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7th March 2012, 06:21 AM   |  #11  
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Also, what do you think of my theory? That I am downloading and installing the wrong gapps pack?
7th March 2012, 01:08 PM   |  #12  
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Also, what do you think of my theory? That I am downloading and installing the wrong gapps pack?

gapps-gb-201111028-signed.zip is still on the CM wiki as the latest version... did you verify MD5 checksum and ensure you didn't have a bad download?
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7th March 2012, 02:23 PM   |  #13  
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Thanks again for your help, Votinh.



I am not sure what you mean. Where can I possibly run the ROM from (what are the possible answers)? I would assume that I could run it only from the SD card. Sorry for being a newbie!

I will list step by step all of my actions and detail them in the response. Maybe, I will go through the whole installation process again and mark down everything that transpires.

In here, xda NC forum, you will frequently see the term "eMMC" and "uSD"
eMMC refers to the internal memory of the device, as currently where the B&N stock ROM resides while uSD is the external card where we can put the custom ROMs such CM7/9 in and run from there.
Depends on which method you choose to use, different procedures/instructions needed.

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Also, what do you think of my theory? That I am downloading and installing the wrong gapps pack?

As for your theory, I and we assume that you have installed CORRECTLY and if it isn't working as expect, then we need to know step-by-step how you did.
Everything is possible from bad zip to bad card.
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12th March 2012, 03:26 AM   |  #14  
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My apologies for the delay in my reply. It has been a hectic week+end.

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did you verify MD5 checksum and ensure you didn't have a bad download?

I am ashamed to say it, but I do not know how to verify a checksum to ensure the intergrity of a download. Although, I did download the gapps file twice, once each on different computers, copied it to the SD card and attempted to update. Is it possible that I could have gotten 2 bad downloads on 2 different PCs?
12th March 2012, 04:51 AM   |  #15  
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I have gone back and redone every bit of my CyanogenMod and Google apps installation on my Nook Color. I have taken notes on it and below is my step by step description of what I have done and observed. My apologies for the book, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could. Thanks for your help and I would appreciate and advice that can help me resolve this unfortunate situation.

1. Downloaded ClockworkModRecovery (2gb_clockwork-0.7.tar.gz) from http://code.google.com/p/monster-roo...ar.gz&can=2&q=

2. Downloaded CyanogenMod 7.1 (update-cm-7.1.0-encore-signed.zip) from here http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?typ...&device=encore

3. Downloaded Google Apps (gapps-gb-20110828-signed) from here http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Lat...on/Google_Apps

4. Downloaded Win32DiskImager (win32diskimager-binary) from here https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

5. Extracted Win32DiskImager files to a folder on desktop

6. Decompressed and Extracted ClockworkModRecovery to Desktop (this took longer than I expected, the extraction strangely taking 5 minutes)

7. Start up Win32 DiskImager and receive the following File Error message: An error occurred while accessing the device. This usually means something is currently accessing the device; please close all applications and try again. Error 1 Incorrect Function.

8. The File Error message displays itself 3 times. I click OK three times, and then the Win32 Application opens, and I continue with my process.

9. Use Win32 DiskImager to write ClockworkMod onto my MicroSD card. The MicroSD card is a 1 year old, 2GB Transcend MicroSD Card. I use an Kingmax MicroSD card adapter to plug the card into my Computer’s SD card slot.

10. Copy the CyanogenMod 7.1 file and the Gapps 20110828 file to the MicroSD card.

11. Eject the MicroSD card from the PC, insert it into my Nook, and power on.

12. Boot into ClockwordMod Recovery, I go to Mounts and Storage, click on Format System and confirm YES. Next, I format Data and Cache.

13. NOTE: Previously, I was receiving an "Error: can't format /data" error as my newer Nook Color had a different partitioning scheme. I used ‘reformatData-v1’ and ‘repartition1GBdata-v1’ to remedy this when I first attempted to install CyanogenMod. It seems to have gone off without a hitch.

14. I then go to ‘install zip from sdcard’ , the choose ‘choose zip from SD card’ and select the Cyanogenmod 7.1 zip. It opens and installs.

15. After the install completes, I remove the SD card and reboot the Nook.

16. Upon reeboot, I get a Cyanogen loading screen for a few seconds, followed by an error screen that says Install Failed with a large red and white exclamation mark over a Nook clip art.

17. The Nook powers off after a few seconds. I then power on again and sucesssfully boot into Cyanogenmod. I do not have the Marketplace app at this point.

18. I power off, replace the SD card, and boot into Clockworkmod.

19. I choose ‘install zip from sdcard’ and then ‘choose zip from SDcard’ and the gapps zip. I confirm YES and install the gapps zip.

20. I remove the SD card and reboot the system. I receive the exact same ‘Install Failed’ error screen with the red and white exclamation mark over a nook clip art.

21. After a few seconds the nook powers off after the error screen. I power on again and boot into CyanogenMod.

22. There is no Marketplace app on the homescreen or in the App Drawer, leaving me with the same initial problem

Thank you for everything!
12th March 2012, 05:27 AM   |  #16  
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I don't think Market will show until you have registered with google. There is a setup wizard or one time provisioning process to go through. That may be the thing that is failing when you first boot. Not sure how to get you back on track.

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13th March 2012, 02:31 AM   |  #17  
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Re: Google Apps Not Installing
Hi,

After you install CM 7.1, Google Apps, and reboot (hard power off and cold boot - the first boot will fail), look for the Google Talk app in your App Drawer and log in to it with your Google credentials. That should spawn the installation of the rest of the Google Apps, including the Android Marketplace.

Also, strangely enough, when installing my first app from the Market, I had to install it with the device physically in landscape mode, as the installation failed when the device was being held in portrait orientation. This seemed to clear up after the first app was installed.

I stumbled across this thread tonight, as I was searching for a solution to this exact problem while updating a friends Nook Color to CM 7.1. This did the trick for me.

Good luck!

Frank
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13th March 2012, 03:01 AM   |  #18  
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Thank you Frank! I am going to finish up my current task then break out the Nook and cross my fingers that this will work! I will let you know!
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Question I, too, am having problems
I don't mean to thread-jack, but I am also having problems with gapps.

Following this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1000957

The version of CM7 I placed on my card is "cm_encore_full-253.zip". The steps all the way through putting that on the card, putting that in the Nook, booting, it all worked fine. I DID notice the line that said something along the lines of looking for the gapps installation, not finding it, and skipping that step.

I downloaded the Gapps ("gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip") onto my computer. I shut off my NC, took out the SD card, and went to put it into my computer. Lo and behold, my computer can't read the SD card. It tells me it needs to be formatted before it can be used.

Uh. How am I supposed to get anything on the sd card?! I can't even format it to start over - Windows fails to format it.

I tried plugging in my NC to my computer - I at least got the CM7SDCARD to open, but it doesn't appear to be everything (there's no "boot" folder there). I tried moving the zip file to just the main directory of what I saw, and booted into recovery mode, but nothing happened.

Any assistance would be appreciated!
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Originally Posted by caseystain

I don't mean to thread-jack, but I am also having problems with gapps.

Following this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1000957

The version of CM7 I placed on my card is "cm_encore_full-253.zip". The steps all the way through putting that on the card, putting that in the Nook, booting, it all worked fine. I DID notice the line that said something along the lines of looking for the gapps installation, not finding it, and skipping that step.

I downloaded the Gapps ("gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip") onto my computer. I shut off my NC, took out the SD card, and went to put it into my computer. Lo and behold, my computer can't read the SD card. It tells me it needs to be formatted before it can be used.

Uh. How am I supposed to get anything on the sd card?! I can't even format it to start over - Windows fails to format it.

I tried plugging in my NC to my computer - I at least got the CM7SDCARD to open, but it doesn't appear to be everything (there's no "boot" folder there). I tried moving the zip file to just the main directory of what I saw, and booted into recovery mode, but nothing happened.

Any assistance would be appreciated!

Look at my post here. It tells you how to make the boot partition show up in your system. In your case download the rar rev 1 and follow the directions (per edit 2) on how to manually put the file on your system.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=22858059

Edit: You sound like a newby, so in order to do this you need the program "root explorer" which you buy on the market. Very useful program for later use too.

If you don't feel like trying this, get a different card reader or computer to see if that helps reading the card.

Edit 2: Also look here for a more recent nightly that has a few bugs fixed. It was built in January and 253 was in November.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=23198390
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