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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twcowdery, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. twcowdery

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    I'm sure that this has been asked and answered, but I haven't been able to find it.

    I've had an original Nook Color for a few years. I ran CM7 from a SD card on it for about a year when I first got it. But once I got a 10 inch tablet, I took out the SD card and just used it as a Nook.

    But lately, it has just been gathering dust. I have a use for it if I go back to Android. But this time, I think I'd rather just root it rather than go the SD car route. I figure that might eke out a little bit of extra performance vs running it from the SD card. Also I've heard that the newer models allow overclocking, which might help some more.

    I did try running CM10.1 from the SD card, but it is just way too sluggish - much worse than CM7 was. I am OK with going back to CM7. It worked well enough for the year that I did that.

    But I would like to use a newer version if I can. So I'd like to hear from anyone who has actual experience with any of the other versions before I go back to CM7.

    Thanks!
     

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    CM7 is probably the most stable. Paranoid Android was the best JB ROM but the NC is just underpowered to handle JB. PA is still a great ROM though. I was able to use it pretty well for what I need it to. Just don't expect to run games smoothly on a NC
     
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm not worried about games. Believe it or not, the main thing that I want to do with it is read eBooks. The 10" tablet is just a little heavy and awkward for reading ebooks, but the Nook is just the right size and weight.

    As an Android tablet, I wouldn't be limited to just B&N ebooks. Of course, I'd probably also use it for light web surfing, email, and so on, but the ability to read other brands of ebooks (ie Kindle) on the Nook is my main goal.
     
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    If it's just ebooks, then CM7 is your most stable. I used Mirage Kang ROM, which is CM7 based.

    It's a great tablet for reading. I loved mine but I sacrificed and gave it as a gift to a nephew overseas.

    If you want a taste of Jellybean, try Paranoid Android and overclock it a little, not too much (1100). Mine held up pretty good. I had to be careful and not move around too fast or it would freeze. OC'ng to 1100 helped and it didn't freeze as much.
     

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