10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2012 7:13 AM by cattie2thecat
      • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card
        orb9220

        I knew it wouldn't be too long as those devs over there at XDA rock.

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          • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card
            roustabout

            Dean, can give a little more detail on the boot files that you warn may be changed by sidebooting? 

             

            I screwed up my NT trying to make it like an NST two nights ago, and last night did a rather manual version of this (booted from an SD card similar to Adam's, copied in and chmodded su, rebooted and then manually brought in gapps) after reinstalling 1.4.1 rather than stepping back to 1.4.0 and rooting. 

             

            I still have the dd images of the first several stock partitions around, so I can restore to that state if need be, but I'm curious about what the state of my various boot bits is at this point :smileyhappy: 

              • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card

                My apology for this intrusion and I choose you because you seem to be able to do things you choose.

                I am 80 familiar with Linux, virtual machine etc, but android, this tablet is an ongoing frustration.

                I know its not an ipad, but access to different apps would be nice.

                I tried the 2GB SD card root, 15 easy steps (forget it):smileymad: and I knock at your expertise door as it were and ask for suggestions. Whle I am at it is there any app that allows copy and paste and any e-mail app that cuts addresses prior to forwarding.

                Cannot offer much in return, however I am retired Executive Chef, former Texas State chef year so while I cannot cook for you I can give culinary advice

                Please advise

                chef11994@aol.com

                or texas.chef94@gmail.com

            • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card

              Thank Goodness!  My money will go to the SDCard and not to B&N disaster of a app store.  B&N would it have been better to open this hardware up yourself and have happy customers as opposed to angry customers that must look elsewhere?  Shot yourself in the foot again.  You know if you quit banging your head up against the wall it will quit hurting. 

              • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card
                TnTexas

                But N2A cards, on the Color at least, don't root the device. They provide a totally different operating system for the Color to run off of without touching its internal coding at all. That's one of their selling points. I'm assuming an N2A card for the Tablet would work the same way. Since it won't change any internals on the Tablet (take the card out and you're right back to the stock interface, nothing's been touched there), the biggest risk would simply be getting a card that doesn't work; wouldn't it?

                 

                ETA:  Hopefully somebody who's better informed than I am can clarify the situation for us, but I just looked at the thread DaveAvl linked to. And from my (granted, limited) understanding, it's talking about a totally different process than what is provided by an N2A card.

                  • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card

                    TnTexas wrote:

                    But N2A cards, on the Color at least, don't root the device. They provide a totally different operating system for the Color to run off of without touching its internal coding at all. That's one of their selling points. I'm assuming an N2A card for the Tablet would work the same way. Since it won't change any internals on the Tablet (take the card out and you're right back to the stock interface, nothing's been touched there), the biggest risk would simply be getting a card that doesn't work; wouldn't it?

                     

                     

                    ETA:  Hopefully somebody who's better informed than I am can clarify the situation for us, but I just looked at the thread DaveAvl linked to. And from my (granted, limited) understanding, it's talking about a totally different process than what is provided by an N2A card.


                    At some point, when the software is sufficiently debugged, then I'd expect the NT version of a boot-from-SD card to work the same as the NC version.  But to the best of my understanding, the NT software just isn't there yet, if it's the software discussed at

                    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1481826 .

                     

                    Looking at the first post to that thread, there's a section titled "SD Card Version." That's the only source I've found in the NT section of xda-developers for a bootable Android card.  That's the one which has been withdrawn by its developers for further work... look for the red type above the disclaimer in that thread's first post.  What happened (as explained later in that thread) was that a formatting operation which was supposed to happen on the SD card took place in the NT's internal memory instead, and wiped out part of the system software.  So although it shouldn't have changed any internals in the NT, it did.

                     

                    Maybe I've jumped to an unwarranted conclusion... if the N2A card uses different software than what's been withdrawn from that thread at xda-developers, it could be just fine.  I have no way of knowing one way or the other.  Could the vendor of those cards clear that point up for us? :smileyhappy:

                     

                     

                  • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card
                    Reisnice
                    Instead of rooting, you should consider either the n2a or android for nook cards. The last I read, the AFN card had a newer compilation of android, which had some needed fixes, but I'm sure that n2a will catch up quickly. Either will allow you to get to the Amazon or Google android stores, for more choice of apps, and the ability to switch back to being a stock Nook, if you want. Both are discussed here, and have their own sites for research. I don't use an email app, so I'll leave the rest to someone with better perspective on that.
                      • Re: New NT root method boots from SD card
                        PJLLB

                        Reisnice wrote:
                        Instead of rooting, you should consider either the n2a or android for nook cards. The last I read, the AFN card had a newer compilation of android, which had some needed fixes, but I'm sure that n2a will catch up quickly. Either will allow you to get to the Amazon or Google android stores, for more choice of apps, and the ability to switch back to being a stock Nook, if you want. Both are discussed here, and have their own sites for research. I don't use an email app, so I'll leave the rest to someone with better perspective on that.

                        I totally agree with this.   I've tried both cards, and the Android for Nook card plays video MUCH better and is "zippier."