How To Guide: Bootable CM7 for Nook Tablet (Win7)


Software: SDFormatter, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1 (Free, Google it)

Hardware: 2GB or higher microSD

Setting up sdcard (2GB default. For best result, use SanDisk sdcard),

  • Plug in your microSD to your computer.
  • Use SDFormatter to format your sdcard.
  • Open up MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.
  • Click on your microSD disk.
  • Delete all partitions on your microSD disk (Display Unallocated)
  • (If you have bigger sdcard then you want bigger partition size for Boot partition)
  • (You want at least 1GB for Data partition)
  • Click Create to create Boot Partition.
  • – File System: FAT32
  • – Partition Label: Boot
  • – Create As: Primary
  • – Cluster Size: Default
  • – Partition Size: 500 is recommended but you can choose higher. Click OK.
  • Click on Unallocated, and Create System Partition.
  • – File System: Ext4
  • – Partition Label: System
  • – Create As: Primary
  • – Cluster Size: Default
  • – Partition Size: 400 is recommended. Click OK.
  • Click on Unallocated, and Create Data Partition.
  • – File System: Ext4
  • – Partition Label: Data
  • – Create As: Primary
  • – Cluster Size: Default
  • – Size and Location: Drag arrow on the right all the way to the right. Click OK.
  • Click Apply. Right click on Boot partition, Modify -> Set Active and Apply again.
  • Close Program.
  • Open up your sdcard in Explorer.
  • Copy the contents from acclaim_sd_cm7_HD.zip to the root of your sdcard.
  • Remove your sdcard and plug it into your Nook Tablet.
  • Power on device and wait until it boot into Recovery.
  • (Some NT devices required power cable to be plugged in)

Installing rom from recovery,

  • > Install zip from sdcard
  • Navigate with volume keys and select with home button
  • > Choose zip from sdcard
  • > Yes – Install acclaim_unsigned_sd_hd.zip (wait up to a couple minutes)
  • Hold power button until device turn off. Take out your sdcard.

Finalizing,

  • Plug in your microSD to your computer.
  • Open up your sdcard in Explorer.
  • Rename boot.img to boot_ recovery.img.
  • Rename boot_new to boot.img.
  • Remove your sdcard from your computer and plug it into your Nook Tablet.
  • Power on the device and wait until it boot into CM7.

IT IS NOT OK TO SELL MICROSD CARD WITH MY CONTENT.

SDCARD Rom Link
acclaim_sd_cm7_HD.zip Link
http://www.mediafire.com/?2755a4pmmefkdrt
(Contains flashing_boot.img, MLO, recovery.img, and u-boot.bin)

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9 Responses to How To Guide: Bootable CM7 for Nook Tablet (Win7)

  1. samtee says:

    I understand that vista cannot see ext4 partition. But you lost me when you say media partition, I do not know how to do it, but that OK. I just make boot partition size to be big one and left about 2-3 gb for the data partition. I try to connect thumb drive (fat 32) through power usb hub but NT cannot see it.
    Thank you for your time.

  2. samtee says:

    I cannot “see” Data partition when connect to my PC. Then, how can I copy my data (ebooks, musics, movies, etc.) into the NT? I assume that they should be in Data partition, right?
    Thank you again

  3. samtee says:

    Well, it boot up. However, I have some problems:
    1. I cannot access to “Data” partition.
    2. I install gapp (zip) in Booting (after install “acclaim_sd_cm7_HD.zip”, but I do not get any google app.
    Thank you

    • iamafanof says:

      When you install gapps, it doesn’t install anything but google frameworks and google market. You have to wait until it auto update to google play. However, on the initial running, it will ask you which google apps you want to install.

      To access the data partition, you need root access. You can use root explorer or es file explorer with root settings.

  4. samtee says:

    Hi, I did try to follow the steps above. However, when I plug the sd card in and power up, it boot to nook stock not the Recovery. Please advice.
    TIA

  5. samtee says:

    First of all, I like to thank for your work. I am confuse in some of the steps.
    1. In your picture, the acclaim_unsigned_sd_hd.zip is 107MB but the one from http://www.mediafire.com/?9sv4a293x66wm#u3u9e3puajnk0 is only 18MB.
    2. What do I do with Recovery_SD.zip from http://www.mediafire.com/?2755a4pmmefkdrt
    3. This will run CM7 from sd and not install in EMMC, right?
    Sorry for my English and may be some stupid questions.
    TIA

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