Nook Color 1.1.0 to Android 2.3

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Well, I might as well get started.

This is the way I rooted my brand new Nook Color with the CyanogenMod “CM7” (Android 2.3) on windows 7  based on the tutorials found at the website. I copied an pasted most of the tutorials and changed whatever was there to follow my experience. If you have any trouble with what is written please visit for they have an amazing website.


  1. Before rooting, you need to complete BN’s registration process, you will not be able to link your Nook Color to your BN account to buy books after rooting. Do Not Proceed with Rooting unless the Nook is Registered, You will not be prompted to register with BN once you have completed the Root Process.
  2. You need a formatted 128 MB or higher microSD card . ( Note: It’s recommended you use a Class 6 microSD card as a lower grade card may have issues. ).
  3. You need a working wifi connection for the Nook Color.
  4. You must have a Gmail/YouTube linked Account. IF you used a Gmail account for B&N Registration you should use that one for this process.
  5. Win32DiskImager
  6. Auto-nooter 3.0
  7. Clockwork Recovery file that corresponds to the size of your microSD
  8. CyanogenMod
  9. Google Apps

These are the steps I took to root the nook and then to flash it with CyanogenMod 7. There is probably a whole bunch of redundant steps because of the CyanogenMod 7 flash but I don’t have time to test it out. My Nook is running just the way i like it.

  1. Unzip Auto-nooter 3.0 using your favorite unzipper.
  2. Run Win32DiskImage.exe
  3. Click the folder button and navigate to select the img file you just unzipped.
  4. click on the disk drive letter label on the right, and choose the letter that corresponds to your SD card.
  5. press Write. When it finishes, press Exit.
  6. Shut down the Nook Color device completely. Make sure the USB cable is unplugged hold the power button down until prompted and choose power off.
  7. Insert the microSD card into the NOOKcolor.
  8. Plug the USB cable from your NOOKcolor into your computer.
  9. The NOOKcolor will boot the microSD although the screen will remain off.
  10. If you’re using the Nook cable, the charge LED may blink. That would be ok, it is not important.
  11. Within a minute, your computer will see a new USB device.
  12. In Windows Your computer may complain about missing drivers. Simply cancel through them at this time.
  13. Your NookColor will reboot when it’s done.
  14. Upon boot unlock your screen.
  15. Tap the Android
  16. At the Android Welcome Screen skip “Sign In”
  17. Enable Location Services when given the option.
  18. Connect to Wifi (Possible problems with WPA or WPA2, disabling security allows for stable WiFi connection) and launch Youtube from “Extras” (The Extras menu item your NC comes with).
  19. Click the Menu button (The one RIGHT of the Up Arrow).
  20. Select “My Channel” and Login using your Gmail Account (ensure the format to link)
  21. Exit Youtube and Launch Gmail from “Extras”.
  22. Sync your Gmail Account and Exit. (If it fails to sync that is fine – it will do so later on if you give it a few minutes)
  23. Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service.
  24. If you made it this far your nook should be successfully Rooted. Go Download an App to make sure.
  25. Enable Non-Market Installs by running the NookColor Tools App.
  26. Choose an App. If the install hangs without downloading, try turning the NC off (with power held for 3+ seconds), then on again. Go back into Marketplace and cancel the download, then restart it and it will work fine.
  27. Unlock the NC.
  28. At the Android Welcome Screen tap the robot.
  29. Skip “Learn how to use your LogicPD Zoom2”
  30. Skip “Set up your Google Account”
  31. Select  “Use Google Location” and click Next (Send anonymous data to Google check box may be optional)
  32. Tap the white Nav Arrow > settings > Wireless & verify that you are connected to WiFi
  33. (The Nav arrow is the white up arrow in the middle of the notifications bar at the bottom of your screen.)
  34. When prompted for the Home app, you’re given the options of Home or Softkeys. Pick Softkeys or your Menu button won’t work in Youtube.
  35. Tap the Nav Arrow > extras > Youtube & accept the ToS
  36. Tap the menu (to the right of the Nav Arrow, if the button doesn’t work reboot your Nook Color. ) & select “My Channel”, then Add account & add your linked Google Account
  37. When you log in, put in your entire gmail address, it must be of the form
  38. Tap the Nav Arrow & extras & launch Gmail
  39. In Gmail, tap menu > accounts > chose your account (may be optional)
  40. Then menu > Refresh. Wait for sync. It takes a minute. You should see your Inbox. (If it fails to sync that is fine.)
  41. Launch google Talk and be sure it connects (this step may be optional).
  42. Open up Market and Accept Terms and Service. You should be able to see market apps & download & install directly from the Market.
  43. Run Win32DiskImage.exe
  44. Click the folder button and navigate to select the img file you just unzipped.
  45. Click on the disk drive letter label on the right, and choose the letter that corresponds to your SD card.
  46. Press Write. When it finishes, press Exit.
  47. Place both the CM7 .zip file and the Google apps .zip file on the root of the microSD card you burned earlier. Do NOT unzip these files
  48. Insert the microSD card into your nook and boot it up. It will boot from the SD card.
  49. A loading screen will appear and then Clockwork Recovery will start up. You’ll recognize its orange text on a black background.
  50. Using the hardware volume keys to move the cursor and the “n” (home) button to select, go to “wipe data/factory reset.” This will clear the user data on your nook and give a clean slate for the CM7 installation. Choose “Yes” to indicate that you’re really serious about wiping.
  51. After wiping, choose “install zip from sdcard.”
  52. Choose the CM7 .zip that you downloaded and choose “Yes” to confirm. You are now installing CM7 on your nook.
  53. Next return to “install zip from sdcard” if necessary and choose the Google Apps pack .zip. Choose “Yes” to confirm.
  54. After that is done you have finished the installation.

Well that was fun now I use the Nook Color as a tablet and use Perfect Viewer for viewing my manga

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