POSTS TAGGED: Nook color

Nook Color USB Mass Storage Utility App

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If you want to be able to make use of the storage space on your Nook Color, take a look at XDA forum member samuelhalff‘s simple app that easily mounts your Nook Color to PC.

The app can be used to open your SD or internal data on your PC, and can mount pretty much any partition. Confirmed partitions include SD card, media (internal drive for your media and documents), SD partitions (up to 4) and internal storage.

You might also be aware that there are two ‘mount points’ on the Nook – so you can simultaneously mount two partitions.

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

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Dual-Boot Nookie-FroYo And Un-Rooted Stock

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XDA forum member japzone wanted to be able to Dual-Boot from the MicroSD card and choose to boot either to Nookie FroYo or Un-Rooted Stock. The reason for Un-Rooted Stock is so that the XDA member wanted to be able to receive the B&N updates.

With the help of another XDA member Rookie1, Nook Color owners can now try out dual-booting between FroYo and Stock!

Now whenever you turn on your Nook Color, you have three options:

  1. Power On normally for Nookie FroYo/Honeycomb
  2. Power On and hold Home button for Stock
  3. Power On and hold Vol+ and Vol- for Recovery

Pre-requisites include a working Nookie FroYo or Honeycomb MicroSD card, and the u-boot.zip file.

For more information, check out the modification thread.. . . READ ON »

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Nook Color Honeycomb Port Available for You to Try

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I’m sure you’re all aware of the recent CES announcement of Google’s latest edition of the Android platform, Honeycomb, which is designed with tablet PCs rather than phones in mind. Many of you will also have been excited to see that XDA developer deeper-blue managed to port the preview version of the operating system found in the SDK to the popular Barnes and Noble Nook Color e-reader/Android tablet. However, it is not until this week that deeper-blue decided to release the ROM to the public.

While it’s important to remember that this preview build of Honeycomb is in no way the final product (expect general bugginess and slowness until development gathers more momentum), this is an . . . READ ON »

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Nook Color Running Honeycomb From SDK

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By now, you are all probably aware of the existence of the SDK for the upcoming, tablet oriented Android 3.0 OS, aka Honeycomb. Since Google couldn’t wait for this to get out for the anxious devs out there, they went ahead and released it to the masses. However, the devs are not just happy to run an emulated version in their PC as this is meant to be mobile in nature, so a few members have been working hard at it and extracted the image for the OS. This was then turned into something flashable and was flashed into a Nook Color. XDA member deeper-blue shows us a video of the end result of that. Just as any SDK port, the new OS makes the device laggy, with tons of features missing (including camera and 3D acceleration). How. . . READ ON »

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Nook Color Gets Ubuntu!

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As we got tablets floating around in our forums, it is only natural that people will look at them and say “hmm…. what if we try and make this one better?” XDA member devastatorx has prepared a guide to allow users to run Ubuntu on the Nook Color. The devices like tablets should be ideal for this OS as they don’t have the limitation of a relatively small screen like the smartphones do (even if the HD2 has a 4.3 inch screen, it is still small for a computer’s standard). According to the dev, the idea sprung from looking at the Ubuntu project for the Nexus One.

The guide provided is pretty clear with all the necessary instructions and downloads, but keep in mind that this is a work in progress, . . . READ ON »

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Remove Cell Standby Service from Nook Color

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Many of our members have noted a thing or two about the Nook Color, but XDA member xboxexpert hit the nail on the head while trying to remove useless processes from the device. As the device is not a phone, having the Cell Standby process running in the background is kinda silly. Particularly, when this process is responsible, for the most part, for the most common battery drain on Android devices. In any case, the dev put together a script to remove this process and as an added bonus, he saw his battery life skyrocket. So, if you think your Nook isn’t up to par with its battery life, it seems that getting it to realize the fact that it is not a phone has a nice effect on it.

Proceed with caution and make sure that you rea. . . READ ON »

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Auto-Nooter for NookColor

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There are lots of rooting tools available for various Android mobile devices and now there is an ‘Auto-Nooter’ for the Nook Color.

Auto-Nooter is an automated nooter file to streamline the rooting process and has been tested by the developer, XDA forum memberĀ GabrialDestruir and other members.

The tool has the following features:

  • Installs SU and Superuser.apk
  • Installs Busybox
  • Installs Softkeys 2.0.2
  • Installs NookColor Tools to enable non-market installs
  • Installs Calendar and Calculator
  • Installs Android Market, GMail, YouTube
  • Enables Multi-Touch for Android apps
  • Enables Live Wallpapers
  • App Auto Install

Note that to use Auto-Nooter, you must update to 1.0.1.

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NookColor Auto Config

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If you’re tired of having to manually configure the mods and settings for your Nook Color, look no further as XDA forum memberĀ Mistar Muffin has helpfully written a linux script to do it all for you.

The script automatically does the following:

  • Enable APK installs directly on the device
  • Enable Live Wallpapers
  • Enable Multitouch for certain apps (Google Maps etc)
  • Download and extract the Google Apps to the proper place on your NC and set permissions
  • Download and install YouTube
  • Edit build.prop and packages.xml to enable Gmail and Market
  • Generate an AndroidID for the Market. The Android emulator is no longer required
  • Modify the fingerprint of your device to emulate a Verizon Droid Eris running Android 2
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How to Place Shortcuts to Your Books in Your Nook Using Alternative Launchers

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So, you just got a Nook and want to use your favorite launcher instead of Nook’s stock, but doing so will prevent you from placing shortcuts to your favorite books. XDA member mad5427 figured out a way to place these shortcuts and links to your favorite materials in the Home screen of other launchers like ADW or Zeam. The guide is relatively easy to follow and will allow you to have everything you need at your fingertips. The only caveat is that you will need to be rooted in order to get the device to recognize them as shortcuts. The device will open them with whatever pdf app you want it to open.

If you were missing having your favorite books handy because you rooted the device, this is your chance to go back to the way . . . READ ON »

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