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[Q] root question??

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18th January 2014, 05:54 PM   |  #1  
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I have an 8gb nook tablet that I rooted probably 2 and a half years ago and haven't changed anything on it since. I am wanting to undo and update to current root and flash a 4.4 rom like on my phone. What is the best way to go about this? I know how to unroot, I just need to know the best way to root currently. Thanks.
18th January 2014, 06:32 PM   |  #2  
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Custom ROMs like CM comes with built-in root capability, and moreover once installed replaces completely the existing ROM currently in place (be it stock ROM, rooted stock ROM, or another custom ROM). As such, there is no need to root (or re-root) prior to flashing a custom ROM. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2575489 for more background info and pointers.
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18th January 2014, 07:15 PM   |  #3  
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Cool, thanks for the reply and links. I have some reading to do.

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19th January 2014, 01:56 AM   |  #4  
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Will your guide for Installing CM10.1 Internally on Nook Tablet work for the 8gb model also? Will it work for CM11 also?
19th January 2014, 04:06 AM   |  #5  
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Will your guide for Installing CM10.1 Internally on Nook Tablet work for the 8gb model also?

Yes.
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Will it work for CM11 also?

It should work (with the usual caveat YMMV). Flashing CM11 requires CWM version 6.0.4.5 or later, or TWRP version 2.6.3.0 or later (in step 2(b) of http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=123); you can find the SD version of TWRP 2.6.3.x at http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/acclaim. You also need a recent Gapps version corresponding to the CM11.

Alternatively, if your NT is already on CM10.x (as my NT was), you can:
  1. download CM11 ROM and the corresponding Gapps zip files onto your NT (user content media partition).
  2. use SD based recovery to flash a flashable emmc CWM zip (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...75&postcount=2) or flashable emmc TWRP zip (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...24&postcount=8) into emmc.
  3. remove SD then boot onto emmc recovery (which is installed in step 2) and use it to install the ROM and Gapps zip files downloaded in step 1.

Remember to use SD based recovery to backup your current ROM before flashing CM.
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19th January 2014, 07:22 PM   |  #6  
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I need help once again. In step 2a. of Installing CM10.1 Internally on Nook Tablet, I do not see the boot.zip with the 3 files needed and I am not sure how to extract them from the .img file from the pre-made SDcard images. I've only used linux like once and that was to root my Droid DNA. Thank you for your patience with me.

Nevermind...I found a Linux Reader program that let me extract them.
Thanks again.
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19th January 2014, 10:19 PM   |  #7  
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I need help once again. In step 2a. of Installing CM10.1 Internally on Nook Tablet, I do not see the boot.zip with the 3 files needed and I am not sure how to extract them from the .img file from the pre-made SDcard images. I've only used linux like once and that was to root my Droid DNA. Thank you for your patience with me.

Nevermind...I found a Linux Reader program that let me extract them.
Thanks again.

For future reference, you can use 7-zip (which is available for windows) to open .img files and extract its content.
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19th January 2014, 10:57 PM   |  #8  
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For future reference, you can use 7-zip (which is available for windows) to open .img files and extract its content.

I did try 7-zip first and it didn't work. I may have just done something wrong. I'll try it again. Thanks for all the help.

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