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Can't root my Nook

After reading all the discussions on rooting the Color Nook I decided to give it a try. I can't seem to get it to work. I've been following the instructions at http://goo.gl/kydkY without success. I've tried using Winimage 8.5 on a Windows 7 system as well as versions 8.5 and 7.0 on a Windows XP system. Although the image appears to be created correctly on the SD card the NC does not see the card as bootable. I'm running 1.1.0 on the NC. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

 

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Re: Can't root my Nook

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Could be the uSD card... I think when you "burn" the uSD image it will take care of making the card appear bootable most of the time. I guess you could easily try reburning the card a couple of times or using a different card.

 

Are you using the 1.1.0 auto nooter? The uSD image is specific to the version of the nook OS you are running.

 

Also, makes sure you are really cold booting (i.e. powering all the way down not just suspending the device) before inserting the card.

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Re: Can't root my Nook

When you created the image on the SD card, did you use a dedicated card reader?  Using the NC itself won't work.

 

 

 

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Re: Can't root my Nook

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zenaxe wrote:

Could be the uSD card... I think when you "burn" the uSD image it will take care of making the card appear bootable most of the time. I guess you could easily try reburning the card a couple of times or using a different card.

 

Are you using the 1.1.0 auto nooter? The uSD image is specific to the version of the nook OS you are running.

 

Also, makes sure you are really cold booting (i.e. powering all the way down not just suspending the device) before inserting the card.


I just tried on 2-gig card on the W7 system. I verified that it is the correct loader for 1.1.0. Did a complete power-down then power-up. Same results.

 

 

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riffrafff wrote:

When you created the image on the SD card, did you use a dedicated card reader?  Using the NC itself won't work.

 

 

 


I'm using the dedicated card reader built into the W7 laptop and the dedicate card reader on the XP desktop.

 

 

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WakeWise wrote:

I found this to be the easiest way.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/huskermania#p/a/87190C927F09F6EE/1/MUoHALWvPts


After watching the video the only difference I can see is that I'm already running 1.1.0 on the NC. Everything else appears to be the same.

 

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japerry wrote:

 


riffrafff wrote:

When you created the image on the SD card, did you use a dedicated card reader?  Using the NC itself won't work.

 

 

 


I'm using the dedicated card reader built into the W7 laptop and the dedicate card reader on the XP desktop.

 

 


 

Card might be bad.  Or, the nooter file could be corrupt.  You might check your md5sum (checksum) against a known good copy. 

 

 

ETA:

 

The xda site says this is the proper checksum:   FB74865663B8D797A486A85022FAD9B2

 

 


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Re: Can't root my Nook

2 gig card is probably not enough... many posts say even 4gig is suspect due to partition size.. I used 8g with fast easy results and have room to download a few tunes and pix for testing.

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Re: Can't root my Nook

 

I used a 4GB Class 4 card with no issues.  Running NC 1.1.0 and auto-nooter 3.0.0 and it worked fine.  I did use an external card reader to set up the card.  Running Win XP and used WinImage to create the bootable card.  I think you'd want to go with Class 6 if you're running Gingerbread or Froyo off the card, as opposed to rooting.

CaptainGuy wrote:

2 gig card is probably not enough... many posts say even 4gig is suspect due to partition size.. I used 8g with fast easy results and have room to download a few tunes and pix for testing.


 

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It works! Please be sure to download Win32Image and NOT WinImage. It works perfectly with the correct image burner!

 

 

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Yep. That happened to me also. However, I was using win32 on 64 bit Windows 7 O/S. Fortunately there's a lot talented and smart people on this forum!!!
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Sardonic wrote:
Yep. That happened to me also. However, I was using win32 on 64 bit Windows 7 O/S. Fortunately there's a lot talented and smart people on this forum!!!

It works fine on an x64 Ultimate 7 system.  

 

 

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Re: Can't root my Nook

Also be sure to unzip the Android (2.2 or 3.0) image if it is zipped - Otherwise it looks like it works and writes the card, but it will not boot.

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Re: Can't root my Nook

I'm preparing to root my CN and was doing background research. I have a 64x Win7 Os which image should I use?

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Re: Can't root my Nook

A 1 gig MicroSD works fine.

I root with on last evening.

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Re: Can't root my Nook

the image size is only about 40MB -- I used an old 256MB microSD card for Autonootering that works perfectly...