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Quadruple Boot into Nook OS, CM7, 9, and 10 on Nook Tablet

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Booting into multiple versions of Android have become kind of quite common around these parts. There are many devices that can dual boot. Usually it’s in the form of an OEM-skinned ROM and a AOSP-based ROM, which users choose to flash. Recently however, developers have been pushing a little further than that. The HTC HD2 received triple boot, where it could boot not only into three different ROMs, but those were actually different operating systems. Now, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet can quad-booting.

XDA Forum Member malloneem wrote a tutorial that allows users to flash up to three ROMs on a SD card, while leaving the stock Nook software on the tablet’s storage. That’s four total bo. . . 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 Tablet Users Now Have More Power For the SD Card

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The SD card on the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is more important than it is on most other devices. From the SD card, you can boot Android, unbrick your Nook Tablet, and perform a number of other impressive things. XDA Forum Member meghd00t has released a method that will not only help unfortunate users unbrick their devices using the SD card, but has also added some functionality that provides a 12GB media partition to use for things like music and video.

The steps aren’t too difficult and the process itself shouldn’t take too long, but users who go this route should definitely be sure to read the full instructions to make sure nothing gets messed up. The defining feature of the method is that i. . . READ ON »

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Guide to Repartition Nook Tablet 16GB

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When the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet was first rooted, many members noticed that they had only 1 GB in media and 11 GB in their /data partitions. Because of this sub-optimal partition scheme, many members started an effort to fix this irregularity. XDA Forum Member tselling managed to fix the problem by releasing a guide that will successfully re-partition those 11GB so that the precious memory could be used for something more useful.

Word to the wise, the process is long and complicated, so it definitely not something that should be done unless you have a lot of time on your hands. Basically, it involves making a backup—something that everyone should be doing anyway—and using ADB to re-parti. . . READ ON »

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Get Fully Functional Google Calender on Rooted Nook Tablet

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Development for the Barnes & Nobles Nook Tablet has been on the rise, and with more development activity comes more fun things for people to flash. XDA Forum Member CSX321 has released a method to get Google Calender synchronization and side-loading working on the device.

The process is a little complicated and requires at least a little knowledge of XML editing and ADB. Also, be sure you use a Unix friendly editor, such as Notepad++, because Windows Notepad could mess things up. Enabling side-loading is a hair more difficult, says the developer:

Now for enabling sideloading. I tried NT Hidden Settings, but for some reason even the latest version didn’t work for me to enable sideloading. I ju

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Nook Tablet Exploit Allows Modification of System Files and Copy/Paste

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Sometimes it only takes one exploit or one little piece of development to blow the lid off of a device’s development. For most devices, that exploit is root access. However, even after achieving root, things can go wrong. Take the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet for instance. Even when rooted, many difficulties were faced when modifying system files. Until now, that is.

XDA Forum Member jichuan89 has published a method that allows Nook Tablet owners to modify their system files. As for icing on the cake, the developer used the exploit to give copy/paste functionality on stock, rooted Nook Tablets—an exploit and a feature add-on in the same day! Essentially, /system/bin/uim-sysfs can modify t. . . READ ON »

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CyanoBoot for Nook Tablet Released

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Vastly generalizing things, mobile devices have two bootloaders—a primary bootloader and a secondary bootloader. While many devices obtain S-Off via replacing the secondary bootloader, not every device receives a completely customized secondary bootloader to replace the factory offering. Luckily, however, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is now one of those lucky few.

XDA Recognized Developer fattire has released a secondary bootloader dubbed CyanoBoot. The bootloader itself is based on the open source U-Boot project that was then customized by XDA Forum Member Bauwks. In the words of the developer:

CyanoBoot (working title) is a “second bootloader” in early development, wh

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First Flashable Ubuntu Recovery Released for Nook Tablet

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It’s hard to throw around some words in the Android development community. Some mods are superb, some ROMs get tens of thousands of users and their threads have millions of views. Some themes are universally loved and some things people just can’t imagine living without. Even so, there are very few releases that can be described as truly great.

Enter Ubuntu Recovery. XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has developed a recovery for the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet that is based on Ubuntu. As AdamOutler explains:

So, as a result of my work, I would like to present the first ever Ubuntu Recovery. This will totally wipe your device. With the exception of the ROM Partition which contains serial infor

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Patch this Barnes and Noble! Nook Tablet hardware protection compromised

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The Nook Tablet, launched with a hardware security hole

The device was released  allowing ADB to be accessed.  Barnes and Nobel quickly patched this hole. o XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler released a reversion package imediately, and XDA Senior Member Dean Gibson worked on restoring this ability in 1.4.1.  AdamOutler then released a Nook Tablet HackPack, discovered a method to boot the Nook Tablet securely from SDCard and showed us how to set up UART with the assistance of XDA Senior Member Pokey9000.

Finally, pulling together all the techniques learned, member hkvc was able to totally bypass the device’s security at the bootloader.  He calls it NOP Based Security Bypass. . . . READ ON »

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