- 11 Posts
rooting NC 1.2.0 with B&N features
this may be a really silly question, but can i root my nook color (1.2.0) while still retaining B&N features (read in store, purchase and download books, and special B&N apps)? if so, can someone direct me to a link or tell me how i can do that? i don't want to get rid of anything i already have on it. i've tried honeycomb on an external sd but it's saying i don't have room. fine, but if there's an easier and better option, i'm up for that!
thanks for your help!
- 04-26-2011, 11:18 PM #2
- 04-27-2011, 02:09 AM #3
- 04-27-2011, 12:13 PM #4
- 3 Posts
It's been rooted. Mad props to Ham and Cheese, over at xda-devs and the BN nookboards.
it's still a very manual root, and it requires you to start by removing root from 1.1, going back to stock, going to 2.2, then rooting.
I think the Amazon app store works but the Google apps don't yet (there are lots of screwy things happening in the framework in the BN 1.2.
- 04-28-2011, 03:39 AM #5
- 04-28-2011, 04:21 PM #6
I installed the root by HamNCheese, works great. It's of course time consuming as most of these things seem to be for me, but I now have B&N software with Froyo, Flash and some apps not allowed without rooting. No angry birds, sad day, but I suppose I could spend $2.99 and buy it from the B&N app shop.
I was able to load Overdrive and download free books from my library, woohoo!
Definitely worth it to me, guess I better head back over and donate!
- 04-28-2011, 06:52 PM #7
- 04-28-2011, 09:57 PM #8
harryzee - this one is great! I installed it over the first version by HamNCheese, worked beautifully! the apps I already installed remained, my nook and library books were there and I was able to install any app I could think of by reading thru the forums ;-)
- 04-29-2011, 09:28 AM #10
I did wipe everything and went back to stock prior to installing the B&N update so I did lose everything at that point
then I installed the HamNCheese root, then the manualnooter root in the link above, I didn't lose anything between the HamNCheese and manualnooter roots
- 04-29-2011, 10:16 AM #11
- 04-29-2011, 10:27 AM #12
- 05-01-2011, 02:04 PM #13
- 05-02-2011, 12:46 PM #14
- 2 Posts
To Froyo or not - 1.1 vs 1.2 - opinion wanted
I'm running rooted stock 1.1 firmware on my Nook. I've blocked OTA updates and have it configured just the way I want it, lots of apps and everything works great.
My question, is that once an auto-nooter for the new firmware becomes available is there any compelling reason to upgrade other than you can view Flash on websites with Froyo?
- 05-02-2011, 05:47 PM #15
Faster video processing
Apps can be installed on SD card so they don't take up internal memory
Better market app
Better YouTube app
- 05-03-2011, 08:28 AM #16
- 05-03-2011, 09:09 AM #17
- 05-03-2011, 12:34 PM #18
- 05-03-2011, 03:16 PM #19
- 05-03-2011, 03:25 PM #20
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FWIW, I've been running CM220.127.116.11 for awhile now and it, quite frankly, runs perfectly, in my experience. I'm running it from an 8GB Class 10 SD card (<=8GB class 10 cards do not seem to have the problems of the larger class 10 cards) and it screams. With the Quadrant benchmark CM7 is about double what (rooted 1.1) Eclair benched at. A really significant improvement.
The NC is so good, I just bought my wife one (at her request) for Mother's Day. I hope to have it rooted by then, with the full Android Market. Need to get a 32GB card for her for video and music.
The only reason I don't load CM7 (internally) on the other one is that it doesn't run the internal Nook Color reader app, which is, IMO, notably superior to the Android Market Nook app.
So for awhile, I'm going to be running back and forth between 1.2 (rooted, of course) and CM7. For the NC, and as a tablet OS, I prefer CM7 (Android 2.3.x) over Honeycomb. Honeycomb just doesn't feel right to me on the NC (I've run v.4 on a SD card).
Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting 1.2 rooted so I can benchmark it compared to 1.1 to see the improvement from there and then compare it to CM7.
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- 05-03-2011, 07:33 PM #21
If rooting 1.2 is the same as rooting 1.1 then you will lose some B&N features..mainly the Read in store feature..
Using a rooted stock 1.1 NookColor rendered the Read Instore feature inoperable, it would fail to authorize(even though I could read purchased Nook Books using the stock nook reading experience).
This is one of the main reason why I'm not going to root my NC... I particularly like going to a BN and reading a book for free for an hour...
I found out that the limit is 1 hour per book..after that hour, you can read another book.
- 05-03-2011, 07:56 PM #22
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Actually I've had no problem using the Read in store feature with my rooted stock 1.1. Actually haven't had any problems with B&N features on my rooted stock 1.1. That's one of the benefits of sticking to rooted stock. You keep the features for the stock reader.
Maybe something else happened to your rooting?
- 05-04-2011, 03:56 PM #23
- 05-05-2011, 01:27 PM #24
- 164 Posts
Weird, I've sat down at the coffee shop at B&N a couple of times and gone through the some recommended lists, followed the read in store process and opened and read books. I even noticed that the book stuck around for a while after I left the store, but eventually reset.
I did the same autonooter on a stock 1.1 nook. Have you verified it works when not rooted?