Nook Glowlight Plus Has Been Rooted

nook glowlight plusIt took just under two months, but the Nook Glowlight Plus has been rooted. Now the real fun can commence.

Mike Cane reports that anew hacking script has been released on XDA Forums. Unlike the script I showed you last week (which installed tweaks and a new home screen), this script uses ADB to give you root access to your Nook Glowlight Plus.

If you already have ADB installed on your computer, the process is pretty simple. Instructions:

  1. Enable USB debugging in Developer options on the Nook Glowlight Plus
  2. Connect the USB cable and make sure your Nook Glowlight Plus is showing up in ‘adb devices’
  3. Extract and run rootnook.cmd (or on linux)

You can find a link to the script, as well as tech support, over on XDA Forums. I don’t own a Nook Glowlight Plus, so I can’t help.

The Nook Glowlight Plus is currently on sale for $99, should you want to buy one. It has a 300ppi screen and runs Android 4.4 on a 1GHz single-core CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage, all wrapped in a waterproof shell.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Max16 December, 2015

    Storage is 4gb, not 8gb.

    1. Nate Hoffelder16 December, 2015

      Whoops, typo.

      I fixed it, thanks.

  2. Jack16 December, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this Nate. I have been looking forward to this for a while. They said that rooting will make it is easier to transfer files wirelessly using Dropbox, we can do a little bit of browsing, automatic download of daily newspaper, get any app that supports 2.1 (IIRC) and so on…

    1. Chas29 February, 2016

      The Glowlight Plus runs Android 4.4, not 2.1 like the older models.

  3. Kat12 May, 2016

    can anyone recommend a safe site to get ADB from? I just bought a nook glow light plus hoping to put books other than barnes and noble on the unit.

    1. Frank12 May, 2016

      XDA is a safe site. It bans people that posts bad files.


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