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  1. biggy238's Avatar
    This is IT!!! run the 1.5 version of windisk32 as admin and throw on the 7.1.0 file. Mine rolled out as fast as it could go.


    Thank you so much.

    Observations: Format the card using the nook before starting
    Run the earlier version of Windisk32
    If after burning the image, windows does not say "boot" then you can't load the gapps zip or md 7 zip.

    I can;t get the 7.1.0 encore to work. It says it;s loading and stops.
    7.0.3 loads but then stacks force close errors.

    going to try a nightly.
    08-03-2011 10:35 PM
  2. canosatien's Avatar
    I kept on getting the boot up screen with the CM7 android on skateboard in a loop and won't get pass this stage. I've followed all the instructions but something is wrong. I'm using a Wintec 16gb class 10, not sure if this is the problem. I don't have another card to try at the moment. Don't want to get another card unless I know for sure its the cards problem. Please help, anyone?
    08-04-2011 02:36 AM
  3. jay_marx's Avatar
    BMSINIA, thanks, that worked for me! I have mine up and running now. A few too many FC's though.
    08-04-2011 10:43 AM
  4. jay_marx's Avatar
    I did have one more question... Once I dropped image to sd card, the computer no longer recognizes the card. Even though I can boot the nook and run it..etc. How can I now transfer music/movies to the card to run it under CM7?
    08-04-2011 04:57 PM
  5. tonicsix's Avatar
    Hi,
    took the plunge today, created a boot SD card and after a couple of false starts, everything is up and running.
    So very happy and thanks for the clear instructions - which have to be followed exactly - it does not work if you don't.

    The only problem I have is that the CM7 install sometimes runs a bit slowly and or jerky. Any suggestions as to ho to sold this would be appreciated.

    I used a 4gb Samsung SD card that came with my HTC Desire phone ( have upgraded the memory on that).
    I have another 16gb Sandisk card and may well set that up to use in the NC in a few days.
    When I put the Samsung SD card in my PC, it is only recognised as about 120mb. I tried reformatting it, but it stayed the same. How can I get the full 4gb back please? Any help would be appreciated with that too.
    Thanks again
    TonicSix
    08-08-2011 05:21 PM
  6. kcls's Avatar
    It is laggy on my nook as well, and today I upgraded to Nightly 151 and OC'd to 1.2Ghz and it is feeling a little bit snappier.
    Also, when you go into the "Applications>> Manage Applications" in the settings page on your nook, what does it say at the bottom? That is the real amount of storage space you have.
    08-08-2011 06:15 PM
  7. canosatien's Avatar
    Is there a way to format the remainder of the memory card to use as storage since I have a 16gb card? Seems like a big waste if I can't use the rest of the card. Thx.
    08-13-2011 12:51 PM
  8. dlj's Avatar
    Try using EASEUS Partition Master to expand the 4th partition on the SD card to include the unallocated space on the card.
    08-15-2011 11:25 AM
  9. dtlogg's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am thinking of getting a NC and putting CM7 on a Sandisk SD card for booting. But in a post I saw that going into reboot-then to recovery has changed for Stock 1.2 software. Is going to recovery still the same for any version of the stock BN systems? Or is rebooting into recovery part of the image file procedure?

    In the procedure here for putting CM7 onto a SD card, there should not be a need to go into recovery at all unless the GApps file did not install correctly. Correct?

    Steve
    08-15-2011 04:13 PM
  10. dtlogg's Avatar
    Hi all,

    This is what I read in the other post concerning getting CM7 on a SD card for getting into recovery mode. This is a little different way to put CM7 on a SD. It uses a "size-agnostic SDCard CM7 installer".
    What is the difference in the two methods of getting CM7 on a SD card?


    'Insert the uSD card back into the NOOK and boot into "Recovery mode" (hold nook N key and then press and hold power for ~6 seconds, the bootloader message should be on the screen for a second or so before you release both buttons. If the screen went off while you were holding the power key, that means you were holding it for too long)."

    Is this the method for getting into recovery mode in the method in this post?
    08-15-2011 06:16 PM
  11. dtlogg's Avatar
    Hi all, No one seems to be answering the question I asked. So here is the main question.

    If I have Stock 1.2 on the NC, will I be able to put CM7 on a uSD card(Sandisk) for booting?
    I asked the questions previously because it might require going into recovery to run the Gapps install. I saw in another post that going into recovery is different for Stock 1.2.

    According to the method in this thread you can just start the NC and select recovery without a sequence of keys. Is this correct?

    Any answers would be appreciated.

    steve
    08-16-2011 09:50 PM
  12. kcls's Avatar
    Sorry I haven't been around for awhile. Yes, recovery on the nook is not the normal "ClockworkMod" recovery where you use the volume buttons to scroll through the options that you are used to. The recovery on the nook is an all-automatic thing that flashes anything that starts with "update-". When you write the image to the SD Card, and put CM7 on it and boot up the Nook, it will automatically flash it over. Then, when it first boots to CM7, if you hold down the power button, a "Boot Menu" will come up. One option in the menu is to "Reboot" and then "Recovery". When you select this and the GApps are on the "Boot" partition of the SD Card, they are automatically installed.
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    08-17-2011 12:23 PM
  13. dtlogg's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer. What this means to me is that if I have Stock 1.2 on a NC, I can still put CM7 on a SD card for booting along with the Gapps using the method in the begginning of this thread?

    What is the difference in using the "size-agnostic SDCard CM7 installer" method and the method in this begginning of this thread? Any advantage of one over the other?

    Size-agnostic method seems to use a spefiic file for certain sizes of SD card. I am assuming that the method in this thread does not need a specific size card.

    Steve
    08-17-2011 02:00 PM
  14. Nimocone's Avatar
    Just completed mine using the instructions on page 1 and it worked out well. My question is how do you sideload apk files (programs) on here? Do I put them on the boot partition?
    08-17-2011 05:19 PM
  15. zires's Avatar
    I will soon have a Nook Color 1.2 and would like to know how to get this to work.
    08-18-2011 01:46 PM
  16. moshe5368's Avatar
    @ kcls, if I may interject here for a second:

    There are several comments throughout this thread of people having issues with FC's after getting the card completed. Just a mention that class 10 cards may be faster but they are not very stable for the small read/write cycles required for cm7. Class 2 or 4 sandisk cards have been tested extensively with cm7 and shown to have the best overall performance. FC issues can usually be traced back to either permission issues or the sd card itself. For those of you experiencing this, try a class 4 sandisk card. They are very inexpensive and you may see a major improvement in performance.

    Thanks,kcls, for the time you have put into this thread and the help you provide to newcomers here. You are truly a mench!

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    08-19-2011 01:46 PM
  17. toonz's Avatar
    I got the error "looking for the install images..
    initial installl files not found."
    it's asking for this file "update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-encore-signed" Which I have but I dont understand how to put it on the first partition of the SD card
    08-19-2011 02:35 PM
  18. kcls's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer. What this means to me is that if I have Stock 1.2 on a NC, I can still put CM7 on a SD card for booting along with the Gapps using the method in the begginning of this thread?

    What is the difference in using the "size-agnostic SDCard CM7 installer" method and the method in this begginning of this thread? Any advantage of one over the other?

    Size-agnostic method seems to use a spefiic file for certain sizes of SD card. I am assuming that the method in this thread does not need a specific size card.

    Steve
    They are the same, I believe. Just follow the instructions here and you should be OK. Your SD Card size won't matter, as long as it is greater then 1GB.

    Just completed mine using the instructions on page 1 and it worked out well. My question is how do you sideload apk files (programs) on here? Do I put them on the boot partition?
    You will need to use the USB cable, plug your Nook into the computer and turn on USB mass storage. Several partitions will pop up, but put you APK file on the "CM7 SD Card" partition. (Will update instructions on this in a bit)

    I will soon have a Nook Color 1.2 and would like to know how to get this to work.
    Get what to work? CM7? Just follow the instructions, that's what they are there for!

    @ kcls, if I may interject here for a second:

    There are several comments throughout this thread of people having issues with FC's after getting the card completed. Just a mention that class 10 cards may be faster but they are not very stable for the small read/write cycles required for cm7. Class 2 or 4 sandisk cards have been tested extensively with cm7 and shown to have the best overall performance. FC issues can usually be traced back to either permission issues or the sd card itself. For those of you experiencing this, try a class 4 sandisk card. They are very inexpensive and you may see a major improvement in performance.

    Thanks,kcls, for the time you have put into this thread and the help you provide to newcomers here. You are truly a mench!

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    Thank you for this, it's all very true. I had a Patriot Class 10 8GB Micro SD Card (that's a mouthful, huh?) and CM7 was basically unusable. I was getting FC's left and right, and it was pretty laggy. Off to radioshach for a SanDisk class 4 Micro SD Card, and it works great now. I'm glad I could help, thaks for mentioning me!

    I got the error "looking for the install images..
    initial installl files not found."
    it's asking for this file "update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-encore-signed" Which I have but I dont understand how to put it on the first partition of the SD card
    Plug your SD Card into your Computer and it will pop up with a partition titled "Boot". Put your CM7 file, and the GApps file on there.
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    08-19-2011 04:24 PM
  19. biggy238's Avatar
    Finding out the hard way that the class 4 sandisk is the solution to my problems. (after mastering the image write issue)

    Running a class 4 toshiba 8 gig and everything is functional but so painfully slow.
    08-19-2011 06:57 PM
  20. kugumby's Avatar
    My Nook Color showed up today. I already had the card ready to roll per the instructions on page 1 of this thread. Inserted and booted up. Linux Penguin shows up and files are being unpacked and loaded. It gets to the gapp installer, finds it and appears to be loading the files. At the end of that process,I see this:

    removing gapps install file
    flushing caches
    clearing recovery flag
    1+0 records in
    1+0 records out
    All steps complete, flushing caches again
    Preparing to Shutdown

    Then it shuts down and powers off. Putting the gapps installer back on the card starts the process over again, but it never makes it past what I typed in above.

    I'm using a 2gb card, but there is no class designation on it. It came out of a Samsung Moment smartphone that is about 2 years old. Trying to do the Reboot and Recover doesn't seem applicable because I'm never getting into the CM7 boot screen. So holding down the power button during the load process just turns the unit back off.

    I'm giving up for the night, but will have it with me at work tomorrow to try any suggestions. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    ___________________________________

    UPDATE 8-23: I re-created the sd card going back to the page one instructions (once on an XP machine and another on a Win7 machine running Win32DiskImager on both as Administrator). As it was loading on the NC, this time I noticed 3 or 4 lines that started with 'chown cannot access' and then a file path right before it got to the gapps installer. I didn't notice that last night, but it's reasonable to assume it was there.

    BTW, I'm trying to load cm-7.1.0.-RC1. I've tried Supersonic, Vibrant and Vega and have had the same results from each.

    Given that others have had issues with different cards, I suppose it could be that. I don't have another to try at the moment. Any other suggestions? (FYI, I am not new to computers or android, but I am new to the NC and to rooting.)
    08-23-2011 12:25 AM
  21. biggy238's Avatar
    My Nook Color showed up today. I already had the card ready to roll per the instructions on page 1 of this thread. Inserted and booted up. Linux Penguin shows up and files are being unpacked and loaded. It gets to the gapp installer, finds it and appears to be loading the files. At the end of that process,I see this:

    removing gapps install file
    flushing caches
    clearing recovery flag
    1+0 records in
    1+0 records out
    All steps complete, flushing caches again
    Preparing to Shutdown

    Then it shuts down and powers off. Putting the gapps installer back on the card starts the process over again, but it never makes it past what I typed in above.

    I'm using a 2gb card, but there is no class designation on it. It came out of a Samsung Moment smartphone that is about 2 years old. Trying to do the Reboot and Recover doesn't seem applicable because I'm never getting into the CM7 boot screen. So holding down the power button during the load process just turns the unit back off.

    I'm giving up for the night, but will have it with me at work tomorrow to try any suggestions. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    ___________________________________

    UPDATE 8-23: I re-created the sd card going back to the page one instructions (once on an XP machine and another on a Win7 machine running Win32DiskImager on both as Administrator). As it was loading on the NC, this time I noticed 3 or 4 lines that started with 'chown cannot access' and then a file path right before it got to the gapps installer. I didn't notice that last night, but it's reasonable to assume it was there.

    BTW, I'm trying to load cm-7.1.0.-RC1. I've tried Supersonic, Vibrant and Vega and have had the same results from each.

    Given that others have had issues with different cards, I suppose it could be that. I don't have another to try at the moment. Any other suggestions? (FYI, I am not new to computers or android, but I am new to the NC and to rooting.)
    switching cards got rid of the file allocation issues I was seeing during the rollout. I was seeing issues with inaccessible groups or units or sectors. I tried to video mine read and to post it but couldn't get it in focus. I'm also running stable 7.0.3.
    08-23-2011 08:27 PM
  22. kugumby's Avatar
    I bought a new 8gb class 4 Sandisk card today and started from scratch. Using update-cm-7.0.3-encore-signed and it's working jim dandy so far. Very cool!
    08-23-2011 10:50 PM
  23. MAS956's Avatar
    Hi,

    I just followed the step by step and installed update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-encore-signed on the SD card (4gb Sandisk CL4). After all the scrolling text on initial reboot, the nook gets stuck in a CM7 splash screen loop.

    What to try next?

    Thanks,
    08-24-2011 12:58 AM
  24. biggy238's Avatar
    I bought a new 8gb class 4 Sandisk card today and started from scratch. Using update-cm-7.0.3-encore-signed and it's working jim dandy so far. Very cool!
    checck to see if yourbluetooth will initialize
    08-24-2011 08:23 PM
  25. Smokexz's Avatar
    This is the first thing I will do to see how good a tablet it can be.

    Sent from my Samsung Vibrant
    08-24-2011 09:28 PM
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