thecubed's original thread for the Nook Color: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910008
The installer is fully automated and negates the need to install the Android SDK or edit any files.
It has been tested under Windows 7 x32 and x64 and should also work for Vista and XP.
As of 2012 November, Windows 8 requires you to disable driver signing and MANUALLY install the drivers.
Open an ADMINISTRATOR Command Prompt:
To disable driver signing, copy/paste the following commands:
bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
(on your desktop you'll see the watermark: "Test mode'" until you re-enable driver signing).
Re-enable driver signing:
bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF
- From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings,
- Click "Change PC Settings".
- Click "General".
- Scroll down, and click "Restart now" under "Advanced startup".
- Click "Troubleshoot".
- Click "Advanced Options".
- Click "Startup Settings".
- Click [Restart].
- Choose "Disable driver signature enforcement" (Usually #7)
- Install device drivers either through the automated tool or manually.
(If you're running Windows XP, you may also need to manually install the MTP [media transfer protocol] drivers located here: http://android.mrboot.de/index.php?/...G-version.html Thanks to cbuckmiller]
It should be quick and painless for 95% of users but if the your tablet still shows up as an unknown device, I've also included step-by-step instructions to manually install the drivers (README.txt).
ADB is also bundled in the ZIP file so you can run "adb devices" as well as any other commands.
DOWNLOAD: http://d-h.st/tyd (7.27 MB)
ADB is required to run djrbliss' Sony root exploit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1487020
Windows 8 ADB installation: