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How To: Root the NOOKcolor (AutoNooter)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UBRocked, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
    Thread Starter

    TheUnlockr has released a guide for rooting your NC.

    I realize there are a few of these guides out there but TheUnlockr has a good reputation for putting together guides that are comprehensive and really easy to follow ;)


    How To: Root the Nook Color (AutoNooter Method) | TheUnlockr

    Edit: It has been reported that Autonooter can't be used for NC with software version 1.2
     



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  2. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Android Enthusiast

    I tried to use the winImage to copy the image file to my sdcard but the program fails to see the file unless i use the allfiles option to see the file, then it crashes when you try to copy the image file to the sdcard. Can i just cut an paste the file to sdcard or does it actually have to be done with a winImage type file program?
     
  3. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
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    No, you can't just cut and paste. It has to be "written" to the SD card via that type of program.

    Are you running WinImage as Administrator? I've heard people fail because they didn't run as admin...
     
  4. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Android Enthusiast

    i bet running in admin might have been it, i forgot to do that. Check that, i just tried that, and it don't give me the option to run that program in admin. Im currently running 32XPsp3
    I think my problem might be that the SD card im using is only 1gig, so im gonna go get a bigger card
     
  5. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
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    I read somewhere that you need at least a 128MB sd card...so I'm not sure that's the issue. Then again...I'd still try a different SD card.
     
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  6. cabbie

    cabbie Android Expert

    I believe you right click on the winimage icon to run as administrator?
     
  7. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Android Enthusiast

    The card must have been the hang up, cause i went out an got an 8 gig card and it worked like it was supposed to.
     
  8. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    Is there no way to perform the root without an external SD reader?? I think mine is messed it
     
  9. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
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    Not that I have ever seen. You can always get a USB drive that you slide your sd card into if your sd reader is jacked up. Like this one: http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile-memory-products/sandisk-mobilemate-micro-reader
     
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  10. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

     
  11. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    OK I'm using a completely different computer and the sd card reader is seeing my SD fine, When I run WinImage (admin is shown on my icon as well), perform all the steps and when I click the auto rooter folder, the extracted file is not shown... not sure what to do at this point.
     
  12. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure what's going wrong for you...try selecting "all file types" when selecting the disk image. Go back through the guide and make sure you are not missing a step.

    This is the part of rooting and romming the NC that I have seen give people trouble. You're not the first to have issues trying to burn that image to an SD Card.
     
  13. stinky

    stinky Android Enthusiast

    Yea, check "All file types" in the Browse window, or try a different burning program as I noticed one program didnt show .img files and didnt give an option to view All file types.
     
  14. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    It was "clicking all files" that was holding me back for a day and half, you guys were absolutely correct... I think my anxiousness is getting the best of me with this NC. I already can't get it to boot up/power on. Since I have the weekend off from work, I will take my time tonight and try restoring the device, hopefully I can come back to this thread with less questions and more thanks for all of you alls help, lol.
     
  15. kingofmay

    kingofmay Newbie

    Hey Android crew... So I'm pretty sure I've done everything correctly. I unzipped it, got winimage to recognize the file (had to use "all file types" though) now when I put the sd card into the nook it wont boot up though. it wont turn on at all. I have to take it out and then it finally responds to the on button... Where could I have gone wrong?
     
  16. kingofmay

    kingofmay Newbie

    And now its not going passed the "n" load up screen with no sd card in @____@.....
     
  17. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

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  18. kingofmay

    kingofmay Newbie

    Woooow.... Lamesauce... Ok ya I was running 1.2. Thanks for the post. That will restore it to 1.1 and I'll see if I can get it to work.
     
  19. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    If it's screwed up and you have to restore to stock, might as well try Phiremod. :D
     
  20. kingofmay

    kingofmay Newbie

    Hey Colchiro,

    I'm having a problem with step 1 of part III. When I go to drag and drop the .zip ROM in the sd drive, or even try and open the sd drive, I get a message that I have to format the disk before I can use it :/ I'm using an 8gb sd card and I dloaded the 8gb CWM version... Shouldn't the drive be partitioned? Why can't I add the nook-complete-restore.zip?
     
  21. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I've seen that when the SD card wasn't cleanly unmounted. If you reflash CWM to the SD card (ignore the message about formating) and then select "safely remove hardware" in the USB notification tray, it should be readable.
     
  22. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    +1

    Also make sure you safely remove the sd card, then reinsert it before adding any files.
     
  23. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    Unstuck. Link to this thread added to primary rooting sticky.
     
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