OK, I am working on outlining the many ways to restore a Nook Color. I want to find the good and bad with different methods in an attempt to compile not just a flowchart style recovery thread, but to try and come up with a How-To for creating a personalized recovery sd for each user so you can come back from a fubar without having to do the many steps of restore to factory, root, reset, etc. First experiment: I loaded up CWR and created a nand backup of my working system as it sits right now. I purposely borked my boot partition so that I couldn't boot up. Then I created a 2gb bootable CWR, tossed in some recovery zips (one for stock 1.0.0 and one for stock 1.0.1) 1. Trying to restore my NC to stock 1.0.0 (which is what I had stable before purposely going off the deep end) didn't work. I would get boot loop at the "N" logo after "Touch the Future" 2. So i booted back to the Sd and restored to stock 1.0.1 --> Success 3. Completely registered NC with B&N 4. Rooted with autonooted 2.12.25 --> Sucess 5. Enabled market and installed ROM Manager --> Success 6. Flashed Clockwork Recovery --> Success 7. Powered OFF and back ON --> Success (and this step is so important I can not stress it enough) 8. Launched ROM Manager and booted into recovery --> success 9. Created a nand backup --> success 10. Restored my original nand backup (the 1.0.0 system I backed up before doing this) --> SUCCESS So I was able to get back to where I started thanks to the bootable sd and some elbow grease. Next step is to try to compact this process and make it simpler. I'm open to some suggestions for what to try and how to make this more compact. ****** UPDATE ****** Background/Theory: I used Titanium Backup (Free) to do a 'Backup All User Apps + System data' from my 1.0.0 system. My intention was to use this to fully install all apps and their data onto a newly rooted 1.0.1 system. In case you were using 1.0.0 and wanted to take this system crash opportunity to upgrade to 1.0.1 - why not right? 1. Followed steps 1-9 above 2. Installed Titanium Backup from Market 3. Opened Titanium --> ran 'Batch: Restore all apps with data' a. Had to tap 'Install' and 'Done' about 105 times as the apps were reinstalled b. Quickoffice failed - but this is because I had the Adam version that requires the preinstalled viewer to be removed first and i forgot that step c. ROM Manager Alert - this is because my batch was trying to install app data for an app that I already installed in step 5 above 4. Once complete did a full power off and on (in order to reset apps and lists and such) 5. Uh oh.... something sparked a B&N system failure and restore 6. Uh ok.... the restore was TOO fast and not complete - now i'm looking at the ZoomLogic setup * It looks like I just completed the autonooter process and haven't done a Ti restore or anything * Everything is hosed up now... now I NEED to restore using steps 1-10 above. Doh! I don't know if Ti is not made to do what I tried to do, maybe I used the wrong batch options for backup and restore, or if this was an exception to what is otherwise a normal procedure. I would think that I could backup my apps in Ti on my 1.0.0 system and then restore all those apps on my new 1.0.1 system. I'll seek better Ti information - please post if you are real comfortable with using Ti as a "All Apps" backup and restore tool. I know I can do this one app at a time, but who the heck only has a few apps?