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Question [Q] Noob Alert! Nook Tablet 8GB Rooting Question!

Ok, so I have firmware 1.4.3 on my Nook Tablet. I have rooted my nook using this video (Please copy and paste this on Youtube, as I am new and cannot put in links) [How To] Root The Nook Tablet (firmware 1.4.3) In 10 Minutes or Less Tutorial. After rooting it, I believe it runs Android 2.2

Now, I was wondering how to upgrade this version of Android to say, Jellybean or Ice Cream Sandwich. Could someone explain these instructions to me clearly? I really want to do it, but I need clear instructions, as I am not that high-tech.

I also want a way in which it will not affect my barnes and nobles apps and data.

Help would be very appreciated! Thank you!
 
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Ok, so I have firmware 1.4.3 on my Nook Tablet. I have rooted my nook using this video (Please copy and paste this on Youtube, as I am new and cannot put in links) [How To] Root The Nook Tablet (firmware 1.4.3) In 10 Minutes or Less Tutorial. After rooting it, I believe it runs Android 2.2

Now, I was wondering how to upgrade this version of Android to say, Jellybean or Ice Cream Sandwich. Could someone explain these instructions to me clearly? I really want to do it, but I need clear instructions, as I am not that high-tech.

I also want a way in which it will not affect my barnes and nobles apps and data.

Help would be very appreciated! Thank you!
Well you don't just "upgrade" to Jelly Bean. The method you used is rather old. CM10.1 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is currently the newest version available. Since you're new I suggest using a SDC image http://goo.im/devs/succulent/acclaim..._HD_SDC_IMG.7z

All you need to do is write the image file to an SD card and you're good to go. Use win32diskimager to write the image file to your SD card.
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The root I did boots from the internal memory...so I do not have to unroot my Nook and do your method? I can just burn the image into my sd and insert it in?
 
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The root I did boots from the internal memory...so I do not have to unroot my Nook and do your method? I can just burn the image into my sd and insert it in?
Yes. Everything runs off the SD card and not your eMMC (internal memory). If you want to unroot your tablet the easiest thing to do would be write this image file to an SD card and plug it into your nook.
http://raywaldo.com/2012/06/make-unb...rtition-image/

It's a repart image that will restore stock 1.4.2 rom.

As for the CM10.1 SDC ROM when you write it to your SD card it creates the partitions for you instead of you making them with a partitioning software. You may expand your DATA1 and SDCARD partitions MiniTool Partition Wizard (you'll see what I'm talking about once you write the image file.)
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So I just plug in my sd card and the nook unroots? Is there anything I have to do or click on the nook?
After I unroot, won't I get over the air update to 1.4.3? So is this new root you are telling me to do going to work for 1.4.3?
So lets pretend I unrooted my nook and burned the image into my sd card for the new root. I put in the sd card in my nook, and turn it on, and then its rooted just like that?
Did you do this to your nook? What are the chances of bricking my nook? Also I have an 8gb nook tablet...this root you are telling me to do works for it right?
Sorry for all the questions but I want to take extra precautions not to brick my nook. And thank you so much for your help!
 
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So I just plug in my sd card and the nook unroots? Is there anything I have to do or click on the nook?
After I unroot, won't I get over the air update to 1.4.3? So is this new root you are telling me to do going to work for 1.4.3?
So lets pretend I unrooted my nook and burned the image into my sd card for the new root. I put in the sd card in my nook, and turn it on, and then its rooted just like that?
Did you do this to your nook? What are the chances of bricking my nook? Also I have an 8gb nook tablet...this root you are telling me to do works for it right?
Sorry for all the questions but I want to take extra precautions not to brick my nook. And thank you so much for your help!
You can keep your internal rooted stock rom if you want, I was just suggesting you could use the repart image which deletes your partition and rewrites stock 1.4.2 right out of the box. This blocks over the air updates, so your nook won't update to 1.4.3 (you don't need it anyways because it only blocked rooting).

When you put the repart image SD card into your NT it will show a screen saying "Installing New Software" then a green checkmark will appear. Take your SD card out and it will start to Install New Software. Once it's done you'll have a fresh out of the box Nook! (kinda)

Rooting is simply the process of giving a device "administrator privileges" or root access to change all files. The new ROMs come pre-rooted so you don't need to root your device at all. When using the SDC CM10.1 image it will create the 4 partitions on the SD card for you (and you expand them later for more app space.)

When you write the CM10.1 image file to your SD card then put it in your nook. It will boot Cyanoboot and will start "SDC Boot" which will boot your ROM. There is a 0.01 % of you bricking your device during this process, so you are safe.
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You can keep your internal rooted stock rom if you want, I was just suggesting you could use the repart image which deletes your partition and rewrites stock 1.4.2 right out of the box. This blocks over the air updates, so your nook won't update to 1.4.3 (you don't need it anyways because it only blocked rooting).

When you put the repart image SD card into your NT it will show a screen saying "Installing New Software" then a green checkmark will appear. Take your SD card out and it will start to Install New Software. Once it's done you'll have a fresh out of the box Nook! (kinda)

Rooting is simply the process of giving a device "administrator privileges" or root access to change all files. The new ROMs come pre-rooted so you don't need to root your device at all. When using the SDC CM10.1 image it will create the 4 partitions on the SD card for you (and you expand them later for more app space.)

When you write the CM10.1 image file to your SD card then put it in your nook. It will boot Cyanoboot and will start "SDC Boot" which will boot your ROM. There is a 0.01 % of you bricking your device during this process, so you are safe.
So just to make sure, it is ok for me not to unroot and turn my nook into stock 1.4.2? It will work on 1.4.3? And if I do not unroot, will this use up alot of battery when I put in the Jellybean ROM via SD Card? Can the Nook Tablet be able to handle Jellybean well?

Also,the SD card I used to root my nook into the old Gingerbread was a "Patriot 32gb Class 4". I already fixed up the SD card so it is back to 32gb again...can I use this type of SD card for the Jellybean root? I do not have a Sandisk.
 
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The repart image takes your NT back to stock 1.4.2, from which you should be able to upgrade to stock 1.4.3.

To create a CM10.x SDcard see http://iamafanof.wordpress.com/2013/...k-tablet-0218/ and http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2098419.

See this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1005633 for extensive discussion of comparative performance (for the purpose running ROM) of SD cards of various makes/models.
 
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Well you don't just "upgrade" to Jelly Bean. The method you used is rather old. CM10.1 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is currently the newest version available. Since you're new I suggest using a SDC image

All you need to do is write the image file to an SD card and you're good to go. Use win32diskimager to write the image file to your SD card.
This is exactly what I needed. I tried looking around and either a link didn't work or I couldn't get something else to work. Now I just have to figure out how to open up some space on it. Seems to only allow me to use a quarter of it. More searching tomorrow! Thank you to the OP for posting this also! Quick question, if I remove the SD card will that remove cm10.1 from the nook? Not sure if it's on just the SD or internal. Oh and one more question how do I access the Barnes and Noble part now? Mainly just the book part. If I can't I can always covert to .mobi and continue to use my kindle app. Thanks again. I foresee me having lot's of fun with this.
 
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This is exactly what I needed. I tried looking around and either a link didn't work or I couldn't get something else to work. Now I just have to figure out how to open up some space on it. Seems to only allow me to use a quarter of it. More searching tomorrow! Thank you to the OP for posting this also! Quick question, if I remove the SD card will that remove cm10.1 from the nook? Not sure if it's on just the SD or internal. Oh and one more question how do I access the Barnes and Noble part now? Mainly just the book part. If I can't I can always covert to .mobi and continue to use my kindle app. Thanks again. I foresee me having lot's of fun with this.
If you remove the sd card you'll boot into the BN system again and get full access to everything there.
To get more storage space on the card you can use for example Mini Tool Partition software (that's the one I use, but I know there are other free ones available as well), and change the storage partition to use up all the unallocated memory on the card.

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