[Guide] How to install CM7 on your Nook Color


  1. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    CM7 IS rooted by default. What makes you think it isn't? You DO get a superuser request that you have to ok before a rooted app will work tho.

    To overclock, go to settings... cyanogenmod settings... performance... CPU Settings.

    Set max to 1200, check the "set on boot" checkbox, enjoy. :D
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  2. dreadmonkey

    dreadmonkey New Member

    Thanks for the guide colchiro. It worked like a charm. I did #3 to get CM7.1 onto my NC (shipped @ v1.3), just got it today in the mail. I do have a question though. I had bought Rom Manager and installed. It installed v4.8,1.4. When I go to flash clockwork recovery, it tells me I have an "unsupported device". Is it safe to do this (flash the recovery I mean)?

    Monkey
  3. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    When you flash RM, it should list a bunch of devices of which the Nook Color is the one you want. Did you flash the wrong device?
  4. dreadmonkey

    dreadmonkey New Member

    I uninstalled RM and then reinstalled it. Ran the flash recovery, this time there was a list of devices including the Nook. All seems to be well now. Thanks for responding
  5. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

  6. gpsuf

    gpsuf New Member

    You are absolutely right. That's my bad -:)

    Thanks.
  7. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Glad you figured it out. :D
  8. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    Thanks so much for the guide! I am in the process of rooting my daughter's nook color and want to make sure I don't make any stupid mistakes. I have downloaded everything as asked but want to make sure of one thing.
    Do I unzip the ROM and gapps prior to dragging them to the microSD card? Secondly, do I need to put them in a folder or just in the general directory?
    Lastly, my daughter's nook books will be synced from the B&N server as I understand it; what about the apps? No problem on the apps, I was just wondering.
    Thanks,
    Pat
  9. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Don't unzip or put in a folder. Files flashed from recovery need to be a zip file.

    B&N market is not the same as Google Market. Paid apps will need to be repurchased if you still need them. The work-around would be to root your rom, back them up with Titanium Backup, install CM7, install Titanium Backup again and restore your apps (just apps + apps data, not green or red items). The roms are not compatible so if you install system items, you'll create problems.
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  10. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    No problem, drag over and that's it; check!
    That's no big deal, she has a few games that might even be free on the android market; they like to charge for things that are free elsewhere (which is another reason I rooted). She sees her friends with Fire's getting all these free games and wants a piece of that. I explained to her that the fire is inferior and her's can be rooted:D
    As I understand it, if I download the nook app through the market her books will come back upon signing in; right?
    Thanks again,
    Pat
  11. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Books purchased thru B&N should be available on any device with the B&N app installed. There will be some minor features missing, but they will still be available.
  12. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    I know the "talking book" thing is unavailable but she's too old for that anyway. I have nook on my ipad and if it looks like that, we're good.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
  13. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Any time. :D
  14. chocophile

    chocophile Well-Known Member

    I think the B&N Nook interactive magazine & newspaper subscriptions feature is also missing from the Nook app.
  15. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    Alright, I was unable to get the 16GB CWM file to flash onto my 16GB card. I tried 1, 2, 8, 16 GB and none would get past the errors. Based on your instructions, I tried TWRP 2 and was able to flash. I have successfully booted into TWRP 2 on the NC but do not know what options to choose (based on the CWM instructions; menu choices are not the same). I cannot seem to find directions for TWRP and don't want to make any mistakes. I know I need to format the nook, but not sure how to do all that.
    I used the Download SD card image from their site and did exactly what it said; boots perfectly. I just need to know what to do next.

    UPDATE: I got it to work by using the "wipe" function" to get rid of both cache's and the system. It installed and booted to resemble an android tablet (as well as all my daughter's B&N apps for some reason).
    Now I am having trouble with an error:
    The process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
    Then I am forced to force close. It continues to pop up over and over again. I also can't connect to the market. When I open it, I keep getting the same error. Then it will go to "loading" for awhile and hangs.
    Thanks again in advance!
    Pat
  16. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    OK, I got it! I followed the instructions here android.process.media "has stopped unexpectedly - CyanogenMod Forum
    My problem was clearing the cache before and not restoring after installing the CM7 and Gapps. I reflashed and then reformatted as the link suggests and it appears I am set.
    FWIW in case it helps people, the touch based min-SD card thing is very easy once you know which menus to pick.
    Thanks so much,
    Pat
  17. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    You skipped the "format data" part. Makes no difference if you do it before or after flashing.

    I don't understand what you mean by this tho: "not restoring after installing the CM7 and Gapps".
  18. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Every CM rom is rooted. :D

    Yup, just open settings... cyanogenmod settings... performance... and change the 800 to 1200. Don't change the governor to performance since that just sets your min speed to the fastest and you'll burn thru a battery in hours. Check the "boot" checkbox when you're done.
  19. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    Yes. I Used the term restore instead of format. I thought it was sufficient to clear the cache and system via the menus and as you said, I forgot to hit the format button after installing gapps and CM7.
    It's working perfectly now; just need to get used to the UI of android given that we are used to iOS. This root makes me want to get one of these too.
    Thanks,
    Pat
  20. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    If you think that's cool, you should check out the next version of android... Ice Cream Sandwich. :D
  21. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    Nice. Can I use that ROM app from inside the NC to upgrade to that or do I need to reflash? Is it stable yet?
    Thanks,
    Pat
  22. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    More info here: http://androidforums.com/nookcolor-all-things-root/484608-rom-unofficial-cm9-ics-nightly-builds.html

    My wife hosed her sdcard so I have her NC to play with for a few weeks while I try to move her old data to the new card. :D So I might play with it.

    Can't tell you how stable or what does/does not work, but you can ask there or read the thread.

    If you create a backup in recovery you should be able to save your current config, play with it and decide which you like best. Make sure you format data when installing CM9 or any other different rom. I don't believe Rom Manager has these unofficial nightly builds yet so you'll have to download and flash.
  23. patnshan

    patnshan Member

    So, as I said I got the first unit up and running great with TWRP. Sadly, when I boot into TWRP on the second unit the touch screen is unresponsive. I rebooted into stock and the touchscreen works. Not sure what is happening or doing wrong; I did the exact same thing I did with the first unit. Any ideas other than trying the button based root?
    EDIT: I ended up doing it with the CMW 8GB image; for some reason the 16GB one would fit on my 16GB card.
    I may get one of those new $199 tablets for myself just to root!
    Thanks,
    Pat
  24. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Glad you got it figured out.
  25. Mickey1001PR

    Mickey1001PR New Member

    I followed the instructions step by step and everything went great. First time using CM7 and love it. I have a doubt with my partitions. I can see my SD Card, Internal Storage (5GB), /mnt/emmc (1GB) and /mnt/usbdisk (Unavailable Size). What is the purpose of those last two partitions? Did I do something wrong when installing? Is there any one of those partitions that can be used or merged with the internal storage? Thanks everyone...

    Also, when I connect my NC via USB to my Mac, it only mounts the SD and the emmc, not the Internal Storage which is the largest one. How can I fix this?

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