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David Pugh | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 21 2011 8:13 PM

Fellow Logos users,

Just a testimony of my experience...I recently bought a Nook Touch knowing I would "root" it to make an Android device.  I used the instructions here:http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/nook-touch-root.html The instructions were generally straightforward.  I also bought a 16GB SD Card as recommended.

I immediately loaded the Logos Android Beta and I must say that I am generally please with how well it works!  I think others should at least consider this option for the price savings and the pearl screen.  The screen helps for load periods of reading.  The browser and other android apps work well.

As everyone else consistently requests, I really would appreciate highlighting and notes in the app.  If you want a more IPAD-ish experience, you should pick up the Nook Color.

Dave

 

 

 

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Mark Kunkee | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 30 2011 12:17 PM

I am also running logos on the nook touch. It works great for reading through books, but is a little slow for using things like the passage guide or word studies. But if you want to read through all those books you have bought, this is a great option. Here is a short video of it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o_pcfBogAQ

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Mark E. Ryman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 30 2012 3:45 AM

So...does going this route still leave us without highlighting?

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 30 2012 8:44 PM

Mark E. Ryman:

So...does going this route still leave us without highlighting?

Hi Mark,

Highlighting/Notes are not yet supported on Android devices - rooted or otherwise.  However, this feature is in the pipeline.

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Mark E. Ryman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 2:01 AM

The reason I asked is because I have been highlighting in Nook on my Android for two years. 

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 9:48 AM

Mark E. Ryman:

The reason I asked is because I have been highlighting in Nook on my Android for two years. 

That may be true, but just because the Android operating system supports highlighting doesn't mean that every application written for Android supports highlighting.  Further, highlighting in Logos isn't as simple as with other applications because Logos highlights and notes have to sync back to the Desktop and other mobile devices running Logos.  In any case the feature is in the works.

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Ross Purdy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 12:18 PM

How well or how poorly does the Greek and Hebrew render on the Nook?

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Wayne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 3:18 PM

David Pugh:
Just a testimony of my experience...I recently bought a Nook Touch knowing I would "root" it to make an Android device.  I used the instructions here:http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/nook-touch-root.html The instructions were generally straightforward.  I also bought a 16GB SD Card as recommended.

I followed the instructions above and was able to root the Nook Touch. After I rooted the Nook Touch it took over 24 hours for the rooted Nook to reopen. I was thinking that I had a brick on my hand. I gather from reading that has happened to others as well. Logos does work and I am able to read books. However when turning pages it take an extra second for the page to become sharp. This does not happen when reading via the Kindle app on the Touch. In some of the other apps the keyboard is cut off. I still am not sure how to delete an app. I would recommend this only for those who don't want to spend extra money to get a regular Android reader. I wanted a reader that I could take into situations overseas where a tablet would attract undue attention.

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Fr. Nicklaus Winker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 9:18 PM

I did this with equal success and was wondering if anyone has been able to get the page change buttons to work. Does the Android app accept keys input to change pages?

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Kyle Baker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 14 2012 10:56 PM

I don't think so. But swiping or tapping the left/right edges works.

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Johan L | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 5:44 AM

I bought and rooted a Nook Simple Touch and I'm very happy with both the device and how Logos works on it.

Wayne:
I followed the instructions above and was able to root the Nook Touch. After I rooted the Nook Touch it took over 24 hours for the rooted Nook to reopen. I was thinking that I had a brick on my hand. I gather from reading that has happened to others as well. Logos does work and I am able to read books. However when turning pages it take an extra second for the page to become sharp. This does not happen when reading via the Kindle app on the Touch. In some of the other apps the keyboard is cut off.
 Wayne: 

I also followed the linked walk-through (at the.ebook.reader.com), with some problems, but without the large ones you've encountered. As for the problems within Logos I've encountered none of the kind. The app works very well. (I suppose you don't mean the white/black flashing, which is almost unavoidable in non-stock apps.) I've found that the loading time when switching pages is significantly better after downloading books, but you're probably aware of this already.

Wayne:
I still am not sure how to delete an app.
You can uninstall apps from the Super Manager App. The app came bundled with the rest of the root package. The app probably needs Superuser rights which you have to accept giving it (you should be asked automatically when opening the app or at a later point). When opening the app the first screen is called Task Manager. Swipe your finger from right to left. The second screen is called APK Manager. The first item on the menu is also called APK Manager, open this. This brings you to a list of your applications. If you press an app you get a number of options, among them uninstall. Be VERY careful of what you uninstall, it’s possible to uninstall vital processes through this app. Opera/Amazon and apps you've installed yourself should be fine. If there is an app you don't know the function of you better leave it.

If anything is unclear, please ask! 

 

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Kyle Baker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 7:35 AM

Not to hijack this thread too much, but if you're running Logos on a rooted nook, be sure to install the tools that let you use the side buttons for back/menu purposes. This makes it very nice to jump 'back' when you've jumped forward to a cross reference. The screen flashing is unavoidable unless Logos programs specifically around it (which I doubt they'd have reason to). The only thing I think that would be better regarding the page turns is to have an option to remove the sliding animation.

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Johan L | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 3:29 PM

Ross Purdy:

How well or how poorly does the Greek and Hebrew render on the Nook?

Disclaimer: I've not read Greek or Hebrew extensively, I checked it up to be able to answer your question.

The Greek text is rendered fine in the resources. NA27 with textual criticism does not get the critical symbols right, SBLGNT does. The greek letters are not rendered correctly in the menus (e.g. when you want to do a word study) where some characters are exchanged with question marks etc. This is similar to how the app behaves on another device of mine. Reading greek and using the greek tools should not be a problem.

The Hebrew tends to misplace the vowels slightly to the left of where they should be. It's readable, but I guess it's annoying, at least in the beginning. (This is still a lot better than on my other device where the letters in a word reads left to right while the word order is correct, right to left.) The text criticism works just fine (SESB ed. of BHS)

 

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Wayne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2012 8:37 PM

Johan Leirvik:
ou can uninstall apps from the Super Manager App.

Thanks for the help! I will check that out when I have more time.

Johan Leirvik:
However when turning pages it take an extra second for the page to become sharp. This does not happen when reading via the Kindle app on the Touch. In some of the other apps the keyboard is cut off

With the latest update to the app, i am getting a better experience with page turning. It is much closer to what you get when you are reading a Nook book. I would now rate it as a satisfactory.

 

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