7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2012 9:06 AM by kamas716

    Skip Out of Box Experience

    Ya_Ya

      The instructions are in this thread:  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1162693

       

      So, my N2E had been registered since I bought it (it was a birthday gift from the husband, but I had to do the ordering myself, MEN :smileytongue:) in September 2011.

       

      All was well, but a lot of my books are sideloaded and I've disliked that my sideloaded books never appeared at the front of the list when sorted by Most Recent.  They would always be several pages back, behind my most recent B&N purchases  and some would be on random pages even further back, actually.  Yes, this is truly a first-world problem, not particularly important in the grand scheme of things, so I didn't really complain about it - nor did I ever really try to fix it.  I'd just silently curse every time I tried to find a new book to read.

       

      Anyway, a friend bought one for her grandmother, and wanted me to write specific instructions for registering it; yes the procedure is step-by-step, but it was for Grandma, so I unregistered my N2E and reregistered it.  Typing out exactly what, where, when, etc... and emailing that to Grandma.  (Grandma later responded that she was grateful, but probably didn't need the step-by-step instructions.)

       

      Anyway, this got me to thinking.  Was there a way to skip registering?  Would it truly arrange my books by date?  I did some googling, found that info up there and tried it.

       

      It did.  I've sideloaded most of the books that were previously on NOOK, including my B&N books.  I had to enter my credit card the first time I opened one, but beyond that, it all works flawlessly.  My books arrange by date as I'd like them to, by author, by title, etc...  Newly added books come to the front as (I believe) they should.  Everything works.

       

      The home screeen is different, though; I no longer get recommendations at the bottom because it's not registered and in the "recently added" listing to the right of the "Currently reading" book, there's nothing because there's no B&N content as far as N2E knows.  I also can't share to facebook or Twitter, but I never did that anyway, so I don't miss that.

       

      I'm sure that everyone already knew this, but it was a pleasant surprise to me and I'm glad I did it.  

        • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience

          Sounds good to me.  One problem with not registering, though, is that those of us with magazine subscriptions would never get them auto-delivered wirelessly.  Correct?

            • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience
              keriflur

              My experience has been that everything comes up in the order I add it.  If I DL all my B&N books, then sideload all my sideloadable books, the sideloaded books are at the top.  Then as I add books they appear in the order I add/touch them.  So I'm kinda fuzzy on why all of yours go to the back.  That seems strange to me.  :smileysad:

            • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience
              bobstro

              Are you seeing the increased battery consumption issue with an unregistered NST?

                • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience
                  Ya_Ya

                  bobstro wrote:

                  Are you seeing the increased battery consumption issue with an unregistered NST?


                  I haven't notice any extreme increase; I charge it once a week regardless.  It seems like it's a little lower when I charge, but not dead, you know?

                    • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience
                      keriflur

                      I would think that, theoretically, you could archive everything, register, then load all your books via sideload, and have the same experience but without additional battery usage.  This would then keep the magazine subscriptions updating (if you have them).

                       

                      Also, what happens to new stuff that you buy?  I would assume that if bought a new book it would go to the top....

                       

                      Ooh, maybe this is the difference with your nook's behaviour and mine's.  When you buy a B&N book, do you open it right away?  I know the unopened stuff stays at the top on the N2E, but once you open it, it behaves like everything else, moving down when new stuff comes in or older stuff is opened (at least on mine).

                      • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience
                        kamas716

                        Ya_Ya wrote:

                        I haven't notice any extreme increase; I charge it once a week regardless.  It seems like it's a little lower when I charge, but not dead, you know?



                        Once a week?  Holy Cow!  How much reading do you do in a week?  I read 10-15 hrs/week and only recharge mine every 4-6 weeks, once it gets down under 30%.

                      • Re: Skip Out of Box Experience

                        bobstro wrote:

                        Are you seeing the increased battery consumption issue with an unregistered NST?


                        Help me out here.  Why would battery consumption differ with an "unregistered" unit?  Are we talking about falling back to a previous software version?