Nook Glowlight 3 Software Update Removes Storage Partition

Nook Glowlight 3

Thanks to a new firmware update, Barnes and Noble has officially removed the 1GB partition restriction for sideloaded content on the new Nook Glowlight 3.

This effectively opens up the full 6.35GB of onboard storage space for both Nook and non-Nook content.

Previously sideloaded content was limited to just under 1GB of total space.

Now with the 4.8.3 firmware update you can use all the available space for sideloaded books.

The 4.8.3 update also includes the usual unspecified bug fixes and performance enhancements.

The Nook will automatically download and install the update with no input from the user as long as WiFi is turned on.

To get the update now you can go to Settings > About > Check for System Update.

Barnes and Noble also updated the Nook’s product page to reflect the change. It now says 6.5GB of space is available for Nook Store content and sideloaded content.

5 Responses to “Nook Glowlight 3 Software Update Removes Storage Partition”

  1. Good news. I looked at the Glowlight 3 over the holidays. I didn’t purchase one because there wasn’t a font bold enough for my taste- or better said, for my eyes.

  2. Now, they just have to offer it at the price it had in Dec ($89), and I may be getting one.

    They are making it look like they really want to get people’s business.

  3. You can’t possibly price the Glowlight at $119 the same as the super popular Amazon Kindle with the superior ecosystem, software, And bookstore. No way. The only way for people to take a shot at it is to make it extremely enticing at a super low price. That might mean taking a hit in profits the same way Amazon took a hit in profits for years in order to build up it’s customer base.
    Considering the Paperwhite routinely goes on sale at $99 and even $89 sometimes not to mention the trade-in program with a $40 rebate, the Glowlight 3 should not be priced higher than $79 tops!

    • Not sure if I’d agree with you on your software comment, although Amazon definitely had a superior bookstore ecosystem.

      The Nook is still a very useful e-reader for those of us like myself that have a large collection of books in e-pub format.

      In fact, I have two e-readers, I’ve found it much easier to manage my books this way. I own a Sony and a Kindle. The Sony for my e-pub books and the Kindle for their mobi books.

  4. Glad to hear about this the Nook is really nice e-reader!!

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