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  1. DenverCZBob

    DenverCZBob Well-Known Member

    Cool,
    Thanks for the info!

    -bob

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  2. trankster

    trankster Well-Known Member

    Very cool. What about the standard Nook launcher, reader, library, etc. are those still available?
  3. mqureshi79

    mqureshi79 Well-Known Member

    i did it and its working.

    question: get a message saying "SD card damaged"... since you're using the SD card to run froyo, where do you store downloads etc?

    (i burned nookie on the sd card using an imager)
  4. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    +1 on this question,cabbie. Where does the apps u download go? is the sd card usuable for other than booting up froyo? I don't want to waste a 16 gb sd card so I can use froyo.
    This is the main reason why I like autonooter because the stock nook ui and the android features are available without having to reboot.

    Thanks cabbie.
  5. harmhimself

    harmhimself Active Member

    What download are you using? 0.5.9? If so there are reports regarding vold and/or permissions. Sounds like something you might have. I havn't found any info on the downloads question.
  6. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    Try this one: Customized Nookie Froyo 0.5.9 Image for sdcard - xda-developers

    This one has a script built in that will fix the sd card thing and make all the extra space available for storage.

    Apps you download will be on the sd card itself, this does not touch internal memory. It'll be in /data/apps which is typically the internal memory of the device, but not in this case.

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  7. Joe M

    Joe M New Member

    Hello cabbie and others,
    I am new to all this. I want to do what you talked about to my NC. You say that the class 6 card is fast. Looking on the internet I see class 6 and class 10. Is the class 10 to fast. I see the price is almost the same. What do you think?
    Thank you.
    Joe
  8. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    If they are almost the same price, get the class 10 especially if you are going to use the SD card to boot froyo. It makes a difference. I tried both and there was a 300-350 point difference in quadrant scores between the two classes.
  9. Little Green Robot

    Little Green Robot Well-Known Member

    So this will run all apps, including Google apps like the market? What about flash?
  10. rogand

    rogand Member

    Hi all,

    thanks for the cool thread. So, I'm thinking about trying this but, it occurs to me that all my apps are backed up (via titanium backup) to (if I understand correctly) my SD-card. Any fairly straightforward way to get all my many current apps onto my SD-card based Froyo install?

    thanks
    roger
  11. hewitts

    hewitts Active Member

    So I did nookie froyo 0.6.7 image and have it running flawlessly (I Think) of the SD card, but it seems like the market, soft keys etc aren't part of the package. Did I screw something up, or do I need to manually force that in somehow?
  12. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    Read the instructions:
    The physical N key has been configured as: One tap = Softkeys, Two taps = Zeam, and Long tap = Recent Tasks.
  13. AMStarshine

    AMStarshine Member

    I've never, ever used Android before. Ever. Not even on a demo phone. Is there a tutorial some place that I'm missing?
  14. AMStarshine

    AMStarshine Member

    You can disregard that post. I have clearly done something wrong on my Nookie Froyo trail run. Removed the SD card and can't figure out what I did wrong.

    1) Installed card
    2) Turned NC on
    3) Got a funny menu with two choices, one I don't recall, the other was soft keys.
    4) I think I selected soft keys even though I was trying to hit the first option
    5) Set up my wireless connection. My router doesn't broadcast on purpose.
    6) Fixed all the settings to what I wanted/didn't want.
    7) Couldn't find the app store
    8) Reboot the NC to see if that resolved the lack of app store issue
    9) Soft keys no longer working, says something about not rooted.
    10) Turn NC off and removed card

    I'm pretty sure this is a user error and not Nookie Froyo. I didn't find much in the way of help since this is an Alpha release. Anyone know what I did wrong?
  15. bgrutter

    bgrutter Well-Known Member

    I saw something in the NC Root video posted here about "Never Booting your Root NC with an SD card in" as it will somehow unroot the phone. Anyway, you might want to check that out.
  16. bgrutter

    bgrutter Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, and check this out. It helped me to understand exactly how the "Softkeys" function works. For me, I have to press the "n" button twice for it to pop-up. Anyway, I hope that help.


    Question for those using this Non-Root method: How do I get the Market? That may seem very simple, but for the life of me, I can't figure it out. I wanted to use this SDcard-Nonroot method for a while until I wanted to fully commit to the NC and do a true Root. Am I missing something? Or, is the Market not accessible using this method?
  17. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    It's not about booting with "an" SD card...it's about not booting with the SD card still having the disk image loaded on it that you used to root the device. Once you complete the rooting process, you need to go into settings on the NC and reformat the SD card.

    A normally formatted SD card will not harm you file system on boot (or at any time).

    Make sense?
  18. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Does this help?

    NookColor Rooting - nookDevs
  19. bgrutter

    bgrutter Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. I figured someone with some experience would be able to help be more specific.

    You have any insight into my dilemma? You know why I can't get the Market? Is this Non-Root method just a sort-of Android-Preview? I don't seem to have flash either (which I would get from the market if I could :p)
  20. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Can you post the link you followed to get this "preview"?

    I've never used the 2.2 version. I'm sticking with 2.1 (because stability is key for my kids NC). I did preview the Honeycomb version and got market working with that...but had to search around for the "how-to's".
  21. bgrutter

    bgrutter Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry if my post was confusing. I was saying that in reference to the OP. This is a method to run Android 2.2 on the NC without rooting. Since I don't have access to the Market or other GApps, I was wondering if this was more a method of trying out 2.2 without actually rooting, a sort of "Preview".
  22. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    NP :)

    I just looked at the thread at XDA and didn't see any immediate questions about the market so I'm guessing that it would be loaded when you installed the Nookie Froyo image.

    Honestly...I'd just root the device and be done with it. If you own one of these devices...you'll want to root it! Start here: http://androidforums.com/nookcolor-all-things-root/245436-go-wiki-page-rooting-nookcolor.html

    Froyo is Android 2.2. I don't think that it is 100% functional yet so I'd avoid it (I am avoiding it :)). If you still want to preview 2.2 or even 3.0 (Honeycomb) then do it at that time. But as of right now...my advice would be to root your device on the latest software (V1.1.0 which is a Android 2.1 implementation). You will get Android Market but Flash will not be available as 2.2 is required for flash.

    This device is still pretty new but the development on it has been incredible thus far. I'm waiting for a stable Android 3.0 implementation and then will really start looking into updating the ones I have.
  23. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    Froyo is super stable and fully capable of being a daily driver.

    The latest honeycomb by deeper-blue (version 4) is also very stable and works great.

    My daily driver is still rooted 1.1 but i often boot honeycomb off an sd card just to play.

    Can you link to the image you are burning to the SD? this is the one you should be using, it has gapps [ROM] Customized Nookie Froyo 0.6.7 Image for SDcard Updated (2/11) - xda-developers
  24. AMStarshine

    AMStarshine Member

    Cabbie - I think that solves my missing apps problem. I will try that and report back. I solved my other problem by redoing the SD card. When in doubt, start over.
  25. AMStarshine

    AMStarshine Member

    The app store works but won't download anything. Looks like I need to go back to that thread and see if I missed something.

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