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Three-Redheads
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*ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

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Got my microSD card today and I'M READY!

 

Final questions and thoughts:

 

Got this youtube link from a thread on here.  Zentath is the youtube author.  Is this a good way to root?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV1cBDpNQic

 

Here's how to from video:

http://nooter.googlecode.com/files/manualnooter-4-5-6.zip

In this video I'll go through the entire process of taking a clean, nook 1.2 install to a rooted one with manualnooter and a SD card, including how to make a CWM SD card that works with this.

DOWNLOADS NEEDED:
1)Clockwork mod in the size of your SD card
http://www.mikeservers.net/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
2)img and ram files
XDA LINK (Requires Regestration):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=580518&d=1303...
Generic Fileserve Link:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/sx2h2vx
3)Image Writer (binary)
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download
4)Manualnooter 4.5.6

 

If I mess up, is this easy to reverse?  Is it booting from SD card?

Last question, if I root this way, where are my books?  How do I still access my library to read my books?  Do I need to download an app for BN Nook Reader?

 

Thanks to everyone who has patiently answered the questions from us newbies!!

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nickels
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

You may be a little mixed up - the steps above will root your Nook and replace the stock OS. What you want to do is create a bootable SD card and leave the root OS intact.

 

Follow these directions:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1000957

 

Leave the stock nook alone - its great. Shut down, push in SD card, and you have a nice android tablet. Shut down, remove the SD card, and you are back to having an untouched Nook Color.

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Three-Redheads
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Thank you!  I admit I am A LOT mixed up!  I have looked at so many tutorials, youtubes etc. UGH.

 

I really appreciate the link.  Going to look at it now!

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RickyD3
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

This is the best video tutorial in my opinion:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Isvtga1Yv0&feature=related

 

I have only one recommendation. When she tells you to insert the SD card into your nook, skip that. Just proceed to the next step which is installing the Android Market onto the SD card. When I did this tutorial I followed her steps to the letter and later realized I could have done everything in one whole step. Its better to do it all in one step because you don't have to go through the trouble of restarting your nook (which can be difficult).

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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Its a fine video and a perfectly reasonable approach to rooting your Nook Color.  In fact, its truly rooting your device.  If you do this, however, you are changing internal parts of your software.  Its easy to reverse, but you should know it changes the internal software.  As for the interface (for this approach) you can switch between a more tablet-look and the stock look.  I actually use an APPMANAGER app with my manual nooter that lets me keep the stock interface from BN while adding any and all apps I install from the full Android Market.  Its quite nice and most things work well.

 

However, if your nervous about fiddling with internal software (understandable...but there's not much need to worry to be honest), you can install an operating system to a microSD card.  You won't change any of the internal software and keep your stock nook in tact.  Personally, I like this option!  You get a full tablet and then can reboot into the stock reader (which I really like) .  Plus you don't need to worry about warranties and such. 

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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

 


Three-Redheads wrote:

Got my microSD card today and I'M READY!

 

Final questions and thoughts:

 

Got this youtube link from a thread on here.  Zentath is the youtube author.  Is this a good way to root?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV1cBDpNQic

 

Here's how to from video:

http://nooter.googlecode.com/files/manualnooter-4-5-6.zip

In this video I'll go through the entire process of taking a clean, nook 1.2 install to a rooted one with manualnooter and a SD card, including how to make a CWM SD card that works with this.

DOWNLOADS NEEDED:
1)Clockwork mod in the size of your SD card
http://www.mikeservers.net/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
2)img and ram files
XDA LINK (Requires Regestration):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=580518&d=1303...
Generic Fileserve Link:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/sx2h2vx
3)Image Writer (binary)
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download
4)Manualnooter 4.5.6

 

If I mess up, is this easy to reverse?  Is it booting from SD card?

Last question, if I root this way, where are my books?  How do I still access my library to read my books?  Do I need to download an app for BN Nook Reader?

 

Thanks to everyone who has patiently answered the questions from us newbies!!


 

 

Why not use the current, up-to-date Manualnooter 4.5.25?

 

 

Not all who wander are lost. ---J. R. R. Tolkien
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KidneyKid
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Manualnooter 4.5.25 has a known problem in which some users get stuck in a boot loop if you shut off your nook. If anything use 4.5.18.
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LWardingley
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Okay, so I continue to get an error 8 message when I try and write the image to the SD card.  How do I get around this?

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JohnF76
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Reformat your card in your nook, then try again...make sure it's seated tight. Here's an old link about that error:

 

http://androidforums.com/nookcolor-all-things-root/247395-having-trouble-rooting.html

 

 

 

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Three-Redheads
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

I'm having issue with making .img file.

 

Followed these instructions, along with her video:  

 



 

  • An image-writing program like WinImage. I used WinImage85 in my tutorial.
  • The CM7 installer image here. Note that the ".gz" extension is a compressed format - you'll need to unzip it with a program like WinRar.
  • The CM7 build here. (Download the update-cm-ETCETERA-.zip file. Do not unzip - just leave as is.) (found updated on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1000957
  • The CM7 google apps installer here. (Scroll to the bottom until you see this download link.)

WHen you download the CM7 installer image, where are you putting the file before you unzip it?

 

I cannot get it to save the C root.  Tried to mess around with permissions, to no avail.  Got this  suggestion from CrashTechDummies video:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nenR-mNo0

 

I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit

micro SD card is Sandisk 8-class 4

 

When it does write the image, there's no .img at the end.  If this doesn't give enough info, I'll do screencaps or more detailed explanation.

Thanks so much! 

 

 

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Three-Redheads
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Re: *ROOTING/Booting from SD-I'm ready! Youtube video showing how to...final questions

Finally got it to work!  Apparently the newer version of WinDiskImager would not work.  I read about several people having issue with it.  I went back to an earlier version and it couldn't have been easier!

 

Thank you to all!  I'm off to play with my new Nook!