@Rico I rooted using Autonooter 3.0.. after I updated to 1.1 (my nook was stock out of the box) then loaded CWR to make a clean backup. Then I flashed recovery, rebooted into recovery, cleared everything, ran a backup. Once backup was comeplete I could not get out of CWR.. So I ran the remove script and was all good. Faceman - interesting thing about the power off. NO I did not the first time. BUT I just flashed the 1.1 kernal and when I cleared Dalvik it locked up. I missed the boot-up sequence to go back into CWR so I waited until full bootup. Then flashed CWR, rebooted into recovery, cleared Cache only... Installed 1.1 kernal, rebooted normally back into rom. Had to fix the touch sensitivity per Rico's tutorial but is great now. Have ran SetCpu got my profiles going etc.. working fine.