03-05-2012 11:45 PM
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03-06-2012 09:00 AM
See this link for a the problem and cure
Somehow, my guess is that your nook color has had some internal B&N files replaced with Clockwork Recovery files and this is preventing the update. When doing a stock update from one B&N software version to another, android guys, penguins and triangles with exclamation marks are a sign that you've got some work ahead of you.
This failure will occur whether you sideload the new B&N update or wait for an over-the-air update. To get the new B&N update, you need to replace the Clockwork files with the expected B&N files.
04-09-2012 05:36 PM
I see this thread is a month old; however I went through the pain of manual installation failure today. I have never tried to use my NC for anything but what it was mean't for. No special tablet functions using non B&N software.
The first try, I downloaded the 1.4.2 compressed file to my downloads folder in my windows 7 version desktop computer. I plugged the USB cable into my NC and desktop and brought up my download folder and the Nook Color NC menu then dragged the zip folder onto the NC menu. I unplugged the cable and awaited results with no success. Did not seem to want to easily install as previous versions had.
Starting over, I deleted the zip folder from the NC and and my download folder and disconnected the USB cable. I then held down the power switch on the side of the NC and turned it completely off. I waited about 30 seconds then held the power button down long enough to reboot the NC. I also went to the NC setting folder and set my display timeout to 2 minutes to have the NC go to sleep in a minimum amount of time.
I then went through the NC software update 1.4.2 zip download to my download folder and again connected the NC USB cable to the computer. I went to Start, Computer on my desktop and opened the NC menu. I then dragged the zip folder from my download folder back onto the NC menu. I disconnected the cable and not touching anything layed the NC down. Only the start menu with the "drag across" function was showing. It took a while and did not blackout as it normally did. I looked over a few minutes later and the installation was in progress.
Don't ask me, and good luck to all of you going through pain. Don