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CM7 on the Nook Color rocks

Posted by anjilslaire on April 23, 2011

So I finally got around to upgrading from Autonooter to a full CM7 rom on th Nook Color. The wife (who owns it) was tired of switching between the BN gui and the sort-of android soft keys & market. So, I loaded cm_encore_full-41.zip on via clockwork and then loaded gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip on for Market access, and away I went.

Works Beautifully. Huge props to the cyanogenmod folks for this. Now I’m tempted to pick up a 2nd one for my own fun..

For the record, these are the steps to do everything, cuz I can’t ever remember anything:

1. Burn the clockwork image. I’m using the 8GB card version since thats what I have. Use a different one depending on what you have. Don’t dd your hard drive like a fool:
sudo dd if=8gb_clockwork-0.1-ext4.img of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

this took ages so  I recommend a smaller size.

2. Simply copy the CM7 zip & the google apps .zip to the card.

3. Power off the Nook Color fully, stuff your freshly made micro SD in, and boot up. You’r now in Clockwork Recovery mode. Volume buttons navigate, N button is Select, and Power is “back”

4. Go to “Mounts and Storage” and format the following 3 partitions. DO NOT FORMAT /Boot!
/system
/data
/cache

5. Install the CM7 image using the “from the sd card” option, then do the same with the GoogleApps package

6.Take out the Clockwork sd card, and Select Reboot System Now.

&. you’re now booted into  your newly imaged tablet. I recommend bypassing Add Acct, get your Nook on Wifi, tehn go back, add your gmail acct, then start loading your favorites from the Market, starting with Flash 10.2

yay.

I obviously didn’t come up with this myself. Tutorials are all over the net. I simply combined & reworded everything I used from various sites to come up with these reminders that my own brain can follow.

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Nook Color rooted

Posted by anjilslaire on March 27, 2011

Yeah yeah I’m late to the party I know ..the NC has been rooted today after a couple weeks of weekend distractions. It’s almost not worth mentioning since it was so trivial and well documented.  One thing I will mention is LauncherPro is a great Android launcher app. Props to that. More details as I play with it more.

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Droid X and the Nook Color

Posted by anjilslaire on March 2, 2011

Ok I know I’m super late to the party but I just got a shiny new Droid X on Monday and am still playing around with it.  Got an Incredible for my wife and she seems happy too.   Don’t think I will root it yet. That’s what her Nook Color is for…
Details later.

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