18 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2013 7:39 PM by fluffypiranha

    N2A Does it really work

      I have read some threads where people have been installing the N2A Micro SD card to make the nookcolor run more like an Andriod - I just bought my nook and would like to have full access to the android market etc. Does this card really do all of this or is it a sham??? Opinions please....

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          It really does work, I bought one about three months ago and it is fantastic. You will love it You can make your own card if you like. There are instructions on these boards and over at club nook. But, I don't see why you would want to bother. I liked the android experience so much that my husband bought a thrive and now I bought an iPad. I never thought I needed a tablet. Can't live without it. I haven't been on our laptop or pc in months. And yes, I do know that iPad is not an Android device.
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            Hello.  I'm a long time lurker (hence my pen name).  I finally decided to break out of my shell and post.  I love these boards and come here daily to read.  If you want to disregard my post because I'm a new poster, then feel free.  I totally understand.  But I am an actual user of both the NC and the N2A card and not paid by either company.  :smileyhappy:

             

            I bought the N2A card several weeks ago and I love it.  Customer service is awesome (I had a problem with the recent upgrade and they were great and had it fixed in no time).  I like the dual boot feature because I love reading books on the stock Nook but have fun on the Android tab side. I believe all the apps are available in the market, but don't have an Android phone so can't really verify this.  I know people have been able to make a CM7 card on their own, but I know just enough about technology to make me dangerous and couldn't muster up the time or energy to attempt to do it on my own.  The N2A card was the perfect choice for me.  Yes, it really does work.

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                lurkaholic wrote:

                Hello.  I'm a long time lurker (hence my pen name).  I finally decided to break out of my shell and post.  I love these boards and come here daily to read.  If you want to disregard my post because I'm a new poster, then feel free.  I totally understand.  But I am an actual user of both the NC and the N2A card and not paid by either company.  :smileyhappy:

                 

                I bought the N2A card several weeks ago and I love it.  Customer service is awesome (I had a problem with the recent upgrade and they were great and had it fixed in no time).  I like the dual boot feature because I love reading books on the stock Nook but have fun on the Android tab side. I believe all the apps are available in the market, but don't have an Android phone so can't really verify this.  I know people have been able to make a CM7 card on their own, but I know just enough about technology to make me dangerous and couldn't muster up the time or energy to attempt to do it on my own.  The N2A card was the perfect choice for me.  Yes, it really does work.


                OT:

                 

                Laurels to you for coming out of lurkdom!  :smileyhappy:

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                    mikeyp733

                    at the risk of sounding dumb what does this N2a do for the nook, allow you to run different apps and programs ???

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                        cmconn

                        It allows you to load the android operating system (the one

                        they use on smart phones and tablets) on your nook so it

                        will come up as an android device. This is all done on an

                        SD card that you stick into the nook so it does not change

                        anything on the device itself.

                         

                        One of the reasons it's so popular is that it's all plug and

                        play, very little that you have to do. Here's a FAQ from the

                        n2a website:

                         

                        https://store.n2acards.com/faq#

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                            TnTexas

                            cmconn: It allows you to load the android operating system (the one they use on smart phones and tablets) on your nook so it will come up as an android device. This is all done on an SD card that you stick into the nook so it does not change anything on the device itself.

                             

                            One of the reasons it's so popular is that it's all plug and play, very little that you have to do. Here's a FAQ from the n2a website:

                             

                            https://store.n2acards.com/faq#

                             

                            Android for Nook cards do the same thing:  http://www.androidfornook.com/

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                                cmconn

                                I see the AFN cards are a lot cheaper. Are they the same?

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                                    _____________________________________________________ Mine stopped working after about a month. When i go to the Android side, the little skater has a circle around him that goes for hours. I tried just letting it go while plugged in and the circle went all day long and never booted back into Android. Waste of money... _____________________________________________________ Not at all, that's a common and fairly easily fixed issue. Contact support at whichever place you purchased the card from and they should have instructions on how to correct the problem
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                                      TnTexas

                                      cmconn: I see the AFN cards are a lot cheaper. Are they the same?

                                       

                                      They are two different companies, but the cards do basically the same thing - both turn the Nook Color or Tablet into a regular Android tablet. I've heard good reviews for both.

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                                  BruceMcF

                                  mikeyp733 wrote:

                                  at the risk of sounding dumb what does this N2a do for the nook, allow you to run different apps and programs ???


                                  (1) Just like rooting the stock Nook Color, or installing a CM7 kernal on a Nook Color, they let you run different apps and programs. In other words, its one of three ways to get access to the main Android market.

                                   

                                  (2) Unlike rooting a stock Nook Color or installing a CM7 kernel on a Nook Color, it runs entirely off the card, so the internal system is untouched.

                                   

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                                No disregarding of a newbie as I too am a newbie myself :smileyhappy:

                                 

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                                N2A does not make the nook color run any different. It is an alternate operating system flashed on an sd card, CM7. You can make this for free yourself, there are links all over the place here and at the XDA forum. Everything needed can be downloaded for free, all you need is  sandisk class 4 msd card, an a computer with a card reader. Took me almost two hours to make the first time, now it takes me less than 15 minutes.

                                 

                                Things to keep in mind:

                                 

                                The stock software and N2A (or your own cm7card) remain separate. You can choose which one to boot into, but you can only use one at a time.

                                 

                                A cm7 card can not access B&N's market.

                                 

                                The stock software can not access the android market.

                                 

                                It's one or the other, and it requires a reboot to switch.

                                 

                                 

                                Alternatively, if you use manual nooter (also free) the only thing I am aware of that you can not do that you can do with cm7, is install the BN android app because the native software blocks it. Manual Nooter is internal so you can still use a cm7 card with it if you wish.

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                                  I bought a 8gb card from nook-mod.com preloaded with Cyanogen for $32.85 - couldn't be happier.  Works like a charm.  And, when you pop the card out - bam!  Regular Nook software runs as if nothing happened.  I am sure N2A works just as sweet.  

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                                    N2A cards, which provide a very cool service and do it remarkably well.

                                     

                                    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391517,00.asp

                                     

                                    N2A cards are certainly the easiest and least-risky solution,

                                    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392968,00.asp

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                                        N2A is a great little card and works well, especially if you don't want to make your own card or manual root for whatever reasons.  It's true, they have great customer support.  You also have the option to boot to emmc side (stock nook) or you  can remove the card entirely and have your regular NC back.  I purchased from Amazon as they also have good CS. 

                                         

                                         

                                         

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                                            YES it works and works great!

                                             

                                            I previously made my own dual-boot card using the instructions from XDA Developers.  The card worked ok but I was disappointed with the battery life....wasn't very good.

                                             

                                            Then I decided to buy an N2A card from Amazon since it looked like a more "polished" product (reviews were very positive) and I wanted a later version of CM7.1 which had better battery life.  I received my N2A card last week and all I can say is wow.  Battery life is on par with a "normal" Nook and speed is much better.  The N2A card is plug-n-play and for $35 it wasn't worth my time to try and read all of the posts to come up with my own version.   Very satisfied.

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                                          The N2A card is excellent. I have had mine for a couple of months and just yesterday installed one on my husband's NC. Every day I check the free app on the Amazon Marketplace and have several games and apps that I would have had to pay for through B&N. I also was able to download Overdrive which allows downloading library books and audiobooks directly to the NC. Be sure to order a card with sufficient memory. I splurged on the 32GB and an glad I did.
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                                            If you are looking for a toy, the N2A is the way to go. I use my Nook for school. I'm an English major and got tired of backing pounds of books and a laptop up and down stairs all day every day. The N2A card, even after the update, is so buggy that it would crash in the middle of class. It always seemed to happen when a teacher called on me too. Ugh! If you want another toy go for it. If you expect quality and usability find something else. I got so irritated with mine that I wiped the card after only three months. I should have asked for a refund. Oh, well. :catmad: