POSTS TAGGED: Barnes & Noble Nook Color

Official CyanogenMod 10 Alpha Lands on Nook Color

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Although the news of Jellybean/CM10 landing on various devices is certainly slowing to a crawl, it’s by no means finished. Despite being a somewhat older and under-powered device (by today’s standards),  the Barnes & Noble Nook Color has recently received an alpha version of CyanogenMod 10.

The project was a long time in the making, with contributions from a whole bunch of people. Check out the development thread for a full list of the “scoundrels and miscreants” involved. The build was posted by XDA Recognized Developer fattire. Now that all the technical hurdles have been overcome, the end result is an officially CM-supported build that is really quite functional de. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

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Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April’s release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries—where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI.

It wasn’t simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript, which works in conjunction with the pr. . . READ ON »

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Nook Color Last Ditch Effort For Bricked Devices

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Stuff happens, and sometimes even the mightiest of devices can have a bad day. And for those, there is some troubleshooting to do. In most cases, it’s a soft brick, and users get stuck in the splash screen or boot loop. These problems are easily fixed with a simple ROM re-flash or use some other simple restore tool. However, it sometimes gets a lot worse than that. Nothing puts the lump of panic into a user’s stomach more than hitting the power button and having nothing show up. This is a difficult situation and usually entails a trip to the retailer from which the device was purchased with a story of how it broke.

For the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, there is now one more step before driving defeated to y. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear.

In a rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »

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TDUD: A Year-Old April Fools Joke That People Are Still Using

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Happy April Fools Day, XDA! Over the years there’s been some excellent pranks thrown by everyone from Google to various news stations even down to websites such as our very own. However, something you don’t see every day is a developer group or team that goes the extra mile on old April 1 to give their users a little prank to play with.

This year on April 1st, we shall pay homage to one of the greatest Android development spoofs of all time. A year ago today, the CyanogenMod team played a little prank on their nightly users. When they released their nightlies, they changed the name from CyanogenMod to TehDuckUberDistro—TDUD for short—and changed the ROM from its hallmark cyan color scheme . . . READ ON »

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ICS 4.04 on the Nook Color via Unofficial CM9 Nightlies

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The Barnes and Noble Nook Color is a very versatile device. It has seen a lot of development since its release in 2010. Cyanogenmod has been a staple in Nook Color development, officially supporting the device from the beginning. The community maintained ROM essentially transformed the eReader into a fully functional 7 inch tablet.

Now, the latest unofficial Cyanogenmod 9 ICS nightly build was released, bringing the tablet back into the ICS device forefront with an update to 4.04. The update is available in two versions, one with OpenGL and one without. From the original thread:

These builds are all straight sync with CM source with no additional mods. Builds are sync’d at 3am EST for non-openGL and 3.3

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Botbrew Brings Linux Tools and Package Management to Android

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It wasn’t long ago we brought users their first taste of Botbrew when the popular V6 Supercharger Script was ported to the Nook Color. However, that is not the end of the story for the spunky application. As time has gone on and development has improved, Botbrew is getting ready to hit the streets as a universal Android app.

Started by XDA Senior Member inportb for use on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, the lightweight package manager has been improved upon numerous times, and it has been brought to our attention from inportb that this application will likely hit the Market sometime in the near future. How far into the near future is anyone’s guess, but that’s the game plan.

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V6 Supercharger Ported to ICS for Nook Color Using Botbrew App

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There are a variety of ways to put a script on a device. Sometimes it’s as east as flashing an update.zip from your custom recovery. Other times, it’s unfortunately a little more difficult. For those toting the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, you can get the highly regarded V6 Supercharger script on your device using a simple application called Botbrew, developed by XDA Senior Member inportb thanks to a method posted by XDA Senior Member mateorod.

The method is easy. Simply download and install Botbrew, open the application, do a little configuring, a quick ADB line, and then it’s configuring the script and rebooting. It doesn’t get much easier than that. The script has its usual . . . READ ON »

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