Android 3.0 Tablet: Install Android 3.0 in Nook Color

On May 2, 2011, in Android, by James Liu

Nook Color can install Android 3.0 now. It’s not exactly official, but you can follow the steps to get a prefect Android 3.0 tablet.

If you want to install android 3.0 in Nook color, please backup your nook data first. Then, what u need is a Nook color ebook reader, a 4GB MicroSD Card (8GB microSD Card is preferred). Then, let’s step by step, to get our honeycomb in Nook color.

  • Download Patched Android 3.0 System Image, and unzip the image  on your computer.

Http Download (3.5GB):


  • Insert your SD card in the computer. The preferred size is 8GB. Some say 4GB card get problem during burning image, but it still works.
  • Burn the Android 3.0 image in sd-card.

PC Users:

Download WinImage, and under ‘Disk’ choose “Restore Virtual Image to Physical Drive.” Change the files shown at the bottom to “all files” and select the android image file.

Mac Users:

Unmount the SD driver by below command in terminal window:

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk#
(replace # with your number. Do NOT use the disk#s)

The computer should say: Unmount of all volumes on disk was successful. Then type the below command to write the image to sd card:

dd if=nookhoney04.img of=/dev/rdisk# bs=1m

  • Turn off the Nook Color, and insert the sd-card. Then, it will boot into Android 3.0.

In next post, I will show you how to install the Android Market in you Nook Color Android 3.0 Tablet.

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17 Responses to “Android 3.0 Tablet: Install Android 3.0 in Nook Color”

  1. Student RN says:

    Has this download actually worked for anyone? I need to know before I try it. I’m not a computer expert. Just enjoy my Nook Color and would like to improve it. Thanks1

  2. Prue says:

    I thought finding this would be so arduous but it’s a brezee!

  3. Kaylyn says:

    I’m out of leuage here. Too much brain power on display!

  4. Woody says:

    If I install this update, is it permanent? Will I be able to revert to what is currently on my Nook Color in the event of a problem?

    • James says:

      It’s better to backup your original image before rooting. There are two ways to backup:

      • using clockwork to backup
      • using Android Debug Bridge (adb) command line tool

      You can also find more information on backup nook color

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