How to Dual Boot Android Honeycomb 3.0 on Overclocked Nook Color Using SD Card [Step by Step Guide]

by TechNerd in Android, Guides, Hardware, Mobile | 6 comments

Nook Color was announced by Barns and Nobles for release on 30 November 2009. Soon after the release Nook color was recognized as the best e-reader. Now hacks are available for Nook Color which makes this e-reader one of the best Android table on which you can run Android Froyo 2.2 or Android Honeycomb 3.0. My earlier guide on how to run Honeycomb used the stock Honeycomb kernel but now you can use overclocked kernel for better performance and also you can dual-boot your Nook Color (Thanks to rookie1, XDA developer forum member).

Honeycomb was originally highly customized as e-reader and many people still want to use Nook Color as Android Honeycomb 3.0 tablet without losing its e-reader abilities. Today I will guide you how to dual boot Nook to use it as e-reader as well as Honeyomb tablet.

honeycomb dual boot | How to Dual Boot Android Honeycomb 3.0 on Overclocked Nook Color Using SD Card [Step by Step Guide]


-Nook Color (rooted) with Clockwork Recovery installed. Learn more about how to Root Nook Color and Install Clockwork Recovery, Google Apps Including YouTube, Gmail and Market Using Monster Root Pack

-Micro SD card with USB card Reader

-Flashable dual boot Honeycomb Preview v04

-Download Dual Boot Preparation Flash File

-Download Overclocked Kernel for Dual boot Honeycomb (Dalingrin’s 1.1GHz )

Follow the following steps:

Step 1: Insert Micro SD card into SD card reader and hook it up to the computer.

Step 2: Download Dual Boot Preparation Flash File, Flashable dual boot Honeycomb and Over clocked Kernel for Dual boot Honeycomb by clicking on the links given above and copy and files on the SD card.

Step 3: Safely remove the SD card from the computer and insert it into Nook Color SD card slot. Make sure that you turn off your Nook color before you insert the SD card into Nook.

Step 4: Now turn on the power of Nook Color and enter Clockwork Recovery but holding Up volume button and power button. Use the following instructions for navigating in the Clockwork recovery menus

-To navigate through the menus use volume key (Up and Down)

-To select use home key

-To go back use power key

Step 5: Next step is to flash the Dual Boot Preparation Flash File which will resize the size of Media partition (This step will not erase the data on media partition but I would recommend making a back up of your contents to be on safer side). It’s also important to know that Dual Boot Preparation File can’t be flashed if the size of data on media partition is more than 3.9GB, please remove or back up some of you data to that its size is not more than 3.9GB.

Step 6: Now flash Flashable dual boot Honeycomb using navigation menu in the Clockwork Recover.

Step 7: Now you can flash in the Clockwork Recovery mode to upgrade the kernel.

Step 8: Reboot your Nook device by navigating to the main menu of Clockwork Recovery menu using power key.

Step 9: Hold the Home key while Nook Color is booting and you will enter into Dual Boot. You can now choose if you want to run Android Honeycomb 3.0 or Nook Color stock e-reader software.

Now you can run Honeycomb 3.0 on over clocked Nook Color. Hopefully you will be able to appreciate the difference in the speed of your new Android Honeycomb 3.0 tablet.

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  • Omar

    Everytime i try to instal prep it gets to format secondary boot /system partition and then it says error in sdcard/ (status 0). i have tried everything, but mostly i think its cuz your previous tutorial on how to root NC with monster bootpack0.7 screwed up my system. I am using 2gb sdcard, any tips would be appreciated….

    • Aaron


  • Ebony

    I successfully installed all the zips, but once I reboot (while holding down “n”, I just boot right back into CW recovery instead of booting into Honeycomb. When I don’t hold down “n” I boot into the nook OS, no problems. I never see the option to choose which to boot. Should I modify the SD files? Please help!


    • Hustler

      The author forgot to mention that you have to flash the actual honeycomb preview file before the kernel file… the kernel if anything is an unnecessary step in the whole thing… (could just use stock kernel of preview)

      • Tim

        Could you elaborate on that a bit. Please be more specific.

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