It was a few months ago that we brought you a guide on how to run the Android 3.0 Honeycomb port on your Nook Color. That method used the SDcard install for the Honeycomb OS and booted right from that card. However, as some of you may already know that port had many limitations. It was good as a proof of concept and just to see a glimpse of the latest Android 3.0 running on the Nook, but was not quite ready for the day to day usage, as most of the things were still not functional. But it seems the situation has improved a lot in just a short span of time. As now we have a new Honeycomb port for your Nook Color via an XDA forum member Divine_Madcat that resolves many of the issues that users had with the earlier Honeycomb SDK 10 port by the deeper-blue. Now this port as titled “Honeycomb SDK Port – The Return” makes the following features to work on your Nook Color (as detailed by the developer):
SU (thank you racks11479)
SetCPU (and all other root needing things)
Audio (thank you deeper-blue)
Market (thank you PatF, et al)
Calendar (thanks Rockwig)
- To kill the flashing red box (thank you mazook98): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=109
As you can see many of the things including the Wi-Fi, Market, 3D are working (although may not be perfect). Now for the things that are not working:
- DSP (i think i jumped the gun on this one)
- From time to time, the screen may seemingly partially lock up. If this happens, please try to get an ADB logcat and post it here ("adb shell logcat > aFileName.txt"). A reboot will fix this issue.
- SD Card – RIght now, this is the big one.
Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Now let’s move to the installation of this new Honeycomb SDK port on the eMMC.
Step 1: Download & copy Honeycomb Hybrid – RC1 to the root of your SD card.
Step 2: Boot into the ClockworkMod Recovery mode for nook from Rom Manager installed on your Nook Color. In case it is not installed or you don’t know how to do it follow our guide on how to get in to recovery mode on your Nook Color.
Step 3: Wipe system and data:
– Select "Mounts and storage".
– Select "format system".
– Select "format data".
Step 4: Now flash Honeycomb firmware(should take few minutes). Select and confirm (using N) these items:
– "install zip from sdcard".
– "choose zip from sdcard".
– Select firmware zip file that you downloaded in Step 1.
– Once complete, reboot & Enjoy!
Note: You may have to wait few minutes for your Nook Color to settle down to build various system caches after first boot.
You Might Like:
Get Free Email Updates
Inspired Geek is your primary source for latest tech news, guides and articles on Windows software, games, Apple and Android devices.
- Get extensive coverage on latest tech news.
- Exclusive guides on rooting, jailbreaking and unlocking mobile devices.
- Useful apps and tips&tricks for your iOS and Android devices.
- Exlclusive Top Countdowns for the best software.