nook color v1.4.1 software update is available...

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  1. sjbenes

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    Has anyone tried this version with a dual boot microSD yet? I was just wondering if there are any issues with dual booting using this new software version...
     
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    I was curious about the new features as well.

    If anyone has tested them out, how are they?
     
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    There shouldn't be any impact, since everything is being loaded from the SD.
     
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    So... I guess my question would really come down to, is there any way that B&N could lock down the bootloader of the nook color with a software update? I would like to think that they wouldn't do that, but no one thought they would do it to the nook tablet either. Just wondering if it's even possible.
     
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    Nope, this isn't possible. Rest easy my friends, the Nook Color genie is never going back in the bottle :)

    JP
     
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    Excellent. Good to know. Thanks JP
     
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    Lets just say I was to want to return my NC to stock with this new release 1.4.1. Could I install the 1.4.1 Zip file with the zip option in the Rom Manager? Would it completely over writhe the CM7? Just wondering, because that would be very easy.
     
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    my nook is not rooted, yet.I just updated it and so far so good
     
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    Yeah, that's right. if its not rooted you just copy it to your root directory on the Nook or get it OTA and the way you go, but mine is running one of the nightly CM7 Roms so it doesn't work the same way. I'm just wondering if I can install the new update the same way I install a new Rom.
     
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    Nope, doesn't work like that. At least I don't think so, though I don't know if anybody has actually tired. The update file from B&N is an update zip that has some script they have created which runs and updates according to stock software. It isn't the same type of flashable zip that you would use through ClockWork.

    Good news is somebody will probably make a stock 1.4.1 zip that can be used with CWR in a short time. In any case because you are completely changing ROMs you should do the necessary wipes and not just try to flash through ROM Manager.
     
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    Ok, just so as everybody is on the same page (because I'm not sure what page I'm on ;)) here is the break down.

    Options:

    Stock - Can be upgraded with B&N updates
    Stock Rooted - Can possibly be updated by B&N updates will break root. Can be restored to stock and updated using B&N updates. Can be rerooted.
    Stock Rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWR) on emmc (internal memory) - Can't be updated using B&N updates. Can be restored to stock and updated using B&N updates. Can be rerooted.
    Custom ROM (CM7, etc.) - Can't be updated using B&N updates. Can be restored to stock and updated using B&N updates. Can be rerooted.

    So basically you can only use B&N updates on a stock B&N device. You can always return to stock B&N. After B&N 1.2 (change from Eclair to Gingerbread meaning Flash supported) most B&N updates don't have any real advantage for a rooted user. If you want to return to stock you may have to wait for a root to come out for that particular B&N update before rerooting. A custom ROM will replace anything and everything you are loading it in place of, so there is no need to update B&N software at all if you are using a custom ROM unless you want to go back to using B&N software in general, rooted or stock.
     
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    --Netflix seems slow compared to running on CM7.1.
    --Only reads CBZ, but it does a really great job of it. If it had CBR support, It would be perfect.
    --No idea. I guess you have to buy the perfect books because the ones I had already did not look different.
    --Landscape is a novelty. I prefer portrait. Dictionary is more like Kindle. Font sizes were pretty much basic. With the two smallest ones, the smallest was too small, but the next one was a bit too large.
     
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    OK, that makes sense. If you have rooted your device, the only way you can use the B&N update is to return to the stock software. If you dual boot (with an SD card), you can use the B&N update if you boot into the B&N software.
     
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    As always JP, your explanations are awesome :)
     

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