19 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2013 6:43 AM by mlc34588

    n2a vs. AndroidforNook

      Hi--

       

      I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with AndroidforNook cards (http://www.androidfornook.com/index.html)  vs. n2a cards.  Preferences?  Drawbacks of one vs. the other?

       

      Thanks in advance.

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          Thank you for posting this.  I hadn't heard of them before your post. This looks like an interesting option.  I have asked them a follow-up question before I would use their "make your own card" download.  If I decide to buy their disc image, I will report back.

           

          In the mean time, I would also like to hear from anyone who has purchased their card or disc image.

            • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook
              orb9220

              "Right now, we are proud to offer CM7 for the Nook Tablet, with Miui coming soon and Ice Cream Sandwich in the works!"

               

              Yep they are just fronting the standard works at xda-devs works. Just doing the work and steps for you.

               

              Saved the dough and did it myself for the Nook Color with these one of many instructions and steps required to roll your own. posts out there.

               

              Was easy peasy and could fine tune for my preferences and installed apps.

               

              But can't see how either is different from the other. Just different was of presenting the package.

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            • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook

              To get back to the original post, I used the AndroidforNook download option after reading the OP yesterday and it has been great.  The process could not be simpler.  The ROM image includes full market access and location services work.  I have not used the N2A card, so I cannot offer a comparison.  But for $10, this is a great product.  Now, I will return my NT to its original state and get it repartitioned so that I can take advantage of the Nook specific stuff and have a full Android tablet.  This is like getting a second tablet for $10.

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                  or u could have gotten it for $0 from XDA or donated the $10 to the guys who spent many weeks making the image work. Just sayin.

                    • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook
                      perry0718

                      to be fair, the installation procedure can have problems, based on the brand of card (I think).  I tried 4 different times installing onto a Lexar 32GB Class 10 card with no success at all.  On a hunch, I picked up an 8GB Class 6 card and it worked flawlessly.  I can't imagine someone who is non-techie going through the installation as many times as I did to get it right.

                  • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook
                    Yes, thanks for posting. The developer of the Movie Gallery app is also on from time to time, and is well respected. Most of the rants tend to be equal-opportunity (except for when BN took away sideloading.) Forums are an excellent means of getting your product known. I had never heard of it before the original question posted here, and am now seriously considering it over an n2a card. I've been so busy at my 'real' job (I'd hesitate to call it a 'day' job lately) that I haven't had time to even consider going the XDA route, although I did see that one group now has a 'final' alpha version posted. It's worth $10 for my time at the moment. I can play with building it myself later. Donating part of the profit is also a good touch. Good luck with it (and remember to notice your wife from time to time. They appreciate that, or so mine tells me...)
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                        PJLLB

                        I already posted this in another thread, but it seems to make more sence to have it here.  It's slightly updated.

                         

                        I recommend the Android for Nook card over the Nook to Android card.  I originally bought an N2A card for our first NT.  It worked okay, but video that worked fine when booted into native Nook was terrible, and it seemed "sluggish."  By the time I was ready to buy a card for our second NT, I had discovered Android for Nook.  I already had the media, so I simply payed $10 for the image and created my own bootable SD card (it's very simple with great instructions).  The Android for Nook OS version is newer than the Nook to Android version, and it works much better.  The video is flawless, and the card is "spiffy."  I just bought a second image of the right size (they come for different size SDs so be careful when you buy) and I built a card for my first NT because the Android for Nook card works so much better than the N2A card. I created an backup image of the old N2A card (just in case) but I'm really loving the Android for Nook image better.

                        Just my humble recommendation.  I am not associated with Android for Nook in any manner.

                      • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook
                        ceeotters
                        Sorry for being stupid, but is this saying that I can take my miniSd, load this image, and then be able to get Android apps?
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                            ceeotters wrote:
                            Sorry for being stupid, but is this saying that I can take my miniSd, load this image, and then be able to get Android apps?


                            That is correct!  :smileyhappy:

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                                Maybe my nook tablet has an issue, but not all apps will download.  in fact of late very few apps will download or function.  Also having issues with the nook and android feature locking up and refusing to complete the connection while using the internet.  I do not understand the Nook/android operating system so do not know how to look at the programs and see what might be causing this issue.  Maybe someone out there can assist. 

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                              byter67

                              I just received my AndroidForNook card from Dean. I know next to nothing about Android, so had to rely upon him for the answers to many basic questions, and for his assistance in getting the Kindle eBook reader installed on my Nook Tablet. Dean was very patient in obliging me. I now have the Kindle reader up and running on my NT. Let me say that it is a little less refined than the Nook reader; no page enumeration for example, no font selection, and a few other flumaddidles, so I intend to read my digital books in B&N file format whenever possible, and will continue to buy most such books from B&N. However, at times a given digital book of interest is only available from Amazon, or there is a distinct price advantage from that quarter, so Amazon books will retain a certain percentage of my collective digital library.

                              I’m an elderly senior with zero interest in games, music, or videos, so can’t address how well those file types perform with the AFN card which Dean offers. I think the 7” format is a lousy form factor for a tablet, but an excellent one for reading digital books, and that is my primary interest in the NT. Switching between Android and Nook is a no-brainer. The Android screen icons are considerably smaller than those which appear on the Nook side of the device. I am looking into installing an app to correct that aspect of Android.

                              As I am mainly doing digital books, I bought the minimalist 8GB card. 3GB is consumed by the Android files leaving 5GB for personal storage. To me the $20 money expenditure seems well spent when considered against the time saved from doing repeated file conversions or using the legally questionable maneuver of removing DRM file protection. Having Dean’s responsive technical guidance is also a plus factor for me. More technically astute types can cut that conversion cost in half by purchasing just the Android files from Dean to download and install on a card of their own choosing.

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                                I prefer N2A over AFN. I bought both cards to test them out. On N2A The Video seems a little bit clearer and faster rather on AFN. And loading on N2A seems faster too than on AFN. This is just the results I got. They may vary.

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                                    PJLLB

                                    kalmore wrote:

                                    I prefer N2A over AFN. I bought both cards to test them out. On N2A The Video seems a little bit clearer and faster rather on AFN. And loading on N2A seems faster too than on AFN. This is just the results I got. They may vary.


                                    My experience was just the opposite.  I even worked with N2A tech support and their suggestion was to down-convert the video.  I chucked the N2A card and re-imaged it as an AFN card because the video was great.

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                                        EllenKeiff

                                        I just made my AFN card yesterday and I love it.  My only downfall is I have to boot with the cord, but I am going to try the solutions for that minor issue.  I am really never away from an available outlet so this is not a big issue for me if I never fix it.  I was so excited yesterday, I was playing scrabble with friends, and that drawing game too.  I also downloaded Kindle app so now I can price compare books and save some $.

                                         

                                         

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                                            EllenKeiff wrote:

                                            I just made my AFN card yesterday and I love it.  My only downfall is I have to boot with the cord,


                                            You might indicate which Nook you have -
                                            as there are 3 models involved, with different firmware solutions.

                                            - Nook Color
                                            - Nook Tablet 16GB
                                            - Nook Tablet   8GB

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                                                EllenKeiff

                                                ps56k wrote:

                                                EllenKeiff wrote:

                                                I just made my AFN card yesterday and I love it.  My only downfall is I have to boot with the cord,


                                                You might indicate which Nook you have -
                                                as there are 3 models involved, with different firmware solutions.

                                                - Nook Color
                                                - Nook Tablet 16GB
                                                - Nook Tablet   8GB


                                                Actually in this forum (Nook Tablet :smileyhappy:) there would only be 2 of which I have the Nook Tablet 16gb

                                          • Re: n2a vs. AndroidforNook
                                            TelSC

                                            kalmore wrote:

                                            I prefer N2A over AFN. I bought both cards to test them out. On N2A The Video seems a little bit clearer and faster rather on AFN. And loading on N2A seems faster too than on AFN. This is just the results I got. They may vary.


                                            I also found just the opposite. AFN, beat's a relatives N2A card, in just about every way. Even with all things the same, AFN's tech support seals the deal. As a frequent poster over on AFN's website, I can tell you that Dean has even helped folks that never bought his card.. Try that over at N2A....oh, wait a minute, you can't even get to their support unless you buy their product.

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                                                PJLLB

                                                TelSC wrote:

                                                kalmore wrote:

                                                I prefer N2A over AFN. I bought both cards to test them out. On N2A The Video seems a little bit clearer and faster rather on AFN. And loading on N2A seems faster too than on AFN. This is just the results I got. They may vary.


                                                I also found just the opposite. AFN, beat's a relatives N2A card, in just about every way. Even with all things the same, AFN's tech support seals the deal. As a frequent poster over on AFN's website, I can tell you that Dean has even helped folks that never bought his card.. Try that over at N2A....oh, wait a minute, you can't even get to their support unless you buy their product.


                                                +1 for me.  I bought both cards (may have posted that information elsewhere).  Loading time on AFN is faster than N2A.  Video on the N2A card was very choppy and unwatchable, both watching MP4 files and online (e.g. YouTube),.  I contacted N2A support and opened a ticket.  Their solution?  Try another player.  I tried every player available in the Google Play Store and the results were the same.  Their response?  Re-encode the video at a lower rate.   We can't help it.  So I bought the AFN download and the video worked perfectly in all video players, even with YouTube 1080p HD quality video.  I am able to monitor the N2A forum since I'm a customer, and the help they offer is trivial compared with what Dean at AFN offers.  So folks, for what it's work, you get much more than what you pay for with AFN versus N2A.  No contest.  I am not associated with AFN by the way, just a very happy customrer.

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                                                  Froide

                                                  TelSC wrote:

                                                  kalmore wrote:

                                                  I prefer N2A over AFN. I bought both cards to test them out. On N2A The Video seems a little bit clearer and faster rather on AFN. And loading on N2A seems faster too than on AFN. This is just the results I got. They may vary.


                                                  I also found just the opposite. AFN, beat's a relatives N2A card, in just about every way. Even with all things the same, AFN's tech support seals the deal. As a frequent poster over on AFN's website, I can tell you that Dean has even helped folks that never bought his card.. Try that over at N2A....oh, wait a minute, you can't even get to their support unless you buy their product.


                                                  I want to second those observations about the high-quality AFN card, Dean's great customer service at AFN, and the contrasting experience at N2A.  I'd also like to add:  AFN offers a satisfaction guarantee and stands by it; those who download the software are entitled to one year of free upgrades, and downloaders can download as many of the available versions as they choose for up to 30 days from the originally purchased download, at no extra cost!  (Read these policies for yourself: http://androidfornook.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=38)  That's amazing, since the download only costs $9.99.  I'd thought I was just buying a download that had the kinks worked out of it, along with access to an expert who could assist me if needed; I had no idea until after making my purchase how priceless AFN's service would be.