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  1. colchiro

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    If you're on the Nook Color (encore), why are you trying to flash acclaim? You need encore files. :D

    Also, your NC doesn't have a lot of horsepower. You'd be better off with cm7 instead of cm9. (I think your full of bugs file is probably pretty old too.)
     

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    Looks like you're following this guide (Nook Tablet): [DEV] [ROM] CM9 for Nook Tablet Alpha 0.06 - xda-developers

    See if you have a microphone hole on the top of your Nook, opposite side from the headphone jack. If you have a mic, you have the Nook Tablet, which won't work with my guide or files (which only work with the Nook Color).

    If you don't have the microphone hole, you can use my guide and sdcard, but you need a different file to flash.
     
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    Hello, I wanted to know can a novice like me do this, Root Nook color? Man I'm scared to death. Thanks.

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    Hello, I wanted to know can a novice like me do this, Root Nook color? Man I'm scared to death. Thanks.

    Gregg
     
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    Yes you can, if you read, research and follow instructions correctly.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Okay, so I'm not as clever as I thought I was.

    I've had my Nook Color for about 6 months. I bought it with the idea that eventually I would try the dual boot from SD card. I've been enjoying the stock Nook, but was a little annoyed that I couldn't get some of the same apps free that I have on my Samsung Galaxy (player only).

    I had some time this week so I went looking at posts,and thought the above was the way to do it. Now I'm not a tech person -- I'm an admin at a university and I work with a lot of tech people, so I apparently know just enough to be dangerous.

    I had a SanDisk 4GB microdisk, and from that I followed the instructions above to download the win32 and winrar, and the 4gb_twrp_2.1.1.rar and installed the following (I
     
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    Nightly builds are always iffy. They aren't well tested.

    Mirage is a good rom: http://androidforums.com/nookcolor-...age-kang-build-cyanogenmod-available-now.html It's a IC9 themed/tweaked version of CM7. CM9 is a bit too much rom for the under-powered NC.

    Did you check out the sticky at the top of the page? There's a back to stock section there to get you back to stock. Nook Color rooting and rom guide... READ ME FIRST!

    Roms on the sdcard will eventually fail. You might get a year out of one, more or less depending on how much you use it.
     
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    Hi Colchiro,

    I clicked the link you sent me regarding rooting the nook color 1.4.3. Luckily I do not have the tablet, but the nook color. I don't exactly understand where else to go on the link you sent me. Sorry, I'm not good at technology.

    Thanks,
    Jeanette
     
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    If you're not good at technology, I bet you know someone who is (work, neighbor kid). Who fixes your computer when you screw it up? :D

    What do you hope to do?


    • Replace the stock rom on your NC with a CM7, giving you a 7" tablet that can also read books, or
    • Root your NC, keeping the stock B&N software and reader, but allow installing apps from Google Play Store, giving you a reader that can also do other things?


    In other words, do you read a lot of books on your NC?
     
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    introducing myself to get past the links rule. my question will follow.
     
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    colchiro, I tried to use your method, but I couldn't figure out how to do it on a Mac. I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff. I used this video. Root Nook Color 1.4.1/1.4.2 (MAC) - YouTube

    Everything went as planned, but I continue to get a message saying: the process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. this force closes whatever I'm trying to do. (sometimes this will happen during the boot up or right after, but mainly when I try to access something using the internet...)

    I tried to do the following which helped some people.
    settings>storage used>media storage>clear data
    no luck there. should I try to start over, or do you have any ideas?

    I don't even know how to start over...

    thanks, dan
     
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    Sounds like you forgot to clear one of the caches or you installed incompatible files.

    What was the exact name of the rom and Google apps you installed? :D

    When you install via a video, it could be quite old.

    To clear the caches:

    You need to boot into recovery, and format cache and (under advanced) clear Dalvik cache.

    Assuming you can get into Rom Manager:

    Open Rom Manager.

    If you've never used recovery before, Tap the top option to "Flash CWM Recovery". Scroll down about two screens and choose "Nook Color". You should get a "Superuser Request"... tap "Allow", followed by "Success".

    Now tap "boot into recovery".


    1. (To use recovery, up/down volume buttons are used to navigate up and down, press the power button to go back, and press the "n" button to do the highlighted task. Only briefly press the buttons since it's easy to skip a step by holding down a button too long.)
    2. Press up or down volume button until "mounts and storage" is highlighted, press "n" button.
    3. use up/down to highlight "format /cache", press "n"
    4. highlight "yes - format", press "n" (always watch for errors)
    5. Press power button to return to the main menu.
    6. highlight the "advanced" menu, press "n"
    7. highlight "clear Dalvik cache", press "n"
    8. highlight "yes -format", press "n"
    9. press power button to go back until "reboot" is visible. Select "reboot system now", press "n".
    Hopefully that works for you. I had to do it from memory.


    If that doesn't work, it's time to start over by copying a new rom and gApps (the latest) to you sdcard and install from recovery. You could download via Rom Manager and update via step 2 here: http://androidforums.com/nookcolor-all-things-root/352736-guide-how-install-cm7-your-nook-color.html
     
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    Question..I boot to sd card and get the different options to select in clockwork recovery.I slected install zip from sd card and select7.2 and then google apps.then i selected option to reboot system now.It then goes into cyn 7. Is there a way to get it to boot into cyn7 without coming to that page with options? I want my nephew to be able to just turn it on and use it.
     
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    There are apps to add "reboot to recovery" on your desktop, otherwise rom manager has the option to boot into recovery. I like Reboot Widget.
     
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    one more question. i have the most updated google apps installed. When i go into market i can download a game but then when i hit arrow to go back and select another game to download the market crashes. It has been crashing multiple times on two different nook colors i have. Any ides on why its happening? never mind it updated to google play from market on its own and now its fine.
     
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    the fix for a lot of market issues is to go into settings... applications and find Google Play Store and uninstall update, clear the cache and clear data.

    Glad you figured it out.
     
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    I can't seem to figure this out. I have followed the instructions exactly. I've burned the image file to the SD card and inserted into the Nook. I powered the Nook off and turned it back on, but nothing happened. It just booted up like normal.

    It is running v. 1.4.2. It is definitely a Nook Color :D

    Thanks!
     
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    After creating the sdcard, were you able to see 4 files in it?

    Are you able to copy a file to it (any file)? You'd need your rom and gApps to it to be of any use.

    Based on what? :D
     
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    what happens if you format and then flash the sd card WHILE it's in the nook color?
     
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    I don't know that you can flash the card from a stock NC. (Chicken and egg... can't get the chicken w/o the egg first. Can't get the egg w/o a chicken first.) :D

    Do it from a USB adapter in your computer. That's known to work.
     
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    conchiro, I was trying to follow your guide, in order to install CM9 in my Nook Color with 1.4.3, but I found your links broken, could you please let me know where can I download the files?
     
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    Sorry I don't. The links to files that were on dropbox were good until my hard drive crashed and drop box assumed I deleted them and deleted the online versions. Not a good policy.

    All you can do is find them on XDA in General or DEV: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=860
     
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    I recently had to reverse the rooting of my Nook Color back to stock because it became unstable ( I think I got a virus from an email I opened up from Craigslist). I am trying to create a dual boot SD card. I have downloaded Clockwork Mod Recovery file and unzipped it. I have attempted to burn the img file to a 32gb SD card usuing win32diskimager. I then have attempted to copy my boot.zip file to the card. When I attempt to do this the computer asks me if i want to format the card. what do I do?
     
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    After flashing the img file to your sdcard, you should be able to see at least 4 files on it.

    If you don't, you did something wrong or you need to safely remove and reinsert your card.
     
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    All the links to the files are not available. They just send me to a error 404 page and doesn't allow me to download the proper files.
     

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