34 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2014 3:30 PM by roustabout

    android l breaks the nook app

    roustabout

      it looks as if android lollipop cannot run the nook app yet.

       

      the core issue is probably the move to sqlite 3.8 in android l, which is stricter, apparently.

       

      any eta on preparedness? 

        • Re: android l breaks the nook app
          RHWright

          If that is the case (and I have no reason to doubt roustabout), then please look into an implement a fix ASAP.

           

          I rely heavily on my NOOK app on my Google Nexus 7 (in addition to my NST). As a Google device, it tends to get these updates sooner than branded and/or carrier devices, like my phone.

           

          I would really hate to have those apps go down on me.

          • Re: android l breaks the nook app
            jstracke

            It doesn't seem to be sqlite; the stacktrace I see in the bugreport is:

             

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{bn.ereader/bn.ereader.myLibrary.ui.LibraryActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #33: Error inflating class bn.ereader.views.ShadowView

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2298)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2360)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:144)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1278)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5221)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:899)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:694)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #33: Error inflating class bn.ereader.views.ShadowView

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:633)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:743)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:806)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:809)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:809)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:809)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:504)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:414)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:365)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at bn.ereader.myLibrary.a.e.<init>(Unknown Source)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at bn.ereader.myLibrary.ui.LibraryActivity.onCreate(Unknown Source)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5933)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1105)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2251)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        ... 10 more

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Native Method)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:288)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:607)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        ... 23 more

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Cannot make calls to a recycled instance!

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at android.content.res.TypedArray.getDrawable(TypedArray.java:741)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        at bn.ereader.views.ShadowView.<init>(Unknown Source)

            10-31 15:34:59.294 11644 11644 E AndroidRuntime:        ... 26 more

             

            ...which sounds like somebody called recycle() on a TypedArray object and then tried to use it again.

            • Re: android l breaks the nook app
              roustabout

              What is one day old in this thread as of 11/6/2014?  I logged in to see if BN has addressed this issue since the thread has "1 day ago" displayed next to it - and then see zero activity from the past several days?

               

              the other app I use that Android L actually breaks has now been fixed and works just fine. 

               

              That app is free;  it took about ten days for the dev to address the problem, after acknowledging it immediately after it was reported.

              • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                DeanGibson

                So, this brings up a related question for me:  Should I sell my Nook HD+, while I can still get a reasonable amount for it?  It's the only Nook I own that can display color.  If I use another (non-Nook) tablet with the Nook app, I'm potentially subject to B&N's and/or Google's whims about compatibility, and the above thread highlights that point.  Similarly, it seems that similar whims (perhaps even worse) exist with the Nook apps for the various Windows variants.  Plus, I think I've seen here that the dedicated Nook app has unique features that are not in the other variants.  True?

                 

                My HD+ is working fine, and I have two B&N spare power adapters and an HDMI adapter, so I'm not worried about being suddenly eCrippled.  From the previous comments I've seen, it appears that the HD/HD+ line is the most eCompatible with the eStuff that B&N eSells.  True?

                 

                Currently, my only complaints about the HD+ is the near-constant requests to update Twitter, and the fact that it can't find its own directory of icons for users.  Clearly these are not a heavy burden.

                  • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                    bobstro

                    If recovery of some of your investment is your most pressing concern, I'd sell it now. So far as B&N shutting you off, if you back up any purchases regularly, you can just stop buying more if they pull any shenanigans. Or, as I've done, stop buying from them now.

                     

                    So far, I can download most things with the NOOK app, but I'm not comfortable letting B&N decide how long I'll be able to do so. After having magazine subscriptions stop working on my NST without advance warning, my trust level is zero.

                      • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                        DeanGibson

                        Bob George wrote:

                         

                        If recovery of some of your investment is your most pressing concern, I'd sell it now.

                        .

                         

                        That's not my real concern; it's not a great investment amount.  I only want to sell it if there will always be replacement functionality available on a non-B&N device (PC and/or non-B&N Android).  Obviously, this requires seeing into the future.  My priorities are:

                         

                        1. Not have to buy a new Nook from B&N.  I might buy one, but that decision will be based on the tablet, not the need to read B&N eStuff.
                        2. Be able to read my eStuff from B&N (present/future) in color (if they contain color images), with the equivalent functionality of the HD+.
                        3. Sell the HD+ while I can get a reasonable amount for it.

                         

                        Priority #2 supersedes #3, so if the non-dedicated Nook apps (for PC and/or non-B&N Android) will be able to reliably read (with the same functionality as the HD+) B&N eStuff, then priority #2 is met, and I can execute #3.  If there is a reasonable probability for the future that #2 can only be met with Nook hardware, then it's reasonable to keep the HD+.

                         

                        Again, that requires seeing into the future (which is a lot easier than penetrating B&N marketing philosophy).  The only way to have a chance at being correct, is to examine the current trends in the capability of the non-dedicated B&N Nook apps (for PC and/or non-B&N Android).  It's not encouraging.

                         

                        Unless B&N drops the eBook market, I assume that the Samsung/Nook tablets have a high probability of being able to functionally replace the Nook HD+ for reading B&N's eStuff.  While I might buy one in the future, I don't want that option to be my only option if I sell the HD+.  Hence my questions about the non-dedicated B&N Nook apps (for PC and/or non-B&N Android).

                         

                        That's a long-winded way of stating it.

                         

                        As time marches on, the HD+ becomes more and more of a specialized Android device, albeit with very good (1920x1280) resolution.  There's no GPS (I care some) and no camera (I don't care at all).  Right now, I have a specialized Android app (this is what has precipitated this issue for me), that needs to communicate with specialized devices I own, via either serial USB or serial Bluetooth.  The specialized app requires USB host mode, and it won't save the Bluetooth pairing for serial (non-audio) connections, making auto-reconnect impossible.  Yes, it's running Android 4.0.4, but my three-year-old Acer A500 works correctly with the specialized app, on Android 4.0.3.  This is yet another case of B&N stripping functionality out of Android that it doesn't think consumers will use (I have no doubt that the HD+ hardware is not the issue).

                          • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                            roustabout

                            From what I've read the HD/+ does support host mode, but I haven't tested it myself and the cable to the device is obviously nonstandard, hard to know if that cable's pinouts are part of the issue for your app.  Bluetooth has been nice but flaky in my experience, regardless of OS or hardware.  It was supposed to be as solid as USB but no one knew they were saying the word "printing" very quietly at the end of that sentence. 

                             

                            As of now, the Nook content that the HD/+ line can access in color that stock android can't is minimal.  A few magazines, but not all;  probably the kids read to me books.  Perhaps a few heavily illustrated things.

                             

                            That takes you to reading your BN content in a non-BN ebook reader.  A year ago, that was a no-brainer to advise.  Grab your files, bring them into software that understands DRM, read where you like.  Magazines often don't work well, and multimedia books don't work at all in that universe, but the rest is actually very well done.

                             

                            Now there's the risk that you won't be able to get at your purchased files from BN despite the company being a going concern.

                             

                            They've struggled with making their app work under well-announced platform upgrades on two the three large systems - Windows 8 and Android 5.  I think they don't care too much because they see the future as delivering streamed ebooks, not files, and once they feel like that's working, they'll just tell us all to use a web browser on whatever device we are carrying.

                             

                            I don't necessarily think they're going to *reach* that goal, but I think it's the division leadership's aspiration.

                              • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                DeanGibson

                                roustabout wrote:

                                 

                                From what I've read the HD/+ does support host mode, but I haven't tested it myself and the cable to the device is obviously nonstandard, hard to know if that cable's pinouts are part of the issue for your app.  ...

                                The specialized app reports "USB is not supported on this device" without even attempting to connect.    From the other four Android tablets where it doesn't report that message in the absence of a connection, I'd guess that host mode is not available via the B&N Android version variant.

                                 

                                roustabout wrote:

                                 

                                ....  Bluetooth has been nice but flaky in my experience, regardless of OS or hardware.  It was supposed to be as solid as USB but no one knew they were saying the word "printing" very quietly at the end of that sentence.

                                 

                                Bluetooth works just fine with the specialized app;  it's just that the OS doesn't save serial connection pairing.  Once I pair (after starting the app), it's reliable, but disappears after I quit the app.

                                 

                                roustabout wrote:

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                As of now, the Nook content that the HD/+ line can access in color that stock android can't is minimal.  A few magazines, but not all;  probably the kids read to me books.  Perhaps a few heavily illustrated things.

                                 

                                That takes you to reading your BN content in a non-BN ebook reader.  A year ago, that was a no-brainer to advise.  Grab your files, bring them into software that understands DRM, read where you like.  Magazines often don't work well, and multimedia books don't work at all in that universe, but the rest is actually very well done.

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                Thanks;  that's the piece of information I was looking for.

                                 

                                roustabout wrote:

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                Now there's the risk that you won't be able to get at your purchased files from BN despite the company being a going concern.

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                Solved (I think) for me by keeping the Nook 1st Edition (just copy from the Nook to ADE on the PC;  no DRM futzing required).

                                 

                                roustabout wrote:

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                They've struggled with making their app work under well-announced platform upgrades on two the three large systems - Windows 8 and Android 5.

                                 

                                ...

                                 

                                This is also a part I'm concerned about.  At least the HD/+ should be pretty much invulnerable to future B&N software difficulties.

                                  • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                    roustabout

                                    Dean writes (and is there a simple way to include the text of the post you're responding to here, other than copy and pasting it?)

                                     

                                    "Solved (I think) for me by keeping the Nook 1st Edition (just copy from the Nook to ADE on the PC;  no DRM futzing required)."

                                     

                                    If I'm right that BN wants to move to streamed reading and away from those old-fashioned files, the N1E can be declared an unsupported

                                    platform at any time, with new purchases no longer downloading to it and existing purchases not retrievable from the cloud on that platform

                                    in the event of a device failure sufficient to require a device reset.

                                     

                                    At that point, though, probably most or all ereaders will behave that way, as the publishers will have decided that it's time to stop permitting

                                    file-based ebooks seeing as how Teh Clowd is the big new thing.  Perhaps I'm just annoyed that the folks upstream of me in the food chain

                                    are starting to make those decisions about our inhouse tools.  It's not that the idea itself is catastrophic - given the unwillingness to invest in

                                    pretty basic gear that I'm seeing lately it may be less catastrophic than pursuing pennywise, poundfoolishness, but that the folks they want to

                                    send more business to have a poor track record.  Rather than locate another vendor they're going with the simpletons they know.

                                     

                                    Who knows, maybe the next big decision will be to adopt the SamNook as the corporate tablet since the vendor has promised us good pricing

                                    and a proven track record of bespoke application development and claims to be able to obey the regs particular to our industry.  That claim of

                                    compliance was recently put to the test by our current cloud vendor and what we learned was how very different each organization's interpretation

                                    of the relevant State and Federal statutes was when the rubber actually met the road.

                                      • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                        bobstro

                                        roustabout wrote:

                                        [...] That claim of compliance was recently put to the test by our current cloud vendor and what we learned was how very different each organization's interpretation of the relevant State and Federal statutes was when the rubber actually met the road.

                                        This makes my eyes rain. While compliance can be a good thing, it's most often implemented as a cat-and-mouse game to pass certification rather than actually ensure anything. It reminds me of the old "Is this on the test?" questions I'd get when teaching technical material to certification candidates.

                                        • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                          DeanGibson

                                          roustabout wrote:

                                           

                                          Dean writes (and is there a simple way to include the text of the post you're responding to here, other than copy and pasting it?)

                                           

                                           

                                          Yes.  Wherever you want the quote, press the double quote icon above the text area.  You can do this multiple times.  Each time I do it, I edit out (block the text and press delete) the portion of the quote that I am not addressing, and (typically) italicize the rest.  It's very quick, much easier than with Lithium (this is my very first positive comparison to Lithium), because you can see what you are doing (at least until the next Jive update).

                                           

                                          Re: Streaming books: I won't buy a book that I can't download, save, and read, beyond the failure of the retailer or publisher.  B&N may feel that streaming is the future of eBooks;  I'll bet Amazon is more circumspect.  For most of the voyeuristic trash they sell, perhaps, but not for anything I'll buy.  I suspect that 80% of the eBook market (again, excluding the trash) feels similarly.

                                           

                                          People call their book collections "collections", because that's what they are (again, excluding the bound toilet paper).

                                           

                                          Some may think that books are like movies;  people only watch/read them once.  The vast majority of movies deserve that (at most), but the ones I want to watch again, I buy in DVD or BluRay.  I don't know if it's the same for books with other people, but I buy very few books that I wouldn't want to read again (or lend).

                                           

                                          Yes, B&N can do anything, including completely wiping the Nooks and making them worthless.  That would be very self-destructive behavior, which would fit a pattern ...

                                            • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                              bobstro

                                              Dean Gibson wrote:

                                              Yes.  Wherever you want the quote, press the double quote icon above the text area.  You can do this multiple times.  Each time I do it, I edit out (block the text and press delete) the portion of the quote that I am not addressing, and (typically) italicize the rest.

                                              You can chop it up in the original quote, then just switch to HTML view to surround the quoted bits with <blockquotes> instead. It saves the repeated cut & paste, though can be more work on longer posts.

                                              [...] Re: Streaming books: I won't buy a book that I can't download, save, and read, beyond the failure of the retailer or publisher.  B&N may feel that streaming is the future of eBooks;  I'll bet Amazon is more circumspect.  For most of the voyeuristic trash they sell, perhaps, but not for anything I'll buy.  I suspect that 80% of the eBook market (again, excluding the trash) feels similarly.

                                              A significant percentage of the ebooks I buy are reference works that I specifically want with me when I'm literally in the middle of nowhere (20 miles outside Globe, AZ qualifies).

                                              [...] Yes, B&N can do anything, including completely wiping the Nooks and making them worthless.  That would be very self-destructive behavior, which would fit a pattern ...

                                              I suspect that when they realize you can read a book more than once, that'll be forthcoming.

                                      • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                        DeanGibson

                                        DeanGibson wrote:

                                         

                                        ...

                                         

                                        As time marches on, the HD+ becomes more and more of a specialized Android device, albeit with very good (1920x1280) resolution.  There's no GPS (I care some) and no camera (I don't care at all).  Right now, I have a specialized Android app (this is what has precipitated this issue for me), that needs to communicate with specialized devices I own, via either serial USB or serial Bluetooth.  The specialized app reports that the HD+ doesn't support a USB serial connection (which apparently requires USB host mode), and it won't save the Bluetooth pairing for serial (non-audio) connections, making auto-reconnect impossible.  Yes, it's running Android 4.0.4, but my three-year-old Acer A500 works correctly with the specialized app, on Android 4.0.3.  This is yet another case of B&N stripping functionality out of Android that it doesn't think consumers will use (I have no doubt that the HD+ hardware is not the issue).

                                         

                                        Well, I finally took the jump.  I had run dual boot (B&N OS and CyanogenMod/Android 3.0)  on a Nook Color three years ago for fun, but pretty stayed on the B&N OS side, as CyanogenMod gave me little that I needed after I rooted the B&N OS.  Further, CyanogenMod seemed to lack polish.

                                         

                                        Recently I sold off five Nooks, keeping three eInk Nooks and one HD+, all for reading B&N eBooks.  In a concurrent thread, I was considering whether to keep the HD+ for reading books with color, or whether B&N's non-dedicated device apps with the Nook reader would suffice.  A couple of technical limitations (of the B&N OS, not the hardware) were at play here.

                                         

                                        So, since I have an abundance of time and microSD cards, today I downloaded and installed CyanogenMod 11 (aka Android 4.4.4) on a separate 32GB microSD card.  It will triple-boot into two Android systems on the card, plus (without removing the microSD card) boot into the B&N native OS.

                                         

                                        In the last three years, there clearly has been significant polishing on CyanogenMod, and it does not have the limitations that B&N imposed on their own hardware.  In addition (if you pick your Google Apps package appropriately, you get to skip having the generic Android web browser replaced with Google Chrome, and that is a BIG help to me but unfortunately the original Android web browser has been crippled with a "we can't download that from the link"  message when the file is already on the device.

                                        • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                          DeanGibson

                                          OK, veering slightly off-topic ...

                                           

                                          DeanGibson wrote:

                                           

                                          ...

                                           

                                          As time marches on, the HD+ becomes more and more of a specialized Android device, albeit with very good (1920x1280) resolution.  There's no GPS (I care some) and no camera (I don't care at all).  Right now, I have a specialized Android app (this is what has precipitated this issue for me), that needs to communicate with specialized devices I own, via either serial USB or serial Bluetooth.  The specialized app requires USB host mode, and it won't save the Bluetooth pairing for serial (non-audio) connections, making auto-reconnect impossible.  Yes, it's running Android 4.0.4, but my three-year-old Acer A500 works correctly with the specialized app, on Android 4.0.3.  This is yet another case of B&N stripping functionality out of Android that it doesn't think consumers will use (I have no doubt that the HD+ hardware is not the issue).

                                           

                                          OK, I needed the HD+ to work in USB host mode, since it has HDMI output, and I would like to run the "specialized" Android app with output to a video projector.  I still have this as a goal, but I found an alternate interim solution:

                                           

                                          Use Andy to emulate Android on your desktop - CNET  I installed this on my Windows 7 PC, and lo and behold, my specialized Android app (which needs a USB connection to a particular device) works perfectly!.  "Andy" (also known as "Andyroid") runs under Oracle's VM VirtualBox, which requires a PC and OS that supports "virtualization" (ie, a Virtual Machine).  See http://www.andyroid.net/ for easy ways to see if your Windows/Mac/Linux box supports this.

                                    • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                      Alex Garcia

                                      Thanks for pointing this out roustabout. We're working on it, and should have the app fixed soon.

                                       

                                      - Alex

                                        • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                          mr.salty

                                          Any ETA?  Both of my tablets now have 5.0 so I can't run the app on either of them.

                                          • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                            hankwalters

                                            Really? Twelve days (so far) is soon? I already know of one book-buying customer you have likely lost (my wife) and if I can only read Nook books on one device (my HD+), it is likely that I'll make the jump soon. I use (well, used) my phone when I don't have my HD+ and the app has not worked on the phone (a Nexus 5) since it went Android L/5 (well over a week!). Now, I don't know if it will or not, but if the Kindle app runs on my HD+, I may be on to something for a replacement. The ball is in your court, B&N, good luck. I want to stick with you, but you have been making it kind of hard lately.

                                          • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                            daethboy

                                            Any word? I've been unable to read anything on my Nexus 7 for days! very frustrating

                                            • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                              roustabout

                                              In the "interesting fix" category, when I search the Play store for Nook from my Android L device, I get the following list of apps:

                                              - Nook Video

                                              - Amazon Kindle

                                              - Nook Audiobooks

                                              - Xfinity TV Go

                                              - Nook color tweaks

                                               

                                              didn't something similar happen with the Win 8 Nook app?

                                              • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                hankwalters

                                                My wife uses the Nook app on her Nexus 7 tablet as her ereader. Therefore, she has not had an ereader for over a week since the Android update. She got fed up this weekend and tried that app from a competitor that starts with a "K". Unfortunately for Barnes and Noble, it worked just fine. She is now asking for a Kindle for Christmas. I tried to dissuade her because I want that big-A company to have some competition, but B&N is making it very hard.

                                                 

                                                I have a Nook device so I'm okay, but I'm afraid that you lost my wife as a book-buying customer. If you were trying to get it fixed for her, there's no hurry now. I do wish the app worked on my phone, however. Hmm, I wonder if that "K" app will work on my phone? I bet it does. Will that "K" app run on the Nook HD+? If so, maybe I need to think about switching too. I'll give it another week before I try it, but then... whatever.

                                                 

                                                Another update: That "K" app works fine on both my phone AND my Nook HD+. How ironic. I might soon be using a "Nook"-branded Kindle! The Nook app won't work on my phone, but the Kindle app WILL work on my Nook! Crazy huh?

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                                                • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                  daethboy

                                                  It does seem ridiculous that the Nook App has taken this long to update. Other apps I use had been updated previous to the 5.0 update. I'm assuming those App makers used the 5.0 preview to fix theirs Apps. Not sure why B&N didn't. Add to this the delay in getting an update out, and I'm starting to wonder if buying from B&N was the right decision.

                                                  • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                    daethboy

                                                    Any word? This is getting ridiculous...

                                                    • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                      Alex Garcia

                                                      Thank you everyone for your patience.


                                                      The update is available for download now.


                                                      - Alex

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                                                        • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                          hankwalters

                                                          Awesome, it works fine on everything now. And more good news, after playing around with it a little, my wife decided that she doesn't really like that "K" app, she likes the Nook app much better.

                                                            • Re: android l breaks the nook app
                                                              roustabout

                                                              Anyone else seeing slightly weird behavior around sideloaded content and/or content the app itself downloaded pre-upgrade?  At first, none of my sideloads were visible to the app, nor any of the stuff downloaded from BN.

                                                               

                                                              I manually opened a title from BN in the newly updated Nook app and that worked and once I quit the app, my sideloaded material was visible on relaunch.

                                                               

                                                              But the title I'd bought from BN showed in the library, not as a BN title!

                                                               

                                                              I redownloaded it; it went into the same directory on the device and I now have two copies of the title, a pre-Lollipop and a post-Lollipop version

                                                               

                                                              the paths for me are

                                                               

                                                              /storage/sdcard0/Nook/MyDocuments  for sideloads and

                                                              /storage/sdcard0/Nook/Content for purchased content.