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P38Lightning
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Nook Color Identity Changeover

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To All,

 

I recently moved on to an HD+ and I wish to give my original NC to a friend where it will serve primarily as an e-reader.

 

I have converted my NC to full Andorid 4.1.2 usage (no longer rooted or set up for dual booting).

 

I think what I need to do is the following:

 

1. Download the most recent/stable Cyanogenmod version of the software I am using.

 

2. Copy to NC and do a complete wipe before installation.

 

3. By doing a complete wipe, it will be necessary to create a Google sign in from scratch for the new user (in place of my established Google id info). New owner does not have a Gmail account.

 

4. Once that all is done, the new owner will need to update account info for both Kindle and Nook apps.

 

Have I missed anything? Can a Google account be set up via desktop beforehand?

 

Thanks for any help with this.

 

 

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bobstro
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

The new owner just needs a Google account. You can certainly create a Gmail account beforehand if you like. He/she will have to set up a credit card for payment in the Google Play Store, etc.

 

You've basically got it. Don't forget personal data on the uSD card, if any. I'd just wipe it and let them start fresh.

 

I did basically what you're describing when handing off my 2 NCs, then running CM7.2, to my sons.

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P38Lightning
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

Many thanks for helping to clarify this "hand off" process. I almost regret giving the NC up as it has been such a "good and faithful friend". But it will be going to a good home!
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roustabout
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

I hear you on the 'really?  I'm letting this go?' score on the Nook Color. 

 

My nieces were delighted by them, though (mine and my girlfriends to the nieces, my Nook Tablet to her - the latter, I didn't mind letting go of too much, though I was impressed by how easy it was to wipe and re-root now as opposed to when I first got it.) 

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Bluepen61
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

You might want to consider unregistering the NC from you B&N account. I you can do that online with any browser. Login, go to My Account. Under Digital Content, click on Manage MyNook. Hover over the NookCOLOR image and select Erase and Deregister Device.

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P38Lightning
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

Thanks!

 

Will follow up with that as I certainly did not want to go through the process of returning to stock and then redoing CM 10.1!

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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

Good catch on de-registration, blue pen!
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roustabout
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

My experience with deregistering for my nieces this winter was interesting:  I deregistered both NCs, then did other things for a few days, like buy throway Amex cards to register the nooks to, etc.

 

Sat down with 24 hours to go to re-register.

 

Failed - got onscreen messages on both NCs saying I had to call BN.  

 

On a whim, reregistered mine to me, then erased and deregistered, then immediately reregistered to the new account and cc #.

 

Worked.  Repeated the process with the other NC once I had my gf's password.  Worked a second time.

 

I'm thinking that if you do the erasure too far ahead of the reregister you get into trouble.  I'm not sure if the web interface can be used to get out of the loop at that point.  

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5ivedom
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Re: Nook Color Identity Changeover

Yes, someone on another thread reported that a device they bought ran into this issue.

 

So, roustabout what you write is 100% true -

 

I'm thinking that if you do the erasure too far ahead of the reregister you get into trouble

 

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