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    Default [HOW-TO] Download and Install CM7 to Run Off SD Card

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    [HOW-TO] Download, Run CM7 off SD Card (Easy to follow! No root!)

    The original post will be kept here as an archive.



    Grab the installer image here:

    it's a ~9M image that would unpack into ~130M disk image.

    Write the image on your SD card. I tested with 2G, 4G and 8G cards and all worked.
    Any uSD card of 1G or bigger in size should work if it is recognized by your nook.
    Write on Windows by using (Make sure to run as administrator) or and on Linux/MacOS X by using dd (to the entire device, not one of the partitions. The device name should not have any numbers at the end. The command is something like dd if=/somewhere/generic-sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1024k)

    After done with writing, eject and then re-insert the uSD card into your computer.

    Download a CM build from if you want to use a nightly (It is recommended to choose -87 nightly or later) or the newest RC 7.1. from (This is recommended) or from if you want the latest stable version ( I would not recommend this as people are having issues with the recovery when using 7.0.3 or below when using the 1.3 installer image if you really want to use the stable use installer image 1.2.1 available )

    Put the file to the SD card (there is only one partition). Don't change the name of the file and DO NOT unzip.

    unmount the uSD card and insert it into the nook.
    Boot from this SD card. It'll boot and will update you on progress.
    When it's done, it'll power off.

    That's it, you now have CM7 on your SD card.

    How to install market and gapps:
    After you have booted into the CM7 on SD card for the first time and set up wifi access (important!)
    Go to and at the end there is a table with various google apps versions. Get the one suitable for your cyanogen version (CM7 is the latest for now). The file is named gapps-....zip
    shutdown your nook and take the SD card out, insert it into your computer.
    Copy the gapps-... file to the SD card on the first partition (titled boot) without changing the file name.
    Insert the uSD card back into the NOOK and boot into "Recovery mode" by booting normally into Android, then from desktop hold the 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.

    Easy method to install gapps
    Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS
    Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition) Click Confirm Use USB cable to connect NC to PC Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory Select unmount in Nook Color UMS Click confirm Remove NC from cable Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed"][APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
    Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
    Click Confirm
    Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
    Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
    Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
    Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
    Click confirm
    Remove NC from cable
    Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
    gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
    Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed


    How to update CM7 without taking out SD card.

    Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ()
    Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
    Click Confirm
    Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
    Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
    Download nightly and place the .zip file into the boot directory
    Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
    Click confirm
    Remove NC from cable
    Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
    Nightly will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
    Hold power button to reboot and nightly will be installed

    How to update to a new build:
    put the new build you want to try on the first partition. (the name must be update-cm-*.zip or cm_encore_full*.zip or just update-*.zip)
    Boot from the SDcard in the recovery mode (see above) and the new snapshot would be installed.
    The partition layout would be preserved, filesystems are NOT reformatted, so your data should be safe.

    If you have a problem
    Try Formating the SD card and instead of using the writing option in winimage (make sure to run winimage as administrator) use the restore virtual hard disk image on physical drive option. Also try using Win32 Disk Imager.

    Best SD card for the job
    The best SD card for running android is a class 4 sandisk micoSD. To learn more about why it is MUCH better than other SD cards read here
    Edited from a thread at XDA.

    Installer Image Mirrors




    If you get stuck you can read over the original thread
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    Hello
    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN Write on Windows by using WinImage and on Linux/MacOS X by using dd (to the entire device, not one of the partitions. The device name should not have any numbers at the end. The command is something like dd if=/somewhere/generic-sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1024k). Been trying to do this download and keep getting errors on the nook, using a Scan disk 8gb class 4 card
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    Are you using windows?
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    i keep getting a blank screen after installing sd card? ive tried a nightly and a rc. after i take the card out and put in pc i see there files that got installed. is there any special buttons i need to hit on boot? any suggestions?

    im using windows in a virtualbox.

    solved! i used win32 disk imager and ran it as admin. make sure you put the image file in the same folder as win32 disk imager. doing this thru a virtualbox worked great.
    Last edited by b.roid; 07-13-2011 at 08:48 PM.
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    I'm surprised they didnt give an details on how to do the Winimage process. I found a step by step on youtube, just serach for winimage nook and its broken into a few short vids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger141 View Post
    I'm surprised they didnt give an details on how to do the Winimage process. I found a step by step on youtube, just serach for winimage nook and its broken into a few short vids.
    ya i should have checked out youtube 1st.
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    Sweet Win32 disk imager worked!! WAAY easier to use than WinImage(which wasnt working). I am downloading the Stable Build of CM to my card right now but am kinda confused because above he says to download the file as is, but its a zip file which I think needs to be unzipped first

    Edit: okay according to the youtube videos I have been referencing ( ) @ 1:15 she says that the zip file gets dragged over to the SD card and DOESNT get unzipped. Apparently this happens on the nook which she shows in video 3. Also just another fyi, I found Win32 Disk Imager worked, but I had the (unzipped) Image file on my PC and selected it on my PC in the Win32 program because putting it on the SD Card and then trying to write it to the SD Card didnt work.
    Last edited by ruger141; 07-14-2011 at 01:51 AM.
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    Great instructions! I followed them last night and easily made a tab out of my brand new NC.

    Now I have a newbie question.
    I want to download apps from the app market. I signed in with my exisiting user name and everything goes to my phone instead of the NC. So I created a new user ID and nothing will download because it says it is not associated with a device. What the heck?
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    I tried down load cm7 to 16 gig class 10 sdcard worked ok but stuck in loop upon start up any solutions? I am NB so any help isgteat
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    Quote Originally Posted by koozi View Post
    Great instructions! I followed them last night and easily made a tab out of my brand new NC.

    Now I have a newbie question.
    I want to download apps from the app market. I signed in with my exisiting user name and everything goes to my phone instead of the NC. So I created a new user ID and nothing will download because it says it is not associated with a device. What the heck?
    Are you using the market app on the nook or are you using the online market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HM34me View Post
    I tried down load cm7 to 16 gig class 10 sdcard worked ok but stuck in loop upon start up any solutions? I am NB so any help isgteat
    Can you turn the nook off? If it goes into a bootloop again it might have been a bad flash or you SD card could be unable to handle it.
    Last edited by koopakid08; 07-20-2011 at 02:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koopakid08 View Post
    Can you turn the nook off? You might have to do a battery pull. If it goes into a bootloop again it might have been a bad flash or you SD card could be unable to handle it.
    There is no such thing as a battery pull in the Nook Color. The battery is not a user replaceable unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koopakid08 View Post
    Are you using the market app on the nook or are you using the online market?
    The google online market.
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    I am uploading a video on how to use winimage right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by koozi View Post
    The google online market.
    You might have to just get apps from the market app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    There is no such thing as a battery pull in the Nook Color. The battery is not a user replaceable unit.
    oops, wow. My brain has failed me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by koopakid08 View Post
    You might have to just get apps from the market app.
    Aren't those the same thing?

    I did get amazon apps to work so all is not lost.

    Still I would like to know why app market won't do anything except send apps to my phone when I try to download them from the NC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koozi View Post
    Aren't those the same thing?

    I did get amazon apps to work so all is not lost.

    Still I would like to know why app market won't do anything except send apps to my phone when I try to download them from the NC.
    Are you using the new market app?
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    Yep, I have tried the new market apps.

    It is a PITA because you can't get the nook reader app from amazon. So I cannot read my book on my book reader unless I pull the SD card and boot stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koozi View Post
    Yep, I have tried the new market apps.

    It is a PITA because you can't get the nook reader app from amazon. So I cannot read my book on my book reader unless I pull the SD card and boot stock.
    You should be able to download the nook application from the market (free) an use it to read your books. Not the ones you bought from Barnes and Noble, but the ones you got somewhere else.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 - HTC Droid Incredible - HTC Thunderbolt - Asus Transformer TF101-B1 with dock - Nook Color - Logitech Revue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronko View Post
    You should be able to download the nook application from the market (free) an use it to read your books. Not the ones you bought from Barnes and Noble, but the ones you got somewhere else.
    If I could have gotten the market to work I would not have been asking for help.

    I did finally figure it out by using the thread over on xda that was linked in the original post. Here is what I did:

    1. Follow verygreen's instructions in original post.
    2. Then I setup my wireless.
    3. Turned nook off and pulled sdcard.
    4. Connected sd card to computer.
    5. Make backup of uImage and uRamdisk
    6. Renamed uRecImage to uImage and uRecRamdisk to uRamdisk
    7. Downloaded the latest gapps zip file and copied it to the sd card.
    8. Copied the update cm zip file that I originally used from the initial install back to the sd card.
    9. Ejected card, inserted card into nook and booted up.
    10. Recovery popped up and started to unzip both zip files.
    11. Let it finish and then it will boot normally.
    12. Once the nook boots, the initial sign pops up.
    13. Skip everything until you get the normal home screen. None of the sign-in will work because it is looking for a phone signal.
    14. Once you get to the home screen, make sure your wifi is still setup correctly and click on the market. Then follow the normal account setup directions.

    Hope this helps someone else. It sure made me happy
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    Read new market application-How new? I installed CM7 2 weeks ago and used latest on the site. How do I know that market is latest version? Thanks.
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    @popeye, believe me, if you have the new market app, there is no way you would not know, as it is totally different from any of the prior updates. Look at the thread in the OP and follow to xda to grab the apk file. I love the new layout and we now have the ability to download books from the market.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by moshe5368 View Post
    @popeye, believe me, if you have the new market app, there is no way you would not know, as it is totally different from any of the prior updates. Look at the thread in the OP and follow to xda to grab the apk file. I love the new layout and we now have the ability to download books from the market.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    Well from some videos I have seen I have the old Market. Looks great.
    Can someone please forward simple, hopefully, instructions on how to upgrade the new market app in this CM7 off SD card?
    Appreciated, thanks!
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    What are the exact CM7 zip files do I download? The one I found is password protected.

    Thanks
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