from the link above and install it. That done download the root kit and extract it anywhere on your computer to find 2 files named noogie.img and uRamdisk_rooted.

Writing The Image File To The SD Card.

  1. Connect the SD card to the computer.
  2. Run win32DiskImager and click on the folder button to choose noogie.img when prompted.
  3. That done, click on the driver letter label and choose the letter that corresponds to the location of the SD card.
  4. Hit the write button and when the image is written, exit the application.

Check the contents of your SD card once the image is written. You should see the following files (if not, re-write the image):

  • boot.scr
  • boot.script
  • booting.pgm
  • cfg.bin
  • flash_spl.bin
  • MLO
  • u-boot.bin
  • uImage
  • uRamdisk
  • wvf.bin

Rooting The Nook

  1. Power off the Nook Touch and insert the microSD card into it.
  2. Plug the device into your computer and then press the power button.
  3. After 15 to 20 seconds when the device finishes booting, it will mount the internal storage and you should see 7 partitions on your computer.
  4. Copy the file uRamdisk_rooted to the partition labeled boot.
  5. Unmount all partitions and unplug the device from your computer. Remove the SD card as well.
  6. Turn the Nook Touch on by pressing the power button for 10 to 15 seconds.
  7. Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and enter the following commands:
adb connect <nook’s ip>

adb shell

That’s it, you’re done. Your Nook Touch is finally rooted!

[via nookdevs]