Ordered Nook in mail. What now?

Discussion in 'Nook' started by techmaster26, Jul 24, 2011.

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Kernel?

  1. <32 with stand alone overtop

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  2. newest with stand alone overtop

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  3. newest stay the way it's built

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  1. techmaster26

    techmaster26 Member

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    Hello Guy's,

    I am new to this site but not to the rooting idea. I have a rooted DX running CM7 nightly 36 right now. I am posting this because I what the most proven set up for my nook. So excuse any noobish questions if you may, for I may have a couple lol.

    1. Show of hands. Should I A. Flash newest CM7 nightly with overclock kernel pre-installed ? or B. Install stand alone kernel over pre-installed (CM7) kernel? or C. Should I go with <32 nightly and install stand alone kernel.

    2. Is there a nightly to steer clear of?

    3. Should I reformat to old partition system or stay new (blue sticker)?

    4. Apps that are not compatible?


    Thanks guys!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, impressive first post. I'm pretty used to "Hi, I'm ..." :), not someone creating a Poll.
     
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    Thanks! I have been modding for year but one thing I have learned is that experiments can were on your device. So I want to mod my nook the best way first!
     
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    In that case, you've come to the right place. The "Best Way" is subjective, so you'll have to dive into the Nook Color Technical section and decide which way is best for you. Have fun!
     
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    As spider said best way is subjective. These little Nooks are quite capable and can be configured many ways. Here is how I would approach it.

    Prep: Resgister the Nook with B&N using a gmail account that you will have associated with Android Market.

    1. Create a bootable ClockworkMod Recovery (CWR) SD if you don't already have one using the latest CWR you can find. Backup your stock system this can be handy to have just in case. Particualrly since I predict you are going to catch tinerkitus once you have your Nook.

    2. Reformat the new partition setup to the old allocations.

    3. Start with CM7 7.0.3 Encore stable. Get a nice basic setup, make sure wifi and Market are working, prefered launcher etc. Then make a backup including something for apps and data like Titanium Backup. Now you have a bench mark to return to and compare against, plus a usuable tablet in case you run into issues trying advaced mods.

    4. Since you have two backups and a good idea of how the Nook is going to run something like CM7, have fun and go nuts. Try phiremod, UD, nightlies, OC kernels the whole nine yards. Again, what you will find is that best is subjective.

    Welcome and let us know how it goes.

    :D JP
     
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    Thanks! Guys!
     

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