CM11.0 KitKat (Android 4.4.2) for Nook Color (25APR2014)

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The Nookie Developers have done a fantastic job keeping this device up to date with current android. For most devices as old as the Nook Color, their life support is very short because developers like to move on to the next device. Nook Color is special because it is one of the first cheap unlocked tablets. It is great that this tablet lasted this long.

If you do not like or do not know how to compile your own cm-11.0 for the Nook Color, I will provide the one I had compiled. All credits goes to the Nookie Developers. I did not add anything but compile cm-11.0 from the provided sources.

Not everyone is capable of compiling Cyanogenmod for his or her device. I did not always compile my own ROM. Back when Nook Color was release, I was using someone else’s CM7 ROM until I had learned to compile my own ROM. It takes me a lot of time to learn how to compile Android and understanding all the different errors that associated with compiling Android. I have seen many different errors over the years.  It is one of the painful things about compiling android. I know how to fix the errors, but people new to compiling Android might not. I do not discourage people from compiling their own ROM, but I understand that not everyone is capable of compiling Android. My compiled ROM is not always the best but I try to make it as best as I can.

  • Changelogs and sources:
  • Credits: NookieDevs, fattire, hashcode, dalingrin
  • https://github.com/NookieDevs
  • https://github.com/TheMuppets/proprietary_vendor_bn
  • https://github.com/sgt7
  • http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/q/status:merged,n,z
  • Official CyanogenMod build for encore
  • CyanogenMod source
  • CyanogenMod on G+
  • 12/22 – Initial build, repo synced
  • 01/03 – Repo synced, option for double-tap status bar to sleep, for more look at review.cyanogenmod.org.
  • 01/16 – Repo synced, change boot animation size, set zram to 128MB, switch to WPA_SUPPLICANT_TI to fix unknown MAC Address, battery status text option for status bar. I tested ART out on the Nook Color and it work. You do not need to disable boot animation on this build. Enabling ART will make your NC takes forever to boot into Android. The optimizing process takes forever as well if you have GAPPS installed. I did not notice any speed boost with ART.
  • 01/29 – Repo synced, enabled KSM by default,  revert boot to landscape, new Cyanoboot menu look, some clean ups.
  • 01/31 – Repo synced, fixed reboot to recovery, added Advanced storage settings (Settings>Storage>Menu, This allows you to swap storage paths).
  • 04/25 – Repo synced

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

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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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

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
  • https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_device_bn_ovation
  • https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_device_bn_common
  • https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_kernel_bn_omap
  • https://github.com/TheMuppets/proprietary_vendor_bn
  • https://github.com/sgt7
  • https://github.com/loosethisskin
  • https://github.com/succulent
  • http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/q/status:merged,n,z
  • Official CyanogenMod for ovation
  • CyanogenMod source
  • CyanogenMod on G+
  • 12/20 – Initial build, repo synced, kernel 3.0.101, CWM 6.0.4.5, 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 2.6.3.0, 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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CM10.2 Jellybean (Android 4.3.1) for Nook HD+ (IMG/SDC Boot) (26NOV2013)

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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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