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By scthomps, Junior Member on 23rd January 2013, 05:03 PM
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Hello everyone,

Im new to this forum but have lurked for a few years. I consider myself reasonably familiar with android and have installed custom roms on various devices in the past.

Yesterday I installed the latest CM10 Color Nook Rom to an micro SD and on to my wife's Nook Color. Install went great, Wifi up and working and I went to install Gapps via recovery. When it came back on the keyboard kept dying and I realized I had installed too new of Gapps. My bad. I shut off the nook and removed the micro SD with the intentions of wiping it out and starting fresh.

I put the nook off to the side and about 15 mins later went to install my fresh install of JB when I found the nook completely dead and unresponsive. The battery was at about 90% when i turned it off.

This was only supposed to be a install to the sd, I dont know why it's affecting the nook when theres no sd card in it.

So far I have tried:

pulling out the sd card
hard reset
creating a nook color restore micro sd and booting from that
charging

The nook remains completely dead and 100% unresponsive and I have no idea where to go from here! I keep reading its hard to brick these but im starting to think thats what happened!

I was thinking of taking off the cover and doing a battery pull. Any ideas?
23rd January 2013, 09:01 PM |#2  
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If you truly have nothing happening, it certainly sounds like a hardware problem. Pulling battery to reset is worth a try. It's worked for me on several Android devices (never tried it with a Nook, though). Somewhere recently in the forum I read how to do a safe battery pull on a Noo, but don't recollect where. Search for it. If that fails, I'd say your Nook is kaput.
23rd January 2013, 09:13 PM |#3  
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Re: Completely Dead Nook Color CM10
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Originally Posted by scthomps

Hello everyone,

Im new to this forum but have lurked for a few years. I consider myself reasonably familiar with android and have installed custom roms on various devices in the past.

Yesterday I installed the latest CM10 Color Nook Rom to an micro SD and on to my wife's Nook Color. Install went great, Wifi up and working and I went to install Gapps via recovery. When it came back on the keyboard kept dying and I realized I had installed too new of Gapps. My bad. I shut off the nook and removed the micro SD with the intentions of wiping it out and starting fresh.

I put the nook off to the side and about 15 mins later went to install my fresh install of JB when I found the nook completely dead and unresponsive. The battery was at about 90% when i turned it off.

This was only supposed to be a install to the sd, I dont know why it's affecting the nook when theres no sd card in it.

So far I have tried:

pulling out the sd card
hard reset
creating a nook color restore micro sd and booting from that
charging

The nook remains completely dead and 100% unresponsive and I have no idea where to go from here! I keep reading its hard to brick these but im starting to think thats what happened!

I was thinking of taking off the cover and doing a battery pull. Any ideas?

No, don't pull the cover. What happened is your boot files got corrupted on internal memory. It will not power on unless those files are there or a valid bootable SD is in the slot.

You need to get my bootable CWM SD from my tips thread linked in my signature. That should boot. Then you need to reinstall whatever ROM you had on internal memory. If it was stock you can get the CWM flashable version also from my tips thread.

Sent from my HD+ running CM10 on SD with XDA Premium
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25th January 2013, 04:45 AM |#4  
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No, don't pull the cover. What happened is your boot files got corrupted on internal memory. It will not power on unless those files are there or a valid bootable SD is in the slot.

You need to get my bootable CWM SD from my tips thread linked in my signature. That should boot. Then you need to reinstall whatever ROM you had on internal memory. If it was stock you can get the CWM flashable version also from my tips thread.

Sent from my HD+ running CM10 on SD with XDA Premium

Im going to try your linked CWM and create the SD from your tips first. The last I saw the battery it said roughly 80% and assuming it wasn't stuck in some loop it should be still good.

If the battery IS actually dead will the nook charge with no OS installed? My charger cord came apart months ago and I have been charging (slowyly; lol) off a generic cord plugged into the computer. Will this make a difference or should I wait to try this when I have a proper charger cord?

Thanks for everyone's help! You guys are lifesavers!
25th January 2013, 04:52 AM |#5  
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Re: Completely Dead Nook Color CM10
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Im going to try your linked CWM and create the SD from your tips first. The last I saw the battery it said roughly 80% and assuming it wasn't stuck in some loop it should be still good.

If the battery IS actually dead will the nook charge with no OS installed? My charger cord came apart months ago and I have been charging (slowyly; lol) off a generic cord plugged into the computer. Will this make a difference or should I wait to try this when I have a proper charger cord?

Thanks for everyone's help! You guys are lifesavers!

It should charge slowly with that cable. Even if not booted to anything.

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25th January 2013, 05:11 AM |#6  
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It should charge slowly with that cable. Even if not booted to anything.

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I followed your instructions and the "battery too low to power on" message came up, which is the first sign of life I have seen out of the nook in a few days. Thanks!
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No, don't pull the cover. What happened is your boot files got corrupted on internal memory. It will not power on unless those files are there or a valid bootable SD is in the slot.

You need to get my bootable CWM SD from my tips thread linked in my signature. That should boot. Then you need to reinstall whatever ROM you had on internal memory. If it was stock you can get the CWM flashable version also from my tips thread.

Sent from my HD+ running CM10 on SD with XDA Premium


My CM10 went completely dead last week. I put lepinlar's v6.0.1.2 Bootable CWM Recovery on and SD card and now have some sign of life.

I get to the cyanoboot universal bootloader screen, but it just sits with a Loading.... note. I've let it sit for about 10 minutes and nothing else happens. I also tried the N key and it does load the boot menu...but no option gets me past that initial screen...

should it just boot directly into CMW? any other suggestions would be appreciated!
9th March 2013, 09:53 PM |#8  
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My CM10 went completely dead last week. I put lepinlar's v6.0.1.2 Bootable CWM Recovery on and SD card and now have some sign of life.

I get to the cyanoboot universal bootloader screen, but it just sits with a Loading.... note. I've let it sit for about 10 minutes and nothing else happens. I also tried the N key and it does load the boot menu...but no option gets me past that initial screen...

should it just boot directly into CMW? any other suggestions would be appreciated!

Not really sure what you mean. You say you put my bootable CWM on SD. You mean you burned the image to an SD? And it boots to the cyanoboot screen but gets stuck on loading...?

Does the cyanoboot screen have a small s0 in the upper left corner? If does that means it is trying to boot from the SD. It should boot directly into CWM by itself.

Try reburning it or use my 5.5.0.4 version. Once it gets to CWM, install a new ROM with it. The original reason it went dead was corrupted files on your internal boot partition. Reflashing the ROM should fix it.

Sent from my Nook HD+ running CM10 on Hybrid SD
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Not really sure what you mean. You say you put my bootable CWM on SD. You mean you burned the image to an SD? And it boots to the cyanoboot screen but gets stuck on loading...?

Does the cyanoboot screen have a small s0 in the upper left corner? If does that means it is trying to boot from the SD. It should boot directly into CWM by itself.

Try reburning it or use my 5.5.0.4 version. Once it gets to CWM, install a new ROM with it. The original reason it went dead was corrupted files on your internal boot partition. Reflashing the ROM should fix it.

Sent from my Nook HD+ running CM10 on Hybrid SD

thanks for the reply.

I've used Win32diskimager to burn both v6.0.1.2 and 5.5.04 to an SD card. I do see the S0 in the upper left corner, but the screen never moves past the initial Loading...screen.

I can get it to load clockworkmod using a '1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0' recovery image (also tried 1gb_clockwork-3.2.0.1-eyeballer w/the same result). However, I get a message that states:
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/command
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/log
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/loginterrrupt
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log

I then attempted to flash your Nook Color EMMC Partition Repair zips....The NookColor-emmc-repair-partitions-1-4-5-6-7-8.zip will complete the 'repartitioning /boot /system /data /cache and media' step.

it sticks on the Repartitioning internal memory - be patient this may take a while'...i've let it sit for about 30+ minutes...how long should this take? My nook is currently sitting in this phase now...I guess I'll let it sit for a while and see if anything else happens.

thanks for the help with this...from what I've read, I'm hopeful there is a solution...
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Re: Completely Dead Nook Color CM10
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thanks for the reply.

I've used Win32diskimager to burn both v6.0.1.2 and 5.5.04 to an SD card. I do see the S0 in the upper left corner, but the screen never moves past the initial Loading...screen.

I can get it to load clockworkmod using a '1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0' recovery image (also tried 1gb_clockwork-3.2.0.1-eyeballer w/the same result). However, I get a message that states:
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/command
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/log
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/loginterrrupt
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log

I then attempted to flash your Nook Color EMMC Partition Repair zips....The NookColor-emmc-repair-partitions-1-4-5-6-7-8.zip will complete the 'repartitioning /boot /system /data /cache and media' step.

it sticks on the Repartitioning internal memory - be patient this may take a while'...i've let it sit for about 30+ minutes...how long should this take? My nook is currently sitting in this phase now...I guess I'll let it sit for a while and see if anything else happens.

thanks for the help with this...from what I've read, I'm hopeful there is a solution...

Which recovery are you using to flash the repair zips? It needs to be at least 3.2.0.1. Don't use that 3.0.1.0. Don't worry about those E: messages, it just means cache is not formatted.

It is sounding like the first step of the repartitioning is not taking. That is fixing partition one. I'll be right back with another zip to see if you can flash that.

Try the attached and see what happens. You can also try the bootable TWRP to flash rather than CWM. I have that linked in that partition fix thread.

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Sent from my Nook HD+ running CM10 on Hybrid SD
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Which recovery are you using to flash the repair zips? It needs to be at least 3.2.0.1. Don't use that 3.0.1.0. Don't worry about those E: messages, it just means cache is not formatted.

It is sounding like the first step of the repartitioning is not taking. That is fixing partition one. I'll be right back with another zip to see if you can flash that.

Try the attached and see what happens. You can also try the bootable TWRP to flash rather than CWM. I have that linked in that partition fix thread.

Sent from my Nook HD+ running CM10 on Hybrid SD

thanks a lot!

I did try with the 3.2.0.1 recovery and the flash you posted above. It is still sticking at the 'repartitioning internal memory' step...I also tried your TWRP bootable, but that still sticks at the loading screen.

I can't find my external sd writer, so I've been writing/burning using in internal writer in two different laptops and a camera in mass storage mode. I ordered a SD writer from amazon...should get it on Wednesday. I wonder if my issues are just with writing/burning the SD card..

I'll report back when I get the new writer and guess I might as well try another card too.
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