CM11.0 KitKat (Android 4.4.2) for Nook HD+ (SDC/IMG) (28APR2014)

KitKat have been out for a while on many devices. I have been busy working to get it running on Nook devices. What are the changes in KitKat?

Some of the things I have noticed that are different are the android browser sucks less. It is similar to Chrome now. There are new icons and transparent UI. Besides the missing SGT7 settings features, I have not notice any major improvement. The source codes however changed a lot. The compiling time also increased for me. CM-10.2 compiled under 50 minutes and CM-11.0 compiled in a little over 2 hours. I do not know if it is my setup. Source codes changes daily, so new features will be added down the line.

  • Changelogs and sources:
  • Credits: verygreen, fattire, hashcode, bokbokan, loosethiskin
  • Official CyanogenMod for ovation
  • CyanogenMod source
  • CyanogenMod on G+
  • 12/20 – Initial build, repo synced, kernel 3.0.101, CWM, don’t expect most of the settings from SGT7 cm-10.2, & expect bugs.
  • 12/21 – Repo synced, patched FSTRIM EMMC corruption bug, enable FSTRIM support (not tested), tweak touchscreen, & expect bugs.
  • 12/24 – Repo synced, fixed booting animation, device will boot into landscape mode, I recommend enabling Rotate lock screen, updated CWM  recovery to include install from “/storage/sdcard1” (external SDCard) & enabled Fdisk advanced features for expanding SDCard Data1 partition. This build might require a wipe data/factory reset.
  • 12/27 – Repo synced, fixed rotation lag, show “/external_sd” for internal CWM recovery.
  • 01/03 – Repo synced, switched to OMNI branch TWRP, interface option for double-tap status bar to sleep, removed SGT7 Trebuchet.
  • 01/11 – Repo synced, fixed TWRP battery stat reset bug, 0xD34D‘s screen recorder (Settings>Display>Screen Recorder, hold Power+Vol Up, can record mic), battery status text option for status bar.
  • 01/13 – Repo synced, update on battery status text option for status bar, screen recorder now save video as mp4 instead of m4v format.
  • 01/19 – Repo synced, switch to WPA_SUPPLICANT_TI to fix unknown mac address, increased zram from 64MB to 128MB, increased tiler1d from 27MB to 34MB to improve transition effects, reduce boot animation size, revert boot to landscape. For SDCARD ROM, new Cyanoboot and boot files will now be included.
  • 02/13 – Repo synced, revert back to AOSP WPA_SUPPLICANT, revert zram, updated TWRP so that Advanced Wipe/SDCard Data wipe SDCard data without wiping /data/media. Added “INT ALTBOOT” to Cyanoboot. You can enable “INT ALTBOOT” by putting kernel and ramdisk in the bootdata partition/folder. DO NOT ENABLE “Swap environment primary” in  Storage/Advanced storage settings. Currently swapping storages only work on non-emulated storages.
  • 04/28 – Repo synced, added flashable “Fuzz 8×8” kernel, changelogs

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Terraria Tic-Tac-Toe Game with Bird Generators

Hey everyone,

I have been busy testing different bird generators and how I can use it for other things. I have done random number and rolling dices with the bird generators. I wanted to create a simple game using them. Tic-Tac-Toe came to mind. I have seen on YouTube and the only one who has created Tic-Tac-Toe in Terraria was Slownick. I was not out to duplicate his creation that he did using just one colored wire (there were only one colored wire option at the time). That is impressive using just one colored wire. Now we have three different colored wires in 1.2 (I wanted more colored wires), it make things a little easier. I have not tested out his Tic-Tac-Toe world. My final Tic-Tac-Toe looks a lot different and crowded than his with all the wires. The game is not perfect and the bird generators are slow. It is like a slow processor. The game works, but there might be bugs somewhere.  It was a fun experience creating Tic-Tac-Toe in Terraria. I hope you have fun with it.


Map v1.6:

Terraria 1.2.1 Gameplay (Halloween update, Bosses, Fireworks)

This map includes my random number generator, fireworks station, traps, and arenas.


Terraria 1.2 (Pirate invasion, bird generators, random number and rolling dice generator)

Terraria is an addictive game if you know what you are doing. The game can be boring and difficult to certain players because there are so much exploration and things to learn. To me playing Terraria is kind of like playing with Lego, so it is fun. I have been playing the game for a while and wanting to create something. Well, I wanted to create something automated, so I created a random number generator using bird statues. I cheated to get the bird statues by reusing a backup world with a bird statue in a chest. The new traps are obtains from the Jungle dungeon after beating Plantera, a hardmode boss. After creating the random number generator, I used the same principles to create a rolling dice generator. This is just the beginning because you can really go wild in Terraria.

Latest Dice Simulator (Map Download)

CM10.2 Jellybean (Android 4.3.1) for Nook HD+ (IMG/SDC Boot) (26NOV2013)


I know I am late to the party. A few XDA developers (verygreen, bokbokan) have been compiling Cyanogenmod for Nook HD/HD+ for a while now. I just have my Nook HD+ for couple of weeks. I have only started working on compiling CM for my Nook HD+ for a couple days. I am still learning as I go. One of the main reason I am doing this is because for some reason my refurbished device gets hot in the left corner where the processor is located using Stock OS. With CM, the device does not heat up my palm. CM also allows more flexibility to the device and extends its life.

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CM10.2 Jellybean (Android 4.3.1) for Nook Tablet (IMG/SDC Boot) (12NOV2013)

cm10.2v2What is new in Android 4.3 (CM10.2)? I have not noticed anything new except a new camera app. Most of the new features are phone features.

Big credit to loosethisskin from KFire group for helping me out and the CMNookTablet group.

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CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 Jellybean SDCard IMG for Nook Tablet (21APR2013)

sdc4.2.2What is this? It’s an image copy of a 2GB SDCard with bootable CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. You simply burn the image to your 2GB SDCard or bigger and you have a bootable CM10.1 with GAPPS running on your Nook Tablet. Nothing alters to your Nook Tablet internal system. There will be bugs. Use Google or Bing for faster answers if you have problems before commenting.


Does this work on Nook Color, Nook HD, or HD+? NO

  • Make sure you have more than 2GB of space available on your computer.
  • You need to install 7-Zip 9.30 to extract the file.
  • Extract cm_acclaim_10.1_XXXXXXXXX_HD_SDC_IMG.img from
  • This is a 2GB image that can be burn (instructions are below) to a 2GB or larger microSD card.
  • After installation, DATA1 (partition 3) and SDCARD (partition 4) has XXXMB.
  • You want to expand DATA1 and SDCARD partition size if your card is larger than 2GB.
  • Download and copy onto your (BOOT) SDCard.
  • What is
  • It’s a file you install to expand the DATA1 and SDCARD partition size based on your SDCard size.
  • What is does is set DATA1 partition size; 5GB for 32GB card or bigger,
  • 3GB for 16GB card, 2GB for 8GB card, 1GB for 4GB card, and 600MB for 2GB card.
  • The space left is dedicated to the SDCARD partition.
  • Hold the power button for a couple of seconds to turn on device.
  • Boot into Cyanoboot’s ‘Boot Menu’ by holding the home key.
  • Boot into ‘SDC Recovery’>Install zip from sdcard>Choose zip from sdcard>
  • Power off device and turn device back on.
  • Boot into Cyanoboot’s ‘Boot Menu’ and select ‘SDC Boot’ to boot into CM10.1.

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PAC Rom 22.+ JB 4.2.2 for Nook Tablet (SDC BOOT) (10APR2013)

Do research and reading if you are uncertain about this rom.

There are many great ROMs out there, with the more popular ones being AOSPA (ParanoidAndroid), CM10.1, and AOKP. Being all great ROMs, it is sometimes difficult to choose which one you want to run. Why choose when you can have all three? P.A.C.-Man ROM is combination of all three ROMs, so you don’t need to keep switching or deciding between which one to flash. Get all of the features in one ROM!

Phone, Phablet, and Tablet UI
Customized Trebuchet Launcher
A lot of customizations (PIE nav, hybrid settings, per-app color)
Based on ParanoidAndroid, AOKP, and CyanogenMod
Kernel 3.0.70+


  • Look at PAC source history for further changes, I will not post them.
  • 03/22 – Repo synced, Initial build so there could be many bugs.
  • 03/29 – Repo synced, kernel updated to 3.0.71, fixed: calendar crashing in portrait mode, boot animation, high battery drainage in deep sleep, some heat issues when device is in high load (maxed frequency) for long period, removed phone and phablet ui from Hybrid Properties (Default Tablet UI) , default boot orientation is landscape (Don’t ask why).
  • 04/10 – Repo synced, kernel updated to 3.0.72, NO MORE DEEP SLEEP (deep sleep does not help reduce battery drainage when device sleep but causes problems with our current kernel), improved battery drainage in sleep, the device will wake and get charged when you plugged in power cable, changed default governor to Wheatley for lower battery usage, added back 1.2GHz, removed faked battery data (you will need to do a full charge, green light, to get accurate battery stats), used Wi-Fi codes from BN, Wi-Fi is set to turn off when the device sleep, added back default dual-pane preferences, latest CWM recovery, make use of sdcard0 (EMMC) as default storage for those without SDCard, added back Phablet UI to Hybrid properties (Navigation bar buttons and Battery bar options only work in Phablet UI currently). 

(Recommended factory reset for internal rom, clear data1/cache for sdcard rom)
GooManager: Rom ending in *SDC is for SDCARD boot, don’t get it mixed up with internal rom.

Lots of things

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Flashable File to Create Bootable SDCard for Nook Tablet


It’s a flashable file (a file that you can install from recovery) that will create a bootable SDCard for your Nook Tablet.
What it does is creates 4 partitions on your SDCard.
100MB for partition 1 (BOOT)
400MB for partition 2 (SYSTEM1)
Size for partition 3 (DATA1) and partition 4 (SDCARD) vary.
It’ll also copy over boot files to your SDCard, making the SDCard bootable on your Nook Tablet.

This will only work with the provided CWM because it contains fdisk with advanced options.
Format your SDCard with SDFormatter if you are on Windows and OSX. Linux? GParted.
Copy CWM recovery (renamed the internal recovery img to recovery.img) to your SDCard.
Copy to your internal storage.

if [ Stock_Rom ]; then
  # If you are still on Stock Rom, you need to be rooted and have terminal installed.

  # Open up terminal.
  # Backup stock recovery
  dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 of=/sdcard/stock_recovery.img
  # Store the stock_recovery.img on your computer for future need.

  # Install CWM recovery
  dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3

  # Boot to recovery. Power up device by holding Power + Home keys.
  # If you already have previous CWM version of recovery installed, just flash the new one.
  reboot recovery

Insert formatted SDCard.
Make sure the USB cable is not plugged into your computer.

1) Install zip from sdcard
– choose zip from internal sdcard

Ignored the “can’t unmount /dev/block/mmcblk1p1”.
Be patient with the loading bar. It’s not frozen, just wait.
The larger the DATA1 size, the longer the process take.

Power off device and turn it on again.
If successful, it will boot into Cyanoboot.
Then you can install *SDC Rom.

The default data1 (Partition 3) size is 600MB in
My recommendation.
600MB is for 2GB SDCard
1000MB is for 4GB SDCard
2000MB is for 8GB SDCard
3000MB is for 16GB-64GB SDCard
4000MB/5000MB is for 32GB /64GB SDCard

To make data1 size larger, just rename the file ‘createsd_*.sh’ to ‘’ inside
Complete scripts with 4000MB/5000MB DATA1 size.

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