Ok... so I'm having a weird problem... I think... i was told to write the img to the sdcard and then move the rom i want to flash on it... the thing is, after I write the img to the sdcard I can't move files to the sdcard... it becomes inaccessible... i'm using a 1gb card and I've tried on both internal and external sdcard readers...
any help would be appreciated... thanks in advance...
the computer is working fine... running win7... its an older sdcard... i cant even see whats inside of it after i write the img to it... it becomes inaccessible... i just borrowed another micro sdcard from a friend i'm going to try when i get home from work... i'll try ur img files as well...
it was the damn sdcard... smh... on the new sdcard, i wrote the img with w32 then i went to check if i could explore the sdcard and it let me... so i copied over the rom, gapps and the flashable cwm and safely ejected it... smooth sailing from there... factory reset, rom, gapps and then cwm... booted up perfectly, no force closes so far... great!!
thanks 4 ur help...
quick question, is there a way to remove or hide apps like the phone, camera etc..?
Device(s): HP TouchPad,
Samsung Galaxy Nexus,
Google Nexus 7,
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Glad you figured it out, b/c I didn't think it was operator error.
Some launchers let you hide apps. You have to be careful what you freeze (with Titanium Backup Pro) or uninstall, because some phone things are required for it to work properly and give good battery life. Camera I would think could go tho. I don't sweat it.
So, I have successfully gotten one Nook rooted using CWM, and my boss asked me to do his. For his I used the new TWRP 2.1.1, foolishly, and have run into a major issue. After backing up the stock system, I wiped the system, the cache, and the dalvik cache, and when I went to install the new CM zip file, I couldn't seem to locate it, and the screen seemed to lag a little. Now the screen will not respond to pressure, and it is stuck on the TWRP lock screen saying swipe to unlock, but cannot use the screen. The power button won't turn it off either, so I can't even try to reboot. Any ideas?
Also, after taking out the SD card, it appears that there is no backup data on it at all, just the uboot files, and my CM7 & gapps file. I am feeling like I may have ****ed up badly.
Last edited by EsotericStuff; June 24th, 2012 at 08:25 PM.
How do you boot from the SDcard? I followed all of the instructions, bought the recommended Sandisk microSD, bought a USB microSD card reader, tried various images and image writing applications. It seems to write the image correctly and everything, but when I put the sdcard in the nook and boot it up, it just boots normally. What am I missing?
I have followed the guides. Which are awesome by the way. But I cannot get the nook to boot to the SD card? I have a HP touch pad running ICS 4.0 and I was hoping I could turn the nook color into a smaller version of that for my sons 3rd birthday. I want to just run ICS I'm not interested at all using stock B&N UI. Can this be done? I have one week until his bday and I am sooooo lost right now please help.
Ok I have a question pertaining to upgrading cwm 1.0.10 to 3.201 on a boot loader? I'm running das u-boot and it has menus that come up to boot into emmc or sd or recovery. The recovery is old cwm, do you know how to update and still have the boot-up menu's?
See if you have a microphone hole on the top of your Nook, opposite side from the headphone jack. If you have a mic, you have the Nook Tablet, which won't work with my guide or files (which only work with the Nook Color).
If you don't have the microphone hole, you can use my guide and sdcard, but you need a different file to flash.
I've had my Nook Color for about 6 months. I bought it with the idea that eventually I would try the dual boot from SD card. I've been enjoying the stock Nook, but was a little annoyed that I couldn't get some of the same apps free that I have on my Samsung Galaxy (player only).
I had some time this week so I went looking at posts,and thought the above was the way to do it. Now I'm not a tech person -- I'm an admin at a university and I work with a lot of tech people, so I apparently know just enough to be dangerous.
I had a SanDisk 4GB microdisk, and from that I followed the instructions above to download the win32 and winrar, and the 4gb_twrp_2.1.1.rar and installed the following (I’ve reformatted the SD now, but took a picture of the file list:
At first I thought I was successful. I had some trouble figuring out touch screen, but eventually seemed to hit the right buttons, install and reboot. CM7 came up and I was happy for a short time. Then I realized I couldn’t get around without hitting “n” every time (where’s the back button), I had to manually attach the wireless each time, and an android error started popping up:
<Sorry! The process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again [Force close]>
No problem I thought, I’ll just take the card out, bring it back as the “Nook” and try again later with some help.
Only problem is when I took it out and started up again, I’m still in CM7. I’ve lost my Nook install completely.
I really just wanted to be able to dual boot – I want to bring it up as a Nook 1.4.1 or 1.4.2 or 1.4.3 (are there problems with 1.4.3?)
I like the magazine feature for weekly EW but want best of both worlds for some of the apps.
Have I messed up permanently? Any help/link/specific steps would be Very Much appreciated!
Goal 1 -- get back my Nook install (to whatever is recommended -- 1.4.1 or 1.4.2 or 1.4.3 does not matter to me)
Eventually I'll try again -- more carefully -- to go the dual boot route (or I'll just save up for an android player)
I clicked the link you sent me regarding rooting the nook color 1.4.3. Luckily I do not have the tablet, but the nook color. I don't exactly understand where else to go on the link you sent me. Sorry, I'm not good at technology.
Everything went as planned, but I continue to get a message saying: the process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. this force closes whatever I'm trying to do. (sometimes this will happen during the boot up or right after, but mainly when I try to access something using the internet...)
I tried to do the following which helped some people.
settings>storage used>media storage>clear data
no luck there. should I try to start over, or do you have any ideas?
Device(s): HP TouchPad,
Samsung Galaxy Nexus,
Google Nexus 7,
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Sounds like you forgot to clear one of the caches or you installed incompatible files.
What was the exact name of the rom and Google apps you installed?
When you install via a video, it could be quite old.
To clear the caches:
You need to boot into recovery, and format cache and (under advanced) clear Dalvik cache.
Assuming you can get into Rom Manager:
Open Rom Manager.
If you've never used recovery before, Tap the top option to "Flash CWM Recovery". Scroll down about two screens and choose "Nook Color". You should get a "Superuser Request"... tap "Allow", followed by "Success".
Now tap "boot into recovery".
(To use recovery, up/down volume buttons are used to navigate up and down, press the power button to go back, and press the "n" button to do the highlighted task. Only briefly press the buttons since it's easy to skip a step by holding down a button too long.)
Press up or down volume button until "mounts and storage" is highlighted, press "n" button.
use up/down to highlight "format /cache", press "n"
highlight "yes - format", press "n" (always watch for errors)
Press power button to return to the main menu.
highlight the "advanced" menu, press "n"
highlight "clear Dalvik cache", press "n"
highlight "yes -format", press "n"
press power button to go back until "reboot" is visible. Select "reboot system now", press "n".
Hopefully that works for you. I had to do it from memory.
If that doesn't work, it's time to start over by copying a new rom and gApps (the latest) to you sdcard and install from recovery. You could download via Rom Manager and update via step 2 here: [Guide] How to install CM7 on your Nook Color
Question..I boot to sd card and get the different options to select in clockwork recovery.I slected install zip from sd card and select7.2 and then google apps.then i selected option to reboot system now.It then goes into cyn 7. Is there a way to get it to boot into cyn7 without coming to that page with options? I want my nephew to be able to just turn it on and use it.
Last edited by zheisey; December 8th, 2012 at 12:32 AM.
one more question. i have the most updated google apps installed. When i go into market i can download a game but then when i hit arrow to go back and select another game to download the market crashes. It has been crashing multiple times on two different nook colors i have. Any ides on why its happening? never mind it updated to google play from market on its own and now its fine.
Last edited by zheisey; December 8th, 2012 at 05:26 PM.
I can't seem to figure this out. I have followed the instructions exactly. I've burned the image file to the SD card and inserted into the Nook. I powered the Nook off and turned it back on, but nothing happened. It just booted up like normal.
It is running v. 1.4.2. It is definitely a Nook Color
I recently had to reverse the rooting of my Nook Color back to stock because it became unstable ( I think I got a virus from an email I opened up from Craigslist). I am trying to create a dual boot SD card. I have downloaded Clockwork Mod Recovery file and unzipped it. I have attempted to burn the img file to a 32gb SD card usuing win32diskimager. I then have attempted to copy my boot.zip file to the card. When I attempt to do this the computer asks me if i want to format the card. what do I do?