(How To) Flash Back to Clean Stock ROM using Stock Nook Color Recovery

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    rico2001 Senior Member

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    This factory restore procedure is for people who are using the stock Nook Color recovery and have not installed Clockworkmod Recovery or any other custom recovery utility.

    There are two parts to the reset, you must do both in this order

    1. Re-imaging the PROGRAM portion of the nook. On the screen this is called a software update.
    2. Re-imaging the data portion of the nook. On the screen this is called the factory reset.

    Part one:
    Re-Image the NookColor /system partition (the program part)

    To do a factory reset on the NC you need to force your reboot counter to hit 8. [​IMG]
    Nook screen while re-flashing

    Eight interrupted Boots

    1. Power off the nook.
    2. Tap the power button.
    3. As soon as Welcome to the future of reading appears, hold the power button down to interrupt the boot process.
      • If the boot animation does not appear, add 1 to your interrupted boot count.
      • If the boot animation DOES appear, your interrupted boot count is reset to zero. Start over.
    4. Repeat from step 2 until your failed boot count reaches 8. At this point, the nook will re-flash its /system partition. You will see the process on the right.
    Part two: ReImage the /data part. This is called Factory Reset

    After re-imaging /system in step one, you need to perform a SECOND process to clear /data.
    Method 1: Hardware Key Combination

    1. With the NOOKcolor powered off hold down the n button (home) and Power Button until the NOOKcolor powers on.
    2. You will be prompted with a Factory Reset dialog. Press POWER key to Exit Press HOME key to continue
    3. Press n button (home).
    4. You will be prompted to confirm. Press POWER key to Exit Press HOME key to continue
    5. Press n button (home).
    6. A Clearing Data dialog will show. NOOKcolor will reboot automatically once complete.
    Method 2: "Erase & Deregister Device"

    1. Go to Settings
    2. Select "Device Info" under the top "Device Settings" section
    3. Select "Erase & Deregister Device"
    4. Select the "Erase & Deregister Device" button
    5. You will be prompted with the following confirmation dialog Are you sure you want to reset your Nook? Doing so will return your Nook to factory settings, erase local content and deregister this device. Cancel Reset Nook
    6. Select the "Reset Nook" button
    7. A Deregistration message will appear and NOOKcolor will reboot.
    8. Upon reset a Clearing data message will appear Clearing data... A reset is being performed. This may take a few minutes.
    9. NOOKcolor will reboot again once complete.
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