THIS IS FOR 1.4.1, 1.4.2, and 1.4.3 ONLY - Please don't quote the first post.
As of October 31 2013, the Nook Color with Froyo is dead in the water, as far as the Google Play store is concerned. Google updated to Google Play Services 4.0, and with it killed off the API support for Android 2.2 Froyo. That means that almost all apps being produced or updated since then will not support Froyo. If you look up Angry Birds on the Play Store website, you will see that the minimum system requirements are Android 2.3 and up.
February 19, 2012 - Fixed script that deleted the kernel image, and left you stuck at "Read Forever"
February 12, 2012 - Initial release
Before you begin:
You must do a complete wipe before installing this package.
If you want to update to 1.4.3 - Instructions HERE
You must already have a registered Nook Color
YOU MUST DOWNLOAD ALL YOUR B&N CONTENT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE, OR YOU RUN THE RISK OF LOSING ALL ACCESS TO B&N CONTENT
You must have a Google Account, for Gmail, Market, Etc. IF you used a Gmail account for B&N Registration use that one for this process.
You must have a bootable ClockWorkMod version 184.108.40.206 SD card: HERE - Use Win32DiskImager to flash this image to your SD card LINK
OR emmc CWM Recovery Installed
You must have enough intelligence to follow instructions.
If you don't have enough posts to post in the development section, please go post in the Q&A section, and post with "MN5" in the heading. I don't read every post on this board, so I can get to you a little easier if you follow these guidelines.
Let's get started:
If you're running a previous MN 5, you do not need to do a complete wipe.
Download one of the Following ManualNooter 5 files based on your needs:
Starting with ManualNooter-5.08.20 you now have the option to flash a package that will block B&N updates by using the SQLite method
update_disable.zip - You can also download, and flash this using CWM at any time to block B&N updates.
update_enable.zip - If you need to unblock B&N updates at any time, you can flash this file using CWM to restore the update function.
Can I change the stock keyboard -
Yes, some of the best known keyboard apps have all been tested to work. Just follow these directions to install the keyboard.
If you don't have the paid app "Root Explorer," you can download the free app "ES File Explorer." Once you open "ES File Explorer," you will need to go into settings to set root access, mount file system, and change the home directory to "/"
Download/Install the keyboard that you want to use from the market or Amazon Appstore
Open your explorer app, and navigate to /data/app
Locate the apk file for the keyboard that you just installed
Examples: com.touchtype.swiftkey-1.apk or com.swype.android.inputmethod-1.apk
Long press on the apk file, and select "Move" or "Cut"
Navigate to /system/app
If using Root Explorer, select "Mount R/W"
Now select paste to move the apk file into the /system/app folder
Exit your explorer app, and reboot the device
After the device reboots, open the app "NookColor Tools"
Select "Choose Keyboard" and select the keyboard that you just installed
If installing Swiftkey or Swype, you can now open the app to finish the install process
I did this mod from a request in another thread, LINK. It is a port of “revcompgeek’s” work under the Nook tablet section, HERE. The mod removes the QuickNav bar when you presss the n button, making it like a standard home button, and makes the back and menu buttons permanent.
I did not include it in the MN package because I am not sure how many people would want it, and it has not been tested long enough. Just simply flash the Statusbar_mod.zip file with CWM, it will take about 5 minutes to boot back up after flashing since it is a framework file. You will need to use the app “AnyCut” or “BetterCut” to create a link to the “Shop” and “Library.” If you don’t like it, simply flash the Statusbar_stock.zip file to return to stock. If you flash a new version of MN 5 after applying the Statusbar_mod.zip, you will need to reapply the Statusbar_mod.zip file again to regain it.
I noticed that "AnyCut" is currently missing from the market, and since the app was free in the market, I have attached it below.
Are there any of the limitations I've read about (read-to-me, free in-store reading) with regards to rooting 1.4.1, or are those now worked around?
Around 4,000 people have kindly tested different versions over the last two months, and everything should be working properly. The key step to follow in the directions, is step 4 under “Before you begin,” You must download all your B&N content before you continue, or you run the risk of losing all access to B&N content.
I don’t remember there ever being an issue with read-to-me, I remember there being touchscreen issues with kids books in the early versions of MN 4. A handful of people did test the in-store reading function, and reported that it worked fine.
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By Tomek Kondrat
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