(HOW TO) Uninstall Clockwork Recovery and revert to a stock image

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    Maybe you are like me and like futzing around with your NC, or maybe you accidentally installed a ROM and when you tried to remove it and revert back, you didn't properly uninstall Clockwork Recovery Mod.

    Perhaps you need some sort of warranty work on your NC and need it back to stock to avoid the voided warranty for rooting.

    No matter your reason for wanting to revert to stock, I have pieced together a quick way to: A. remove CWR B. delete any installed apps or custom roms C. restore your NC to a stock state. I know that not everyone has a membership at XDA, so I compiled the information here into a single thread.

    First, my thanks to samuelhalff and thecubed/IOMonster on the XDA forums for putting the information out there.

    DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT WRITE ANY OF THE SCRIPTS OR FILES MENTIONED IN THIS THREAD. I SIMPLY USED INFORMATION FOUND IN TWO DIFFERENT THREADS ON THE XDA FORUMS. THE ORIGINAL THREADS CAN BE FOUND HERE:
    [RECOVERY] Monster RootPack 0.5 / Clockwork Recovery 3.0.0.5 SD (Block 1.1 too!) - xda-developers
    AND HERE
    [RECOVERY][ZIP] Nook Color Restore to stock - xda-developers

    Using this method will strip ClockworkMod Recovery from the internal memory of your Nook Color and reset your device to the stock image of your choice (either 1.0.0 or 1.0.1)

    1.2 stock image with and without CWR.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13198961&postcount=1

    1.3 stock image.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30572895/Nook_Color/update-nc-stock-1.3.zip

    Requirements:

    Your Nook Color
    A MicroSD Card (this entire process can be done with a 1GB card)

    The Stock image of your choice found here: (You don’t need both)

    Getting Started:
    I have used this process with both diskimager and winimage, so use the one you are familiar with.

    ***The bootable Clockwork image (clockwork_1gb-0.4.tar.gz) is a zip file that can be opened with winrar (or I am assuming any other zip program...winzip, 7zip, etc)...you must extract the img file inside of it***

    Once you have done that, follow the directions below.


    1. Write the bootable Clockwork image to your SD card.
    2. When your image writer software is complete, open the drive on your computer and copy the stock image (either 1.0.0 or 1.0.1) into the root of your SD card

    ***Make sure your Nook Color is turned off***

    Insert the SD card into your Nook Color and turn it on.
    This will take you to the familiar Clockwork Recovery interface (which is running from your SD card, not internal memory)

    Our first task will be to format the /system and /data folders (which will wipe out your rooting and anything you have installed on the Nook (the same as 8 failed attempts and PWR+N key for a factory reset)

    1. Scroll down the mounts and storage option in Clockwork
    2. Select format /system, verify that you want to do this
    3. When complete, select format /data and verify yes

    You have now wiped out the internal memory (rebooting your NC now will give you an error message)
    Now we want to flash the zipped stock file.

    Go back to the main menu in Clockwork

    1. Select ‘Install Zip from SD Card’
    2. Find the zip file for the stock image you chose
    3. Verify that you want to install this zip file
    4. Wait for it to finish. When CWR is finished installing the zip file…go to mounts and storage
    5. Select unmount sdcard>>>remove sdcard
    6. Go back to the main menu in Clockwork and 'Reboot'

    Congratulations, you have now removed CWR from your system [if you had it installed, and really, who doesn’t? :)] (allowing the default B&N recovery method and reset your Nook to the stock image you chose.)
    Now I recommend installing any B&N updates you want, reinstalling your apps, Clockwork Recovery, etc.

    Make a full backup in Clockwork Recovery so you don’t need to do these steps again down the road, unless of course you are a glutton for punishment like I am.

    ***THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO REVERT BACK TO A STOCK IMAGE***

    [ZIP][RECOVERY] EMMC Recovery Repair - xda-developers (Thanks to xawen over at XDA for laying this out)

    For those that don't have memberships at XDA here are the instructions:

    1) Create a bootable CWM SD card from the link above.
    2) Mount the SD card on your computer and copy the RecoveryFix.zip file to it.
    3) Boot the Nook into CWM from the SD card.
    4) Choose "install zip from sdcard"
    5) Choose "choose zip from sdcard"
    6) Browse to the RecoveryFix.zip and select it.
    7) Choose "Yes - Install RecoveryFix.zip"

    CWM should now work by booting and holding the N + Power buttons.[/quote]

    You can find the recoveryfix file RecoveryFix.zip There


    ***If you just want to remove CWR without breaking your root!!!***

    Follow the steps at the top of the post to setup a bootable CWR SD Card
    Download the removecwr.zip file from HERE
    Put this zip file on your SD Card (DO NOT EXTRACT IT, JUST COPY THE ZIP TO THE ROOT OF YOUR SD CARD)
    Turn off your NC
    Insert your bootable SD card and restart the NC
    scroll down to install zip from sdcard
    Press 'n' to execute
    scroll to 'choose zip from sdcard
    Press 'n' to execute
    Find the removeclock zip file
    Press 'n' to execute
    Select Yes and Press 'n' to execute
    When it finishes running the zip file, go back to main page
    Select Mounts and Storage
    Press 'n' to execute
    scroll to unmount /sdcard
    Press 'n' to execute
    Scroll to Yes and Press 'n' to execute
    Go back to main screen and select reboot system now

    You should now be rebooting normally into your NC and your system should still be completely rooted.


    Again, thanks to the guys over at XDA, and everyone here who helped me and for putting this information out there.
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    Nice "how to" Vic. Thanks and much appreciated. :)

    Question:
    -Say you have a 2GB sd card, what size will it be reformatted to after writing bootable CWR image?
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    I vote for sticky status - as this thread would have saved me HOURS just a few days ago. :)
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    I just quickly made a boot image from the clockwork.img on a 1GB SD Card and had 898MB free...this thing takes next to no room, because it isn't a full OS like the bootable froyo is. You theoretically could load up everything you needed on a single sd card with the updates, etc.
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    Cool thanks, exactly what I wanted to know. So unlike noot02 and autonooter images, it doesn't format the card to just the size of the image it is writing.
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    I do believe that is correct, but I have only done it with my 1GB card...I will try in a sec with my 8GB card and report back.

    Reporting back:

    I was incorrect Rico...it formats a 1GB partition...my 8GB card is now at 988MB

    so it does work like autonooter
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    Update to OP:

    Included direction to opening the bootable clockwork image zip file before trying to burn image to SD card.
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    Hi Darme'en. I tried to follow the above steps (like you'd suggested to get me restored, in my post at http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...screen-after-trying-revert-b-n.html#post48501)
    but I couldn't do the 2nd step --
    1. Write the bootable Clockwork image to your SD card. [DONE; WORKED FINE]
    2. When your image writer software is complete, open the drive on your computer and copy the stock image (either 1.0.0 or 1.0.1) into the root of your SD card.

    I couldn't copy the stock image to the SD card. Windows Explorer says the disk is not formatted as soon as I click on it... I'm using WinXP.
    Is there another method I should be using, rather than Windows Explorer?

    (It was a new 4GB SD card, that I'd written to before (the Froyo bootable, and now the Bootable Clockwork in Step 1). Just to be sure, I formatted it from inside the Nook before re-writing the Bootable Clockwork, but I still get the same issue...)

    Thanks!
    John
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    Just so I understand John, you are burning the image and as soon as you go to click on it, it says its unreadable?

    Are you taking it out and putting it back in your comp?

    I just used Windows Explorer to open the drive...I have found that Windows sometimes doesn't want to recognize a flash drive, so I just unplug it and plug it back in. I have also found that sometimes the flash drive and my front USB ports don't want to play nice with each other.

    Make sure you are using the 1GB clockwork, and not the 128mb clockwork. I updated the URL for the 1GB Clockwork image, so you may want to re-download and try it again.
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    That did it. For some reason, I had to eject the drive and re-insert it, and it worked like a charm...

    (1) I couldn't find the new files under the link, just a notice that there WERE new files available, and a link to instructions and thread, and a link to old versions.
    (2) If I'm using a 4GB SD card, do I need a 4GB version? (The Monster Rootpack seems to mention all different sizes being available now.)

    Thanks!
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    You only need a version big enough to fit the files you want on the SD for recovery purposes. I use the 2gb version since it's enough to get all my recovery stuff on it. As long as your SD is bigger than the image you are using, it'll work. When you burn the image to the SD using Win32DiskImager or WinImage the card will appear to be the size of the image you burned, but don't worry, you can fix it after your done by formatting the sd card with the NC.
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    Do I have the up-to-date version -- it's clockwork_1gb-0.4.tar.gz, which unzipped into clockwork_1gb.img 1/18/11 12:32AM 921,600kb. MD5 hash = c4e8491148beb9b5c869fc7bf20269d7
    If not, where are the new files? (I only see a link to the old versions, plus instructions and thread.)

    Once I'm back at stock 1.0.1, without CWR, what thread do you suggest I follow for rooting to get me to rooted 1.1.0? (Seems there's alot of threads floating around; want to be sure I follow one that actually works... [​IMG])

    Thanks!
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    At this point, the best path for you seems to be to root at 1.0.1 with autonooter 2.12.25 (NookColor Rooting - nookDevs)
    Then make sure CWR is installed, flash Recovery, power off and back on, create a full nand backup, copy the backup to your pc for safe keeping
    Now you can sideload the 1.1.0 update (http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook-color-technical/7127-rom-nook-color-v1-1-0-pre-rooted.html)
    I would do another nand backup of this and also store on pc for safekeeping.

    This gives you a 1.0.1 backup, and a 1.1.0 backup. Puts you into 1.1.0 WITH cwr working. You should be good from there.
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    Apparently IOMonster changed the links on his page after I updated the URl...It is now fixed and linked to the proper files, with proper notation...I think.
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    Hi, Darmeen. Thanks for putting all of this info together. I followed your procedure. A couple of issues:

    - I had an interesting thing happen when I copied the "nook-complete-restore-1.0.1" to the SD card. I got a message indicating MLO and u-boot.bin were already there and should I overwrite Yes/No. They get created during the image burn. I chose to overwrite.
    - After I boot with the SD card in the Nook, I followed the instructions to wipe system and data. I then attempted to install the "romrestore.zip". I get the following error message, and it aborts out.

    Installing update...
    assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "zoom2" || assert failed: getprop("ro.build.device") == "zoom2"
    E:Error in /sdcard/romrestore.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Please help.

    Thanks, again.
    -Roland
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    I think you did something wrong...you should be saving the restore as a zip file...don't open it on your pc

    Sent from my SPH-P100 using Tapatalk
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    Yup, you need to put the "nook-complete-restore-1.0.1.zip" on the SD card, do NOT unpack it. When you use the card to boot into CWR, you select the 'Install Zip from SD" and pick the file.

    So you should re-do the creating a bootable SD card step to fix the card, then copy the file over as a zip, then boot it up.
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    darmeen - just stumbled onto this thread at XDA and since it has been tested to work with the ext4 installs (CM7/phiremodv3) I thought you'd like to include this as an option to your "Restore to Stock" write-up.

    [ZIP][RECOVERY] EMMC Recovery Repair - xda-developers
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