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nook glowlight £25.00 instore @ Sainsbury's

£25.00 @ Sainsbury's
nook glowlight reduced to 25 dunno if national or local Read More
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nook glowlight reduced to 25 dunno if national or local
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1 Like #1
hmm why is it cold?
#2
what store was it.
1 Like #3
Fantastic price. love mine! if I can find one at this price I'll be buying a spare!
#4
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?
1 Like #5
DazLFC
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?

But at £25 if you can find one its a great buy, cheers sreenireddy
1 Like #6
Great price, shame I don't have any Sainsbury's near me, I would definitely buy it.

You don't really need updates for this, you can just root it and install Google Play on this!

Then you can install apps like Cool Reader or Moon+ Reader Pro (if you got it for 10p when it was on sale) for PDF support.
1 Like #7
What the hell is it ??
2 Likes #8
DazLFC
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?
I have an old Nook, never updated, works fine.
#9
DazLFC
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?


never updated mine, never used the nook store anyway! I buy books elsewhere or borrow from library.
#10
Fantastic deal, either root it and do whatever updates you want or leave it as is and don't worry about updates, either is good. Regarding reader software, Bookari is my reader of choice as it synchronises reading progress with other devices, so you can jump from tablet to eReader to phone and not lose your place in what you are reading.
#11
Agent004
What the hell is it ??


I think it's at Sainsbury's
#12
Agent004
What the hell is it ??

book reader at a guess
#13
If this can be rooted then can amazon app be installed and effectively you have a kindle paperwhite at a quarter of the price?
1 Like #14
djmpne
If this can be rooted then can amazon app be installed and effectively you have a kindle paperwhite at a quarter of the price?

Unless they've blocked it since due to the ancient version of Android, I was able to do this myself.

Only downside was that the buttons didn't work.

edit:

Worst case, it may be possible to remove the DRM and put it on the Nook for use with it's native app.

Edited By: tech3475 on Mar 07, 2017 17:25
#15
Nook have withdrawn from the uk.. so you may struggle with registration - which is required.
There are ways round this, but if you are expecting this to work out of the box - you maybe disappointed :-(
#16
RoosterNo1
Nook have withdrawn from the uk.. so you may struggle with registration - which is required.
There are ways round this, but if you are expecting this to work out of the box - you maybe disappointed :-(

My old Nook recently did what appeared to be a factory reset, so I was left with the registration process again. As you say there is a way around it, but it's remarkably fiddly.

So great price for a great device, just research the offline registration first.
#17
Morsicatio
Agent004
What the hell is it ??
I think it's at Sainsbury's

Not what they asked?, lol. :-)

They wanted clarification as per the below:

joesmum
Agent004
What the hell is it ??
book reader at a guess

:-)

Interesting enough, both comments followed each other in the Thread above ..... lol.
#18
djmpne
If this can be rooted then can amazon app be installed and effectively you have a kindle paperwhite at a quarter of the price?

Yes but due to age you can only load books in an offline mode, not over Wifi, Works but is fiddly.
3 Likes #19
I love my nook. Awesome reader. I use Calibre as a book library. Well worth £25.
1 Like #20
DazLFC
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?
You don't need updates to read e Pubs or PDFs copied to the microSD card.

Edited By: hcc27 on Mar 07, 2017 20:00
1 Like #21
gavin1
djmpne
If this can be rooted then can amazon app be installed and effectively you have a kindle paperwhite at a quarter of the price?
Yes but due to age you can only load books in an offline mode, not over Wifi, Works but is fiddly.

I've hacked my Nook Simple Touch to run full Android (albeit an older version) and have Amazon Kindle, Dropbox, Moonreader and many other useful Android apps working perfectly. Can use SD card as well as WiFi which works perfectly to load books from Dropbox as well as via the Kindle app of course if you prefer mobi (I'm more an ePub kind of guy). Can even play games on it, perfect for Sudoku for instance. I've now picked up a few cheap used Nooks to retain as backups as you can't buy them any more. You can even get third party batteries on Amazon and other sites.

A Nook running Android makes the Kindle Paperwhite look like a proper paperweight.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hack-your-nook-simple-touch-into-a-super-e-reader-in-three-easy-steps/



Edited By: hcc27 on Mar 08, 2017 00:21: .
#22
This is a fab ereader but I decided to go back to a kindle when they dropped the UK customers. I liked being able to access a library and buy via wifi without having to mess around rooting and downloading g epubs. Good if you don't mind putting in a bit of extra effort. This was the first ereader I had with its own light, brilliant for reading in bed.
#23
have a standard nook, like it even for simple things like own screen saver and pictures of books on shelf!
if anyone finds a spare then lemme know :{

edit: they only in white? would surely get filthy!

Edited By: brilly on Mar 07, 2017 20:45
3 Likes #24
hcc27
I've hacked my Nook Simple Touch to run full Android (albeit an older version) and have Amazon Kindle, Dropbox, Moonreader and many other useful Android apps working perfectly. Makes the Kindle Paperwhite look like a proper paperweight. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hack-your-nook-simple-touch-into-a-super-e-reader-in-three-easy-steps/

So did I when I got it, but the certificates in the Kindle app that was OK on the Nook expire, so it would not download from Amazon. There is no easy way to update them to get the Kindle app to download. Its possible but a bit of a pig to do and not really something a non technical person would want as an out of the box experience.

Heck without fiddling you can't even register it becasue B&N removed the server to get past the start up screens.

If you have bought one here's the way to get past the start up screens without registering form the XDA forums

Turn on the device, but do NOT start setting it up. B&N devilishly waits until the last step to ask you to create an account, at which point the following instructions don’t work. If you do start setting it up, just turn it off and back on again.

Hold down the top right button on the front of the device and slide your finger from left to right across the top of the E Ink screen. (It’s a little hard to see, but it’s the Nook’s default next page button if you were using your right hand. For past Kindle owners, it’s the one in the same spot as the previous page button on a Kindle.)

A ‘Factory’ button should appear in the top left corner of the screen. Press it.

Once in the Factory menu, hold down the top right button on the front of the device and tap the bottom right corner of the screen.

You should now see a ‘Skip Oobe’ button. Tap that and the Nook should finally load the home screen.


To be honest I just bought a used Kindle...
1 Like #25
Great price point. Just be careful with screen as is easily damaged and creates "light-leaks" which are very distracting, but get a cheap case and it'll be fine
#26
Wish I could find one of these. I love my Kobo but would like one with a light. Incidentally, I have never paid for an e-book and I also use calibre for the library, plenty of books in the local library to keep me going a while, and quite a few free ones on Amazon too.
1 Like #27
i bought one to replace my kindle.you have to buy your e books from sainsburys. its an ok machine but a terrible and limited buying experience .
1 Like #28
Got the Nook Simple Touch, and it's still running Android 2.3, which is no longer supported by Google Play Books.

This combined with the in-store goose chase makes this cold from me.
#29
I have the basic touch version. it has the books I originally downloaded onto the memory card only.

Is it of any use now?
#30
tnm1975
DazLFC
aren't they no longer supported for updates etc?
never updated mine, never used the nook store anyway! I buy books elsewhere or borrow from library.

+1
#31
MissionaryMan
I love my nook. Awesome reader. I use Calibre as a book library. Well worth £25.

Me too. Love my Nook and there's book collections of thousands for about a fiver on ebay and others will get you a specific book for a pound.
#32
benezekiel58
i bought one to replace my kindle.you have to buy your e books from sainsburys. its an ok machine but a terrible and limited buying experience .

Liked your post by mistake.(_;). I meant to reply instead. You can download calibre to store a library then buy loads of books for peanuts on ebay and load on to your Nook. I have got very little patience with fiddly tech stuff but have been happiuly doing this from the start on my Nook as Barnes and Noble books were so overpriced.
#33
Hot op. I paid double that for mine and it's worth every penny. Can read anywhere whether dark or in bright sunlight.
#34
Unless I'm missing something the Glowlight mentioned in the deal is an E-Ink device, not a tablet, and isn't running Android.

There are other Nooks that are tablets and do run Android but this isn't one of them.
#35
I can't believe people are complaining about having to buy e-books from a specific place. I have never bought an ebook and I have had a reader for about 7 years.
1 Like #36
cheekyangus
Unless I'm missing something the Glowlight mentioned in the deal is an E-Ink device, not a tablet, and isn't running Android.
There are other Nooks that are tablets and do run Android but this isn't one of them.
The Nook SimpleTouch was an e-ink device that ran a skinned version of Android.
#37
JaneEB
I can't believe people are complaining about having to buy e-books from a specific place. I have never bought an ebook and I have had a reader for about 7 years.

You have to realise that not everyone has the technical ability to be able to cross convert, my tech clueless mother has a kindle and unless when I am visiting I put books on it converted in the likes of calibre she at least can buy from the Amazon store.

This is a great deal for anyone that does have the technical know how. Personally I have no need to want to upgrade to anything from my old robust Sony PRS-650 which does not have Wi-fi let alone any e-shop, but like some 'Fisher Price' like Apple users that need a walled garden structure they most certainly should steer clear of this deal, unless they have the desire/gumption to actually google and learn and have an open choice in where to get their books from, alongside stripping DRM and converting formats.
#38
This is a good price - but in my experience the Nook Glowlight isn't reliable. I had two and in both cases they stopped responding. Might just be me, of course.
1 Like #39
benezekiel58
i bought one to replace my kindle.you have to buy your e books from sainsburys. its an ok machine but a terrible and limited buying experience .
Sainsbury's moved out of the e-books (and all digital entertainment) business last year, and moved all purchases to Kobo.
#40
Which store was this!?

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