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CM7 + Recovery Mode
I am installing CM7 via SD card. Got it installed and running but I cant seem to get the Nook to boot into recovery mode (holding N key and power) to install the 'gapps...zip' file to get the Market. I hold both keys and I just boot into normal CM7. Any suggestion?
- 04-23-2011, 06:34 PM #2
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Thanks for the suggestions. I took a different approach. I started over and added the GAPPS zip file at the same time I installed CM7. Everything got extracted perfectly. Took me an extra 30 minutes but in the end, it was worth it. I remembered from the 1st install that CM7 extract program looked for GAPPS.zip
- 05-22-2011, 05:46 PM #7
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My wife got a nook this weekend, but I wanted to be able to 'use' it also. Added CM7 to sdcard and it works, but I can't boot to recovery either. I don't see the "touch the future" message either. Just loading, then goes to small ANDROID prompt before the CM7 screen hits. Can't figure it out. Anyone have any ideas?
- 05-31-2011, 11:46 AM #9
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- 05-31-2011, 10:56 PM #11
I also tried accessing from the Android desktop, then pressing power > reboot > recovery, but it boots normally to Android, not Recovery.
I'm trying now as dajo mentioned and doing the first install with both the CM7 and the GAPPS zip file to see if I can do both at the same time, and at least this way install the Google Apps.
Last edited by pulsorock; 06-01-2011 at 11:38 PM.
- 06-01-2011, 11:37 PM #12
Anyone have any idea why we can't boot to recovery mode? I've tried dozens of times using the n+power key combo, without success... it just shows "Loading" then boots normally to CM7.
I also tried rebooting to recovery from CM7 power menu options, but it just boots normally.
Here is a video of that:
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- 06-14-2011, 09:50 AM #15
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I had a similar issue trying to get the timing of those buttons right. I read this at XDA Developers and it works like a charm:
How to install market and gapps:
Alternatively if you do not want to fight the timing, boot normally into Android, then from desktop hold power key until a poweroff menu appears, In the poweroff menu choose "reboot", in the next menu choose "recovery" and press "OK". The nook would reboot straight into recovery.