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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 22 2011 6:47 AM

I installed the beta on a rooted Nook Color and it works great.  The font is a bit small but still readable.

Wylie, TX

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TomB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2011 4:28 PM

I installed on my nook color as well. You are right about the font being small. I wish there was a way to increase the font size , you know like every other book reader out there can do.

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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2011 6:38 PM

Tom, I noticed that there are a couple of features planned.  Font settings may be included in the planned Display Options.  It should be interesting to see what a tablet-optimized layout might look like too.  The planned features sound great, I'm looking forward to using the app more and more on the Nook.

Wylie, TX

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2011 2:11 PM

Brian Huddleston:

I installed the beta on a rooted Nook Color and it works great.  The font is a bit small but still readable.

cyanogen7 on microsdhc, or full root?

 

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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2011 5:15 PM

Ward,

I'm dual-booting between rooted nook and cm7.  I had only installed it on the rooted side but just tried the cm7 side.  The font is much more readable running the beta on cm7.

Wylie, TX

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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2011 5:56 PM

I've been switching back and forth and it seems that the font size is the same in cm7 but the weight is different...some headings are bold in cm7 that aren't in the rooted nook side.  It does make it more readable, but it doesn't seem to be any larger.

Wylie, TX

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2011 7:33 PM

I'd been testing this on a Samsung Galaxy S [EPIC] phone on Sprint.

 

My 32GB Lexar MicroSDHC [EDIT: Class 10] card finally arrived today, so I spent this evening installing Gingerbread to the card so I could run a version of Android on the Nook that would allow me to install non B&N apps...from the card.  I don't want to root my Color Nook since I share it with my wife and her Angry Birds--I need to keep her experience stable and consistent.  The downside of running from the card instead a rooted version is that there will be some performance penalty--and exactly how much has a lot to do with arcane design decisions by your microSDHC card manufacturer [if you can take the raw language, here is the best description of the issue/solution I've found: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=12964262]

I found the process of running Gingerbread from the microSDHC far more confusing than I thought it would be--and I'm no computer novice--there are simply too many variant procedures on the web, with most of them oriented at rooting the CNook--or just leaving hints that running off the microSDHC was possible but too slow.

 In case someone else wants to do what I did...and save a ton of time tracing down procedures that work [at least today]...I finally settled on this set of instructions: http://forum.androidcentral.com/barnes-noble-nook-color/79307-how-cm7-sdcard-easy-updating.html.

 I didn't want to join their site, so I tracked the referenced links down to this parallel version: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1000957...the bonus for me is that this allowed me to not lose a ton of space on my 32GB space (other images I tried limited me to just 8GB of usable space)

  FYSA, the CM Nightly build that I used was  cm_encore_full-118.zip.  

  I went from imaging the card, loading the Gingerbread image, booting it in the Color Nook right to config'ing wireless on the CNook then accessing the Logos website and downloading the Android Beta [after a brief stop to tell the CNook it was OK to download this and not use Android Market].

 The library has been downloading for a while, and the app was sluggish while that first download occurred.  The library is now loaded, and I'm off to the races!  While it appears there is some overlapping of screens sometimes at the bottom of the touchscreen, I hasn't stopped me from doing what I wanted.  The speed seems OK--but I'll need to play more to come to a conclusion.  My attention was immediately drawn to how much more content I can get on the CNook screen than I saw on the Galaxy S--I'm lovin' it when browsing the ESV!

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NK | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 5:21 AM

Just wanted to chime on my nook color experience.  I've similarly dual-booted - stock on internal memory, and cm7 on the card.  Works mighty slick.  Looking forward to the further display options planned.

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 8:19 AM

Things were working well for me until I transferred some media files from my PC onto the CNook SD card...since that time I'm getting various messages that things aren't happy.  Thus begins my quest for stability in a non-B&N OS environment.

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Brian Huddleston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 9:05 AM

Ward,

I had some problems running the OS from a class 10 SD card.  I found that several others have reported similar problems...it works fine for a while and then starts with all the messages.  Going to a lower class card or running on internal memory resolved it for me.

Neil, I have both running on internal memory. There's a couple of problems that I've experienced with this setup with a limited amount of ROMs for it, but I wanted to have more SD card storage at the time.  I'll check the XDA forums for some updates when I have an afternoon free.

I'm loving the increase in screen real estate the Nook has over the iPhone :)

Wylie, TX

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David Fish | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 2 2011 3:39 PM

Ward Walker:

 My 32GB Lexar MicroSDHC [EDIT: Class 10] card finally arrived today, so I spent this evening installing Gingerbread to the card so I could run a version of Android on the Nook that would allow me to install non B&N apps...from the card.  I don't want to root my Color Nook since I share it with my wife and her Angry Birds--I need to keep her experience stable and consistent.  The downside of running from the card instead a rooted version is that there will be some performance penalty--and exactly how much has a lot to do with arcane design decisions by your microSDHC card manufacturer [if you can take the raw language, here is the best description of the issue/solution I've found: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=12964262]

Ward,

I attempted a number of uSD options, and finally settled on a dual boot from the uSD card. I followed the instructions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nenR-mNo0. Previously I had attempted a 3.0 Honeycomb from the uSD card, and a simple Gingerbread. I was not happy with having to remove the mSD card if I wanted to boot to the Standard Nook Color. I run the dual boot on a 16GB SanDisk card. Some hackers have mentioned that Class 10 cards don't work too well.

Anyway, I loaded up the Logos app this morning. I would like more features, and more books available for offline use, but I imagine that is coming. The Greek texts and BDAG look great!

MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM (also running Parallels Desktop 8 and Windows 10 Professional) | iPad 3 (also have Windows 10 Desktop at home)

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 7 2011 5:56 PM

Update:

After my initial SD boot image became too unstable to test Logos 4Android, I ordered a $10 8GB microSDHC card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012Y2LLE) that was highly recommended elsewhere due to its unusually fast 4KB Write speeds.  It arrived tonight, and after an hour of prepping the new card, rebooting, yada yada yada, I've got Gingerbread (an older RC candidate this time) running, and it seems very stable.  I crashed it once in the Nook reader, but that may be also due to downloading a ton of stuff and rapidly running through menus.

I really love the L4A Beta on the Color Nook with WiFi support; the screen real estate produces such a nicer image size than I get on the Samsung EPIC, and WiFi is snappy enough to be tolerable.  The 3G Sprint Samsung seems to always be waiting for data...if Sprint would actually roll out the 4G I've been paying for, then perhaps that phone's performance would be acceptable.

 That said, I'm really excited to see more features hit the Beta; I'd guess that Logos just wants to reach feature parity with their iOS app, but I'm all for pressing further in Android and adding the ability to sync/view highlighting, then Reading Plan support, then add/modify highlighting.  Clippings & Notes would be nice too, but Highlighting is one of my killer use cases.

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JM McCallum | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 8 2011 9:07 AM

Yea, I rooted my Nook Color and Logos seems to be working great

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James A. Henry | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 17 2011 9:45 PM

Can you see all of your logos library. I have the scholars library and not all my resources are showing up. Anyone else have that problem?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 18 2011 12:07 AM

Hi James

Are you aware that not all of the resources Logos publish are currently available on mobile devices (mainly due to licencing restrictions)?

You can see whether they are currently available by looking at the product description page and seeing whether they have a mobile phone icon as below.

Logos are working to get mobile licences for these resource.

Does this explain what you are seeing or are you missing resources which you own which are mobile-enabled?

Graham

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TWFCC | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 27 2011 11:21 AM

Page turning is a bit sluggish on my mirco sd rooted (cyanogen mod) nook color.  Is anyone else having this issue?

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 27 2011 1:49 PM

L4Android page turning is without delay for me.  The page turning in some of the other apps is sluggish if I have animations turned on.

 

Are you reading a really big resource?  In L4Android, I'm mostly reading shorter stuff...300 pages or less.  When I can highlight, then I'll start reading meatier stuff.

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TWFCC | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 27 2011 3:23 PM

I've downloaded larger commentaries, dictionaries, and the ESV, but it may just be the read speed on my micro sd card.  I'm using a Class 4 Kingston 32gb micro sd card.  I may have to do some testing with a different card perhaps a class 6.  Downlaods speeds are noticably faster with beta 10. 

I wonder if moving the logs app to the sd card would improve the page turning issue.

Many thanks to the Logos Devevelopment Team

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 27 2011 3:59 PM

Cyanogen Mod on the Color Nook is VERY picky about the small block read/write speed.  Ironically, the "slower" MicroSDHC cards are the ones that are fastest in this category.  I bought a very fast/expensive (Class 10) card, and Cyanogen just kept crashing.  Bought an $8 card and it is very stable now.

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Ergatees | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 18 2011 7:31 AM

Hurrah!

Yesterday, the 17th of October, I installed a 32gb card in my Nook Color which I ordered from "http://www.rootmynookcolor.com". Their man there, John, has been very helpful and quick to answer questions. So I can now dual boot my Nook Color and it has the latest version of cm7 on the SDcard.

For whatever reason (I don't know the Android interface at all), I couldn't download the Logos Software app last night from the Android market but this morning, I made only one attempt from the Logos home page and it downloaded and installed without any problems!

Last night before going to bed I shut it off and booted to my Nook Color so I could read the book I was reading there and it was great just like before. Then this morning when I booted up again,  I just let it go and it went to the Rooted side and I did as I said above. Very happy about that.

As I was going through and testing things I found the French Louis Segond Bible in the library but it is not to be found in my installed Logos4 Software "Gold" edition so wondered why? Anyone know the answer to that?

In any case I am happy to see my commentaries and books available on wi-fi, especially the good-looking Greek font in the SBL Greek New Testament.

I would recommend to folks to do as I have done because this method does not kill the Barnes and Noble Warranty.

Best regards to all,

E.

 

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