How to Run CyanogenMod 7 Nightly From SD Card on Nook Color [Guide]

by TechQuad in E-Reader, iPhone | 4 comments

If you don’t want to void Nook Color warranty, You can run CM7 from SD card. When you want to use original Nook OS, just takeout SD card and reboot Nook Color.



1. Clockwork Recovery File

2. Win32DiskImager

3. CyanogenMod 7 nightly ROM

4. Micro SD card (preferably 2gb, 4gb and 8gb)

5. Nook Color


Disclaimer: Please make sure before following any tips and content provided in that it is entirely at your own risk. Any damage to your device will not be the responsibility


How to create microSD bootdisk

For writing the resulting image to the microSD card, use “dd” in Linux and Mac.Win32DiskImager is a program that can be used in windows for writing the image.

Steps to Follow

1. Download clockwork Recovery file

2. Download and unzip win32DiskImage

3. Copy win32DiskImage.exe in the folder and Run it, the following screen will appear


4. Click on the folder button clip_image002 and select the .img file as shown below.


5. Now click the disk drive letter label that corresponds to the microSD card.

6. Click Write.

7. Click Exit at the completion.

8. Eject the SD card safely.

9. Re-insert SD card.

WARNING: Be sure to create the back up before this process because the microSD card will be completely erased.


Creating Bootable CM7 SD Card

1. Copy which you downloaded earlier

2. Remove SD card from the computer safely.

3. Power off the Nook Color and insert SD card.

4. Power on the Nook Color and it will show you the progress of CM7 installation on SD card.

5. Now choose “install zip from microSD card.

6. Once Installation of CM7 on SD card is complete, Nook will power off.

7. Turn it back on and it should boot CM7.

8. Make sure during startup setting to correctly setup Wi-Fi.



In case of any problem, feature requests, updates, or help on this latest ROM development, you can contact the thread at XDA-Developers forums.

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natalie July 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

i tried this process numerous times and I keep getting an error message that the destination drive is full….Im using a 32gb memory card…How is this possible? Assistance is needed


natalie July 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

I tried this process numerous times and it doesnt work for me….Im using a 32gb memory card and im getting an error message that the drive is full….. Help needed.


ash May 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

i like this very easy to understand thank you


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