I did a stupid thing..

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    I flashed Cyanogenmod7 to my NC and was messing with settings.. I changed the lock screen setting to use the menu button to unlock, rather than a slider, and of course it doesn't work. All I'm getting is the lock screen (you know with the clock and slider, but without the slider) and the menu button doesn't do anything. It still boots/reboots locked, so that didn't work..

    Am I gonna have to reflash, or do you guys know something I don't? (Likely the case here) ;)
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    You can try booting into recovery and installing cm7 right over top without wiping or anything. Should restore default settings. I am not sure though if it will mess anything up. I do this on droid when I want to remove a theme or add stock kernel back.

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    yeah, I would try that, but I was using a buddy's sd card that I don't have with me now.. I wish it was easy peasy like the droid, I do the same thing with mine...
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    Sad to say I did the same thing the other day. Need to flash it again. Power off then back on holding the n button and you're set. If you have titanium backup and had your launcher screens saved, you can get it back pretty quickly with minimal effort. Now if you don't have CWM on your sd card, you'll need to get the sd card from your buddy.
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    YOu can also just download the button-remapping zip that someone made (and I can't remember where it is off hand) over at XDA that remaps one of the volume keys to the menu button and viola, you're fixed. Then I recommend changing that lock screen. You can always remove the key mapping when done if you don't want it.
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    thanks guys. i hadn't gotten too far into the setup stuff, so it wouldn't be a huge bother to reflash it. thanks again for the help!
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    I just did the exact same thing as the OP. I'm trying to search for a fix and came across this post. Now how do I get this ZIP you speak of? I know this is an old thread, but can someone please help me with easier instructions?

    EDIT: Found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=965023 Still lost, trying to figure this out on my own. I downloaded the first file. Now trying to figure out whats next.
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    You'll have to go to the XDA-developers forum and search there. That's where the zip file is located and Faceman said he couldn't remember exactly where. Everything else you need to know is in the above posts or can be found with a quick forum or Google search. Good luck! :)
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    Sue, I edited my above post. I found the file, and some kind of way, got it onto the nook (on my auto nooter side). It worked, volume buttons became menu and back. But when I put the cm7 card back in, the volume keys aren't doing anything again. So... I still need help. The instructions with those files over on xda seem like they might not work for cm7 on a sd card??
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    I've been working on this for over an hour and searching everywhere. I guess what I need to know now, is how do I get this file onto my cm7 card, when its locked and I can't access the card at all?

    I was hoping that since it worked on my Autonooter running on emmc, I hoped it would carry over when I booted to cm7 on SD. But it didn't. Still need help :(

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    I even tried copying the key editor files from my autonooter, to my pc desktop so that I could copy them from desktop to cm7 card. It won't even let me do that. Probably because I can't "enable usb mode" to transfer files because I'm locked out. I really screwed this up. Anyone? JP?
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    Ok, I'm not quite following. So you wanted to remap your buttons which you did on autonooter. Then you wanted to do the same thing on CM7 bootable. So you inserted the boot card but the button remaping didn't apply when booted into CM7 (as it should not).

    How did you get locked out of CM7 and what do you mean by locked out? If you can't enable usb mode you can use Samba or Dropbox or another similar app to wirelessly move files between the nook and the pc.
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    Hi JP. I created my issue exactly how Sam did in the OP. I was messing around in the settings and changed the lock screen setting to usse the menu button to unlock, rather than a slider. Now my SD cm7 nook is locked upon power up and I cannot unlock it, because there is no menu button.

    To fix it, I tried to use the volume remapping suggestion above, but how am I supposed to get that onto a "locked" device? I see you suggested Samba or Drop Box. I didn't have either of those apps before, so now again, how do I get them onto a "locked" device. I can't do anything with my "locked" device.

    Everything I've read, sounds like people with this issue were able to fix it because they had CM7 on internal memory. I have it on SD card and have no idea how to fix. Please help me or just tell me to throw it away and buy a new card if that's what it's going to come down to.
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    I just tried the dropbox idea. Didn't work because I cannot physically install it onto the cm7 card with it being locked. I downloaded it from the market webpage on my PC but again, cannot install. So back to trying to manually transfer the key editor files onto my cm7 card- I get a pop up message on my PC saying that there is not enough space on boot. Because it's reading the SD card as a boot card and shows there is no available storage space. Maybe if there is a way to fix that, I could get somewhere. Any other suggestions?
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    Take the card out, put it in your computer and copy the file over. Then put it back in your Nook and boot up while holding the power and N button.
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    Sue, it won't let me copy the file over when I put it in my pc. See my most recent post. Do you know how I can get my pc to read the card as storage instead of boot?

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    Again, take the card out and put it in your PC! Most have card readers installed. If not, buy one, they are super cheap. Your card should have come with an adapter that will let any regular card reader read it. Then put the card back into your Nook and reboot into recovery mode so you can install the file. You are making this a bit more difficult than it needs to be. :) In the future, don't mess with settings unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing. It will only cause headaches. :)
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    I have an adapter. I am following you completely. The problem is copying the file. I get a pop up saying I can't copy the file, not enough space. If I could successfully get the file onto the card, I'd be golden. But its not happening. I hope you understand what I'm trying to explain.

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    @jonesygirl, not sure how far you have gotten with your cm7 install on sd and, as I have never run from sd this may be a bit off but, why not reflash your cm7 install on the sd card as well as CWM, then install clockwork to emmc. This should restore settings on the card to stock and give you the ability, through CWM, to flash or install any other files you might need. Just sayin.....

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    Hey jonsey, I missed your updates a couple of days ago. I follow you now and see your problem. I am not sure that can be overcome in any convenient way. I think what you may have to do is recreate your bootable CM7 card which means starting all your settings and apps from scratch. Before that though, here are some options.

    Boot into internal memory then insert your CM7 SD. See if there are any file explores you can download which will allow you to see the partitions other than the boot partition on the SD card. You can also try this by intserting the SD card into the PC and using a partition manager. Most partition managers will let you see the partitions but not necessarily access the files on those partitions. That is why I say try it from inside the Nook first since there is a chance it will see the files in those data partitions.

    If that doesn't work you can try and change the CM7 version on the card. If you are at 7.0.3 then use 7.1.0 RC1 or vice versa. You can do this by changing the boot files (which you do have access to) according to the Bootable CM7 thread.

    Finally, if you can't get either of those methods to work then you can start fresh. Format the card and creat a new bootable CM7 from scratch.

    JP

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