- Jan 6, 2011
I have Cyanogen 7.0.2 booting from SD on a completely stock Nook Color. I want to keep the Nook internal 100% stock, but still use ClockwordMod to do backups/upgrades etc...
Can I create an SD card that contains the ROM/GAPPS as well as ClockworkMod (also on the SD card)? I am worried that if I flash CWM, it will change the stock Nook OS on internal memory...
I have seen examples of how to flash CWM to an SD card, but can CWM be used on the same SD card as the OS?
Lost - all help appreciated...
No, you can't really use CWM Recovery from a bootable SD card. The problem is you can't boot into it since you are booting from the SD card. On top of that it needs a SD card to write backups to and the SD card you have when booting into CM7 from the SD is really just a partition that functions as a virtual SD card, which is not compatible with CWM Recovery (CWR).
I do believe you can boot into CM7 from the SD card and create backups through CWM ROM Manager though. You can also do updates through ROM Manager from the bootable SD. Everything you do on the CM7 bootable SD card is contained to the SD card and will not change what is in the Nook's internal memory.
You can also create a bootable CWR disk that you can use to make backups of your stock nook without changing anything internally. You could also use this card to flash custom ROMs to the internal memory but that would change it. All you can really do with a bootable CWR and not change the internal memory is clear the caches and make backups.
If you make the CWR card and make a nandroid (backup) you can revert to that backup and restore to stock at any time. Is there a reason you need to keep the internal memory of the Nook stock? Again it can always be restored to stock even if you don't make a nandroid first (it is just easier if you do).