Hi. Can someone please point me in the right direction? At this point, I am pretty lost... I am stuck at the "Touch the future of reading" screen at reboot. (Same result whether the SD card is in the Nook or not.) Will not go past that screen.
I bought a rooted Nook Color from someone, right when the 1.1.0 update was being sent out. So I updated it to 1.1.0 and it worked OK, except that I never could get the Market or GMail or Talk to work. (I don't know whether they worked for the previous owner or not.)
After days of efforts to get Market/GMail/Talk working, I decided to go back to factory B&N and then re-root it, figuring a clean slate would allow those apps to work.
I don't want to bore you, but here's all the steps I did --
Installed ROM Manager, and Flashed ClockworkMod Recovery.
Did a complete Nandroid backup.
Played with settings and stuff to try to get GMail to work (and thus Market), to no avail.
At one point, I edited the ACCOUNTS.DB file to change old owner's email addresses to mine, hoping it would then ask me to re-enter the password.
However, upon waking it from sleep after that, it gave me an Authorization error and rebooted. It was lacking the various changes I'd made (home page image, some apps, etc), but it still seemed to be a Rooted Nook, 1.1.0. (At first, I thought it had been brought back to factory (B&N) ROM, but upon closer look, I think it was still rooted.)
I went into Clockwork Recovery and recovered to the earlier backup.
I re-edited the ACCOUNTS.DB file and ACCOUNTS.XML file, this time to add my GMail account info, leaving the old owner's accounts in there as well. (I also edited the Permissions of the revised files so they matched the originals...)
Seemed like the GMail app was not on there anymore...
I couldn't get a newly-downloaded GMail APK to re-install... it thought the app was already installed (even though I couldn't find it anywhere.)
Eventually, I decided to do a factory reset.
I rebooted into ClockworkMod Recovery. Selected Wipe Cache Partition, then Wiped Dalvik Cache (under Advanced menu).
It froze up, so I forced a reboot, it gave me a rooted version.
I went into ClockworkMod Recovery again, and selected Wipe Data/Factory Reset. (Only took a minute for it to process that.) I rebooted.
It gave me the LogicPD Zoom2 android screen at start-up. I entered my GMail account, and signed in. Gave me the "You don't have a network connection" message. I tried signing in again, with same result.
I went Back, and Skipped the sign-in this time.
Was back at Version 1.0.1. Looked like I might still be at a Rooted Nook... (I thought I'd be unrooted. Maybe the ClockworkMod Recovery backup that it used was the Rooted.)
So I removed ClockworkMod Recovery, using the fileCWR-removal.zip.
I took the SD card out before powering it up, and it just stayed at the "Touch the future of reading" screen. I waited 7+ minutes, then powered it down.
Put the SD card back in, and powered it up. Same thing, stuck at "Touch the future" screen.
Followed Rico2001's suggestion at Am I stuck? -- (Hold power and "n" button at same time at start up to get into CWR. Once in, clear your cache and dalvik cache, then reboot. See if that helps.)
But it didn't move past the "Touch the future" screen.
I tried to do the 8-failed reboots process, but it doesn't listen to me when I try to power down after the 2nd or 3rd reboot.
I am holding the power button down consistently for each reboot; it seems like it will power off during reboot one time, sometimes 2, but not more than that. Then as it stalls at the "Touch the future" screen, I have to release the power button and then hold it down for a very long time in order to get it to power down the device.
Any suggestions for getting me running again? I started to follow the steps from http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/rootpack-instructions.html to create a bootable Clockwork Recovery SD card, but I couldn't get Win32diskimager to make a backup ISO of my SD card first. (Error 8, can't get a handle on the file.) I didn't think it wise to risk wiping out the SD card with a CWR bootable without having an ISO copy of the card first, so I stopped there. (I only have one micro-SD card.)
Thanks in advance for any help! This has been a very long process and I'm getting pretty discouraged now... Is this what a "brick" looks like?