Therefore, if you are new to the thread/process, I would like to recommend that you try the Auto-Patcher instead. It ports all the functions of this thread (it is what I use to make the packages in the repo) with the assurance that the output won't be incompatible with your ROM.
Please see the release/support thread for the Auto-Patcher for downloads/help.
I am more than proud to have introduced so many of you to Botbrew and native Android package management. Inportb has put together a rock-solid platform that only improves with time. It was a distinct pleasure to watch it evolve, and I hope you all keep an eye on its progress.
I consider it to be the most powerful app available. There are literally limitless possibilities, software porting being among the least of them. I can't wait to compile my first ROM on a tablet- it will be Botbrew that makes it possible. The possibility of our mobile devices replacing laptops are only possible through things like this, and right now, Botbrew is the only game in town. I expect it to remain the standard.
Thanks, all. If you would like an existing package updated, you can always request it in the thread. I can no longer maintain in advance, but I will be happy to offer support on demand.
If you are new, please try the Auto-Patcher instead! Link above!
Offered Packages (only for Nook Color!)
Package that enable the v6 supercharger
Package that installs the framework for PDroid
(wait for it...)Package that enables BOTH the v6 supercharger and PDroid
If you don't know what the v6, PDroid, or even Botbrew does exactly, please see the information section farther down this post.
- Download and install Botbrew, free from Google Play. Botbrew will bootstrap in opkg or dpkg-apt along with several other packages necessary to its operation.
- Install package repository-mateorod and press the refresh packages button at top right.
- Install the mateorod-whatever package of your choice.
This will be the only system app package you will need to install. Any dependencies will automatically be resolved by its installation. That includes the v6 script.
If your mateorod package includes the v6 supercharger
- After reboot open a terminal and enter the following:
su -c v6
- If this is your first time upgrading the V6 since update 8, (the one mrg666 used to recommend) don't re-supercharge from your sdcard or you will encounter mount issues! Just configure from scratch.
If your mateorod package includes Pdroid
- Install PDroid from Google Play and configure
**Should you ever wish to reverse these system changes, Botbrew completely takes care of that for you, restoring backups of every file modified by the process! Simply select the mateorod-whatever package and press Autoremove.
**Upon flashing a new nightly, just launch Botbrew. A repairable packages screen will automatically launch. Select those packages and reinstall them, then reboot. The Botbrew repo will keep up with the CM repo, so as long as you are upgrading to the latest nightly, you will be fine simply reinstalling!
Botbrew is a package manager developed by the totally patient and kind inportb. I make the pitch for its capabilities, as well as my rationale for using it to distribute this software at the top of the 2nd post's ALL-NEW Q&A.
To learn more about Botbrew, visit its homepage OR the thread here on XDA.
The v6 supercharger is a popular script that changes the way your android device's memory management is handled. It was developed by zeppelinrox and lent to Botbrew for the Nook Color by special dispensation. Read more and thank zeppelinrox here.
PDroid is a security app available for free on Google Play. It has just about a million applications, the foremost of which is allowing you to block permissions to apps (system and user) from having permissions you are uncomfortable giving. Apps that are given permission to access your contacts, for instance, can now be blocked from that privilege at your discretion.
Pdroid also allows you to set static or random values for sensitive info should an app require them. So apps like Swype and others that require IMEI numbers or phone numbers can now be used like on regular devices. See svyat's original thread and thank him here.
This is the only method to use these programs outside of smali editing your own apps! Usually this is an either/or, but not with these packages!
Try the Auto-Patcher instead!
XDA News Portal article on v6 package (frontpaged!)
XDA News Portal article on Botbrew (x2)
XDA News Portal article on the PDroid packages(...x3!)
inportb, for holding my hand through every step of this process, and for Botbrew itself.
Zeppelinrox for lending us the v6 supercharger script
svyat for developing PDroid
PoorCollegeGuy for his continuing support to the project.
racks11479- y'all know racks. But he's got his hands in Botbrew, as well.
pastime1971, my collaborator on the PDroid auto-patcher and the port of PDroid to ICS.
bet you didn't know it took so many people to supercharge a nook, now did ya?