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Where To Put Sideload Update??

Ok. I had to reboot my nook color and I downloaded the 1.1 update onto my laptop.  I open my device when the nook is plugged in to laptop and there are 6 different folders.  Now where do you drop the zip folder?  Sorry I have never sideloaded anything.

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

Unfortunately that is where I have put it in.  After the first time I opened the Nook on my laptop again and the update isn't even listed there now.  Should it still show up there if you look?  How long does it take for the update to start after you eject your Nook?

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

It should start within a few minutes of it going to sleep.

 

See this thread:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-Technical-Support/New-NookColor-won-t-update-to-1-1...

 

Some people were having issues with the B&N download and had to download the file from a mirror site.

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

Thank you so much for your help.  I was thinking about all the android talk but with the rate I'm going I probably shouldn't even try it! LOL!

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

 


NookieColor wrote:

Thank you so much for your help.  I was thinking about all the android talk but with the rate I'm going I probably shouldn't even try it! LOL!


 

Well, it would help if B&N would fix their own corrupt update file.

 

Let us hope the app store escapade comes off better.

 

 

 

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

Ok I downloaded it from the other link and it still hasn't updated yet.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong at this point.

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Still has not updated.  Do I have to delete the folder lost.dir in the nook directory?

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

If you downloaded it from alternate site. You have to rename the file

 

Renamed file Sideload_update_1-1.zip to Sideload_update.zip plugged in my nook and dragged file to root of device 'My nook." Make sure if you have a SD card don't put it on there but the actual nook.

 

Eject device and within 2-3 mins. Started to do the Update Thing!

Now at 1.1.0 from 1.0.0.

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I am about ready to toss this thing out the window!  At this point I am so sorry I rebooted.  I changed the name and it still isn't downloading on my Nook.  I might go to B&N and see if they can help me.  Thank you everyone for all the info I really appreciate you helping =)

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Re: Where To Put Sideload Update??

I posted earlier the way I did it: I attached my usb cable from my PC to my NC and downloaded the file on the B&N website directly to the main directory on the NC.  Worked immediately.

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@ richardwrite25

 

GENIUS!!  Thank you so much =)