14 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2012 8:21 AM by barddzen

    Android market

      Has anyone with a rooted NC been able to get on to the Android market place?

      Is your NC recognised as a device?

      Have you been able to download anything from there?

        • Re: Android market

          Yes

          Yes

          Yes

           

          Some things do not work, though you have the option of getting a refund within 15 minutes if you buy something that doesn't work and you paid for it.  Most of the things I have downloaded have worked.   None of the Audubon Field Guides from Vermont Digital work, I have not found a replacement for the gallery that lets you organize photos that works, but I have a journal, first aid and survival guide, iBirdPro, some other field guides for wild flowers, trees, mushrooms, and even animal tracks.  

           

          I even keep copies of Waden and the complete works of Emerson on it downloaded right from B&N.  It is the perfect electronic field guide for anyone who is out and about in Nature and doesn't want to carry 5 or 6 books in their pack.

           

          Just perfect in every way.  Battery last all day and then some, and I always have a small photo gallery to show anyone who wants to see what I have been photographing.   

           

          It was a great product before, it is an even better one now.   

           

           

           

           

           

          • Re: Android market

             


            neoped wrote:

            Has anyone with a rooted NC been able to get on to the Android market place?

            Is your NC recognised as a device?

            Have you been able to download anything from there?


             

            Yes, I've got the market, yes it's recognized as a device BUT it helps to use Root Explorer (which is EXTREMELY well worth the cost) to rewrite the build.prop command by doing this, which I took from the Nook Color Forum at androidcentral.com:

             

            While this still won't show ALL apps, doing the following will certainly help you to find MORE

            Open Root Explorer, navigate to system/, mount as r-w, and open build.prop in a text editor. Find the line that starts with ro.build.fingerprint= and change it to the following:

            ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/voles/sholes/sholes:2.1-update1/ESE81/29593:user/release-keys

            Now from your homescreen, hit Menu>settings>Applications>Manage Applications>All, and find Market. Select clear cache, and then force stop. Then, still under All, find Google Services Framework, and hit wipe data, and then force stop. Reboot, and many more apps should show up! apps in the Market.

             

            One major advantage of rooting is that I can now use my nook color as a Kindle.  What's the advantage of that?  For reasons that make no economic sense to me (and I have studied a fair amount of academic economics), Amazon prices their ebooks a whole lot lower than B&N does.  So while I am immensely grateful to B&N for the nook color, I'll buy cheaper ebooks from Amazon.

              • Re: Android market

                I've got my wife's NC rooted using an SDHC card and it boots fine into Android, but using any of the ro.build.fingerprint directions I've been able to find on the web, just crashes the Market app on load.

                 

                And any other place, like play.google.com recognizes the NC as "LogicPD Zoom2"

                 

                Nothing seems to work to get the Market to show other apps.

                 

                To this end, I can't even get the Nook app from BN to download so I can't even get to square one as a reader.

                  • Re: Android market
                    bobstro

                    I've successfully rooted 3 NC's and have very good Market visibilitt, including way too many games. Be sure that you've followed any steps that have to do with clearing the Market (Play) and Google Framework app data and cache. If you've rooted the stock B&N firmware, you probably don't need to tinker with dpi settings, unless you've changed them.

                      • Re: Android market

                        I rooted a long time ago using the sd card method.  I've never had any problems getting the google market or the amazon app store.  Every app I've ever dowloaded has worked ok - no problems.  The only thing I can't get it to do is run the videos on Amazon Prime instant streaming.  It's to choppy to watch.  

                         

                        Has anyone gotten Amazon Prime streaming to work on their rooted Nook Color?  I'd love to get it working.  Thanks.

                         

                         

                  • Re: Android market

                    yep. Better Keyboard, SetCPU, Beautiful Widgets etc.

                     

                    As for games, Angry Birds was recently updated to require SMS functionality, and since this is not available on the NOOKcolor, it will not show up in the market.

                     

                    Did you follow ALL the instructions when you rooted? If the Market isn't working for you, it is likely you skipped a step. I don't have the instructions here at the moment, but I believe you have to open the youtube app first and login with your google account or something like that.

                     

                      • Re: Android market

                        If you are going to root your nook color, search YouTube for the video.  It's about 15 minutes long and walks you completely through the entire process.   All of the links you need, and complete directions on are on the video.  It's the basic root, but it works like a charm.  

                         

                        The same author also has a very good video on how to install and use Launcher Pro so you can put your favorite apps on your home screen.

                      • Re: Android market

                        neoped wrote:

                        Has anyone with a rooted NC been able to get on to the Android market place?

                        Is your NC recognised as a device?

                        Have you been able to download anything from there?


                        Just to be clear.  "Rooting" is not the same thing as dual booting into CM7 (or any of the others that are now available).  The original post was asking about a rooted NC.  While I don't have a rooted NC, I did make a dual boot CM7 SD card for my daughters NC.  It's able to access the Android Market (or do you say "Google Play" :smileyfrustrated:) just fine.  Everything she has downloaded has worked just fine, and the majority of her downloads are games.

                          • Re: Android market
                            I followed some general directions I found on the web to create an SDHC for a Nook Color with Honeycomb. It all worked great except for what I expressed in my previous post about LogicPD Zoom2 and the Market. However, it seems from some of the posts here that others have had some measure of success with CM7, I'll try that next.
                          • Re: Android market

                            I agree with the others--I have no problems with Marketplace on mu SD-card-run CM7 and have ordered and installed many apps. You may need to give us more info--things like what version of Android you're running, which gapps file was added, whether your Android is on the nc or SD card, etc.

                             

                            [Later] Hmm, I see this thread started in February and the OP never responded after starting the thread. Had I known this, I wouldn't have added my 2 cents in April. Sorry, folks.