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  1. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    UPDATE 01/28: There is now a pre-rooted version of the 1.1.0 update that is flashable via clockwork mod recovery. This should be a surefire method to avoid breaking root, and you'll also get the benefits of the new update (improved wifi, pinch to zoom in stock browser, etc.). This is only for rooted users who have not yet received the 1.1.0 update:

    1. Download the pre-rooted 1.1.0 update onto the root of your sd card (sdcard/).

    2. If you haven't already done so, flash clockwork mod recovery through ROM Manager app from the market. After flashing, choose the option to boot into CWR.

    3. Once in clockwork, use the volume keys for up/down, "n" to select, and power/sleep to go back. Back doesn't always work.

    (4.) No necessary, but recommended - choose backup and backup your current ROM to your sdcard.

    5. Choose install zip from sdcard. Pick the file you downloaded.

    6. Reboot, and you should be on rooted 1.1.0. If there are any problems, go back to step 3, only this time, choose wipe data/factory reset before installing the zip.


    ORIGINAL POST:

    If you saw our post about the Nook Color 1.1 update rolling out, you might have caught the last part that mentions that it "breaks root."

    Say what???

    First, if you're running Nookie Froyo internally or on an SD, that part will be completely unaffected by this. If you've been thinking about doing either of those, this might be a good time to give it a whirl.

    If you're on the rooted stock ROM though, you might want to take some precautions to avoid the update until the new update is rooted. They aren't proven 100% perfect, but they could very well help in keeping you rooted.

    1) In Root Explorer, change the name of etc/security/otacerts.zip to anything else (otacerts.HELLNO was my new name). Then reboot.

    This can be done via adb as well:

    adb shell mv etc/security/otacerts.zip etc/security/otacerts.KEEPMYROOT

    (or whatever you want to name it to...)

    adb reboot

    With the above method, some people claim to have received an OTA (with the previous update) even after doing this, but I was on the stock ROM for nearly a month without receiving one, so I think it's definitely worth doing.

    2) (credit to khaytsus, whose post is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4#post10918594)

    In Root Explorer, go to system/build.prop, set system as r-w, and open the file in a text editor.

    Change the following part:

    ro.build.version.incremental=278
    ro.build.version.sdk=7
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.1
    ro.build.date=Thu Dec 16 14:27:20 PST 2010
    ro.build.date.utc=1292538440

    ro.build.description=1.0.1.278.int.enc.rrdp.s30428

    # So let's use ARM, until we are totally conformatable with DSP Jpeg decoder.
    # Setting limit to 2 Megs, as that seems to be the sweet spot
    skia.jpeg_threshold=2000


    ...to the following:

    ro.build.version.incremental=328
    ro.build.version.sdk=7
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.1
    ro.build.date=Fri Jan 21 18:45:35 PST 2011
    ro.build.date.utc=1295664335

    ro.build.description=1.1.0.328.int.enc.rrdp.s31975

    # Setting limit to 1 Meg, as that seems to be the sweet spot
    skia.jpeg_threshold=1024


    Then reboot.

    This could also be done by adb:

    adb shell mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 /system

    adb pull system/build.prop build.prop

    (then make the above changes in a text editor on your computer, and save under the same name, then...)

    adb push build.prop system/build.prop

    adb reboot

    This second method is basically tricking your Nook into thinking it already received the OTA. This is a new method suggested in the previous link. It shouldn't hurt anything, and it just might help.

    Again, we'll see if the above procedures completely disable the firmware from automatically updating, but I'd say if you don't want the update, these procedures are WELL worth doing.

    As time passes, please post your results in terms of whether you get an OTA or not after doing the tricks above.
    01-26-2011 06:55 PM
  2. kevank#AC's Avatar
    Fast HTTP Mirror of the 1.1 Update for Nook Color:

    http://www.techerrata.com/dl.php?pat...update_1-1.zip
    01-26-2011 07:23 PM
  3. b0ricua's Avatar
    So it sounds like this update pushes automatically? Rather than having to initiate it manually or actually hitting an "update" button?

    I haven't picked up my Nook yet and am wondering if I should wait it out until a new root method is out...
    01-26-2011 07:31 PM
  4. shaundiesel's Avatar
    Worked perfectly. Git the green N in notifications saying I'm updated to 1.1! Thanks!
    01-26-2011 07:36 PM
  5. jerrykur's Avatar
    Worked perfectly. Git the green N in notifications saying I'm updated to 1.1! Thanks!
    What worked perfectly?
    01-26-2011 08:09 PM
  6. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    What worked perfectly?
    I think he means the mirror link to the update posted above.
    01-26-2011 08:14 PM
  7. trpttrooper's Avatar
    Question, I have always used ASTRO File Manager for things like this but, when I try and rename the files it says I have "insufficient permissions".

    Is this something that can only be done with Root Explorer?

    I Don't mind buying the app just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong first

    Thanks guys
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    01-26-2011 09:13 PM
  8. crazace's Avatar
    Worked like a champ! The nook thinks its at 1.1.0! Thanks again Will!
    01-26-2011 09:27 PM
  9. edgariraheta's Avatar
    I tried the steps above and it says those files do not exist on my nook color, I rooted using nookdevs root guide using autonooter for 1.0.1 any suggestions?
    01-26-2011 09:51 PM
  10. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    Question, I have always used ASTRO File Manager for things like this but, when I try and rename the files it says I have "insufficient permissions".

    Is this something that can only be done with Root Explorer?

    I Don't mind buying the app just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong first

    Thanks guys
    Astro doesn't give you Root Access, so yes, you'll need either Root Explorer, or you can do it via adb.


    I tried the steps above and it says those files do not exist on my nook color, I rooted using nookdevs root guide using autonooter for 1.0.1 any suggestions?
    What files? otacerts and build.prop? Trust me, they're there. If you let us know in more detail what you're doing, maybe we can help you figure out what's going on.
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    01-26-2011 09:58 PM
  11. edgariraheta's Avatar
    I'm doing it through adb wireless: here is what it tells me:

    pull: not found
    push: not found

    for the otacert it says:
    failed on etc/security/otacerts.zip - no such file or directory

    Hopes this helps. Thank you for looking into it.
    01-26-2011 10:03 PM
  12. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    If it doesn't know push and pull, something's wrong in either your adb setup or the commands you're typing. Maybe try it wired instead of wireless.
    01-26-2011 10:08 PM
  13. trpttrooper's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up Will, it worked like a champ. Rebooted and the NC thinks I have 1.1.0
    01-26-2011 10:10 PM
  14. marktaylor#AC's Avatar
    Went through the second method using adb and after a reboot, the nook thinks it is updated and I still have root. Thanks for posting!!!
    01-26-2011 10:13 PM
  15. edgariraheta's Avatar
    If it doesn't know push and pull, something's wrong in either your adb setup or the commands you're typing. Maybe try it wired instead of wireless.
    i copy and pasted the commands, will that make a difference? I just tried it wired also and it's not working, I've been using ADB wireless and wired with no problems, it wont work with this for some reason.
    01-26-2011 10:14 PM
  16. edgariraheta's Avatar
    i copy and pasted the commands, will that make a difference? I just tried it wired also and it's not working, I've been using ADB wireless and wired with no problems, it wont work with this for some reason.
    Ok so it worked!!!! I don't know what I did, except that I followed the directions from the xda forum THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
    01-26-2011 10:36 PM
  17. Disgustoid's Avatar
    Seems to have worked for me. My NC now thinks it's been upgraded to 1.1 and all the modifications I've made and apps I've added still seem to work. We'll see how the next few days go.
    01-26-2011 10:37 PM
  18. Slashdot's Avatar
    Just in case this wasn't mentioned yet, you need to restart your device after the hack in order to see version 1.1.0. Before that, it still shows 1.0.x
    01-27-2011 01:46 AM
  19. gomezl7's Avatar
    it worked like a charm with root explorer style...thanks so much...the nook is sick when rooted...love it..
    01-27-2011 02:09 AM
  20. NDchem2014's Avatar
    I'm wondering how long the update will take to download and will it be located and downloaded right when my nook connects to the web? I'm asking because I'm cheap and haven't put up the money for Root Explorer. I figure I should get it now, since I have enough reasons to purchase it now. I'm just worried that while I'm getting it from the market on the nook, the update will download. So, if I purchase it on my phone, can I then side load it onto my nook? Or can I go to their website and download it from there and side load it that way, since my phone is not rooted? Thanks for the help!
    01-27-2011 08:10 AM
  21. xnewethicx's Avatar
    Did the editing of build.prop through Root Explorer, seems to have worked like a champ! Thanks much
    01-27-2011 08:12 AM
  22. hitman-_-45-_-'s Avatar
    Made both changes last night. Now we'll just wait and see and hopefully the update doesn't come through.
    01-27-2011 10:36 AM
  23. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    I'm wondering how long the update will take to download and will it be located and downloaded right when my nook connects to the web? I'm asking because I'm cheap and haven't put up the money for Root Explorer. I figure I should get it now, since I have enough reasons to purchase it now. I'm just worried that while I'm getting it from the market on the nook, the update will download. So, if I purchase it on my phone, can I then side load it onto my nook? Or can I go to their website and download it from there and side load it that way, since my phone is not rooted? Thanks for the help!
    Updates seem sporadic, so I doubt it would just start updating right when you're trying to get Root Explorer . . . but I also wouldn't wait too long before doing these tricks.
    01-27-2011 12:27 PM
  24. sdown's Avatar
    I did the root explorer method. Doesn't seem to have worked. I went to settings/about my book/software says 1.0.0. Can i get some help? Thanks in advance
    01-27-2011 12:54 PM
  25. Will Shanklin's Avatar
    I did the root explorer method. Doesn't seem to have worked. I went to settings/about my book/software says 1.0.0. Can i get some help? Thanks in advance
    Did you do both methods? The second one is what will tell you you're on 1.1. I'd say check your steps again, make sure everything reads exactly as it does in the OP.

    I doubt your being on 1.0 instead of 1.0.1 would make a difference, but who knows?
    01-27-2011 01:01 PM
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