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Root [HOW-TO] Download and Install CM7 to Run Off SD Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by koopakid08, Jul 1, 2011.

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    Thanks for the reply...

    I was using a usb SD card reader w/ adapter to connect to the micro sd card and I thought I was using Win32 as admin, but will double check.

    And yes Colchiro I'm using a Nook Color with the 1.4.2 software version.

    I'm sure its just an over site made by this rookie.
     

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    Double checked and was using Win32 as Admin.
     
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    Thank you for this guide. Everything seemed to work just fine for me. I was running just the 7.1 build for about a week with no problems. Then I decided it was time to put Google Marketplace on and everything went to hell. It look like things were going to be fine because I got the Android icon and it wanted me to sign in to my Google account but every time I try it crashes. Now I can't get past this. Its there every time I reboot. I have to force quit and then I'm stuck. Any thoughts on how I can fix this? I'm using a 16gb class 4 Patriot SD card if that helps. Thank You!
     
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    Sorry for the late reply,

    Hmm, try using winimage instead sometimes it works when Win32 doesn't.
     
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    It is your card. Out of all the cards I have seen people use Patriot is the worst for this kind of thing. If you want things to actually work do yourself a favor and pick up a Sandisk class 4.
     
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    I tried the root process on my Nook Tablet and for me it was a study in pure frustration and failed. eighty year old comprehension challenge so someone
    please give me some actual steps in this 4GB SD Card.
    I have no SD slot on my Toshiba so I am using a friends.
    I insert blank 4 GB card
    go to:
    http://crimea.edu/~green/nook/generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
    Do I open it, save it or exactly what do I do? I know pretty basic
    but would appreciate someone humoring me.
    Please advise
     
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    If I remember correctly, the info in this thread only works on the Nook Color, you need a Nook Tablet forum if that's what you have.
     
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    I don't know if they have a rom that stable for everyday use the Tablet yet.

    I think your best bet would be to root and install a custom launcher.

    Here's the Nook Tablet forum: http://androidforums.com/b-n-nook-tablet/
     
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    IF you want to install CM7 on your nook color via directly to the rom instead of dual booting - how do you do that?

    Also, I followed the dual boot instructions and I loaded CM& seemingly fine BUT It turned my 16gb sdhc micro card into a 1 gb card, I cannot access the remaining 14gb or so when I pop the dualboot card into my pc to add movies/music too - my usb slot (using microsd/usb adapter) only shows the boot area of about 120mb. Even disk manager in windows 7 crashes when I try to open the card...below is what i see in partition magic

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    how exactly?
     
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    Please help - I have been reading everything I can but can't find the answer to this:

    First I put the generic-sdcard.img on my card
    Then - it would say that there wasn't enough room for it.

    After hours of research put generic-sdcard-v1.3-ICS-large.img on instead

    Card now called boot

    Dragged zipped update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-encore-signed.zip into card

    Put card in nook

    Android installer does its thing, reboots

    tries to reinstall CM7 and then says that the card is already properly formatted

    then says initial install images not found and tells me to find them somewhere they don't exist.

    Then just sits there.

    I keep following the steps and every time the step says to restart after reboot and it should boot in cm7 nothing happens.

    My card has a CM7 partition now that is empty and has some folders in the boot partition.
     
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    I bet your ICS image is looking for a file with cm9 in the file name.

    You'll need to use the image that matches the rom you're using.

    IF you decide to keep the ICS image and try CM9, you'll need the ICS version of gApps or you'll have different issues.
     
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    I would rather do CM7 but the installer image never fits on the boot partition of the card...always says there is not enough room.
     
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    It's only a 130 meg image so really should fit on even a 256 mb sdcard.

    How big is your card (and what did you have on it before)?

    You really should have at least a 8 gb card if you're going to install apps on it and not fill it up.
     
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    i have followede all your steps and i put the sd card in and powered up the nook and nothing happend nothing at all no power no lighted back ground nothing
    sio i removed the sd card and still nothing absoulutley nothing no android no nook no power totally nothing i think the nook is now junk

    any suggestions?
     
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    i give up using this method , i did get the nook to turn back on and tried this several times and it will not boot from the sd card as it states and all files on the sd card are not supported files so how is it suppose to un zip the cm7???so i figured i would just save my self a head ache and buy a card from amazon at least that will work
     

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