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  1. koopakid08's Avatar
    What are the exact CM7 zip files do I download? The one I found is password protected.

    Thanks
    Here for nightlys and RC's and Here for stable releases.
    07-18-2011 12:19 AM
  2. dccapo's Avatar
    Just flashed the .132 last night. Followed the instructions (although I wish they had clarified whether or not to unzip certain files) , and was able to do this in under 15-20 mins. This is hands down, unquestionably (yes I'm pretty certain) better than the HC. The new market works great, and now shows a larger selection of apps available for my NC. Most noticeably, was how much easier it was installing Google Apps (gapps) . Honestly, with such an overall improvement over the HC to sd (in my opinion) ,why not just stickies this one at the top of the forum? I think it would save alot of headaches.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    07-18-2011 09:48 AM
  3. koopakid08's Avatar
    Just flashed the .132 last night. Followed the instructions (although I wish they had clarified whether or not to unzip certain files) , and was able to do this in under 15-20 mins. This is hands down, unquestionably (yes I'm pretty certain) better than the HC. The new market works great, and now shows a larger selection of apps available for my NC. Most noticeably, was how much easier it was installing Google Apps (gapps) . Honestly, with such an overall improvement over the HC to sd (in my opinion) ,why not just stickies this one at the top of the forum? I think it would save alot of headaches.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    Yeah, honeycomb is not based off offical source code, it is based off an early dev preview. So it is quite buggy.

    Also I added some clarification on what not to unzip.
    07-18-2011 02:41 PM
  4. boxxed's Avatar
    Thanks, I saw that, but which one specifically?
    07-18-2011 03:21 PM
  5. koozi's Avatar
    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!
    I downloaded it from here:

    Android Market Update - kematsu.com

    It is a pretty straight forward click to install setup.
    07-18-2011 04:40 PM
  6. koopakid08's Avatar
    Thanks, I saw that, but which one specifically?
    I would suggest the latest 7.1 RC
    07-18-2011 08:21 PM
  7. popeye's Avatar
    I downloaded it from here:

    Android Market Update - kematsu.com

    It is a pretty straight forward click to install setup.
    Guess kind of slow-but click to what to install? Put where-click what.
    I have the vending.apk from somewhere else. I transferred to the sd card and does not show up in Nook file manager and used astro file manager and does not show up there as well.
    So I need better instructions, thanks.
    07-18-2011 08:50 PM
  8. koopakid08's Avatar
    Guess kind of slow-but click to what to install? Put where-click what.
    I have the vending.apk from somewhere else. I transferred to the sd card and does not show up in Nook file manager and used astro file manager and does not show up there as well.
    So I need better instructions, thanks.
    Try using dropbox.
    07-18-2011 08:53 PM
  9. koopakid08's Avatar
    Updated the guide a little bit for people that get stuck in a boot loop with the normal instructions. I haven't tried them myself but others have reported success.
    07-18-2011 08:55 PM
  10. koopakid08's Avatar
    Guess kind of slow-but click to what to install? Put where-click what.
    I have the vending.apk from somewhere else. I transferred to the sd card and does not show up in Nook file manager and used astro file manager and does not show up there as well.
    So I need better instructions, thanks.
    Follow these instructions

    Download it from the nook itself.
    07-18-2011 08:56 PM
  11. popeye's Avatar
    Try using dropbox.
    Dropbox is in market? Thxs.
    07-18-2011 08:57 PM
  12. popeye's Avatar
    Now I know. Went to a site and downloaded and installed
    Like it better. Thank you.
    07-19-2011 08:18 AM
  13. shaundiesel's Avatar
    Link in OP no longer works. I get 404 error when trying to get the installer. Help?

    EDIT: I grabbed the installer off XDA.

    Quick question though....After installing everything, what do I use to get my SD storage back?
    07-20-2011 05:57 PM
  14. koopakid08's Avatar
    Link in OP no longer works. I get 404 error when trying to get the installer. Help?

    EDIT: I grabbed the installer off XDA.

    Quick question though....After installing everything, what do I use to get my SD storage back?
    Ok I fixed the dead link. If it says you don't have any storage after you install. Make sure the 4th partition is taking up all of the unused space. If not use EASEUS partition master to fix.
    07-20-2011 07:28 PM
  15. koopakid08's Avatar
    Added two mirrors for the installer image. Added links to download winimage and win32 disk imager.
    07-20-2011 07:42 PM
  16. koopakid08's Avatar
    Added how to update without taking out SD card.
    07-20-2011 07:51 PM
  17. shaundiesel's Avatar
    I can't boot into recovery to load GAPPS! Help!

    Any suggestions? When I goto reboot, then recovery, it just reboots back into CM7.
    07-20-2011 08:36 PM
  18. Xymph's Avatar
    Make sure you have a good copy of the market zip on your SD card or it will boot into CM7.

    And thanks for the guide, I love my new CM7 Nook!

    -X
    07-20-2011 09:30 PM
  19. shaundiesel's Avatar
    Make sure you have a good copy of the market zip on your SD card or it will boot into CM7.

    And thanks for the guide, I love my new CM7 Nook!

    -X
    I got my copy of Gapps from the CM site.???
    07-20-2011 09:43 PM
  20. koopakid08's Avatar
    I got my copy of Gapps from the CM site.???
    Try this:

    Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([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
    07-20-2011 11:55 PM
  21. shaundiesel's Avatar
    Try this:

    Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([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
    This did not work for me. My problem wasn't getting the Gapps onto my SD. I was able to do that. My problem is not being able to get into Recovery. It seems like there is no recovery on this.????
    07-21-2011 06:41 PM
  22. koopakid08's Avatar
    This did not work for me. My problem wasn't getting the Gapps onto my SD. I was able to do that. My problem is not being able to get into Recovery. It seems like there is no recovery on this.????
    Harder way to get into recovery:

    When turning the nook on hold nook N key and then press and hold power until the "Loading..." message appears and then disappears with screen going blank. Release power button, then press it again and hold for ~5 seconds, the bootloader "Loading..." message should be on the screen for three seconds or so before you release power button, keep holding N button until screen blanks again. If the screen went off while you were holding the power key, that means you were holding it for too long.
    07-21-2011 07:13 PM
  23. koopakid08's Avatar
    Also what version of CM7 are you running?
    07-22-2011 02:54 PM
  24. jamieb63's Avatar
    Grab the installer image here:
    http://crimea.edu/~green/nook/generi...rd-v1.3.img.gz
    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 WinImage (Make sure to run as administrator) or Win32 disk imager 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 here if you want to use a nightly (It is recommended to choose -87 nightly or later) or the newest RC 7.1. from here (This is recommended) or from here 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 here)

    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 Latest Version - CyanogenMod Wiki 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 [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"][APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers[/URL])
    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 ([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 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
    generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
    https://spideroak.com/browse/share/cd_share/nook_color


    If you get stuck you can read over the original thread here
    I am running a MAC.....have a 16GB Class 4 microSD card....continually getting stuck at the beginning of this process.....trying to write the image file onto the card.... I get the file, double-click it, the file then ends as .img and also created a "boot" icon on the desktop....
    I insert SD Card, and go to TERMINAL, my card is on Disk1....so then I try:
    dd if=generic-sdcard.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1024k

    get nothing.......please help ......
    08-01-2011 02:31 PM
  25. bigfunkychiken's Avatar
    Is there a fix if we have installed CM7 the way you said not to and can't access recovery? I don't want to loose the apps I have installed.
    08-02-2011 06:13 PM
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