First off, I have an older NookColor. Anyway, here's a little background: One day my NC was fine. Next time I tried to use it, it varies from bootloop to a dead screen. On rare occasions it will boot, but I get various system apps throwing me f/c right and left (Google Play, framework, etc). Let's see, I'm on an older CM7 nightly from a couple months back ... I believe nightly cm_encore_full-253m.zip. I believe the "m" nightlies were a modification (to minimize SOD). Anyway, I've tried various things from formatting system, cache, etc ... but all fail. I've tried the New Bootable CWM Recovery SD (XDA ... for Cyanoboot) as well as the CWM update (XDA), but not solving anything. Though the CWM update appears to install, it changes nothing as when I get back into recovery, I'm still on the old 188.8.131.52. I've tried to install 7.2 and though it appears to go through the install okay (i.e. no errors), when I'm infrequently able to reboot nothing has changed. Still on the old CM7 nightly with the old CM skateboard bootanimation. I've tried the 8 interrupted boots to no avail ... possibly because the boot process fluctuates from going to recovery or bootlooping or black screen or succeeding ... so the 8 step process just doesn't work. Factory reset from within CWM recovery or from CM7 (when I luckily boot) does not work. Nothing wipes. All of my data and apps are still there. In short, no matter what I throw at it (try to flash) nor try to remove (format or reset), nothing changes. Its though something (system, emmc, or ???) has corrupted and locked me into where I was without allowing anything new to install or change? Any other suggestions on what I can do to wipe, go back to factory 1.0.1 stock, and start over ... or fix partitions to be able to move forward? The restore procedures that I have seen require formatting system, cache, etc. but as far as I can tell, noting is actually formatting anything. Nor is anything actually installing at all. In fact, when I try to remove CWR ... its still there. I have the nook-complete-restore-1.0.1.zip file, verified the md5sum to be correct, format system, format data, run the zip, but that doesn't do anything. Still have CWR. I'm usually able to back my way out of any problems, but since I don't know how this issue happened when my NC was fully charged and off ... turning into a battery dead NC for unknown reasons, not sure what next since I'm not making any headway. I've read various threads on similar problems, tried the steps (where links are working), but still stuck getting nowhere at all. I've even used different SD cards with differing bootable CWM images ... no dice. Any help you can offer would be appreciated ... otherwise I'm taking my 5# maul to this NC and dumping in the trash as I've spent too much time trying to fix without any progress at all. And not giving it away when I can't even get my own data to wipe clean.