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I followed the instructions posted on using Mac: 

I was NOT able to confirm that the method actually works despite following the steps several times times. There is a lot of buzz on the user groups, but except for original posts no reports that people succeeded doing it.

LauncherPro posted by bobdude5

1. hack preparation
  • download (attached)
  • unzip it
cd /Users/ulucas/Downloads/nooter 
~/Downloads/nooter : ls -alt
41126912 Dec  1 01:25 nooter_sdcard_40mb.img 
305 Dec  1 01:13 README.txt


2. microSD card preparation
  • insert card into Nook Color, reconnect the USB
  • backup / copied all files away from the mini SD card to my laptop
  • determine which is my micro SD card (MICROSD16GB)
~/Downloads/nooter : diskutil list
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:                            MICROSD16GB            *14.7 Gi    disk2

  • /dev/rdisk2 is my mini SD card
  • in Terminal run 
~/Downloads/nooter : diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful

  • This is DANGEROUS if you get the drive number wrong:
~/Downloads/nooter : dd if=nooter_sdcard_40mb.img of=/dev/disk2
80326+0 records in
80326+0 records out
41126912 bytes transferred in 18.295076 secs (2247977 bytes/sec)

~/Downloads/nooter : ls -alt /Volumes/nooter002

total 15329
 11184 Dec  1 01:24 MLO
 141568 Dec  1 01:24 u-boot.bin
 2523552 Dec  1 01:24 uImage
 5166032 Dec  1 01:24 uRamdisk 

3. restart (boot the Nook)
  • unplug USB
  • hold Power button for 5 seconds to Power OFF
  • insert mini SD card with "nooter" on it
  • plug IN the USB cord, wait
  • the device will boot automatically changing the system
  • log in if you have password set up
  • wait until you see the USB device on your computer
  • wait another 30 seconds
  • remove USB cable
  • remove SD card
  • hold Power button for 5 seconds to Power OFF
  • connect USB, the system will boot normally, log in
  • verify that the device mounted correctly in Finder
4. modify ~/.android/adb_usb.ini file

sudo sh -c "mkdir -p ~/.android; echo 0x2080 > ~/.android/adb_usb.ini; adb kill-server; adb devices" 
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached 

5. Try to install APK on your device using adb

adb install /Users/ulucas/Documents/workspace/apk/ChildrenTVPro.apk 
error: device not found

6. Try to connect via SSH
  • shut down the Nook
  • insert mini SD card with nooter
  • plug in the USB, wait to restart
ssh root@
ssh: connect to host port 22: Operation timed out
7. Getting ROM image

adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0 nc_wholedisk.img
error: device not found

I will keep trying.

Tags: Color, Nook, tablet

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Uki- have you ever been able to follow through on this and get it working?


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