NOOKcolor - Useful Links and Frequently Asked Questions (READ FIRST)

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  1. xaueious

    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    Full Specs
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook-color-technical/3483-nookcolor-full-specifications.html

    Nook Color Portal via Nook Devs
    Pretty much all the tweaks you need to get started
    Portal:NookColor - nookDevs

    Root Instructions
    Via NookDevs
    NookColor Rooting - nookDevs

    Updated Dec 11 -> Root requires the use of a microSD card boot image to be loaded on to the device. The image needs to be copied to the microSD using dd via Linux or WinImage in Windows.

    XDA Forum
    Barnes & Noble Nook Color - xda-developers

    USB ADB
    NookColor USB ADB - nookDevs
    [DRIVER PACK] Easy USB ADB Installer for Windows (32/64 bit) - xda-developers

    Manually Install apps to NOOKcolor

    NookColor Enable App install from on-device installers - nookDevs

    Nook Color Working Applications List
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/3696-working-apps-nook-color.html

    IRC
    irc.freenode.net #nookcolor

    Android Market
    [How to] Gmail and the Android Market - xda-developers

    Adhoc
    [FIX] AdHoc Wifi support on the NC! - xda-developers

    Google Location Services Fix
    Google location services fix (formerly, Twitter client recommendations?)

    Bypass NOOKcolor Registration
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/4305-how-skip-registration-b-n.html

    First working development build of Android 2.2
    [ADV][DEV][ROM] Nookie Froyo 0.5.1 (12/21) - xda-developers

    Re-rooting your NC from auto update of 1.0.1.

    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...olor-software-update-1-0-1-a-2.html#post24111

    Best softkeys app: Button Savior
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PANGXGUF

    Sideloaded books

    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/4890-how-move-books-internal-library-root-required.html
    How to make shortcuts for you ebooks

    Disable Auto Updates to NOOKcolor

    (How To) Turn off Auto Updates

    Touch screen calibration
    Recalibrate the NookColor touch screen - nookDevs

    SetCPU settings and Battery Saving tips
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/5119-setcpu-settings-nookcolor.html

    Video converting for the NOOKcolor
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/5531-how-using-handbrake-convert-video-nook-color.html

    Wallpaper Sizing
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/3728-nook-color-proper-wallpaper-sizing.html

    Email Supports IMAP, POP3, Exchange2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange2010
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook/4383-installing-email-support-nook-color.html

    Restoring apps

    Restoring apps after factory reset flash/update using ASTRO


    Restoring SD card after root
    NookColor Format and partition your SD card back to a usable state - nookDevs

    Install custom roms and kernels & perform full backup
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...m-manager-nandroid-backup-custom-kernels.html
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...-color-awesome-rooting-ocing-custom-roms.html

    Restoring to Stock
    http://nookdevs.com/Flash_back_to_clean_stock_ROM
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...ll-clockwork-recovery-revert-stock-image.html

    New Market / Fix Lack of Apps Showing in Portrait Mode

    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...rket-fix-lack-apps-showing-portrait-mode.html
     
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  2. gadgetrants

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    Um...noticed that Skype is on the working app list. How's that, without a mic???

    -Matt
     
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    The NC is equipped with a micro usb in/out port and 3.5mm jack, which you can buy a micro usb or 3.5mm mic or headset.
     
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    *Smacks self on head with palm of hand*

    -Matt
     
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    xaueious I noticed there's a new and improved method for enabling the market. It's been upgraded from "Not for the faint of heart" to "All rooters welcome!" Wonder if you can update the link in the OP:

    Enable the Android Market - nookDevs

    -Matt
     
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    Could we ever see a method for rooting that is as simple as jailbreakme.com is (was?) for iOS?
     
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    @ Bootstrap Bill

    Yup we sure will but it may take some time. Right now we are all at the very start of this device and it was only rooted for the first time ~2 weeks ago. In a month or two there will be a very simple one button root method for those, who are not very technically savvy. This is the way it is for every phone (now popular tab) that come along. Some may need to sit tight or buy the NC at a later date. Unfortunately this is not the newest smartphone on the market and may not just the total interest of the many dev guys/teams.
     
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    B&N says they'll have a developer mode at the end of January that will allow developers to test their code on real devices, not just emulators.

    Do you know anything about this? Does user created code have full access to the hardware?

    If so, maybe this might be an easier way to root a Nook. Anyone can become a developer. The SDK can be downloaded at no charge.
     
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    The 2.1 SDK was released to devs last week and I"m sure when the NC 2.2 one come out it will be released as well. B&N seems to be embracing the spirit of android.
     
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    The current SDK doesn't allow developers to test their code on real Nooks. Supposedly the update in January will let them do this.
     
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    ^Should be an interesting and fun next couple of months for NC owners. Thanks for the info. :)
     
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    Update to OP:
    Re-rooting your NC from auto update of 1.0.1.
     
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    Update to OP:
    (How-to) Move Books to the Internal Library (root required)
     
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    Tip: You can also slide your finger from right to left across the notification bar at the bottom to function as a back button This works for stock and rooted NOOKcolors.
     
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