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Hitman
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I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

The file is a .dat file and won't install? what am i missing here?

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Ace7
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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

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Don't unzip the file. Download it, and just SAVE it, do NOT OPEN it. Then while your NC is connected to your computer, drag the .zip file onto the NC. Do not put it into any folder that's on your NC, or create a new one... just put it in the main "folder" of your NC. Eject safely, unplug, wait.

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

I made that same mistake at first. Then I realized that the .Dat file wasn't for the nook color but for the black/white nook. The nook color file is a zip file that says 1.2 while the .dat file says 1.5. I finally found the nook color update here:

http://tinyurl.com/3chjc9a

 

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avalonpriestess
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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

I cannot even download the update file. My computer keeps giving me a message that 'the file is corrupt or damaged.' :smileysad:

 

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

I took the signed_bravo_update.dat file and dropped it under the E:\ drive on the Nook (its hooked up USB) to my laptop. Disconnected it from the Laptop and nothing happens, I tried rebooting also.

 

 

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

 


Hitman wrote:

I took the signed_bravo_update.dat file and dropped it under the E:\ drive on the Nook (its hooked up USB) to my laptop. Disconnected it from the Laptop and nothing happens, I tried rebooting also.

 

 


That sounds like the nook update, not the NOOKcolor one.  Make sure you download from the NOOKcolor support update page not the nook.

 

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

Hello everyone.  I am new to this discussion board, well I read it everyday, it's addicting.  But I have never written anything.  I installed the zip file on my laptop.  used the usb and dragged the file to my NC.  No new files or anything like that.  I did this about 4 hours ago.  Still nothing new on my NC, still says the original version. Please Help?

 

And I must say I LOVE my Nook Color.  I read more now than ever!!

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

Some ideas:

 

1) Take out your uSD card if you have one.

2) Copy and Paste the .zip file (Do NOT unzip it) to your NC's root dir (The directory/folder that you see when you open your Nook on your computer.

 

Safely remove your Nook COlor (via remove usb devices)

 

Take the cable off of it.

 

 

Wait

 

It should go ok

 

Let us know !

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

sweetpea:   Try to redownload the file.  Delete old file.  Plug NC into computer the file name shoudld be nookcolor_1_2_update.zip.  Drag or Copy that file to your NC root.  No folder or anything.  Make sure your putting it on the NC and not your SD card.  Eject both the NC and SD card if you have one.  Once you unplug from computer let go to sleep or put to sleep and then in a few minutes it should start it thing.

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

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W8WCA wrote:

Some ideas:

 

1) Take out your uSD card if you have one.

2) Copy and Paste the .zip file (Do NOT unzip it) to your NC's root dir (The directory/folder that you see when you open your Nook on your computer.

 

Safely remove your Nook COlor (via remove usb devices)

 

Take the cable off of it.

 

 

Wait

 

It should go ok

 

Let us know !


 

One word of caution here.  Make sure to eject both the SD card if installed and the NC from your computer before hitting safely remove hardware.  You go to my computer or computer and right click on the drives and select eject.  This is to avoid corrupt software.

 

Just for info purposes, the first NC I updated had an SD card installed.  I dragged and dropped the file.  No problem, updated after I disconnected from PC.

 

The second one had no card installed.  I did the exact same thing, several times.  I also copied and pasted the same file, waited an hour after it went to sleep and nothing so I rebooted it. Re-downloaded the file, tried again.  Each time I verified the size of the file and never got any warning about a bad file.  I finally connected the second one to my PC and downloaded the file directly to it and it worked.  Not saying that's the best way, but it worked.

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Re: I downloaded the new update? How do I manaully install it?

Thank you for your help.  I redid the entire process and walah.....Apps!  Talk to you all later, I am going to play on my Nook Color.

 

This Discussion Board is addicting.  You all are great!