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    Default FroYo vs. Honeycomb?

    Based on the current build of both versions of Android on the Nook Color, which version do you prefer, and why?

    I'm currently using Honeycomb. I like the OS but it can be a big laggy. The marketplace also leaves me wanting more. Is there enough of a bigger marketplace with Froyo that one would be willing to give up the tablet optimized Honeycomb?

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    I wish I knew how to use ADB. I dont, so even when I had gingerbread I couldnt push the Market on there. It wouldve been sweet if I could. Tried Froyo and that runs worse then Gingerbread for me. So Im just sticking with rooted stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrigno View Post
    I wish I knew how to use ADB. I dont, so even when I had gingerbread I couldnt push the Market on there. It wouldve been sweet if I could. Tried Froyo and that runs worse then Gingerbread for me. So Im just sticking with rooted stock.
    Sticking with rooted stock is a big mistake. You can turn the NookColor into a full blown Android tablet right now.

    If you already have it rooted in Froyo just go to Rom Manager and update to the latest recovery - 3.0.0.6 or use a Bootable SDCard Recovery of 3.0.0.6.

    Afterwards you can download and flash the latest Cyanogenmod 7 nightly (currently V8) and Dalingrin's Kernel (Running great for me at 1.1GHz) and you're good to go.

    There is also another Rom based of of CM7, Phiremod V4 which has everything you need for a daily driver. It's working incredibly well.

    I got the Nook on Monday and am amazed at what the XDA guys have done. I didn't expect this thing to work as well as it has when I bought it and it is still far from complete.

    Froyo is too old, I can't go back to that on my Evo or Nook and Honeycomb is definitely too slow for me, but CM7 or Phiremod V4 are working great right now...I don't see why anyone would use anything else until something new comes up.
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    I have both running on SD cards and change them up depending on what I am doing and which apps I need to run.

    I like Froyo because it is very much like what I am used to on my Android phone, I can use the same apps and I know my way around it. One of my favorite and most used apps, iSilo, works very well on this OS, but is not very functional on HC. The only downside for me is having to use soft keys to maneuver.

    The biggest (and possibly the only) plus for me on HC is the ease of maneuvering due to the soft keys being placed in the notification bar.
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    What's the CM7 running? Froyo? Rooted stock is still 2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by rickpref View Post
    Sticking with rooted stock is a big mistake. You can turn the NookColor into a full blown Android tablet right now.

    If you already have it rooted in Froyo just go to Rom Manager and update to the latest recovery - 3.0.0.6 or use a Bootable SDCard Recovery of 3.0.0.6.

    Afterwards you can download and flash the latest Cyanogenmod 7 nightly (currently V8) and Dalingrin's Kernel (Running great for me at 1.1GHz) and you're good to go.

    There is also another Rom based of of CM7, Phiremod V4 which has everything you need for a daily driver. It's working incredibly well.

    I got the Nook on Monday and am amazed at what the XDA guys have done. I didn't expect this thing to work as well as it has when I bought it and it is still far from complete.

    Froyo is too old, I can't go back to that on my Evo or Nook and Honeycomb is definitely too slow for me, but CM7 or Phiremod V4 are working great right now...I don't see why anyone would use anything else until something new comes up.


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    CM7 is Gingerbread, 2.3.2.

    I'm running nightly v8.

    While I agree that CM7 on the NookColor is a GREAT option I would caution folks that really want something stable.

    There are a few known issues with the market, video playback (youtube etc) and a few other things.

    they are making great progress but it's considered a nightly build for a reason.

    Personally, Froyo is too old and Honeycomb is not stable enough so CM7 is the best for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickpref View Post
    Sticking with rooted stock is a big mistake. You can turn the NookColor into a full blown Android tablet right now.
    Why do you say that rooted stock is a big mistake? My nook color is still a full blown android tablet even running rooted stock. I've tried honeycomb and froyo and neither are polished enough for me on the nook color to use as a daily os. Honeycomb is slow and buggy, and froyo doesn't have the bottom taskbar like the stock os that I prefer, also, neither have the default BN apps, and if you use the BN ecosystem at all for books, they are far better than the current choices on froyo or honeycomb. All the apps I want work on rooted stock, it's fast and stable. The only thing that might make me switch is if honecomb gets more polished.
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    The great part about Andorid are the choices.

    I tend to agree that even though I'm all about the custom ROMs, stock nook w/ root is very nice. Surprisingly nice actually. If there weren't other options that offered more of what i'm interested in I could have easily stayed with rooted stock and been happy.
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    Will stock rooted NC run apps like if you was in your phone? Lets say, Facebook, YouTube, dolphin browser ect

    I want to buy one but I want to read and know a little more to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evertec View Post
    Why do you say that rooted stock is a big mistake? My nook color is still a full blown android tablet even running rooted stock. I've tried honeycomb and froyo and neither are polished enough for me on the nook color to use as a daily os. Honeycomb is slow and buggy, and froyo doesn't have the bottom taskbar like the stock os that I prefer, also, neither have the default BN apps, and if you use the BN ecosystem at all for books, they are far better than the current choices on froyo or honeycomb. All the apps I want work on rooted stock, it's fast and stable. The only thing that might make me switch is if honecomb gets more polished.
    You're right...maybe mistake is the wrong word. It's all opinion, but I bought this to use as a tablet more than a e-reader, so for me, I just wanted tablet functionality and Gingerbread with it's few glitches that it still has in CM7 is pretty impressive in terms of performance and usability. After using Gingerbread on my phone for a while already, I just can't go back to Froyo on the NC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickpref View Post
    You're right...maybe mistake is the wrong word. It's all opinion, but I bought this to use as a tablet more than a e-reader, so for me, I just wanted tablet functionality and Gingerbread with it's few glitches that it still has in CM7 is pretty impressive in terms of performance and usability. After using Gingerbread on my phone for a while already, I just can't go back to Froyo on the NC.
    I agree CM7 is awesome from a performance perspective.
    Still has some issues though, but they are being worked on...

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    Switched from Honeycomb to Rooted Stock, HC was just to buggy and slow for normal use. Im actually enjoying Rooted Stock quite a bit and my wife definitely prefers the stock UI and it runs everything i want it to, especially when paied up with the Zeam launcher.
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    Where is the gingerbread file located? The only sticky's i see are for froyo and honeycomb, and only honeycomb has the ROM flash...

    So far i'm not to impressed with honeycomb as it's missing several key factors i wanted for a tablet, calendar exchange sync, and a gallery for pics.

    I've got froyo on my ally and know it works but i'd rather it be ROM not SD...is gingerbread a ROM file?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stick2e View Post
    Will stock rooted NC run apps like if you was in your phone? Lets say, Facebook, YouTube, dolphin browser ect

    I want to buy one but I want to read and know a little more to.

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    Yes, rooted stock will run all those apps. There are a couple games such as words with friends that aren't optimized for the resolution yet but other than that everything works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artcwolf View Post
    Where is the gingerbread file located? The only sticky's i see are for froyo and honeycomb, and only honeycomb has the ROM flash...

    So far i'm not to impressed with honeycomb as it's missing several key factors i wanted for a tablet, calendar exchange sync, and a gallery for pics.

    I've got froyo on my ally and know it works but i'd rather it be ROM not SD...is gingerbread a ROM file?
    Gingerbread is what CM7 uses, but as far as I know you have to install as a flash to main memory, it can't be installed to an sd card at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evertec View Post
    Gingerbread is what CM7 uses, but as far as I know you have to install as a flash to main memory, it can't be installed to an sd card at this time.
    I don't mind flash to main memory, prefer it over SD. what is CM7? (i'm a tech but learning all the root stuff) and where can i get it? Would it be on xda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evertec View Post
    Yes, rooted stock will run all those apps. There are a couple games such as words with friends that aren't optimized for the resolution yet but other than that everything works.
    Yep, that's kinda what I really wanted. Rooted Stock is super clean and feels native, but with access to the marketplace...and is extremely easy to install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artcwolf View Post
    I don't mind flash to main memory, prefer it over SD. what is CM7? (i'm a tech but learning all the root stuff) and where can i get it? Would it be on xda?
    The full name is Cyanogenmod....you can go to there website to learn more about it. In terms of the NookColor, right now they are updating almost every night. THe latest "Nightlies" are located here:

    Look in XDA for User CM7 developement. On the second page of the post there are instructions on what to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by evertec View Post
    Yes, rooted stock will run all those apps. There are a couple games such as words with friends that aren't optimized for the resolution yet but other than that everything works.
    I also tried Froyo and HC, but settled on rooted stock for the time being. The only issue I am having is getting my google contacts loaded for SMS and GMail. I installed Google Voice, got a google phone # and can now send/receive text msgs by typing in phone #'s, but for the life of me, cannot get contacts to work. I imported a vcard file and it seemed to go well, but still no contacts?
    Anybody got contacts to work on the rooted NC?
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    Gingerbread for me until Honeycomb port goes to v5 or Google drops the code for Honeycomb.

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    can this be run off of the SD card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregh View Post
    can this be run off of the SD card?
    No one that I have seen has come up with an SD card install option for CM7.

    That's probably mostly because they are still working out all the kinks for the eMMC install.

    Personally, I like the internal or eMMC install. It's faster. I still use the SD card installs when I get the itch to try something new. Usually all I do is remind myself why I picked CM7 for my day-to-day rom.

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    I don't have a Nook, so the hardware probably makes a difference. But I do have a Xoom and Froyo on my phone... and Honeycomb is FAR better than Froyo by leaps and bounds.

    One of the posters commented that it is laggy on the Nook... this is certainly not the case on Xoom. Honeycomb was likely optimized for use on dual core processors...
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    i'm going to try out the CM7 gingerbread mod when i get home tonight (sounds really good)

    honeycomb just isn't ready (in the state we have it) it was smooth for me (not laggy, which shocked me) i just got to lay my hands on a xoom for the first time today, and yes it was quicker (as it should be for 3 times the price of a NC) the thing that bugged me the most about HC was the market on there didn't have all the apps (or a lot of the ones i use most on my phone) no big deal.

    the other thing will be when barnes and noble get their digital deliveries fully working in their app instead of just on the NC.

    in a perfect world honeycomb full source gets released and the nook app gets digital deliveries for magazines on the same day.....haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by stick2e View Post
    Will stock rooted NC run apps like if you was in your phone? Lets say, Facebook, YouTube, dolphin browser ect

    I want to buy one but I want to read and know a little more to.

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    I can say for sure the rooted system will run facebook,youtube angrybirds ect. i am not sure about dolphin but i would guess that it would.
    Hope this helps
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