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julianka
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Registered: ‎09-30-2010
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Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

I decided to root and I can't get a class 6 card anywhere locally.  I ordered one on ebay last week, it showed up today, and it turns out they sent me the wrong thing and it's just an ordinary 1 gigabyte card with no class designation.  I told the seller and they've shipped me the correct card already, but it won't get here until Friday at the earliest.  I'm tired of waiting and I have a 2 gig class 2 card.  What would happen if I rooted with that, would it be THAT bad?  I'm mainly only wanting to root out of curiosity and I will most likely unroot and update when the update comes out.  Would the 2 card just be slow, or could it cause problems?

 

 

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mickeyquickrice
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Registered: ‎02-24-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

I bought a rooted card off ebay it was a class 4 and it was slooooooow like waiting for dial-up.Then I got a class 6 rooted card big difference in speed...way faster.But then I saw a video on youtube a guy using a class 2 card and it was doing great.I don't know if it was the brand of card or the speed that made the difference.Maybe check on youtube...Hope this helps Mick

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gandalf1369
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Registered: ‎08-13-2010
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

 


julianka wrote:

I decided to root and I can't get a class 6 card anywhere locally.  I ordered one on ebay last week, it showed up today, and it turns out they sent me the wrong thing and it's just an ordinary 1 gigabyte card with no class designation.  I told the seller and they've shipped me the correct card already, but it won't get here until Friday at the earliest.  I'm tired of waiting and I have a 2 gig class 2 card.  What would happen if I rooted with that, would it be THAT bad?  I'm mainly only wanting to root out of curiosity and I will most likely unroot and update when the update comes out.  Would the 2 card just be slow, or could it cause problems?

 

 


 

If you intend on using Autonooter to root your NC then the speed of the card really doesn't make a difference.  Go ahead and use the 2GB class 2 card that you have.

 

If you intend on BOOTING OFF the SD card then you probably should wait for the class 6 card to show up. 

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Azilla
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎01-19-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

I use a class 4 for all my rooting needs, but I run off the internal memory not sd card...this is only slow really when restoring a backup but still not bad..

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irunlikeagirl
Posts: 206
Registered: ‎01-04-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

I rooted using autonooter 3.0 with a class 4 2g card and it worked beautifully.
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Cpt420
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

Hi, I just received my Nookcolor from HSN, and im loving it already, couple of questions though. I'm looking into rooting it but how do you know what class card you have, and if I root it after the update will I still have all the updated perks, or if I root before the update will it hinder the update, thanx for any help.

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rogerdugans
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Registered: ‎03-31-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

Short answer:

Any class sd card can be used to root, but if you run another version of Android from the sd card it will be slow.

 

Long Answer:

Rooting itself can be done just fine with a class 4 card like mine, or just about any micro sd really.

 

As for rooting itself: it is pretty simple to do but can be confusing because there are so many options:

*Root but otherwise leave stock (add extra apps but retain the B&N look, feel and reading app)

*Leave the Nook Color stock but run a custom operating system from the sd card- this leaves the NC completely stock but runs another operating system on the sd card, although it is a bit slower than it would be if you ran on the internal memory (trickier setup and slower, but no changes to your precious NC. :smileyhappy: ) This is where you want a FAST sd card, really.

*Replace the stock version of Android with a custom one- you lose the B&N extras (in store reading, free books, magazines and such I think, maybe more...) but you get a great tablet.

**If you go the second or third routes there are still choices: Honeycomb (tablet android, though a hacked version that is not quite problem free) Froyo (2.2 Android which B&N is update stock NCs to soon- working flash, etc) or CyanogenMod 7 (2.3 Android "Gingerbread", often seen as "CM7", which is still being worked on and while not released as "stable, Release Candidate 4 "RC4" is excellent.)

 

It is not as confusing as it may seem at first, really.

And know that Barnes and Noble did a great job with the Nook Color: it is almost impossible to "break" your Nook doing any of these things. (Note that you MAY have to reset and re-register in a worst-case scenario, but it will still work.)

 

There is a thread in here (somewhere!) about rooting with excellent instructions on how to do it.

 

My best advice to anyone knew to this kind of thing: make sure you understand before you do it- lots of places for info and helpful people to ask questions of.

 

I know, long answer to a short question. :smileywink:

 

 

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zenaxe
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Registered: ‎01-09-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

Agreed with the above. I rooted from a class 2 card.

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CaptainGuy
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Registered: ‎01-04-2011
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Re: Rooting with a less than class 6 card?

Remember the distinction between rooting and booting.

 

I tried the booting route with honeycomb with 8gb class 4... performance is fine, startup takes a tad longer then stock, but once things are loaded, all is fine.  Angry birds, file downloads, app installs are all acceptable.  

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