[ROM] CM7 8GB &16GB Compatible Beta for the Nook Tablet.., Updated 7th July to Beta

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towir022

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Yo

I just installed the internal version and all went well. The only trouble that I am having is that I have no market. an I get a working market apk or zip to flash or something?



also, the ADW launcher that comes on here. Is there a way to adjust the 5 homescreens down to 3? I know how to do this on go launcher and on launcher pro but I cannot find such an option on adw.


thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this. I am impressed!
 

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I just installed the internal version and all went well. The only trouble that I am having is that I have no market. an I get a working market apk or zip to flash or something?



also, the ADW launcher that comes on here. Is there a way to adjust the 5 homescreens down to 3? I know how to do this on go launcher and on launcher pro but I cannot find such an option on adw.


thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this. I am impressed!

Did you flash the gApps after flashing the ROM?

Also, zooming out of your homescreen should allow you to add/remove/switch your home screens.
 
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towir022

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Thanks for replying. I did not flash the gapps I didn't see a download like for gapps I looked but didn't see it. Also I tries zooming out to the screen where you can see all home screens at once but from there I didn't see anyway to reduce screens.

Sent from my SPH-D710 using xda app-developers app
 

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Thanks for replying. I did not flash the gapps I didn't see a download like for gapps I looked but didn't see it. Also I tries zooming out to the screen where you can see all home screens at once but from there I didn't see anyway to reduce screens.

Sent from my SPH-D710 using xda app-developers app

There's a link here: http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip

It's the generic Gingerbread GApps (I looked in the OP and despite a note in the second post that a link was added, I couldn't find a GApps download link either).
 

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Thanks for replying. I did not flash the gapps I didn't see a download like for gapps I looked but didn't see it. Also I tries zooming out to the screen where you can see all home screens at once but from there I didn't see anyway to reduce screens.

Sent from my SPH-D710 using xda app-developers app

To edit home screens in ADW launcher:

1. While on the home screen, click the android menu button
2. Select the option "Edit."
3. This will take you to the home screens, where you can add or delete them, as well as designate the "home" screen.

Have fun.
 
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towir022

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thanks, I knew it was something easy that I was just missing!

One more thing I have noticed is that my SD card seems to only work sometimes. Sometimes it works and other times it says it cant be read and there are no files and it wants to format it.

Is this a common problem?
 

DanGeorges

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thanks, I knew it was something easy that I was just missing!

One more thing I have noticed is that my SD card seems to only work sometimes. Sometimes it works and other times it says it cant be read and there are no files and it wants to format it.

Is this a common problem?

Glad you got ADW worked out.
I don't know about the SD card issue.
I know that sometimes the card fails to read. When that happens, I just eject and reinsert it. It's only happened a few time to me.
 

Solar.Plexus

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thanks, I knew it was something easy that I was just missing!

One more thing I have noticed is that my SD card seems to only work sometimes. Sometimes it works and other times it says it cant be read and there are no files and it wants to format it.

Is this a common problem?


This is probably just a mounting problem. Putting the card back in should fix the problem. If that doesn't seem to be helping, check to see what format your SD card is.
 

towir022

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Uh oh

I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

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DanGeorges

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I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

I feel your pain...
One reason I will NOT flash a custom ROM on the Nook is because of the risks involved.

I rooted mine, installed a CM10 ROM (which installed the dreaded Cyanoboot bootloader). It worked ok, but I wanted to restore some of my information.
So I did a data restore from Nandroid (an advanced restore option).

That's when the problems started, and ended up with a bricked nook with a corrupt/missing bootloader/recovery.

I HIGHLY recommend JUST rooting the Nook and installing CWM 5.0.2.8 (for backups) and install Google Apps, Amazon Android Market, etc. separately. I also loaded ADW launcher.

I hope you get this figured out. I had to return my Nook to a B&N store and get a new one because of unstable ROMs and Cyanoboot.
 

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I feel your pain...
One reason I will NOT flash a custom ROM on the Nook is because of the risks involved.

I rooted mine, installed a CM10 ROM (which installed the dreaded Cyanoboot bootloader). It worked ok, but I wanted to restore some of my information.
So I did a data restore from Nandroid (an advanced restore option).

That's when the problems started, and ended up with a bricked nook with a corrupt/missing bootloader/recovery.

I HIGHLY recommend JUST rooting the Nook and installing CWM 5.0.2.8 (for backups) and install Google Apps, Amazon Android Market, etc. separately. I also loaded ADW launcher.

I hope you get this figured out. I had to return my Nook to a B&N store and get a new one because of unstable ROMs and Cyanoboot.

What a load of misinformation...
 

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I have to disagree with your "dreaded Cyanoboot" comment. In fact you said everything was working and then chose to do a Nandroid restore - that means your issue was with CWM and how you chose to use it and not Cyanoboot. Raising someone's fear about Cyanoboot - which in my dealings works flawlessly and facilitates a great deal of testing and ROM installations for the masses - is more your opinion than fact and honestly stems from your early issues not fully understanding the reasoning behind the need to circumvent the locked bootloader B&N chose to shackle the Nook Tablet with (that conversation with fattire is in a separate thread).
 

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I have to disagree with your "dreaded Cyanoboot" comment. In fact you said everything was working and then chose to do a Nandroid restore - that means your issue was with CWM and how you chose to use it and not Cyanoboot. Raising someone's fear about Cyanoboot - which in my dealings works flawlessly and facilitates a great deal of testing and ROM installations for the masses - is more your opinion than fact and honestly stems from your early issues not fully understanding the reasoning behind the need to circumvent the locked bootloader B&N chose to shackle the Nook Tablet with (that conversation with fattire is in a separate thread).

Agreed. I haven't had a single issue with Cyanoboot since I bought my NT in February. It's also been virtually unbrickable for me, and I've diddled with pretty much every custom ROM posted. I wouldn't hesitate to tell any interested user to root and try new ROMs, assuming they're willing to do the homework and read the dev thread for the ROM they're interested in. In my experience, many folks run into problems when they miss some detail in the dev thread...
 
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What a load of misinformation...

These are facts - this is what happened to my Nook. I'm sorry you can't tell fact from opinion. Maybe the only "opinion" part of this was the word "dreaded" in front of "Cyanoboot."

You were not there, so you don't know the facts.

As for Cyanoboot, I can say that until that bootloader was on my system, it worked fine. The CM10 ROM loaded it. Maybe it had nothing to do with anything. But I can tell you that mucking around with bootloaders always carries some risk - and I don't think ANY developer would disagree with that statement.

---------- Post added at 07:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:09 PM ----------

I have to disagree with your "dreaded Cyanoboot" comment. In fact you said everything was working and then chose to do a Nandroid restore - that means your issue was with CWM and how you chose to use it and not Cyanoboot. Raising someone's fear about Cyanoboot - which in my dealings works flawlessly and facilitates a great deal of testing and ROM installations for the masses - is more your opinion than fact and honestly stems from your early issues not fully understanding the reasoning behind the need to circumvent the locked bootloader B&N chose to shackle the Nook Tablet with (that conversation with fattire is in a separate thread).

Maybe "dreaded" was too strong a word. I can say that the Nook can work just fine with just root and a good launcher. No real need for anything else to make it work better than plain stock.
 

towir022

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Uh Oh

OK so now that we all know that no one agrees with the guy who does not like cyanoboot (I like cyanoboot) is there anyone who may be able to help me :( The pictures are in the original post I made about this (not far away within ten posts of this one earlier on this thread.


I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

DanGeorges

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OK so now that we all know that no one agrees with the guy who does not like cyanoboot (I like cyanoboot) is there anyone who may be able to help me :( The pictures are in the original post I made about this (not far away within ten posts of this one earlier on this thread.


I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Try this link to Ray Waldo's fix:
http://raywaldo.com/2012/06/how-to-un-brick-a-nook-tablet-8gb-or-16gb/

Good luck.

By the way - ignore the flame-guys. My opinion still stands - risky to muck around with a bootloader for any android device.
Believe it or not, I'm actually trying to help.
 

comat0se

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I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

I would format the cache and see what happens...

If that didn't change anything I'd...
update the CWM to 6 using this flashable recovery: http://celticstorage.co.uk/cm10/CWM_v6.0.1.5_emmc.zip

Then I'd flash a CM10 rom, like this one: http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/acclaim/cm10/cm-10-20121115-UNOFFICIAL-acclaim.zip found in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1952141
I'd also wipe cache/dalvik and do a factory reset/wipe. This will also upgrade you from 2-touch multitouch to 10-touch.

Good luck
 

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OK so now that we all know that no one agrees with the guy who does not like cyanoboot (I like cyanoboot) is there anyone who may be able to help me :( The pictures are in the original post I made about this (not far away within ten posts of this one earlier on this thread.


I had this flashed and it was working well then all of the sudden it started getting completely stuck on the boot screen. I tried to reflash and it wont work and now it just boots into recovery after showing the white screen with the box. The pictures show what happens when I get into recovery and then when I try to reinstall the CM7 rom. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.


Well I cleaned mine out and started from 1.4.0. Rooted it and turned off OTA.

Couldn't add an account, keep on getting error message popups. "The process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly".
Reboot into recovery gives me an error ...
Cyanoboot sometimes responds to the N to get menu, sometimes not.

Installed gapps to see if that made a difference and now I can't even get it past the initial add account page.
Format cache makes no difference.

OOps!
Wipe Dalvik and data seems to have fixed it but now I lost everything installed of course.
 
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    [ROM] CM7 8GB &16GB Compatible Beta for the Nook Tablet.., Updated 7th July to Beta

    ***** DISCLAIMER ******
    Please note this software is still classed as experimental and you use this at your own risk. We have done some in house testing and all has worked fine but we cannot guarantee the exact same results for everyone. We accept no responsibility for any damage or loss of information with your Nook Tablet. You use this software at your own risk. By choosing to download and install this software on your device you accept that you are willing to risk your own device and that any damage and or total loss is your own responsibility.




    FOR PROGRESS AND UPDATES CONTINUE TO READ THIS THREAD. FOR KNOWN BUGS AND ISSUES PLEASE SEE THIS THREAD

    Below you will find Internal release of our Nook tablet CM7. This has been rebuilt from the most recent CM7 stable source. I'll update the 2nd posts with release information asap.

    Please feel free to base your rom on ours, I believe it is now tested well enough and is sufficiently stable to use.

    The Source for the CM7 android device folder, the kernel and meghd00ts Improved recovery can be found here Here

    For information on what you can and can't do and reasons for this please visit HERE


    INTERNAL VERSION 8GB & 16GB COMPATIBLE

    Download HERE MD5 95043b08484aa218ccf93b5ef4785825

    For the internal version you need have access to CWM either internally installed as your recovery or from an SD card. I'm not going to reinvent the wheel telling people how to do that. Just have a look through the development thread and you'll se numerous threads showing you how to do this.

    This version has the ability to reboot to recovery added to the reboot option in the power menu. It does not however come with a recovery image, this was already released by lavero.burgos and can be downloaded from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1640958

    PLEASE BACK EVERYTHING UP BEFORE YOUR BEGIN!!!!

    Once you have CWM on screen with the downloaded update zip archive on your sd card, Follow these simple steps

    1. Goto install zip from sdcard
    2. Choose zip from sdcard ( if CWM hasn't recognized your SD card you need to eject it and re insert it once or twice, sometimes you need to go to mounts and unmount SD, pop it out and back in then select mount sd)
    3. choose the CM7-TEAM-B-BETA1-signed.zip
    4. scroll down and select Yes - Install CM7-TEAM-B-BETA1-signed.zip
    5. sit back for a couple of minutes while the installation is carried out

    That’s CM7 installed, next you need to prepare the rest of the device

    1. press your power button once
    2. ***OPTIONAL*** scroll down and select wipe data / factory reset, this is optional but if you are coming from a different OS it is recommended, if you don't it can sometimes causes force closes and various other issues.
    3. you're ready to roll! scroll up and select reboot system, initial boot can take a while and does pause for a short while on the black screen between flash page and CM7 Animation, enjoy CM7 For Nook Tablet!

    if you were already running a version of CM7 it is possible you may be able to skip the wipe data bit and just select wipe cache instead but it's best if you can wipe data and know that you have a clean install without any bugs remaining from a previous install. By all means try just clear cache and see how you go, if you seems to have lots of bugs we recommend doing a clear data and trying again.

    SD VERSION IMAGE ***UPDATE NOT YET AVAILABLE this is the Alpha final version***

    Download HERE

    I've done the SD version a little different this time, it's as a 4gb SD image (the last partition is used as SDcard in CM7 so you can resize this partition to fill up your whole card if your card is bigger than 4gb). The image can be burn using windows Image writer or dd command in linux / OSX

    The window software is available HERE.

    To write the image on linux / osx do the following


    WITHOUT your sd in the machine go to a terminal window and type

    Code:
    mount

    Notice the drives that are showing they will be something like dev/sda. Now insert your SD and give it a moment to recognise it. Once again terminal type

    Code:
    mount

    and you should have an extra device such as /dev/sdc showing which is your sdcard (it may say dev/sdc1 or something but you aren't interested in the number)

    Once you have the SD device id use following code exchanging sdc for your device id

    Code:
    dd if=/location/of/SDfile.img of=/dev/sdc

    Then sit back and wait, it will appear to be doing nothing and will take a long time but once done the command will complete and you have a nice new SD version of CM7 to run :)

    Power off the nook, insert the sd and then power it on to enjoy your new CM7. If it done'st boot try completely powering of and ten connect power cable and wait for it to turn on and hopefully boot form SD. The first boot WILL take a few minutes. Consecutive boots will be faster




    We've been asked a number of times for a donation link so I set one up you can click HERE. Or if you prefer to donate directly to myself or Goncezila by clicking on the donate buttons under our names. We thank you in advance for your generosity :)


    ***** DISCLAIMER ******
    Please note this software is still classed as experimental and you use this at your own risk. We have done some in house testing and all has worked fine but we cannot guarantee the exact same results for everyone. We accept no responsibility for any damage or loss on information with you Nook Tablet. You use this software at your own risk.








    First boot can take a little while. once in you will be requested to enter your Google account details, because your wifi is not yet connected you will be better of skipping these steps, you will be asked again as soon as you try to open Google Market anyway.

    Tap the menu button and select settings (not adwsettings) go to wifi and setup your wifi connection, if for some reason wifi networks do not show, just toggle wifi off and on and it will sort it's self out :)


    Feedback thread HERE so please make sure you post any questions and / or feedback in there and keep this thread for development only. Thank you!





    Thanks and mentions

    All those that support the new release, I'm sure you all know who you are ;)

    Quid246 - for his skills in photoshop to make our new splash screen (Alpha release):)

    Bauwks - Without him we would not be here. He blew the top off the bootloader and his thanks bar is no where near what it should be. Also a thank you for him agreeing to allow us to change his box image on the bootloader when we asked. Please find some of his posts and hit Thanks!

    Loglud - again for helping us out with our research

    AdamOutler - His guide was used to help us with kernel issues and build our SDcard version

    succulent for pointing out that although we had commented out a file in the build, it was was still possible it was effecting up our new build. Also thanks to succulent for creating a build script that automatically added the 2nd boot onto the boot.img during source build. Thank Succulent! You’re a star, it just wasn't happening when I tried to do it :)

    The Cyanogen Mod team for the initial build of Cyanogen mod that we ported over :)

    Generally every other member of XDA - For being so supportive and throwing out ideas and experience!
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    Oh go on then, seeing as you all asked so nicely and everybody behaved when I said I was going to hold it for another week, I made a promise and I am a man of my word.

    Check out the first thread for the release.

    Again please post issues in the support thread NOT here.

    The support thread is available HERE and there is a way of posting your


    Remember there is a thanks button so don't post saying it.
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    Know issues, Hints and Tips

    • keyboard numbers layout when you hold a letter doesn't initially work, to fix just change keyboard language to your local setting e.g. US english




    PROGRESS UPDATES


    7th July 2012
    Released beta update built on latest Stable CM7 source
    Made some changes which will hopefully help with wifi issues
    added some stability fixes
    Added reboot to recovery in the reboot menu
    Other minor issues tweaked to improve general overall performance and response

    MARCH 20th{/I]
    build.prop update zip added to support thread to cure mounting on USB issues

    MARCH 9th
    CM7 Final Alpha released

    • A complete relbuild of CM7 for the Nook Tablet. The new version is based on Gingerbread 2.3.7 CM7.2
    • All software updated to latest CM7.2 version and all files rebuilt to match
    • Full hardware video decoding for h264 encoded videos
    • Hardware acceleration for gfx
    • Wifi issues fixed so now connection should work without crashing
    • GAPPS removed as per Google requests and GAPPS download link added to OP
    • Many general system bugs fixed
    • Much much more that ill post here when home from vacation


    MARCH 7th 2012

    SD version of CM7 re-released


    MARCH 5th 2012
    Sorry for the lack of updates recently, Gonc and I have been really busy but we're happy to say a new build has been getting tested personally by us and has now been passed on to the testing team.

    Bit more about it is HERE



    FEB 19th 2012
    2nd public release of CM7 for Nook Tablet.

    Changes since original version are:
    • Format bricking issue fixed
    • Boot count issue where it resets your device to standard after 8 boots fixed
    • Market should now install any software you can get on there without the SD / USB issue
    • Browser should now happily play videos from mobile youtube
    • Graphics driver update allows playing of YouTube videos a720p without issue
    • Previous issues updating BusyBox should now be cured
    • Many games and applications that crashed on intro video will now work flawlessly
    • Internal media partition now fully accessible
    • internal media and sdcard now show when connected to USB on computer
    more things which I'll add here when I remember them!




    Feb 12th 2012

    The new build which is alpha 8 is now ready and testing will begin in the next day or two.

    Thanks to all members of the team for volunteering and to xIndirect for setting up the application forms online that everyone filled out to become members and the bug report forms he's also set up.

    Goncezilla and I haven't really discussed a length of time for testing but generally Testing will continue until we believe that the remaining bugs do not cause severe problems for the end user. Once we are at that stage the donators will then get their copies which will allow us to gradually increase the testing coverage before finally being released as a beta to all member of XDA.


    Myself and Goncezilla would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and understanding while we build you a version of CM7 for your Nook Tablets that we can be proud of :)



    Feb 10th 2012

    Following bugs have been fixed

    • SD format and bricking issue,

    • Market app install problem

    • Various software crashing when it tried to play video (even browser in mobile youtube)

    • Internal Media partition not mounting

    • Media partition not connecting to USB host when plugged in

    Further information on updates and release are available HERE
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    Quick update for everyone so you know whats going on.

    I previously mentioned an overclock update, this was a modular update which we had tested and worked fine but you had no real control over it as such, it was either on or off. We've recently had another member join the testing team and it appears they've been working on a kernel with proper governors for overclocking. So we're pretty much thinking we'll not bother releasing the module version and will wait till the proper kernel version is available for us to compile and add as an extra download for everyone.

    Goncezilla and myself have not been working quite so much on CM7 lately as we had to catch up with real life but we got back to work over the last few days and there is now a brand new version in testing and so far it is doing very well with some great feedback.

    We've listened to what people have said and hopefully this new version will make a few more people happy with their NT.

    When our new version is released we'll release an SD boot version at the same time which is also in testing and does of course work on the 8gb too :)

    The new version is the latest CM7 available form source and has been a complete rebuild.

    So watch this space, it's coming soon!

    Before anybody asks for an ETA, 2 weeks lol
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    CM7.2 Update [Spilling the Beans]

    Sorry if its been a while, but I have been away for work.....but Team B has been busy :D