39 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2012 7:36 PM by JoeAtWork7

    Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

      I just updated my Nook Simple Touch to the new version 1.1.0.  It took less than 5 minutes once I figured out how to do it.  I received an e-mail from Barnes and Noble with instructions. 

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          Undo

          I have a few of those cheap and cheezy Nook Books that won't allow you to change the typestyle. I notice with the "new and improved" 1.1 update that these books are even more messed up. Word spacing is almost nonexistant on some lines due to the left/right justification, and those lines being squeezed too much. Text does seem slightly blacker than before, but except for that, I see no obvious improvements.

           

          Perhaps someday, B&N will offer more fonts and sizes, better bookshelves and some of the things people are actually hoping for.

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              For me this 1.1 update seems to do more harm than anything else. Seems to me no improvements in anything (e.g better shelves management) and no bug fixing. On top of all this it seems that they've killed the "non documented browser" - hitting serach and entering a web address does not work anyore at all. Maybe this was for the better considering that it was very frustrating to use it at all..

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                  raiderG wrote:

                  On top of all this it seems that they've killed the "non documented browser" - hitting serach and entering a web address does not work anyore at all. 


                  I don't really understand why Nook's Product Managers and some contributeres here don't consider reading web site articles (e.g. NY Times mobile site) as "reading."  Unfortunately, it looks like the Nook Touch has been designated for reading books only and customers who want more should get a.... Kindle?

                   

                  I have a PC, blackberry, old Nook and new Nook. I can tell you that reading long NY Times Magazine or New Yorker articles works best by far on my old Nook.

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                      WestOf8th wrote:

                      raiderG wrote:

                      On top of all this it seems that they've killed the "non documented browser" - hitting serach and entering a web address does not work anyore at all. 


                      I don't really understand why Nook's Product Managers and some contributeres here don't consider reading web site articles (e.g. NY Times mobile site) as "reading."  Unfortunately, it looks like the Nook Touch has been designated for reading books only and customers who want more should get a.... Kindle?

                       

                       



                      How about the Sony PRS-T1? I don't want to be tied to Kindle format only. Either that or root the Nook seem to be the choices to me.

                      • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                        scotta316

                        I don't really understand why Nook's Product Managers and some contributeres here don't consider reading web site articles (e.g. NY Times mobile site) as "reading."  Unfortunately, it looks like the Nook Touch has been designated for reading books only and customers who want more should get a.... Kindle?


                        I didn't read this on B&N's site, I heard it on a review of the N2E on YouTube, but one explanation might be that the word "Simple" in the devices name is there because it is designed to do one thing especially well, instead of being a jack of all trades.

                        • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

                          WestOf8th wrote:

                          raiderG wrote:

                          On top of all this it seems that they've killed the "non documented browser" - hitting serach and entering a web address does not work anyore at all. 


                          I don't really understand why Nook's Product Managers and some contributeres here don't consider reading web site articles (e.g. NY Times mobile site) as "reading."  Unfortunately, it looks like the Nook Touch has been designated for reading books only and customers who want more should get a.... Kindle?

                           

                          I have a PC, blackberry, old Nook and new Nook. I can tell you that reading long NY Times Magazine or New Yorker articles works best by far on my old Nook.


                          I don't understand why I can't read my toothpaste tube on my N2E.  It has words on it.  For that matter, I need to read my lightbulbs to find out their wattage.  Why won't my Nook make the bulbs light up?  Oh yeah, I also have some frozen dinners with ingredients and instructions on the box.  If I could read them on my N2E maybe I could microwave them on my N2E as well.  They don't work with my N2E either!  I can't understand why anything with a word in it can't be read on my N2E.  After all, it's called a reader, right?  What's wrong with these B&N Product Managers anyway?  What a half-baked product!  I may just purchase a Kindle.  It's perfect.

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                              scotta316

                              AlanNJ wrote:
                              I don't understand why I can't read my toothpaste tube on my N2E.  It has words on it.  For that matter, I need to read my lightbulbs to find out their wattage.  ...


                              Thank you, AlanNJ. I think that's the hardest I've laughed all day. :smileyvery-happy:

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                                AlanNJ wrote

                                I don't understand why I can't read my toothpaste tube on my N2E.  It has words on it.  For that matter, I need to read my lightbulbs to find out their wattage.  Why won't my Nook make the bulbs light up?  Oh yeah, I also have some frozen dinners with ingredients and instructions on the box.  If I could read them on my N2E maybe I could microwave them on my N2E as well.  They don't work with my N2E either!  I can't understand why anything with a word in it can't be read on my N2E.  After all, it's called a reader, right?  What's wrong with these B&N Product Managers anyway?  What a half-baked product!  I may just purchase a Kindle.  It's perfect.



                                Funny. I guess. But here's another perspective. I own a Kindle 2 and am ready to upgrade. As part of my upgrade, I'm expecting more features and more advanced features than my current e-reader offers. And I came to this forum and thread specifically to learn if the browser had been completed. Not only hasn't it been improved or made official, it's been hidden or dropped entirely. So that leaves me with Amazon, Sony, or Kobo - none of which will help B&N's bottom line. I assume my desire is on the fringe, in the minority. But chalk it up as at least one lost sale.

                        • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

                          My Nook Touch was updated last night, and I no longer can connect to the WiFi in my house :smileysad:  

                          Was on the phone for 1 hour last night with tech support. After setting it back to factory defaults it still wouldn't connect. So I was told to go to a cafe with an open wifi. Today I went to a Panara and it connected easily. Re-established my account, downloaded books etc.

                          When I got home tonight, it would NOT connect to my WiFi. Called B&N Support again. Was told to call my internet provider and have them add the MAC address of my Nook to my modem's profile. It still WILLNOT connect.

                          Just got off the phone with B&N support again, and was told that many people are calling in with problems, it's a problem with their network??? That doesn't even make sense to me. Isn't this a SOFTWARE  problem???

                          Any ideas?

                          I just want to download a new book and read :smileymad:

                            • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                              Undo

                              I assume you've rebooted your wireless network to be sure that's not the problem. Can you connect to the network with other devices?

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                                I had the exact same problem!  After I updated my Nook simple touch, I couldn't connect to my home wifi, even when it was working for all the other devices that I have!  I was told to try shutting off then trying again.  It would find and remember the wifi address, but it would state that the link was "unsuccessful".  I tried reinstalling the update ( I did not unzip the file or anything).  No go.  Then I was told to unplug my modem and router and replug them and try again.  No go.  Then "forget" my wifi, and go back in and try to link in by putting in my wireless password.  Did this several times.  No go.  Then I went to work the next day.  I called support again, and was told to reset to factory settings, but I couldn't complete the registration because we don't have wifi at work, so I went over to a starbucks nearby, but my nook couldn't find the signal there, even though they had wifi through AT&T. 

                                I returned to work and decided to leave early and go to a B&N store for help.  There, I was able to connect to their wifi and complete the registration, and my books were there. 

                                 

                                However, when I got home, it still didn't work!! I messed around with it somemore, then called support again.  They told me to reset to factory settings, which I did, and it took forever to get to the reset page, but it finally did.  Surprisingly, it found my wifi, and was able to complete the registration.  All my books were there, and everything was find.  Later that night, I thought I'd go in and shop, and AGAIN it couldn't link to my wifi!!!

                                 

                                I gave up and called support again the today, and told them to look up my account where my saga is entered.  I said I'm still having trouble, and that I would like a replacement.  I'm getting on in the mail in 3 to 5 days.  Fortunately, I can still read the book that I was reading, since it happened to be on a SD chip which I removed when I reset, so didn't get wiped out. 

                                 

                                I hope the new one doesn't have problems.  I like B&N I hope I won't have to go to the Kindle.... 

                              • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

                                Is this update even worth it? Like any serious flaws that it fixes? Because I am fine with the way mine works right now and don't want to break anything. :smileyvery-happy:

                                  • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                                    keriflur

                                    Zion21 wrote:

                                    Is this update even worth it? Like any serious flaws that it fixes? Because I am fine with the way mine works right now and don't want to break anything. :smileyvery-happy:


                                    It's just me, but if I could go back and not install this update, I would.  Quite a few others (most others, it seems) are seeing crisper text and are happy with the update.

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                                    junonia-shell

                                    Did the update for hubby's NST on Monday and no problems to report. Didn't tell him that I did it. He did a little reading on it last night and marveled at how he didn't have to use his reading glasses. I think he thought his eyesight got better. I finally told him that there was an update for it, and that his eyesight  hadn't changed. Not worried about the shop features on it because he shops from the computer website rather than the Nook. No wifi problems either.:smileyhappy:

                                    • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                                      LectorGS

                                      I can't be any happier with this upgrade.  The image on the screen is "cleaner" and crispier. I go from one page to the following a bit faster also. The wi-fi connection has not been affected negatively.

                                      • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

                                        Manually upgraded, and no problems whatsoever.

                                        Wifi works great, too. :smileyhappy: yeah~

                                         

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                                          Did the update on Thursday. At first I really liked it - smoother page turns, no ghosting, no residual "imprints" of last page and somewhat better (crispier) fonts. BUT! Yesterday I tried to connect to wifi at home. No luck. It did fine at work with the WEP security. At home I have WPA2-PSK and all other devices connect fine, as did the N2E until the 1.1.0. I tried to restart it -no joy, the same "unsuccessful" after trying to obtain an ip.

                                          I don't use wifi a lot, so no big deal for me now, but I can imagine what some folks are going through with this problem, though. BN needs to address the issue fast.

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                                              scotta316

                                              I've read several messages where the belief is that obtaining the IP address is the problem. If you can figure out how to get your router to always give your NST the same IP (static IP), you might not have any more problems.  Unfortunately it's not easy to figure out on every router.

                                               

                                              If you happen to be using a FIOS router from ActionTec (which is giving a lot of people trouble), LastSilmaril posted a good step by step procedure for assigning a static IP here.

                                            • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                                              Kurt149

                                              I always thought the text could be darker, it use to look grey to me. Now it's much easier to read. Also, I am getting a new message to sync page numbers with other devices.

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                                                  Kurt149 wrote:

                                                  I always thought the text could be darker, it use to look grey to me. Now it's much easier to read. Also, I am getting a new message to sync page numbers with other devices.


                                                  I got that message recently as well.  The problem is that my Droid X saw different page numbers than my N2E and would have sync'd to the wrong place in a magazine I was reading.

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                                                      lindajm22

                                                      For those having trouble connecting to wifi, have you tried having the Nook "forget" your network and then try reconnecting?  That solved my connection problem after the update.  I had to forget the network both at home and at work.  You do this from within the wireless settings of the Nook.

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                                                    I am still loving the update, BUT I have one little problem. I noticed it this morning. When I'm in the shop and I click the magnifying glass to view the full size cover in 'overview', the cover is completely out of focus.

                                                    Not a huge deal, since book covers are not as important to luring me in as they are in a book store... still, I'd like it to work, because it worked before, and I've only had the Nook for a week.

                                                    • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0
                                                      Wrennie

                                                      The update is fine, I haven't had any WIFI problems, BUT, I noticed that I can no longer get to the book I am reading using the small book icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Everytime I go off the screen of the book I'm reading, I can no longer just touch that icon and get back to the correct page of my book. It takes me to the cover page. The only way I can get to the last page read is to go into the library and access my book that way. Sort of annoying since it worked fine before the update. Anyone elase having this issue?

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                                                        dhyamato

                                                        As with the many on this thread, I'm experiencing the same wifi connection issues after manually upgrading my Nook Touch to 1.1.0.  After mulling it over (reviewing the +/- of the upgrade), I reverted back to factory (1.0.0) and connectivity works perfectly with my home network (Netgear WGT624v3 router).

                                                         

                                                        In addition, I have several other wireless devices on the same network/router (including a Nook Color and HTC Thunderbolt) that have no problems in connecting.

                                                         

                                                        My question, does 1.1.0 not like Netgear routers?  It seems that most of the issues are with Netgear from what I've seen on this and other forums.  Just my two cents.

                                                         

                                                        Otherwise, I love my NT!


                                                        Dwayne

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                                                          After the new software update the activity reader does not work most of the time. I will go to a book and all I get is a blank white page. This new update is terriable. If they cannot fix this I may just have to go to the kindle.

                                                          • Re: Update for Nook Simple Touch 1.1.0

                                                            Since I see there're a lot of people out there who want the web browser with version 1.1.0...here's how you access it:

                                                             

                                                            1. Hit the "n" button, and go to "Settings"

                                                            2. Click on "Social"

                                                            3. Click on "Link to Facebook, Twitter, and Google"

                                                            4. Click on "Link Your Account" under GOOGLE <-- remember...under google!

                                                            5. Click "Can't access your account?" at the bottom of the page

                                                            6. Click "Google Home" at the bottom of the page

                                                             

                                                            This brings up the google homepage from where you can search web addresses or whatever...

                                                             

                                                            Don't know why you'd want to do it...I chose the nook so I could read for 15 days without charging :-P

                                                             

                                                            Credit for this information should be given to Avram Piltch:  http://blog.laptopmag.com/nook-simple-touch-ereader-dramatically-improve-page-turns-with-a-firmware-update