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By shad0wf0x, Member on 18th January 2011, 09:26 PM
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I bought my own nook color on saturday, there doesn't appear to be a factory image that can be restored. My new nook color came with version 1.01 preinstalled. Before turning it on the first time I put in nookie froyo and did a dd of all 8 of the stock partitions. Below is the zipped up .img files of mmcblk0p1/mmcblk0p5 (boot/system) from a stock untouched 1.01 nook color. I am also including the factory.zip. This should be enough to restore a bricked nook color with a corrupted boot or system partition. Many people have been able to restore to stock by just using the boot.img because after 8 failed boots it will do a factory reset.
To make this work you must have ADB working first. You may be able to get this to work on ADB Wireless, but I don't recommend it. For instructions on getting adb to work with the nook color go here:
http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_USB_ADB

To use these files unzip them to the sdcard portion of a nookie froyo sdcard, or just about any other rom that runs from the sdcard and run the following commands in an adb shell:

dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5

Boot
System
factory.zip
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18th January 2011, 11:43 PM |#2  
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19th January 2011, 01:30 AM |#4  
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Yes. But I only used boot.img. Then restored to stock with 8 failed boots. Dd'ing system will also work.
If it dosen't boot, do a factory reset with power+n.

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19th January 2011, 04:12 AM |#5  
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So if I put the factory.zip on /dev/mmcblk0p3 and replace the current one, when we do the 8 bad boot trigger we would get 1.0.1 flashed instead of 1.0.0 right?
19th January 2011, 10:13 AM |#6  
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Yes. And I would also do a power+n reset at the end, to avoid any problems.

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20th January 2011, 02:30 AM |#7  
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shad0wf0x,

I am having the same problem with my NC not booting after a failed attempt at
re-rooting. I will tell you in advance that I am VERY tech-phobic and don't comprehend all this command-line stuff well at all.

Given your original post above, could you please explain in layman's terms EXACTLY what steps to take to restore my NC to like-new? And hopefully it can be done with just simply putting some files on a micro SD and that's it. Please let me know from start to finish how I do this. Appreciate your help in advance.

vigeh4

P.S. I know I had no business doing this, but I screwed my unit up anyway. I already tried the 8-step interrupt thing before re-rooting but with no success.
20th January 2011, 03:02 AM |#8  
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vigeh4,

First download the first 2 files, system and boot, and then unzip them. Then you need to copy those 2 files (system.img and boot.img) to the sdcard, either while booted up in nookie froyo or by putting the sdcard in your computer. Then you must have adb working on your computer. open a command prompt or terminal(windows or mac/linux) and go to the location where your working adb is and copy and paste those commands into the window to run them.

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dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
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20th January 2011, 04:47 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by shad0wf0x

vigeh4,

First download the first 2 files, system and boot, and then unzip them. Then you need to copy those 2 files (system.img and boot.img) to the sdcard, either while booted up in nookie froyo or by putting the sdcard in your computer. Then you must have adb working on your computer. open a command prompt or terminal(windows or mac/linux) and go to the location where your working adb is and copy and paste those commands into the window to run them.

Code:
dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5


Sorry, I am WAY confused about how to do this. This adb crap is over my head.
Maybe I just have a $250 paperweight at this point. If I mail you my NC, would you reset to "factory" for a small fee?

Thanks.
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OMFG, thank you very much for these files and instructions.

I really thought I bricked it to the point of no return. I initially screwed it up when I installed Clockwork and wouldn't boot past "N", then after tinkering around some more, it wouldn't even turn on ... lol.
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@vigeh

First you need to unzip those files you just downloaded. Second, you need to copy the "boot.img" and "system.img" (not the *.zip) to the "/SDCARD" folder on your SDCARD. I had to use WIFI FILE Explorer in Nookie Froyo cuz I messed up my nook so bad, i couldn't copy these files by turning on the USB Storage through the regular method. It took me days to figure this out cuz i'm kinda slow.

I hope you installed the Android-SDK on your computer already. If so, then go to the folder named "\platform-tools" on your PC - this is where ADB.EXE is located. Connect your nook and type "ADB DEVICES" just to make sure your nook is connected to the computer. It'll show up and tell you it is or not. If it is connected then do the following:

1. Type "ADB SHELL" then you'll see a "#" symbol after you hit enter.
2. Type "dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1" just the way it is written by the original poster (minus the "" marks)

at this point, it usually wont say anything. Just wait a few minutes and something will pop up. In my case, it says:

"477033984 bytes <454.9MB> copied, 138.757660 seconds, 3.3MB/s"
"#"

3. Type the second command next to the "#" sign "dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5"

wait another few minutes til the next confirmation pops up.

4. turn off nook, remove SD card
5. Hold the N button and the Power button at the same time and it'll ask you to reset the nook to factory settings.


I hope this helps you ....
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