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[SD Root] Make 16 or 8GB Nook Tablet Root SD Cards by Albert Wertz [SDNT16or8gbV4.7]

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11th January 2012, 12:51 PM   |  #1  
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Does NOT work on Nook COLOR. Nook TABLET ONLY. There is a difference.

NEW SD CARD image, Version 4.7 Files cleaned up, for 16and8GB NT only, ANY version

changed hosting, spent some cash, donations appreciated...

Code:
Changelog 
4.7- removed keyboard to be separate patch, removed amazon to be sideloaded.
4.6- Patch now 8gb and 16gb
4.6- restructure files again
4.5- LIVE WALLPAPER, 3d Gallery, Custom Keyboard, and changed files to one flashable small image and zip file. New instructions, also link to supplemental app package so download for root files is smaller.
4.4- Restructured files and added an instruction txt file to make the process even easier to follow.
4.3- Added a couple of extra apps to sideload folder
4.2- deleted readme file
4.1- changed sd image file to install faster, follow steps below same as before.
ROOT through SD card doesn’t require custom Drivers! You are still responsible for following root process to achieve root. Warning- Always make backups of your tablet. I am not responsible if you mess this up or brick your tablet. You do this at your own risk!

DO NOT MIRROR these files.

This process is heavily dependent on the work being done here plus additions of my own!
Thanks to:Indirect, Loglud, ChainsDD, Bauwkz, Nemith, Goncezilla, Brianf21, AdamOutler, Meghd00t, AND Albert Wertz (for his work here and building on others work)
And anyone I have missed, please PM me.

Demonstration Video of SD Card in Action

Troubleshoot Thread here






Computer required to make SD card. No Computer Required to Use SD Card for Root and CWM depending on the variation of NT you have. There is one variation that does require a USB connection to enter CWM. You can thank barnes and noble for poor quality control.

***Disclaimer You do this at your own risk, Use your head, if you are not comfortable with this, dont do it. Rooting nulls your warranty if you try and return a rooted device, they and I will laugh at you. Unroot it before returning. This modifies the onboard Rom, So root will be on your tablet after using Root SD card.***

Windows required; mac and linux users: just extract the img file from the downloaded file and mount it to an sd card. its that simple. If you dont know how to mount an IMG file to your SD card... Google it.

Instructions: Download File SD_ROOT_NT16or8gbV4_7
MD5 Sums: soon

Video Walk-through for windows users on how to make SDNTV4.6: Same video instructions for 4.6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCET91ElYmc

1. Connect Nook Tablet with auto mount turned on (if you have never rooted before it should already be on) and SD card in it to your computer.
2. Run Win32diskimager.exe file
3. Select “NT16or8gbV4_7 image file” and select drive for SD card on Nook (or SD card Reader) ***NOT INTERNAL SD CARD ON NOOK ***DON’T SELECT MY NOOK!!!!
4. Click Write
5. Disconnect Nook. Your card is made. Remove card.
6. Donate


Instructions on how to use the card.
Video http://youtu.be/VQuM2m61qts

1. Put in Root SD Card
2. Turn Unrooted Tablet OFF
3. use usb cable attached to PC to turn on (should be auto, dont push power button)
4. Install Zip from SD card, Root_Zip_NTV4_6
5. Press power button to go back
6. Reboot using CWM settings
9. Follow Video for Root Calibration with Apps
7. Sideload all you want (See folder for select games and other stuff)
8. Donate, Click THANKS! Please post your experiences with this product as a quick reply to this thread so others can see your experience.

to ota block, just update nt hidden settings from market and use that

How to use these SD cards to create a custom recovery ROM



Included things on SD card right now:

1. Apps Folder (CWM App Flasher and Unrooter App)
2. Root_Zip_NTV4_7
3. Boot.img
4. Flashing_boot.img
5. MLO
6. u-boot.bin

Apps included in Root Process:
1. ADW
2. Amazon Appstore
3. Anycut
4. Home Manager
5. ES File Explorer
6. Spare parts
7. Homecatcher
8. NT Hidden Settings app
9. Titanium backup
10. Custom Keyboard
11. Live wallpaper
12. 3d Gallery

Other apps in app folder on SD card image:
1. Nook Recovery Flasher
2. Nook Unrooter

When finished with card, this is how to restore it to full capacity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6bZpML3FEE

Supplimental Sideloading packet
MD5 Sum: soon

Video on sideloading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZrDbOuKv8

Apps included for sideloading
1. Amazon appstore
2. AB Rio
3. AB Seasons
4. AB Original
5. Go Launcher
6. MxPlayer
7. Nookunrooter
8. Pocketlegends Free MMORPG (friend me on pocket legends if you want “suicideclown”)
9. Twitter
10. Dropbox
11. facebook
12. GetJar market
13. Nook Recovery flasher
14. Nook Tablet Hijacker
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Q: When I restart I get error with Unrooter app
A: Uninstall unrooter app and just copy it over to Media folder or another SD card, It can be manually pulled out of files from PC as well, You dont have to install this now. Is only used when need to Unroot.


Q: How do I get my full size SD card back, is only 70mb?
A: Go to settings, about your nook and unmount sd cart then chose to reformat. Will restore back to full size.


Q: When I run update.zip nothing happens
A: You are not following the directions correctly. You didnt replace the files on the disc image with the new folder files. Or you are not looking for the files on the sd card like the directions say. There should be no Update.zip. Watch the video if you are having trouble. The 2 zips to install are on the external SD card so you must chose that option in CWM.


Q: Does this unlock BN partition?
A: No, but they are working on it for roms and you have to root and install CWM to install roms. but roms are not released yet.



Q: When I put the SD Card in and Turn it on it does nothing but boot.
A: Well, you were probably version 1.4.1 or had that installed before and tried to follow the instructions for 1.4.0, Try following the instructions for 1.4.1



Q: I Patched OTA Block with Titanium backup and not 9.9.9, still 1.4.*
A: Reboot and it should change.
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12th January 2012, 04:15 AM   |  #3  
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Here is my question..

If I am looking to get another NT and I happen to get one that comes stock with 1.4.1, Will you this process and your card still work?

I was able to root at NT with 1.4.0 for my Dad, but I don't think I have quite the skills to figure out how to use a Root SD Card.

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yes it works, and the skill is not hard. you have already done the hardest part, troubleshooting Drivers
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2 videos up now about this process and walkthrough
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Question Missing AWTNRoot.rar
Downloaded rar file and unpacked to my 32GB card which I have been using normally with my Nook (for pdfs and Evernote stuff).

The unpacked rar is a folder. I put the folder on the card. Then it seemed that I couldn't see it on there. Did the steps but it did not revert after reboot when I got to that step.

Downloaded the rar again because I was getting messages that there was corruption of some sort or a bad ending? (Was this a foreshadowing? Heh!) This new rar still didn't work.

I decided to format my card and then put the folders WITHIN the unpacked rar folder on the card and try that. No revert after the reboot.

I'm lost now. I hope it's ok to post this here. Also, I watched the step by step video once through and then while I was doing this, but of course there is nothing about how to do it by making your own card if I'm messing something up there...

Thank you!

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i am testing it out, what did you use to unpack? I used winrar and worked fine. How are you connecting SD card to PC?
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At first I used 7zip and then I used windows (win 7 64bit I connect my card using a usb reader. Have had no problems transferring files up until now...
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Originally Posted by jenuhferr

At first I used 7zip and then I used windows (win 7 64bit I connect my card using a usb reader. Have had no problems transferring files up until now...

I used windows 7 ultimate to make the rar file and just extracted everything to my sd card using winrar, no issues. Maybe try extracting to your desktop and then copying over with PC controls?

I am making a zip file now and seeing if it makes any difference for you
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Initially I extracted directly to the SD card but then copy/pasted manually after extracting from the desktop. Didn't affect the outcome.

On the card, is it supposed to be the AWNTRoot folder or its contents?

In my case: G:/AWTNRoot or on the card should I see the Apps, Nook&Zergy, revert, etc folders?

A thought.. could a phantom drive mess this up? I'm just trying to think of anything...

I'm going to try the whole thing again: At about 5:35 in your video, you show what should show up so it seems that I should extract the rar and then put the contents of the extracted folder onto the card. Let me know if this is correct?

Thanks with appreciation!!!

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