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    Just curious cause I factory reset an autoneutered version.

    I have had very few problems running from a 32 gig sandisk SD.

    Also wondering since I mostly run cm7 from SD if its worth upgrading to b&n 1.4? What did they add Netflix and what else?

    Might just leave it alone for now. Was having charging problems. In case I need to exchange this NC.
     

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    Based on my admittedly limited experience, I'd say you lose the ability to restore to factory stock if you over-write B&N's firmware on eMMC. In my case, I tried the "8 failed boot" reset, and wound up looped at CWM. I had to restore to stock from SD.

    OTOH, if you're running CM from SD, and didn't write CWM to eMMC, you can probably do a factory reset from the B&N firmware. I think having CWM on may break the process, but I haven't tested this.

    1.4.1 added Netflix, but also made a lot of reader-focused changes. Personally, I like the changes, so I've gone back to B&N firmware. However, if you don't use B&N for content, these changes gain you nothing. If you don't fit any of these:

    1. You want magazine or newspaper subscriptions.
    2. You use enhanced book (e.g. Read-to-Me kids books) or magazine (e.g. Conde Nast magazines such as Wired, New Yorker).
    3. You like the free in-store reading feature (1 hour to read any ebook while in-store).
    4. You've got a big collection of locked-down, DRM-encumbered B&N books now.
    4. You like the B&N reader, for whatever reason.

    then there's little reason to go back to B&N. I hit a couple of these, so I'm trying 1.4.1 out.

    In terms of basic reader functionality, I'd put Aldiko pretty close to B&N's reader, if not ahead on a few points. I like the reader-focused B&N launcher, but it's not enough to keep me on their firmware by itself.
     
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    Because of power problem since sd is working fine gonna stay unrooted for now. Can the original 1.2 system do free in store reading? I also realize there's an android nook app.
     
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    I believe 1.2 can do free in-store reading. Keep in mind, unless you disable OTA updates, you may wind up on 1.4.1 anyhow!
     
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    Yes, if CWM is on emmc, it cuts into the auto-update process and kicks you out. I was running CM7 from SD, with CWM on internal memory, and this prevented me from updating to 1.4. I tried a couple different ways to get around, but none of them worked. In the end, I decided to just take the last step and fully root my NC to CM7. From what I've read, it would be easier to take it back to B&N stock now and try 1.4 than it would have been to work around what I had before. But so far, I'm happy with CM7 and have no intention of going back to the B&N interface.

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