[eMMC ROM] CM7 Development Release (03-11-2011) (now with Bluetooth!)

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  1. faceman

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    CM7 Has finally hit the level where it is receiving nightly attention and updates, so I figured it was time to make it's way over here. Please please read everything very carefully. This is not just a simple ROM to be flashed with CWR like other options. The steps to install this are still in the moderate to advanced range and precautions should be taken when trying anything mentioned in this thread.

    Now without further ado...

    [USER] CM7 General Discussion thread - xda-developers
    I currently am running the second nightly release and enjoying it. It has it's issues, but so far so good. I have a diary of my initial install in the thread about setting up a new bootable CWR SD that is needed in order to flash the CM7 releases here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...e-bootable-clockwork-sd-card-0-1-cm7-rom.html

    I will update as new information or releases become available.

    Update 2/20/11
    Please watch here for nightly releases: CyanogenMod Mirror Network - Powered by TDRevolution
    Get overclock kernels for Froyo/CM7 here: [Kernel][Eclair][Froyo][CM7][Honeycomb] Dalingrin's OC kernel [3/11/11] - xda-developers

    Update 2/21/11
    Cyanogen Forums - Nook Color (aka Encore) get's its own forum: Barnes & Noble Nook Color - CyanogenMod Forum

    Update */*/11
    I missed a few... sorry

    Update 3/11/11
    Dalingrin released a bluetooth enabled update between the nightlies. I recommend anyone wanting to play with it to try to the SD version until nightly 16 is released. But for the daredevils out there, check out the above links for a new BT enable oc kernel to go along with the special bt_cm7

    Update 3/13/11
    As of nightly 17, BT has been officially incorporated into CM7. As of nightly 18 there is also a new OC kernel to go along with everything.
     
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    I'm so excited about this! I trying to hold off for a couple days before trying it, we'll see. I ran cyanogen on my G1 but it's been a long time. Do the nightly updates automatically install every evening, or is it a more lengthy process like flashing a new rom?
     
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    Well, that's a tough question...

    The nightly updates are full install versions of the ROM with the latests tweeks included. Once you have the system up and running, all you have to do with a nightly is put the zip on your SD, boot into CWR, install the zip, reboot. No wiping, formatting, etc. needed. However, it is commonly believed that wiping /cache is good form when installing a zip ROM.

    If you have the paid version of ROM Manager, then you should be able to find the updated nightly and have it copied to your SD from within the app, then just reboot to recovery, install, reboot to joy.

    As of right now, it's not this simple, because CM7 requires CWR v3.0.0.6 which is part of the bootable SD ext4 that I've listed. The ROM currently includes CWR v3.0.0.5 which won't flash properly and causes some issues. So as of this morning, you have to use the special bootable SD with v3.0.0.6 to do any installing and flashing. Which is easy for me, I have a couple cards so I just swap them back and forth. If you only have one SD card, then you have to back it up, flash it new, install, reformat, recover sd backup to it every time you want to update CM7. They are working on integrating the new CWR (v3.0.0.6) into the ROM so this isn't an issue anymore. I will update when it is that easy though.
     
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    I'm still running the rom from two nights ago. I love this, I just learned something new typing this, it lets you move an arrow around to move the curser. Anyway, do you need to reload apps when you flash the new update.
     
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    I do have two cards so that wouldn't be a problem. Im really close to taking the leap. Im tying to hold off for the market and video fixes though. Any new info in that?
     
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    Yea, you can now place your cursor, and you can long press for options like copy/paste.

    No, when you flash an update (nightly) you just install the zip without any formatting, so all your apps and data are still there. It just writes updated files to the /system partition.

    Do a complete and solid backup, and understand how to use it... then go for it.
     
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    Updated first post with nightly link and overclock kernel link.
     
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    Im running the v2 and loving it cant wait to install V3. Loving this and keep up the great work !
     
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    Im running nightly v3 oc'd at 1.1ghz. Still waiting for video, YouTube, and market to be fully functional but I'm going to hang in there. I thought I had seen a post with some setting tweaks (animations and stuff) over at xda that would improve performance but I can't seem to find it now. I was wondering if anybody has some recommendations?

    Edit... just noticed that it doesn't support live wallpaper. Can anyone else confirm?
     
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    updated first post - Nook Color (aka Encore) has it's own section at Cyanogenmod finally. :)
     
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    Just played with v3 for a while and it is definitely improved. The Zeam launcher showed up in the market, that's cool. I am using a live wallpaper and haven't had any problem with that. Can't get youtube to work and one of my favorite games won't open. Those are the only problems that I see so far. Also, I haven't got the movie player to work but Rock player works just fine. But seriously if you are waiting to get this, it's time. I really like this rom.
     
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    There is now a flashable CWR you can use. That way no more sd card swap. Thanks to Xawen on XDA forums---http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=959240&page=18
     
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    Thanks, i've posted a very thorough how to set of instructions at XDA, waiting on some smarter folks feedback and will bring it over here. And yes, there is Xawens .zip that makes flashing updates easier.
     
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    OK, I think my efforts for a complete install instructions are getting spread so I am going to post them here and try to redirect all my other mentions of them back to here. So here you go:

    In an effort to completely document the "Going to CM7 and Coming Back from CM7" experience for myself and my fellow rooters, I have compiled the following diary of install. Please let me know if there are missing steps or extraneous steps that can be removed. Remember please that I am trying to COMPLETELY document the process (at least as much as pertains directly to CM7) and the audience is for everyone, even real noobs who you know will be trying this and crying about some dumb mistake. Thanks for your feedback.

    Before beginning:
    1. Booted into Recovery
    2. Created new nand backup
    3. Removed and stored MAIN sd

    Using a new and different sd:
    1. created 4gb CWR_ext4_0.1 bootable SD [Followed process here: ][RECOVERY] EXT4 Compatible Bootable Clockwork SD Card 0.1 (+ tasty treats) - xda-developers
    2. moved flashable zip of CM7 to SD [edit: now using latest nightly found here: ]CyanogenMod Mirror Network - Powered by TDRevolution
    3. moved latest gapps to SD [Found here: Latest Version/Google Apps - CyanogenMod Wiki
    4. moved latest Froyo/CM7 overclock kernel to SD [Found here: ][Kernel][Eclair][Froyo][CM7][Honeycomb] Dalingrin's OC kernel [2/18/11] - xda-developers
    4. insert into NC

    Installing
    1. boot with bootable sd (CWR_ext4_0.1 - ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.0.6)
    2. 'mounts and storage' --> format /system ; /data ; /cache
    3. back to main menu
    4. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "latest_CM7_nightly.zip"
    5. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip"
    6. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "update-1100mhz-froyo_CM7-emmc-cwm.zip" [if desired]
    7. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    8. reboot

    First Boot
    1. (got chills seeing that little cm7 droid boot animation)
    2. @ Welcome to NookColor --> waited full 5 minutes for system to settle (?)
    3. tapped Droid to begin setup
    4. waited for Notification Bar to show WiFi available --> dragged down to open
    5. Selected my router and logged in
    6. Used built in 'Back Button' in top right of notification bar to go back to setup
    7. @ Set up your Google Account --> signed in
    8. @ Market Apps Installer - IMPORTANT: Read This! --> OK
    9. @ Choose the apps to install --> preference i guess (gmail and google search were already installed - I added YouTube) --> ok
    10. above took me to YouTube install screeen from market, seleceted Install then OK
    11. @ Use Google Location --> i uncheck both since it's not a phone --> Next
    12. @ Back up data --> i uncheck again --> Next
    13. "Your Google Account is now linked to this phone" --> Finish setup
    14. now to set time prefferences --> personal preference here (set time zone and current time will adjust) --> Next
    15. WOOT! CM7 Home Screen!
    16. Open Apps --> Settings --> CyanogenMod Settings --> Lockscreen --> Style Options --> Lockscreen style --> change to Sliding Tab (this is because the Rotary wheel isn't sized right yet and is real hard to use currently)
    17. back @ Settings --> Applications --> check allow for Unknown Sources
    18. open Market --> downloaded Titanium Backup
    19. Ran batch restore to replace missing user apps
    20. Open and tested each user app (some worked, some didn't - but it's early)

    First Backup
    1. Power off NC
    2. boot with bootable sd (CWR_ext4_0.1 - ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.0.6)
    3. 'backup and restore' --> 'Backup' (this creates nand backup to the SD card of the installed system)
    4. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    5. reboot

    First Nightly Update
    1. Download latest nightly (CyanogenMod Mirror Network - Powered by TDRevolution)
    2. Place new file onto the bootable ext4 SD
    3. boot with bootable sd (CWR_ext4_0.1 - ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.0.6)
    4. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "latest_nightly.zip"
    5. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "update-1100mhz-froyo_CM7-emmc-cwm.zip" [if needed, at this time the nightly will restore original clock speed]
    7. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    8. reboot

    Restoring a nand backup of CM7
    1. Power off NC
    2. boot with bootable sd (CWR_ext4_0.1 - ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.0.6)
    3. 'backup and restore' --> 'Restore' (select the backup you wish to restore - usually one with most recent date)
    4. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    5. reboot

    Reverting back to any other AOSP
    ********************************
    **This requires having a seperate SD card or overwriting the image of the ext4 card
    **All files needed are available as part of the
    ** "Monster RootPack/Clockwork Recovery 3.0.0.5 SD" [][RECOVERY] Monster RootPack 0.7 / Clockwork Recovery 3.0.0.5 SD (1.1 Compatible!) - xda-developers
    ** "Nook Color Restore to Stock" [][RECOVERY][ZIP] Nook Color Restore to stock - xda-developers
    **You will need the following files:
    ** CWR-removal.zip (both threads have a CWR removal file or two, take your pick)
    ** repartition-boot-with-stock.zip
    ** your most recent NON-CM7 nand backup -OR- your preferred stock recovery .zip
    ********************************
    1. Power off NC
    2. boot with bootable sd (original_CWR - ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.0.5) [one made using the Monster RootPack thread]
    3. 'mounts and storage' --> format /system ; /data ; /cache (this is for good measure)
    3. back to main menu
    4. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "CWR-removal.zip"
    5. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "repartition-boot-with-stock.zip"
    *********************************
    ** If restoring to a nand backup, skip to step 9
    *********************************
    6. 'install zip from sdcard' --> 'choose zip from sdcard' --> select "nook-complete-restore-1.0.x.zip"
    7. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    8. reboot (you should boot to stock and unrooted)(AND DONT DO STEPS 9-11) [you can now re-root with autonooter instructions]
    *********************************
    ** Only complete these steps if restoring a nand backup and NOT restoring to stock
    *********************************
    9. 'backup and restore' --> 'Restore' (select the backup you wish to restore - usually one with most recent date)
    10. 'mounts and storage' --> unmount sdcard --> remove sdcard
    11. reboot (you should be back to a working version, rooted and full of joy)
     
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    Greeting Faceman and thank you again for an excellent How-To. I thought this [RECOVERY] EXT4 Compatible Bootable Clockwork SD Card 0.1 (+ tasty treats) - Page 19 - xda-developers #188 (I don't know how to link to specific post) might be a good addition to your guide. I can confirm that it works. CWR reads as 3.0.0.5 in the app but when you reboot into recovery it is 3.0.0.6 and will effectively back up, restore, and allow install of nightlies from within the app. It's pretty slick.

    A few tips as I know if you haven't done this you will. I had to install CWR from within the app as you would normally. Then reboot into recovery and install this xda-developers - View Single Post - [RECOVERY] EXT4 Compatible Bootable Clockwork SD Card 0.1 (+ tasty treats) reboot and you are good to go...If this was posted already and I missed it then sorry.

    Thanks again for all the great info. My NC has been a joy/adventure/delight in large part thanks to your guides and patience.

    Cheers Patron
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