POSTS TAGGED: Nook color

BotBrew Used to Port PDroid to More Devices

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With so much development work created and released, it is only a matter of time before development ideas collide and the awesomeness aggregates for end users. That said, we’ve already brought you coverage of PDroid to help promote privacy and BotBrew, a Linux-based package manager that gives users the ability to flash or create virtually anything. Now, BotBrew is being used to help port PDroid to a number of devices, including the LG Optimus 2x and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.

XDA Senior Member pasttime1971 originally ported the PDroid application to the LG Optimus 2x, specifically for ICS. From here, XDA Senior Member mateorod used the universal package installation of the botbrew applicat. . . READ ON »

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Triple Boot the Nook Color with Stock, CM7 and CM9

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Dual booting on Android devices isn’t the newest technology out there, but whenever it gets ported to a phone, it’s a pretty exciting experience. So what does that say about triple booting? That is even more exciting, for one thing.

XDA Senior Member racks11479 has posted a method that will, once installed, allow users to boot into CyanogenMod7, CyanogenMod9 and stock on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color. Simply boot into CM7, then reboot to get into CM9 or power off and power on while pressing N to get to the boot menu for stock.

The process is relatively simple for those who own the Nook Color. You simply follow the same directions you normally would if you were to burn a NookieFroyo SD card from NookDe. . . READ ON »

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Create a Gingerbread/Ice Cream Sandwich Dual Boot SD Card for the Nook Color

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Every time we publish a story about the mods and developments on the Nook Color, it makes me seriously wonder if the Barnes and Noble people knew what was possible with the little ebook reader they were selling.

XDA Senior Member racks11479 has updated his multi-boot images for the Barnes and Noble Nook Color to include an SD image with both Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich. Since the ICS build is semi-unstable and he still needed access to Gingerbread, racks11479 created this dual boot image for use on an SD card rather than the internal eMMC.

Following the SD versions release he put together a flashable version for the adventurous. Building the SD card requires the use of a partition manager and an image burn. . . READ ON »

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Barnes & Noble To Present Nook Developer Workshop

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Barnes & Noble appear to be stepping up it’s developer efforts, hosting a NOOK Developer workshop at the App Developers Conference, taking place in Santa Clara, California on October 26 & 27. Built on Android, the NOOK eReading platform accelerates developers’ abilities to bring rich, interactive content and applications to market.

The sessions will delve into all the technical details of developing and offering applications for the NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet and will cover the compelling business opportunity for developers to offer NOOK apps to an audience of millions of NOOK Color customers, developing applications for the NOOK Color platform, application submission and . . . READ ON »

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Nook Colour Netflix Fixer – Update

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If you’ve been trying like other Nook Colour owners, to get Netflix up and running on your Nook, here’s an update from XDA Senior member brianf21.

The XDA member has put together an app (designed for CM7) that will update your /system/build.prop file and changes ro.product.manufacturer=bn to ro.product.manufacturer=HTC. The app also allows you to revert back to the original setting, although changes will only take effect on reboot.

For SD card users, there is an alternative solution provided by XDA member DrSarcasmo, which is simply to update to the latest version of BusyBox.

For more information, and to download the apk, head on over to the modification thread.. . . READ ON »

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Overclock Your Nook Color And More With Tweaks App

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Fancy overclocking your Nook Color to 1.3GHz+? Tired of the speaker not being loud enough? Well you might want to try out XDA forum member dalingrin‘s Nook Color Tweak App.

Current features of the app are below, although the dev hopes to add more features to the app later.

  • CPU speed per stepping. Allows you to overclock as much or as little as you want.
  • Headphone analog gain.
  • External speaker analog gain
  • DAC gain

The OMAP CPU has 5 OPPs available and the app allows you to change the clock rate for each of those OPPs at runtime. The app also helps to reduce hiss and noise on your headphones by adjusting he DAC volume and headphone analog gain.

The Nook Color Tweak app makes low level changes in the driver to increase v. . . READ ON »

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Nook Color Getting Official Froyo Update

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Better late than never, but the Nook Color seems to be getting their much deserved, official Froyo update today. This was rumored a few days ago by XDA member Tool Belt, who posted a link to another site, which claimed that this would be the case. Needless to say, NC owners have been enjoying Froyo goodness (and Gingerbread as well) for quite a while now. This, however, is always nice as the base on which the update was made, likely contains a few improved official drivers, apps, features, and much more. This will likely open the doors for many of our devs to start tweaking, extracting things, and hopefully, building new roms from a much more stable base.

There are mixed reports but all of them point at this being far b. . . READ ON »

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Tablet Tweaks RC2 for CyanogenMod Brings Your Tablet Honeycomb-Inspired Soft Keys

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Lusting after those ever-present soft keys that Google introduced in Android 3.0 Honeycomb? Luckily, XDA forum member and CyanogenMod developer mad-murdock has been hard at work to stave off your upgraditis. In essence, the developer has added the ubiquitous Android soft keys to the notification bar, which he then moved to the bottom of the screen. Additionally, the full screen event handling has been modified such that the notification bar is now (almost) always present.

List of modifications (green = new since last build)

  • Toggle status bar top/bottom via cm settings. Changes position on the fly when setting is toggled.
  • Moved carrier and power notifications to bottom for bottom bar
  • Created “Ta
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The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

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Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q ‘Why is the first test score in Quadrant always lower than the following ones ? ‘

A There’s no expert explanation to this fact, but we guess that it has got something to do with the OS keeping the processes and data in memory. It could also be the CPU that’s been revved up after the first test.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Droid Incredible General thread.

Q ‘How can I install apps on my Inspire 4G from the market that are blocked by AT&T?’

A The best way to avoid this is by installing

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