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28th March 2013, 04:53 PM |#11  
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I worked on building the phablet for the nook. I stopped because all reports were it works very badly with only 500 mb ram. Hashcode has ported it to the kindle fire and found he could only open a couple apps before it froze up. However, he did good work on porting and put the changes on github at https://github.com/KFire-Android . You can look for phablet branches on the otter branches. The kernel changes are also present in some of his repos. Look around those repos for good hints on getting started.The kindle fire is also an omap processor, albeit omap4, so it is close to ours. The changes should be similar.
Good luck.

So the thing that's supposed to work better with lower grade hardware doesn't work better with lower grade hardware? Ain't that hysterical?
 
 
28th March 2013, 08:05 PM |#12  
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It works somehow... on samsug 9003
29th March 2013, 01:58 AM |#13  
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It works somehow... on samsug 9003

Well that's good. Right now, I'm trying to incorperate NookieDev source into the Manifest.xml to get it to properly build. It doesn't seem to be as easy as the fill in the blank I thought it was, but, progress is being made, I think.
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3rd April 2013, 09:53 PM |#14  
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Any progress on this?

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3rd April 2013, 10:16 PM |#15  
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Good news, I've gotten it to the point where I can brunch encore to try and make a new build.

Bad news, Brunch chokes up on mkimage, for reasons unknown to me. Seems like a problem for building an Android like image, but it escaped me thus far, and the irc on freenode is... of varying quality help to say the least.

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make: *** No rule to make target `/home/user/Nook/out/host/linux-x86/bin/mkimage', needed by `/home/user/Nook/out/target/product/encore/ramdisk.ub'.  Stop.
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
EDIT: Just figured out that I needed to patch the main.mk in build/core to specify a mkimage, now the compiler seems to be churning. Will update once something happens.
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18th April 2013, 12:24 AM |#16  
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Well, it's something.

Anyway, have not had a chance to test this out on my own Nook yet, since it picked an excellent time to flake out on me. You do need to backup and completely wipe the device, assuming it even installs. (Did not work on just a Data/Cache wipe, anyway, and I need to recover my Nook after wiping emmc along with everything else, whoops.)

Anyway, it's like radioactive juice at this point, might kill your Nook, give it superpowers, or not really much of anything. YMMV.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0iH...Y2d2cwbFk/edit

EDIT: It does install, but power on goes from Cyanoboot -> Backlight on -> Backlight off -> Device Off within a couple seconds, so more work is required. le sigh

EDIT2: Turns out that was because I only had the bootstrap on the device, no phablet-flash-preinstall that actually makes it work.
With both of them flashed, I get to Cyanoboot -> persistent black screen until I cut power. Common error, so I've heard and adb works, so there may be hope yet.
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10th May 2013, 07:38 PM |#17  
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages. I give you Ubuntu Touch for the Nook Color!!


Conditionals:

1. I had to flash my homemade bootloader first (https://www.dropbox.com/s/q5g7mnadvk...IAL-encore.zip), then the Mobile World Congress Build of Ubuntu Touch. http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...ntal/mwc-demo/ (quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip)

2. Rotation is mismatched, so that it cannot recognize that it's trying to use the portrait setup in landscape, should be an easy enough fix. Jossed, as this is the MWC build, it's not really built for tablets, and the Nook gets confused on how to display thing

3. The big one. TOUCH SCREEN IS BROKEN. Granted, it makes it more of a clock than anything useful, but Ubuntu has been built and runs on the Nook Color. Built a new bootstrap based on CM 10.1 RC2, works like a glove. Still not all that much more useful compared to a clock, but that's by design.

Super duper special thanks for the guys in the Ubuntu-Touch mailing list and irc.freenode.net #ubuntu-touch and #nookcolor, who I could not have done this without.
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10th May 2013, 08:55 PM |#18  
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages. I give you Ubuntu Touch for the Nook Color!!


Conditionals:

1. I had to flash my homemade bootloader first (https://www.dropbox.com/s/eaxcz91x7r...IAL-encore.zip), then the Mobile World Congress Build of Ubuntu Touch. http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...ntal/mwc-demo/ (quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip)

2. Rotation is mismatched, so that it cannot recognize that it's trying to use the portrait setup in landscape, should be an easy enough fix.

3. The big one. TOUCH SCREEN IS BROKEN. Granted, it makes it more of a clock than anything useful, but Ubuntu has been built and runs on the Nook Color.

So, what next?

Looks cool. What's next? fixing touchscreen and fix rotation.. the rotation bit, depending on what the issue is, might be fixed by a change to the kernel config or drivers-- see https://github.com/NookieDevs/androi...df4f4d12a1ed77 and https://github.com/NookieDevs/androi...abab4a052273c3

that's a kernel config flag sluo added. You can also play with the peripheral board file for more control... https://github.com/NookieDevs/androi...-peripherals.c
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Sweet Tiitties!

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11th May 2013, 11:53 PM |#20  
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Sweet Tiitties!

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Indeed. Especially now that with the latest get of CM for Encore, I got touch screen working for the MWC demo. (Somehow) Turns out that rotation isn't so much the issue as is resolution, everything being too big to properly fit on the Nook Screen, and it looking more like a phone than anything, but it effing works like the half assed demo it's supposed to be.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q5g7mnadvk...IAL-encore.zip

EDIT: Do any of you guys want me to do a write up or a Youtube video on how to patch and build your own version of encore for your Nook machine?
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EDIT: Do any of you guys want me to do a write up or a Youtube video on how to patch and build your own version of encore for your Nook machine?

Yeah, put something out there...it is always cool to see what people are doing with this device.
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