06-15-2011 03:23 PM
06-15-2011 04:16 PM
Assuming you are running Windows on your computer, please identify which of the following statements you do not comprehend. If you are on Mac, please clarify that point.
1. the clockworkmod recovery .img is the only download file that needs to be extracted, and requires an extraction tool such as winrar or 7zip.
2. the clockworkmod recovery .img needs to be "written" to the sd card, not "copied" to the sd card. There is an important difference. The "writing" of an image file requires a program such as win32 disk imager.
3. The manual nooter .zip, OC kernel .zip(optional), and APK enabler.zip(optional, but recomended) all need to remain compressed and just moved as-is to the SD card.
4. There is a distinct difference between "computer" (or "my computer") and "windows explorer", and using "(my) computer" will not work to move the .zip file(s) the the sd card after the .img is "written" to the card. "windows explorer" will work and is easily accessable by right clicking "start" and choosing "explore". Also it is located in the accessories folder in the start menu. The reason: "my computer" will not recognize the format of the SD card after the .img is written, and windows explorer simply won't care about the format of the SD card.
5. The .img file(s) need to be installed by booting into clockworkmod recovery. To do so, completely power down NC, put in CWR boot disk (the one just made) and turn on, wait for orange text screen and install .zip(s) from sd card. Start with the manual nooter .zip. REMOVE sd card, then reboot NC.
06-15-2011 04:52 PM
I put up step by step instructions that some people find helpful.
There are three sets of instuctions here, two for rooting 1.1 release of the BN OS, and the last for rooting 1.2. I try to include links out to the files you need as well.
06-15-2011 05:06 PM
It says the file doesn't exist..........................
06-15-2011 06:28 PM - edited 06-15-2011 06:28 PM
Splendid. The BN markup added some weird padding characters to the end of the link.
does exist (and actually once you hit the "not exist" landing page, it takes you into a nav page...)
OK, fixed. But not in time to fix the first post.
06-15-2011 07:01 PM
Actually I found it the first go around but THANKS. Great stuff......
06-16-2011 10:55 AM
Tried to load and run MN and followed the directions on xda but it didn't do anything. Didn't even register that there was anything on my SD card. I am really not sure what I did wrong, the instructions were a bit hard to follow. Can anyone give me a play by play on what I need to do? I was going to wait for Autonooter but I don't want to wait any longer. Thanks in advance.
did you get MN installed?
Nook HD 8 GB, Stock Root and Other Mods
06-17-2011 08:04 AM
06-17-2011 01:26 PM
Once you get root, install Audible and see if Samuel Jackson's field guide to one year olds is still available free
06-18-2011 07:45 PM
OMG... I think I may have just bricked my NC. I got Clockwork written to the SD card, and the zip file. Put it in my NC and attached it via the usb cable to the computer... it won't boot, won't turn on, won't do anything. The cord is flashing between red and orange. I'm in a panic. What do I do??
06-18-2011 07:55 PM - edited 06-18-2011 07:58 PM
Almost certainly you haven't succeeded in bricking your nook color.
Pull the SD card out and then hold the power button in about 15 seconds, you should be able to force a restart.
I see this behavior only rarely, when I have blown the writing .img file to the card for some reason.
You don't need to be connected to your PC to get the manual nooter process to run. That step is only for autonooter, and there it's mostly to be sure the device boots up.
You should doublecheck that you're writing a CWR image to the card that is the same size as, or smaller than, your SD card. With that card mounted, just copy in the manual nooter file, leaving it zipped. Safely unmount, power off your NC, put in the SD card, power on, and see where you get.
(You didn't, by any chance, write an autonooter image to the card, I hope? If so, you may need to reinstall the Nook OS before you proceed. I'm not sure what happens if you try to autonoot a 1.2 device. I would expect it would just silently fail, but I'm not sure.)
06-18-2011 08:03 PM
Roustabout you are my hero. LOL. I thought I had written CWR to the card, it shows up on the sd card when I view the contents, but maybe I did something wrong. I used a CWR smaller then the size of my card. I'm gonna reformat the card and try again. Thanks so much!
06-18-2011 08:08 PM
You don't copy the .img file to the card.
You need to use a disk imaging tool to "build" the card, kind of like making a boot floppy.
Please take a look at the third section here:
for links to tools that can write the CWR image to the card for a 1.2 rooting card.
I would recommend you use the 4-5-18 rooting tool still - the 4.-5-25 rooting tool puts a custom kernel on the device which some folks have trouble with, and I think the the 4-6 tool does something similar (but I'm not 100%.)
06-18-2011 08:14 PM
I am using WinImage to write the files. Maybe I'm just not doing it right. I'm not very familiar with writing images to disk.
06-18-2011 08:23 PM
Ok when I try to write the .img file, winimage splits it into 4 seperate files. Is it supposed to do that?
06-18-2011 08:25 PM
Please don't use winimage, which I'm unable to assist with.
Please do use diskimage, and the instructions at
which I can actually help with.
06-18-2011 08:27 PM
Ok, I'll go download that one. Thanks so much!
06-18-2011 08:33 PM
Once you have diskimg installed, you actually open the .img file with diskimg, and you tell it to write to your microSDcard.
06-18-2011 09:11 PM
Ok, I think I got it. CWR works great, and MN is installing now.