How to Install CyanogenMod on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color ("encore")

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This guide will walk you through the process of taking the Nook Color from stock to having a custom recovery image and the ability to flash the latest version of CyanogenMod.

Note: DISCLAIMER

Modifying or replacing your device's software may void your device's warranty, lead to data loss, hair loss, financial loss, privacy loss, security breaches, or other damage, and therefore must be done entirely at your own risk. No one affiliated with the CyanogenMod project is responsible for your actions. Good luck.


Important Notes

The Barnes & Noble Nook Color (aka encore) is a touchscreen tablet manufactured by Barnes & Noble. Official CyanogenMod support for the Barnes & Noble Nook Color was added in CyanogenMod 7.




Setting up uNooter

In order to properly flash an uNooter image to a SD card, you will need to use an USB card adapter or have an internal SD card slot on the computer. Writing the uNooter image to the SD card will wipe it, backup anything of value and/or importance elsewhere.

  1. Download the uNooter image:
    • uNooter: download
      md5: 4e1e7be9939aaef43d3a1d04cb17b2cd
  2. Unzip the uNooter zipfile.
  3. Write the uNooter image to the SD card:

Windows

  1. Due to Windows not having the ability to write images to drives, you will need win32DiskImager to accomplish this. Latest version should be fine.
  2. Insert the SD card you are going to use to write the uNooter image to.
  3. Open win32DiskImager.
  4. Select the downloaded & extracted uNooter image with the folder button.
  5. Select the drive letter for the SD card.
  6. Write the uNooter image.

Linux

  1. Insert the SD card you are going to use to write the uNooter image to.
  2. On the computer, open up terminal and navigate the directory where the extracted uNooter image is located.
  3. Once in the same directory as the uNooter image, type the following commands:
    umount /dev/<sdcard>
    NOTE: <sdcard> is the device file associated with the SD card, e.g., sdc or mmcblk0, and NOT the mount point, e.g., sdc1 or mmcblk0p1.
    dd if=uNooter.img of=/dev/<sdcard> bs=1M

Mac OS X

  1. Insert the SD card you are going to use to write the uNooter image to.
  2. On the computer, open up terminal and navigate the directory where the extracted uNooter image is located.
  3. Once in the same directory as the uNooter image, type the following commands:
    diskutil list
    NOTE: This will help you identify the SD card. Make sure it is the SD card & not one of the hard drives of the computer.
    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/<sdcard>
    NOTE: <sdcard> is the device file associated with the SD card, e.g. disk2.
    dd if=uNooter.img of=/dev/<sdcard> bs=1m
  1. The uNooter image is now setup on the SD card. Continue to the next section.

Gaining Root Access

  1. Power off the Barnes & Noble Nook Color. Also if the device is connected to a computer, disconnect it.
  2. Insert the newly setup uNooter SD card into the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.
  3. Connect the Barnes & Noble Nook Color to the computer. This will trigger the Barnes & Noble Nook Color to power on (the screen will remain off) and allow uNooter to root the device. This screen is black for up to ten minutes.
  4. The computer will see a new USB device.
    • Windows: The computer may complain about missing drivers. Simply cancel through them at this time.
    • Linux: The Barnes & Noble Nook Color will show up the computer as a RNDIS ethernet device. You may ignore this.
    • Mac OS X: The Barnes & Noble Nook Color will show up as an additional Ethernet device. Just cancel when you see the dialog box pop up.
  5. Once this occurs, disconnect the Barnes & Noble Nook Color from the computer. The Barnes & Noble Nook Color may restart itself. If it restarts normal, continue to the next step. If it does not, power it off, remove the SD card & power it back on normal.
  6. At this point the Barnes & Noble Nook Color is rooted. Continue to the next section.

Install a Custom Recovery Image

If the Nook Color already has the ClockworkMod Recovery installed, you may skip this section.

  1. In the Extras menu on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, launch ROM Manager.
  2. Select Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.
  3. Click on Barnes & Noble Nook Color and then give ROM Manager root permission, if it prompts you.
  4. If it hangs after that and freezes up, just allow the app to Force Close. Then open it back up and repeat steps 2-4.
  5. Once the flash was successful, you should see a dialog box that says "Successfully flashed ClockworkMod recovery!".
  6. Press OK.
  7. The ClockworkMod Recovery should now be installed on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.



Installing CyanogenMod from recovery

Note:

Some devices do not have removable SD cards. Regardless, there should still be a partition on the device named "/sdcard" that can be used for flashing purposes, even though the contents of /sdcard may actually be in internal storage.

  1. Download the prebuilt release of CyanogenMod you wish to install. (Or if you've built CM yourself, look in the $OUT directory for the .zip.)
    Optional: Download any supplemental 3rd-party applications packages for the device you wish to use.
  2. Place the CyanogenMod rom .zip file on the root of the SD card using adb:
    • Transfer your file(s): adb push YOURROMZIP.zip /sdcard/
      • If you boot directly to recovery and have an internal sdcard, you may need to run adb shell mount /sdcard or mount data through the recovery menu before transferring.
      • If you see "error: device not found" there is likely a driver issue on the PC.
      • If you see "error: insufficient permissions for device", try "adb kill-server" and then run "adb devices" to see if the device is attached.
      • On some devices, the zip file can be copied to the device using standard USB Mass Storage or MTP support. Boot the device normally and transfer the file to it.
    Optional: Place any supplemental packages (e.g. Google Apps[1] or kernel) .zip file(s) on the root of the SD card.
  3. Boot to recovery mode on the device .
  4. Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the physical volume buttons to move up and down. On most devices, the power button is used to confirm your selection, although for some devices the power button is used as a "back" button to go up one level, in which case the home button is used to confirm the selection.
    Optional/Recommended: Select backup and restore to create a backup of the current installation on the device. If this option is missing, it's likely because the stock ROM has overwritten your custom recovery on boot.
  5. Select the option to wipe data/factory reset.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard.
  7. Select choose zip from sdcard.
  8. Select the CyanogenMod file you placed on the sdcard. You will then need to then confirm that you do wish to flash this file.
    Optional: Install any additional packages you wish using the same method.
  9. Once the installation has finished, return back to the main menu, and select the reboot system now option. The device should now boot into CyanogenMod.

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