CyanogenMod 7 can greatly enhance the capabilities of your Nook tablet. By installing it, you will be able to override the limitations placed by the pre-installed Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Install CyanogenMod by following these easy steps:
Step 1: Start with installation of ClockworkMod Recovery
ClockworkMod Recovery installation must precede the installation of CyanogenMod 7. ClockworkMod or CWM is a custom backup utility for Android devices. It will enable you to perform multiple advanced functions like back up, restore and maintenance tasks that are not available with the stock recovery of Android devices.
You can use either of the two methods for installing ClockworkMod on your Nook tablet:
a: By using a micro SD card
This method will be best for you if you have not yet rooted your Nook tablet.
You will need a micro SD card with at least 2GB capacity. You will have to flash the microSD card from windows with ClockworkMod and create a bootable microSD card. Your Nook tablet can then directly boot into ClockworkMod through the SD card.
There is a windows utility available from Xda-developer forum member called Indirect that will let you prepare your SD card appropriately. Download this simple toolÂ and follow the instructions.
Once you have flashed the SD card, your Nook tablet can boot into CloclworkMod Recovery.
b: By using an Android app
If your Nook tablet is already rooted then you can use this method.Â You will have to download Xda-developer forum member Indirectâ€™s Android app called Nook Tab Recovery Flasher.apkÂ and run it. Follow the instructions to complete the installations. The last step will involve installing CWM on your tablet by just one click. If you found any problem during the flashing, please download the Fixer file and install it again. Download the Flashing Fixer zip file
Step 2: Go ahead and download CyanogenMod 7 alpha
Now, you will have to download the recent version of CyanogenMod 7 alpha on your Nook tablet. Store it either in your tablet storage or in a microSD card as per preference.
Step 3: Boot your tablet into CWM
If you used the first method for installing CWM, you will require a ROM manager or some other app for letting your tablet to boot into CWM. However, if you used the second method, you can choose the Reboot Recovery option after firing up the flasher app.
As your tablet reboots into recovery, it will shut down again. Then a white screen with a box in the middle will appear for a second. Next, you will see a black screen with blue text.
It means that your CWM has loaded.
(Optional) Step 4: Backing upÂ
This step is not mandatory for the installation of CyanogenMod but it will come handy if you wish to return to stock recovery anytime:
a) Use volume down button to scroll down the CWM home screen until you see â€œBackup and Restoreâ€. Press the Nook button.
b) Select â€œbackupâ€ for microSD card or â€œbackup to internal SD cardâ€ for internal storage as the destination for back up.
c) If you are not automatically brought back to the home screen, press the power button.
Step 5: Start installing CyanogenMod 7
Before starting with the installation of CyanogenMod, you should use the wipe data/factory reset option.
Now, let us begin with the installation:
a) Scroll down to reach the â€œinstall zip from SD cardâ€ option by using the volume down key. Press the Nook key to choose it.
b) Select â€œchoose zip from SD cardâ€ if you stored the CyanogenMod file in the SD card. Else, select â€œfrom internal SD cardâ€.
c) Look for TEAM-B-CM7SD-Alpha_final.zip and select it.
d) Scroll down to choose the â€œyesâ€ option.
e) As the installation completes, you will be back to the home screen.
Select the â€œReboot Nowâ€ option and the tablet will boot to CyanogenMod 7.
Having ClockworkMod will let you back up the Cyanogenmod installation. You can switch to the original Barnes and Nobles software whenever you wish.