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jaspereira
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Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

I'm sure I read something about it somewhere, but I can't find it now...

 

I just installed CM7 do a uSD card and it's all running smoothly...

 

But I want to have the option to boot directly from Stock, without having to take the card off.

 

What should I do?

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chuck4prez
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

I have yet to hear someone talk about that sort of configuration, but you may want to research manual nooter. It can go back and forth between B&N stock and a number of launchers just by pressing the home button. I did that first, loved it, then made the cm7 HC dual boot sd, then loved that, so essencially, you can have the best of all 3 (or 4) worlds. But to the best of my knowledge, you either have to committ your root to internal storage, or remove your sd card to access stock.

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UrSunshine
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

I'm sure I read something about it somewhere, but I can't find it now...

 

I just installed CM7 do a uSD card and it's all running smoothly...

 

But I want to have the option to boot directly from Stock, without having to take the card off.

 

What should I do?

 

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To jaspereira:

 

I'm not sure which CM7 you used to root.

But as for me, I followed Crash Tech Dummies' YouTube instructions to root CM7 on SD Card. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nenR-mNo0)

 

Right after you boot (right after you press the power button), if you see a small green message saying something like...."press any key in 5 seconds to go to the boot menu...", then you and I are using the same CM7, and following steps will work for you.

 

After powering on the NC, there'll be a green message saying "Press any key within 5 seconds for boot menu".

Click the "N" button.

Then "Boot Option" comes out showing "Boot Device" as eMMC (the stock system) and "Boot Mode" as normal.

Just keep them as is, and move on by pressing "-" (volume) twice. (It might be three times~)

 

Then,

VOILA~

You'll boot to the stock system WITHOUT taking out the SD card.

 

Good Luck :smileywink:

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JinSC
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

Ur Sunshine is right...the problem is probably with the IMG file you loaded.  I had the same problem.  However, the IMG link from Crash Tech Dummies is no longer working.  You will need to use this one:

 

http://nook.handhelds.ru/jtbnet/Nook...ltiBoot-v6.​zip

 

You will need to format your SD card, load the IMG file, and then flash your CM& and gapps files to it, and proceed with installing as you did before.  When installation is complete, when you boot up, you will be given a message to press the "-" if you wish to enter the boot menu.  If you press the "-" you will then go to the boot menu, press the "-" three more times and it will boot up in nook mode.  It you just turn it on and do nothing it will go to CM& mode.

 

Good luck.  it does get easier.  i reformatted and reinstalled a half a dozen times before someone told me it was the IMG file that was causing me problems.  You were wise to go ahead and ask here first.

 

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roxmysoxGA
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

Since you've already gotten CM7 and it's running smoothly, you may want to check these threads out:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Color-General-Discussion/How-to-create-a-Dual-Booted-Noo...

 

and

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=962708

 

It is as simple as replacing a single file, but pressing the home key for me boots into CM7.  I have to use the volume keys.  There are some instructions for setting this up to boot directly to EMMC, but that was a little too techy for me :smileywink:

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jaspereira
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

My source is verygree`s guide, file "update-cm-7.1.0-RC0-encore-2.6.32-beta3.1". All I get when I turn my NC on is "loading"...
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JinSC
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

ahh....i think I see the problem...did you use the "agnostic" SD IMG file in verygreen's thread?  unzipped about 120,000 kb?  if so, that is your problem.  That IMG file doesn't support dual boot.   I know, that is the one I used about a half a dozen times.  If this is indeed the case, I refer you to my previous post. 

 

 

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jaspereira
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

Yes, it's exactly this file you mentioned...

 

But the good news is I just managed to replace the u-boot.bin file, so I got a boot menu now...

 

Thanks for your attention, anyway!

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JinSC
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

You are most welcome.  To me, a forum such as this is a place where people should be able to find help from those have acquired needed knowledge.  Just doing my part to make life a little better for someone else....

 

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Cpt420
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

Hi, I used the crash tech dummies method of putting CM7 on a sd Card. It's running great and now my sister wants me to do it with hers. My question is, Can I just make a copy of my sd Card with the CM7 on it, and paste it onto a new sd Card and send that to my sister, so she can put it into her NC? (she is out of state) will that work?

Thanx, and always, pass to the left.
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JPCCOL
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

I just purchased a new NC with software version 2.x.  I'm most interested in blue tooth access so I wanted to root the device.  Can it be done with the newest firmware?

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franster
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

the link you put up is no longer working either. Can you help me find another one that will work?

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franster
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

how did you do it? I am trying to figure out all the different versions out there, many with broken links and I still don't have a clue as to what I need to do to create a dual boot CM7 NC. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am not a tech person but can do all the basic computering stuff (PC). As long as I have step-by-step directions and working link, I can hadle it.

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CraigAZ
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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

[ Edited ]

franster wrote:

the link you put up is no longer working either. Can you help me find another one that will work?



franster wrote:

how did you do it? I am trying to figure out all the different versions out there, many with broken links and I still don't have a clue as to what I need to do to create a dual boot CM7 NC. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am not a tech person but can do all the basic computering stuff (PC). As long as I have step-by-step directions and working link, I can hadle it.


The first two links from this site offer the identical dual-boot image file (a 400+ MB zipped img file):

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1022786

 

For non-video instructions, I find the site below quite helpful (internal vs. SD card booting and specific help for PC vs Mac users):

 

http://clubnook.com/forum/showthread.php?953-Rooting-Instructions

 

with the exception that instead of downloading and using the generic-sdcard-v1.2.1.img.gz, you use the unzipped img file downloaded from the 1st site (above) of this message.

 

For good video instructions, the more you see the better you'll understand things, but I found Crash Tech Dummies quite good:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nenR-mNo0

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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

I have a question and im not sure im in the right place. I have cm7 on my class 4 8gb card. I want to know if i can still use the card to add other things like epubs I have or music or movies? I seen it somewhere but now I can't remember where. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Help - Dual-Boot- CM7 (sd Card) + Stock

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Yep just rolled a card myself. And when I downloaded Aldiko reader found out it wouldn't see my books on emmc B&N side. So hooked up to computer and copied them from emmc to the SD/ebooks folder.

 

If computer isn't seeing the nook. It is because the nook isn't a usb device. So click on the little circle with up arrow know as Notification icon. First setting is a notification there to turn on usb device. Just make sure when done to tunn it off again. As some apps need it in it's default non-usb state to run.

 

And CM7 in settings somewhere shows ram usage for SD and internal ram used and free. And others can chime in on default for 8gb card.

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