I am going to retry with the 188.8.131.52 "new" sd image. in the mean time, how do i load 1.4.2 once my nook is completely factory/stock? i tried to load 1.4.1 like i would do on a official b&n update, but it just erases the file.
edit: i could not get that sd image to work either. i am following the same steps as I used to root in the past. im using the same sd card and card reader. i honestly think b&n might have done something horrible in 1.4.3 to block us.
edit: after several attempts at resetting, my nc says its 1.2.0 now. but yet it still goes from off to "read forever". i dont know whats going on any more.
edit: I am now sitting with a stock 1.4.1 nc and it still wont boot from sd. i dont know how many times i've burned different sd images to 3 different sd cards and nothing will boot.
edit: i decided to try windows instead of linux to burn the image, worked first shot.