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  1. fredlave says:

    How can I reinstall the stock ROM on my HD+
    I was running CM 10.2 off an SD card (happily) and (stupidly) tried to upgrade to CM 11. I must have messed up because I can’t get my HD+ to boot into the stock ROM after I removed the SD card. It will boot momentarily into Cyanoboot and then into CWM. CWM gives me two choices – install an unknown zip or root the device – neither of which I want to do. Then it will into the white screen, ask which English I speak, check my internet connection and then download an upgrade and reboot and the process starts over again. How can I wipe the EMMC and reinstall stock ROM? I have a .zip file with the stock ROM 2.10 which I put on an SD card but the device doesn’t “see” it. Help.

  2. Rob says:

    Hi, I’m a big fan of your work on the Nook HD+. I was wondering if I could ask you for some advice on creating a TWRP recovery for ovation.

    I’ve managed to build TWRP using the omnirom source and CM11. However, the recovery.img generated in out/target/product/ovation actually seems to be a zipfile containing the kernel and ramdisk (as a UB file).

    I’ve also looked at the recovery.img from working TWRP recovery.img files on this platform with unmkbootimg, abootimg and so on, and these utilities seem to think the ramdisk size is zero. The command line seems to be “Green Loader”.

    Anyway, I was wondering if there was a trick to packaging a TWRP recovery image for ovation. Thanks for any pointers or assistance !

    • iamafanof says:

      [DEV]How to compile TWRP touch recovery

      The recovery.img/boot.img from HD/HD+ contain the 1MB “Green loader” header (prebuilt/boot/master_boot.key). This is a custom bootloader also known as a 2nd bootloader. You can’t use “unmkbootimg” on it before stripping the “Green loader” header. If your recovery doesn’t have this header, your device will not boot into recovery. If your recovery.img doesn’t have this header, you can append the header to your recovery.img with the cat command.

  3. janolan says:

    I wanted to ask if it was possible to build an AOSPA Kit Kat ROM for the Nook HD+. The features (Hover, Peek, Pie Control, etc.) would be amazing on our Tablet.

    Best regards,


  4. Nancy says:

    when in settings/storage, I see internal storage with 591 MB. a second internal storage with 7.45GB. and SD card with 6.26 GB. I believe the internal storage is actually that of the 16GB NT. I can ‘move’ some apps to the SD Card storage but many I cannot. I have all this space but I am not sure how to adjust it to get the max benefit of it. Can you explain?

    • iamafanof says:

      This is not the place to ask this. Ask it in the correct post relating to your device.
      7.45GB is your device storage and the rest are your sdcard.
      Need for info on the other things you are asking.

  5. Dustin says:

    Thank you for your support with the Nook Tablet. Do you have plans for a CM11 version?

  6. Fred LaVenuta says:

    I noticed a couple of weird occurrences with Play Store. When I try to install an app I get a message that says the app will be installed shortly but it never is. The second problem is that if I uninstall an app and then Play Store lists it as installed and will not allow me to reinstall it. Any help or suggestions?

  7. mikeytoo66 says:

    I have converted my Nook Tablet to CM10 based upon your blog and it’s the best thing I ever did to it. I have noticed a few peculiarities I’d like to bring to your attention.

    I have noticed charging issues with any of the updates later than 12/2012. Particularly, that version allows regular USB charging cables to work with the Nook Tablet. I am also able to use my portable battery power pack to charge the NT with this version. Strangely, you have to activate the screen for charging to start. Do you know how to override this? With later versions I am only able to charge via the Nook cable and the power pack just shuts off a minute after connecting. This has caused me to stick with that version. Is there any way to modify the charging characteristics of the later versions to match the 12/2012?

    The “N” key will often wake my NT when it’s in my bag due to it’s “wake” feature. I have disabled this by modifying the /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl file and removing “WAKE” from the line that reads “key 102 HOME WAKE”

    Thank you for the excellent information that you provide.

  8. Fred LaVenuta says:

    My nephew is visiting from Florida with his new HD+. He has a 32GB Sandisk (C4) that will not boot after the 9/26 ovation ROM was written to it. The tablet boots fine with a 16GB SD card but nothing we’ve tried has caused the 32GB card to boot. Help!

    • iamafanof says:

      If it work with your 16GB SDCard, make a cloned image of the card and burned it to your 32GB SDcard.

      • Fred LaVenuta says:

        I tried that using the 16GB clone as is and by expanding the fourth partition to fill the whole card. The card itself is good and I formatted it with SDFormatter on my Lenovo PC laptop. It’s really a puzzlement

  9. frederick says:

    Hello, I am not too computer literate and would love to buy a bootable sd card from you for my vizio vtab1008 tablet.. I assume all I would have to do is insert it and boot it up? Do you sell or can you sell this? Do you have a paypal or amazon or website to make a payment and ship this? Thank you!!!!

  10. Flyrite says:

    Do you use a windows program to create your SD images? I would like to create a backup image of the SD card boot after I install Apps, setup everything the way I like etc. This way IU can flash my SD after I screw something up when tinkering.


    • Flyrite says:

      I meant to say, I’ve tried a few programs, but the images only ever capture the BOOT partition, and never include the other 3 partitions. Thanks again.

    • fredlave says:

      This is the only way I’ve found to clone an SD card that includes all four partitions and all the data using Windows:
      I d/led HDDGURU’s HDD Raw Copy Tool ( and it worked great. In fact, I’m running my NT off the cloned microSD card now. I did a direct card to card copy. The Raw Copy Tool is a bit rough around the edges but it works. Be cautious when using it. It does NOT list your disk drives as A:, B:, C:, etc. and it’s easy to mistake the target drive for the source and erase your precious microSD card. What I did was to put my source card into an SD adapter and then write protect it with the little slider on the left edge of the adapter. This saved me on my first attempt to clone and my second attempt was successful. I routinely clone my SD card after setting it up, adding apps, etc., in case something goes wrong.

  11. gmail says:

    why don’t you get a nook hd?

  12. fredlave says:

    Thank you for your work in bringing fully functional Android to the Nook tablet. I was wondering if you could suggest a tutorial (with links to files) to root my Nook HD+ via a microSD card. I’ve read through the posts on the XDA Developers’ site and find them very confusing. Too many choices. Any help would be appreciated.

  13. TB says:

    Thanks again for the quick response to my last question. I got it installed on my sd card. Using GooManager I had it download the latest update and also the I installed the acclaim update then the gapps from the recovery manager. everything said it installed and I rebooted.
    Now the load/boot screen that says cyanogenmod is in landscape (not a big deal) but the Play store now doesn’t work. It pops up for a split second then closes. Is there something I need to do?

    • iamafanof says:

      You could’ve comment this in the correct post. It’s either google play is updating and you need to restart or you didn’t install gapps after installing the rom.

  14. Priscilla says:

    Good morning – I had bought an Android 16GB Rooted Micro SD Card Jelly Bean 4.1 ( CM10 ) for my 6yr old’s 16g Nook Tablet. The other day it froze up – now when I turn it on the “cyanogenMod” just keeps spinning and spinning. I am not very computer literate…but I followed your instructions for clearing the data; now it’s says “android is upgrading…starting apps”..and it’s taking forever. Something else I can try?

    • iamafanof says:

      I don’t sell sdcard with prebuilt android. You will get more help by posting this in the correct post relating to CM10.
      I don’t know what recovery you use. In the my CWM recovery, there’s an option for clearing data1 which is meant for sdcard. Wipe data1 (this will wipe all apps and data installed on the sdcard) and cache.
      Install new rom if you still have problem.

  15. Cindy says:

    Hello, I am not too computer literate and would love to buy a bootable sd card from you for my nook tablet.. I assume all I would have to do is insert it and boot it up? Do you sell or can you sell this? Do you have a paypal or amazon or website to make a payment and ship this? Thank you!!!! You are doing wonders for people!!!! Cindy H.

    • iamafanof says:

      I don’t sell anything. I give you the info, resources, and guides so that you can make your own bootable sdcard. Why learn to make your own bootable sdcard? Because android is open source so it get updated all the time by many developers. If you don’t understand anything, there are some nice people here to assist you.

  16. Mark says:

    Just wanted to mention that I am a big fan of your blog. I appreciate your patience with NOOBs especially when we miss information already documented but ask the questions anyways. Just curious is this a job or a hobby? Are you guys part of XDA or independent? Either way very much appreciate your work.

  17. Tim says:

    Hi. Thank you for your straightforward guide to creating a bootable SD card.

    I am having a very specific issue and I appreciate any insight you may have. Everthing works great except my WIFI is causing problems with my router. I get a strong signal, can easily connect, etc. However, at some random point shortly after connecting, my Nook’s connection is causing my router to “reboot”. I lose all internet connections, both wireless and wired, my router cycles back on, and everything connects again. At some point within 3-5 minutes, the process repeats.

    Everything works great with the CM7 build, stock nook, etc., and the only factor changing is the CM10 Nook. I have tried multiple builds of CM10 hoping the issue would resolve itself. My research has led me to some comments suggesting issues with my D-Link DIR-628 router, 2.4ghz N only broadcast, CM10 issues, etc. I have been unable to find anything conclusive. Out of my curiousity and desire to learn, I appreciate any thoughts you may have before I try buying a new router. Thank you again.

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