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Updating an older version to 3.2.0.1

I haven't seen any updated images posted so here's how to update your bootable sdcard to the latest version, 3.2.0.1.

It's assumed you already have a bootable CWM recovery sdcard as documented above. The latest version 3.2.0.1 supports the file system used by the latest NC's and you'll want to update that, especially if you have really old versions, since you'll have trouble formatting your data partition.

If you boot off your bootable CWR sdcard and it says anything less than version 3.0.2.8 (like 3.0.0.5 or 3.0.1.0), you need to update.

If it says 3.0.2.8 and you don't have a brand-spankin' new NC, updating is optional (but it's still a recommended update).

  • Insert your bootable sdcard in your computer
  • Download the attached zip file
  • On your sdcard, right-click and create a folder called oldboot and move the following files into it:
    • mlo
    • u-boot.bin
    • uImage
    • uRamdisk
  • If you have problems with the card, you can move those files back
  • Unzip the contents of the attached zip file to the sdcard
  • Find the "safely remove hardware" icon in the lower-right corner of your computer, by the clock. It looks like a usb connector with a green checkbox on it. Click it and find your sdcard on it and click it. When windows says it's ok to remove it, remove the card from your computer. If it says it's in use, close any explorer windows you might have open.

Insert the sdcard in your NC and power it on. Recovery should boot and it should say version 3.2.0.1, the latest recovery.


Want to use your touchscreen instead of buttons?

Most of the guide work the same way. You need to format some partitions and flash some files. It's much easier (and cooler) to do it with a touch screen. I still prefer using Rom Manager to rename my backups tho.



  • You need to be on 3.2.0.1 before starting and you should test that it boots your NC ok.
  • Download "TWRP ub" file from here
  • Copy it to your sdcard.
  • Rename the uRamdisk file on your sdcard to uRamdisk.bak
  • Rename the "TWRP ub" file to uRamdisk
  • Safely unmount your sdcard and boot from it.


Don't like it? You can delete the uRamdisk file and remove the ".bak" from the uRamdisk.bak file.
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