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[Q] Restoring NookColor After Botched 1.2 Update
I sort of did myself in with a perfect storm of derp, but I'm hoping I can still recover...
My NookColor is -- or rather, was -- a rooted v1.1.0 system (AutoNooter'd). I last picked up my NookColor a couple of days ago. During that interval, it downloaded and applied the 1.2 system update.
As it happens, I had an SD card installed that I was using for other things, but which also contained the old AutoNooter tools for rooting a 1.0.1 system. So the 1.2 update was applied, the system rebooted, and the AutoNooter started applying patches for a 1.0.1 system. The result was a machine that wouldn't get past the 'n' logo.
Since there was nothing important on the machine, I decided to wipe it and restore it to default using the 8-reboot trick. But... Surprise! I had installed ClockworkMod 22.214.171.124 earlier (as part of applying the rooted 1.1 update), and it was now taking control of the restore process. I used it to format both /system and /data, in the hope that the regular boot process would notice they were blank and do a restore from /rom (or wherever). But no, that didn't work. And CWM has no option to mount /rom and attempt restores from there.
I tried downloading the 1.2 update ZIP file from B&N's site, copying it to an SD card, and using CWM to install it, but CWM refused, claiming it couldn't open the file (the error message was simply, "(bad)"). I tried using 'zip -F' to repair the ZIP file, but it still wouldn't work.
So, I'm now officially stuck. Can anyone point me to resources on how to get my NookColor back into working order?