Help Frozen in Recovery after Data Wipe

I booted my nook from an SD card for the first time and everything went smoothly. I wanted to run a different ROM so I put it on the sd card, shut off the nook, and rebooted it. When I got into recovery I wiped data/factory reset and after the process completed my Nook froze.

Right now its stuck on the recovery screen that says:
-reboot system now
-apply update from sdcard
-wipe data/factory rest
-wipe cache partition

At the bottom is says that the data wipe was complete. None of the hardware buttons work and it wont shut off or anything.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?


Extreme Android User
One of the many reasons I'm not a fan of sdcards (no secret).

You should be able to hold down your power button (30 secs?) to get it to power off. Then you'll want to see if your stock rom still works by popping out the card or using the boot menu.

Assuming that's still ok, you may want to see what state your sdcard rom is in by trying to boot it up again. You may need to copy the new rom to it again, if you don't see it on the sdcard. After wiping caches/data, your first boot will take much longer. If it's more than 10 minutes, it's probably not going to boot and you need to try something different.


Thread starter
thanks for the reply. It ended up shutting off eventually. I reinsertrd the SD card and flashed another ROM.
My unrooted nook got the sleeping freeze of death so i was trying to fix the issue. Now that its up and running ill be rooting it internally.