Help!!! I think I have bricked my NookColor

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  1. rodalcaraz827
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    I recently tried the Flashable Froyo ROM for the Nook Color from modembug on XDA. Now I don't have Clockwork Recovery and need help getting it back. Instead of any boot animation, I just get a "loading..." and then an "ANDROID_" and it doesn't come up at all. The only way to turn it off at this point is to press both and hold both power and n buttons. I am new to the Nook Color, but I am pretty experienced with my Moto Droid. Can anybody please help me, even if I need to restore my Nook to factory settings. I really don't think the 8 boot method is working at all.
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    Thanks darmeen, I'll try this and see if it works.
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    Good luck, and let us know what happens...

    Oh BTW, welcome to the forums.
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    Thanks, I'm glad I joined, otherwise I wouldn't know where to start.
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    I wouldn't load any froyo ROM internally at this point...they just aren't ready for primetime. Stick with a rooted version of the B&N build for right now...let the developers get their kinks ironed out.
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    If I can get it running again, I'm sure I won't be flashing anything to internal memory again. I still can't seem to get it working. It won't even boot the sd card image.
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    You need to go into nook settings and erase and deregister device and start over. Do not use froyo.

    Factory restore> register device with b&n again>sideload update> root using autonooter from nookdevs then go from there. You can't load any roms or kernels without clockwork recovery.

    Let us know if u need help.

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    He is stuck in some boot loop Steve...he can't get into froyo now.


    It is weird that it won't boot from the SD card though.
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    If u cannot boot up u may have to do 8 interups method first.

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    Sorry just saw your post above. He might have to do 8 interrupts first. Idk why it won't boot off sdcard either. Hmm.

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    Its quite all right. This is the reason why I don't live out in the front of the pack...I would rather something stable come along first.

    Playing with HC on an SD card is fun, but I know running HC internally on the nook is quite a ways off.
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    Yes I usually wait for something stable too. No froyo for me yet : ) Things will be much better when/if we get flashable clockwork recovery roms like cm7.

    Rodalcara. Try the xda link or this link below and let us know if u have questions.

    http://nookdevs.com/Flash_back_to_clean_stock_ROM

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    Don't worry, its hard to brick a NC and if you can boot, you can fix.

    Lets get a base of what you can and can't do:
    -You flashed 2.2 from CWR?
    -Is you SD card still installed? If so take it out.
    -How do you know you don't have CWR? Did you uninstall it?
    -What happens when you hold the power button for 5 to 8 seconds?
    -Did you try the 8 boot interrupts?

    If its all hose there is a way back but from my experience, you can usually get back into CWR.

    Follow this tutorial: [ADV][DEV][STOCK IMAGE]Nook 1.01 stock dd images - xda-developers

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    Thanks for all this info guys, I have Froyo running again, I have SD card inserted. But It has a notification of "Damaged SD card" There are no google apps, or I would just download Rom Manager from Market and download CWR through it. I tried dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 but it says "dd: can't open '/sdcard/boot.img': No such file or directory"
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    I made the following post in another thread. I would still stay away from froyo though and go with an autonooter method. You can load a froyo rom later once you get clockwork installed on your 2.1 autonootered device.

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    Ok, I'm back up and running. I was finally able to boot into CWR from sd card. Then i formatted system and data. Then I flashed update.zip to bring me back to 1.0.1. I'm so happy, I was able to figure this out. Thanks everyone for all your help, you got me going in the right direction. I'm really glad I joined this forum.

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    Going to leave us hanging? So what was the hang up? It may help others down the road, plus I'm generally interested in all problems and solutions concerning the Nook color.

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    Honestly, I have no idea what the problem was... basically what I did was used 2 sd cards. One had froyo 5.9 so that I could get froyo back up. Once that was up, I used an sd card with CWR and the 1.0.1 recovery.img I found on XDA.

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    ok...

    Well glad to see you back on your feet. :)

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