[ROM] Ultimate Droid 3.3.0 on Nook Color (Gingerbread 2.3)

Discussion in 'Nook Color Technical' started by bkcdroid, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. bkcdroid

    bkcdroid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    nook color
    I highly recommend trying this ROM out! After trying nookiefroyo and HC and using phiremod beta 2 for a couple of weeks as my daily driver, I expected compromises for some time yet concerning android development for the nook color.

    Well, I flashed UD 3.1.1 using the latest CWR and had no problems. Just like any android phone - none of this sd card business needed... Easy install - absolutely fantastic experience!

    Seemingly great battery life, tons of features, everything works except for youtube. Also, there is a slight misalignment in the lockscreen. But these pale in comparison to the smoothness and functionality of this ROM. Check it out for yourself over at udrom.com/forum

    Note: Update to Clockworkmod Recovery 3.0.1 or higher before flashing this UD ROM.

    Flash ClockworkMod 3.0.1.0 version from CWM recovery > main menu > "install zip from sd card": http://muffinworld.net/android/nookc...mr_3.0.1.0.zip

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    NOTE: UD Tablet roms are different from phone versions. They come with ADWLauncher instead of the usual 3d launcher.


    Description
    UD 3.3.0 Changelog
    --------------------------------

    Updated Kernel for:
    Droid 1
    Nexus One
    Evo
    myTouch 4g
    G2
    Desire (GSM/CDMA)

    Increased sdcard read speeds on:
    Nexus S
    Nexus One
    Droid Incredible
    Evo
    G2
    myTouch 4g

    Updated Device setup for:
    Droid 1
    Incredible
    Evo
    Nook
    G2

    - sync AOSP
    - way too many fixes to list
    - Increase readahead buffers on MMC devices & EXT4 tweak for /data (Jared Wechsler)
    - Enable low battery alert sound toggle. (CEnnis)
    - Make Mms SearchActivity reflect Black Background setting. (CEnnis)
    - Compact carrier label layout option for notification pulldown (Nihanth Subramanya)
    - Add option to choose in-call-style (Sven Dawitz)
    - Updated WiMAX settings UI layout and added working signal strength indicator (Joey Conway)

    Added tablet tweaks (honeycomb-like user interface and special settings for tablets)
    Included features:
    - Toggle status bar top/bottom via ud settings. Changes position on the
    fly when setting is toggled.
    - Moved carrier and power notifications to bottom for bottom bar
    cannot make the notifications to appear aligned bottom. layout engine
    drives me mad. if you got a solution, please feedback.
    - Created "Tablet tweaks" menu in ud settings root to gather all tablet realted
    options in one place
    - Extended power menu with home/menu/back buttons. toggable on the fly via ud
    settings
    - Custom volume-long-press events (home/back/menu/call/end call/search/start-stop
    -music/next track/prev track/longpress home)
    - Added option to move soft-buttons left or right
    - Added submenu to choose which soft buttons to display.
    - Added Quick-Notification-Area-Soft-Button - instantly opens/closes notification
    area since swiping it open is a long way on tablets
    - Added a Dead-Zone option, so the middle of the status bar is not clickable.
    Happend a lot before people click it when trying to hit space
    - added search button to list of soft-buttons - its off by default
    - added long-press to home, back and search soft-button


    UD 3.2.5 Changelog
    --------------------------------

    * Updated kernel for:
    * Desire (CDMA/GSM)
    * Evo
    * Nexus One

    - sync AOSP
    - better battery life
    - removed Bgill from the themer menu
    - fixed a few issues with the ud launcher
    - some modifications to bluetooth for greater stability and performance
    - faster wimax connection for evo (cyanogen)
    - cleaned up public API for Notification Profiles (martinlong)
    - fixed issue with AM/PM statusbar configuration issues
    - fix issue when capturing video from MMS intent
    - fixing a race condition while stopping video playback (Vinay Kalia)
    - fix repeatedly called onLongPress (fixes the camera app issue - Pavel Kucera)
    - fixed typo in android that caused an connectivity issue (Kostya Dmitriev)
    - egl: fixes for object refcounts (Michael I. Gold)
    - some updates to the wimax code (rmmc)
    - added mount/unmount/format options for removable mounts to Settings -> Storage (Cristian Henzel)

    UD 3.2.0 Changelog
    --------------------------------

    - Updated kernel for:
    * Droid 1
    * G2
    * Evo
    * myTouch 4g
    * GTablet
    * Nook Color
    * Incredible
    * Nexus S

    - Updated proprietary files for:
    * G2
    * Evo
    * myTouch 4g
    * Incredible

    - synced with AOSP
    - clean up in builds of all phones
    - updated googles apps
    - updated market app
    - updated all apps on the server
    - saved even more space in system across all builds

    - Many updates to the UD Launcher
    * lots of code cleanup and fixes
    * 7 screens
    * four shortcuts in landscape
    * configurable auto rotation
    * double tap for previews
    * configurable long-press on screen
    * the ability to show and hide icon and shortcut titles
    * full screen mode

    - Updated Themes Menu in UD Extras
    * 3 Official Ultimate Droid Theme (UD Nexus Red, Blue, Green)
    * 20 theme chooser themes to choose
    * graphical user interface
    * Themer info
    * Themer Donation links
    * Twitter info
    * submit your own themes

    - added custom installs menu to the UD Extras Menu
    - Added option to show/hide carrier label (Nihanth - UD Settings -> Status Bar Tweaks)
    - Added option to show/hide scrollbar in notification power widget (Nihanth - UD Settings -> Notification Power Widget)
    - added configurable AM/PM styles back into the status bar.
    Includes Eclair's "Normal" style, Froyo's "Small" text, and Gingerbread's "None". (CEnnis - UD Settings -> Status Bar Tweaks)
    - added "Default tab" setting to pick the tab opened when launching the Phone app (Paul Crovella)
    - switched from GRI54 to GRI40 build ids for better market compatibility
    - added fix for less sensor lag (rmcc)
    - updated lockscreen arrow images (Sven Dawitz)
    - non standard battery images in themes now handled better (Sven Dawitz)
    - Better wi-fi connection for the Nook (Erik Hardesty)
    - Fix slow video playback on the Nook (Erik Hardesty)
    - added option for allowing purging of asset bitmaps (UD Settings - Pefromance - Pavel Kucera)
    - fixed typo in APN list results in block mms for one of the providers (Sven Dawitz)
    - added in some updates and fixes from CodeAurora
    - fixed bootanimation graphical anomaly
    - fixed gps lock on issue (Slayher)
    - Added script to fix hot reboot
    - added gmail and fancy weather widget to ud extras
    - removed fancy weather widget from Droid 1 system
    - changed default screen setup for Droid 1
    - added all ringtones back to Droid 1


    UD 3.1.2 Changelog
    --------------------------------
    - Synced with AOSP
    - Update proprietary files for the Desire (Should fix camcorder)
    - Rotary and Lense Lockscreen issues fixed (Brandon Bennett)
    - Reworked Tablet Lockscreen Layout (blackdroid)
    - Fixed Live Wallpapers on Nook (Erik Hardesty)
    - Changes to Incredible Light sensor (slayher)
    - Made a few changes to launcher configuration
    - Fixed UD Wallpapers on Tablets
    - updates for fixes to GPS for G2

    UD 3.1.1 Changelog (Comes stock themed - UD Themes can be downloaded from UD Extras Menu)
    --------------------------------
    - Fixed small sync and mms issue
    - Added Wallpaper Packs and Live Wallpapers Section to UD Extras
    - Added better installation instructions in the official theme section
    - Fixed lockscreen issue with the tablet builds (works, but still requires changes to get it to scale correctly)
    - Fixed settings force close on tablet builds (mpdi releated issue)
    - Google apps , button savior, and density changer are now included in the Nook Color rom




    Download Link - Through UD Forums, Makes sure downloaded file is always the most up to date file.

    Nook Color - 3.3.0 - The Ultimate Droid - Forums

    Installation instructions


    Updating CWM recovery:
    -Install latest CWM rom manger from the market (if needed)
    -Copy CWM recovery 3.0.1 zip to root of SD card
    -Open CWM rom manager, press boot to recovery
    -Main menu > install zip from Sd card > choose zip from sd card > pick cwmr_3.0.1.0.zip
    -Press yes to flash new recovery
    -Once complete > Main menu > Reboot system now
    This will finalize CWM recovery 3.0.1 install

    Installing UD Rom:
    -Copy ultimate_encore-ota-eng.blackdroid.3.1.2.zip to root directory of your SD card
    -Open CWM rom manager, press boot to recovery
    -Main menu > Wipe data/factory reset
    -Main menu > install zip from Sd card > choose zip from sd card > pick ultimate_encore-ota-eng.blackdroid.3.1.2.zip
    -Press yes to flash rom
    -Once complete > Main menu > Reboot system now

    note: First boot will take 5-8 minutes to complete. You will see the UD animated, it will appear to be stuck in a boot loop but it's normal for initial boot.


    bkcdroid
    D1 and rooted Nook Color
    both running UD 3.1.1
    and lovin' it!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2011
    • Like Like x 10
  2. cvhovey

    cvhovey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color / ThunderBolt / Droid X / Droid
    Thanks as was not aware UD was on the NC. Went over to the UD site, but install details are missing, tho the download mentions "Added better installation instructions in the official theme section" ... but couldn't anything other than those pertaining to the ext-type install.

    "Better installation instructions" implies there has been confusion and incorrect installs, hence clarification to avoid confusion. So, did you find those "better" instructions and is one supposed to wipe either system, data and/or cache prior to flashing UD 3.1.1?
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  3. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
    Don't compare it with Phiremod 2, which is very old now :p

    And I am sure you haven't tried CM7 builds. But I agree installation is very simple.
     
  4. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
  5. cvhovey

    cvhovey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Oregon
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color / ThunderBolt / Droid X / Droid
    Thanks, avi! And, yeah, I've flashed a lot of ROMs but find it helps to read the install instructions which seems to be absent for UD.

    I've used CM a lot on my D1. And excitedly waiting for cvpcs to do some magic with CM7 for my Droid X. But from what (I think) I've read, I got the impression the NC CM7 builds are not yet ready for day-to-day use?
     
  6. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
    IMHO they are ready for day to day usage. Till now I haven't found any serious issue. So I suggest you go with it eyes closed :)
     
  7. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOKcolor
    @bkcdroid
    If youtube doesn't work how is this rom better than phiremod beta2? Is this rom 2.2, 2.3?

    Also do you have a link to this rom or link to more information on this rom?
     
  8. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
  9. ericizzy1

    ericizzy1 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    cant find the right installation instructions for this, anyone? thanks
     
  10. avi

    avi Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    India
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color
    Read my above post, I already gave instructions :)
     
  11. bkcdroid

    bkcdroid Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    nook color
    @rico2001
    It's 2.3.3. There is no comparison in smoothness and options. Its a simple CWR install. Its got dozens of options not on phiremod beta 2. I simply love it. I'd love to hear of others experiences.
    I admit I did not try CM7. I did try phiremod GB builds and always went back to beta 2.

    bkcdroid
    D1 and nook color
    UD 3.1.1 on both
    and lovin' it!

    Sent from my nook color using Android Tablet Forum App
     
  12. kookahdoo

    kookahdoo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Tablet / Device:
    Coby Kryos 7015
    Ive used cm7 and UD on multiple devices including my nook. Both are very solid and great for daily use.

    I usually switch back and forth between the two dependant on who comes out with an update or ehat type of settings im in thd mood for.

    You will not be disappointed with either build.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  13. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOKcolor
    hmmm... interesting

    thanks :)


    By the change log, this ROM sounds promising. I'll have to do more research before giving a try and I'm still doing work in 2.1 for the forum so this will have to wait. The youtube issues is still an issue for me since in beta2 it worked well. And while there may be no comparison on options, beta 2 is very smooth.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  14. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOKcolor
    Update to OP: added change log

    @bkcdroid
    Changed your OP, hope you don't mind. Gives a better understanding of what we are talking about on this thread. :)
     
  15. ericizzy1

    ericizzy1 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    still dont get as to how to install this properly. wish that someone can point me to it...
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
gingerbread nook android
,
gingerbread statusbar flash cwm
,
how to clear auto complete from nook color
,
how to update ultimate droid
,
nook color rom
,
nook color rom download
,

nook gingerbread

,
ud launcher