Sunday, July 31, 2011

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on Nook Color SD card

My nook came with BN 1.1 and then they updated it to BN 1.2, basically a light version of Android 2.2. Of course I rooted both versions...but I was never that happy with the results. My calendars wouldn't sync, and Google Maps didn't know where I was.

Other than that it worked fine.

So I left it alone.

Then I see a few articles about putting Android 2.3 on an SD card, with minimal fuss...I delayed it, because I only had one big SD card...and it had a bunch of movies on it...

I looked around and found a 16GB Sandisk Class4 SD card, and decided to give it a shot...

I followed the instructions at the XDA developers site, and it was probably the easiest hack I have done.

I used the win32diskimager to write the first file to the SD card.

Follow the instructions exactly.

BTW the googleapps download is at the very bottom of the linked page...

So far it works well, only issue is the headset volume is low playing movies and videos...but it isn't horrible...I had an ok listening level on a noisy airplane...but it could be a notch or two louder.

Calendar sync works, google maps knows where I am, the alternate Netflix app works.

Note, this install will put about 2GB on your SD card, the rest will be formatted like a normal SD card...when you plug the Nook into your computer, the Nook will ask you if you want to allow USB access to the Nook storage. When you allow that the CM7 install will show as one drive and the rest of your SD card as the second drive...just like when you plug an unmodified Nook into a computer.

I am enjoying.

1 comment:

NP Odyssey said...

Thanks for the feedback