3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2012 10:49 AM by roustabout

    Need Simple, Up-to-Date Instructions on Rooting

      I was an early adopter of the NC and immediately rooted using Auto-Nooter.  My B&N software version has remained at 1.0.  Although I have wifi on daily it has never updated and broken root and I have been extremely happy with it rooted.


      I now find that I have to update to 1.3 at least in order to view certain magazines and recognize that I will have to "unroot" and then reroot using the current procedures.  Auto-Nooter was simple and easy to use but I dont think there is a current Auto-Nooter available.  I am not sure what the existing best procedure is to root anymore. I think I would like to try the N2A card solution (not the purchased N2C, but a home made one.)  I would like my NC to update as new updates come available but also be able to use a failrly current android operating system (with the Market available) off of the card.


      The existing threads I have found through search are many pages thick, often with conflicting advice.  The instructions on the XDA site aren't simple enough for my very small brain.  Could someone post or point me to where there are simple, clear and complete instructions as to how to do this?  I would also appreciate knowing:


      1)  How to I unroot?  Is it as simple as selecting "Erase and Deregister Device"?


      2)  What kind of card do I need.  I currently have a 4GB Class 4 card and that gives me plenty of room but perhaps I need more if the operating system is also on the card.


      Thanks for any help on this kind of N00bish rooting question.

        • 1. Re: Need Simple, Up-to-Date Instructions on Rooting

          To unroot your nook color you can follow this guide up here in XDA, I have looked it up for you. There is no simpler way to do it, there is a 3 finger wipe you can use to restore you nook back to stock if you want a manual way, but it takes precision on timing and waiting for an eighth reboot attempt on the nook color.  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=931720


          I give instuctions on how to do this in the nook color cyanogenMod threads here, this link provides the simpliest method that I know of along with youtube videos and all of the download instructions to get a microSD card working with cyanogenMod on it. The link to this forum is here.  http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/55338-new-to-nook/


          The hardware button wipe to restore your nook color to stock can be found here up in XDA's nook color forums here, some people perfer this method instead of using a recovery image on a boot card to do so.  http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1461172.html




          If you need any further help on rooting the nook color, putting cyanogenmod on the card feel free to leave me a thread on further help up at cyanogenmod. com nook colors forum here.  http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/forum/225-nook-color-general/




          Some of the instructions to go over rooting the nook color can also be found on cyanogenMods own wiki  here also for you to look at.  http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Barnes_%26_Noble_Nook_Color:_Full_Update_Guide




          As you can see there are other avalible sites listed with guides for rooting your nook color with cyanogenmod on it and/or reverting your nook color back to stock. Feel free to leave me any questions on doing so up at the cyanogenmod forums. :smileyhappy: 



          • 2. Re: Need Simple, Up-to-Date Instructions on Rooting

            Since you liked Autonooter, you will like ManualNooter 5.2.19 which is found here.


            My NC is dual boot from emmc with BN/MN on the alternate partitions and CM 7.2 on the primary partition. This way they both share the same uSD card data. Those instructions are here


            In either case, it seems that B&N 1.4.3 update takes a while to install, even after the NC becomes usable. Also, download your B&N stuff before applying MN. Maybe some indexing and conversion stuff is still happening in the background. So be patient on the B&N upgrade to 1.4.3 before appying MN. As for the MN install, Market/Playstore is finicky at times, and it seems that patience is required for it to install its own updates before Market/Playstore really works.


            I would also recommend applying Dalingring's OC Kernel to MN. It is found here, which this link supplies apps2sd support.


            Enjoy the update! 

            • 3. Re: Need Simple, Up-to-Date Instructions on Rooting

              Start by installing Titanium and backing things up, then follow the wipe and root guide of your choice.


              One note of caution - the cyanogen mod guide I just skimmed makes the assumption that you want to install Clockwork Mod.  Installing CM and/or a new kernel (the overclock kernels - which I also like and do use) means that your device is very far from stock and recovery using the standard methods may not work.  


              My guide to wiping, installing a clean Nook OS (written for 1.2 but applies to 1.3 if you use the flashable file Taosoar located,) rooting it and blocking updates is up at 




              but, I discovered this summer that the 1.4.3 update will apply itself unbidden even if you are running an alternate kernel.


              This disappointed me;  for many iterations of the OTA update, the overclock kernel I was running made the OTA update fail.  


              At this point, I'm not paying so much attention to the OTA and am instead just ready to re-root.  The rooting tool I threw together for the Simple Touch and Glow works with very few changes for the NC as well, so long as you don't need the Market - I'm able to do without because I reinstall Titanium from the command line, followed by a reinstall of the apps I want.  Since the Amazon marketplace is so  much simpler to have running than the Android market is, I simply use that.