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Default [RECOVERY][ZIP] Nook Color Restore to stock

FLASHABLE ZIP, (1)RESTORING NC TO STOCK/FACTORY OR (2)CWR REMOVAL ONLY

What you will find here: files to restore to stock (v. 1.0.0 or 1.0.1) and files to remove CWR and thus restore stock recovery (8 failed boots and factory reset [power+n]).

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Keep in mind that the Nook is really hard to brick. By that, I mean almost impossible. The reason is simple: it has a boot priority on uSD, which means you can always boot your NC from the uSD with, for example, Nookie Froyo (see thread in Dev section). From there you can install Clockwork recovery and other applications (ibid) and repair almost anything. So please, don't panic.

If you ask for help, explain yourself exhaustively on what you have done to require attention. Thank you.

All the usual warnings apply. I cannot guarantee that the following won't have side effects, although I'm pretty sure it won't. Please read complete thread before attempting anything.

Do not attempt flashing files unless you really need to or absolutely know what you are doing.

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______________UPDATE-01/23/2011_______________

There is another method to restore to stock. If you know your way around ADB, please read this thread: click here, as it will guarantee a clean restoring of your partition. The below files only copy files, but cannot "recreate" your partitions. Both methods can work, but the one linked above (shad0wf0x's thread) will work without exception. Only requirement is that you can use ADB. Thank you.

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I know a few people out there are struggling after having messed up their Nook's partitions (boot, system, etc.). Hope this will help.

Requirements:
- Rom manager / Clockwork Recovery. This can be easily installed through Nookie Froyo booted from uSD, or through rooted NC. See Clockwork Recovery thread for more information.
- A uSD with enough free space (at least 175 MB). Make sure uSD is mounted (see mounts option in Clockwork Recovery). If it doesn't read your uSD, format from an Android device (Memory settings, unmount-> format).


Files to restore NC to stock (1):
If AND ONLY if you choose to restore completely your NC, /data and /system partitions must be formatted before flashing. See mounts and storage option in CWR.
LINKS ARE DOWN: please refer to the following post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=148

BEWARE: These files will reset you Nook Color to stock and remove Clockwork Recovery, by replacing /boot, /system, and /media with stock

If you choose to flash one of the two files above, formating /data and /system is required BEFORE flashing the file (see mounts and storage in CWR) ! After flashing, resets (8 failed and power+n) shouldn't be necessary, everything should work straight "out of the box" after flashing the file.

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File to remove CWR and restore stock recovery (2):

If you simply wish to remove CW Recovery, use this file, which restores /boot only:

EDIT: files are not available anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Size: 6.1MB, md5sum: 6d00a461a221e69195440355f6706104

Note that this last file will affect your rooting of the NC.

If you should choose to keep your NC rooted, try this:

EDIT: files are not available anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Keep in mind this last file has not been tested on my NC. It's necessarily less dangerous than the other files (which already aren't very dangerous). But still, please give me some feedback on whether it works or not. Cheers.


5. As a last attempt to fixing your NC, if your nook never gets passed the "Touch the future screen" or simply doesn't boot, try this file:

EDIT: files are not available anymore. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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dude this is just what i needed after my little nook color break down. Thanks!!! a ton!!! also its 11:56 eastern and the downloads are available yet...
 
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dude this is just what i needed after my little nook color break down. Thanks!!! a ton!!! also its 11:56 eastern and the downloads are available yet...
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quick question, if we removed cwrecovery then will the 8 boot reset work again?
 
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beautiful! Thats just what i wanted, thanks alot man
 
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Thank you. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to check out the B & N 2.2 update coming out soon. It worked great. After flashing I had to factory reset the data (three finger salute) and everything worked out great. Now I'm in the process of installing the 1.0.1 update and then will probably go back to where I was before (autonooter with clockwork recovery). I have a nandroid backup and titanium backup of everything so won't take long. Thanks again. Great job!
 
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Tried out method 2. Looks like i have a corrupted recovery now It wont go past the "Touch the future of reading" and when i do the 2 button salute it brings me to a screen that says the install failed

EDIT: Nvm. just magically worked again.

Edit 2: I used the 2nd method and it wasn't smooth sailing. I'm gonna relate what happened and what I did so that samuelhaff can help others if they have the same problem:

I originally auto-nookered the device and then installed CWR. I foolishly tried to do the 8 hard resets and was met with the recovery screen. I also foolishly wiped the data and cache hoping that would do the trick and alas it just left me with a "touch the android" homescreen that didn't work.
At this point I used the second method after I tried froyo and when I reset the nook the nook it would get stuck at the the "Touch the future of reading." So to fix it i tried to get into recovery by holding the N button and the power button and it showed me a screen that said the install failed and then the nook started booting normally again. Not smooth sailing but it worked so thanks a lot!
 
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you're awesome. Wish I had this last week. haha

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