Progress Being Made on CM7 for Nook Tablet (Video)

Nook Tablet CM7

Good news for Nook Tablet owners. A lot of progress is being made on getting custom ROMs up and running on the Nook Tablet ever since devs cracked the Nook Tablet’s locked bootloader.

The devs at XDA have even managed to get CM7 to run on the Nook Tablet, although there are still a few key things that need to be fixed such as Wi-Fi and sleep mode.

Surprisingly most all of the other key features are working: the touchscreen, orientation sensor, sound, microSD card, and even hardware video acceleration.

From a software standpoint, it is running the full tablet version of Cyanogen Mod 7, complete with root access and Google Apps. CM7 is a custom version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. CM7 ROMs have worked on the Nook Color for a long time.

The main things that still need to be fixed before Nook Tablet CM7 ROMs become available to the masses is Wi-Fi (it turns on but won’t connect) and sleep mode (if it goes to sleep it won’t wake up!). The brightness control is another thing that isn’t yet functional.

It’s good to see this much progress being made on custom ROMs for the Nook Tablet but the one I’m really looking forward to is a CM9 ROM. CM9 is based on Android 4.0 and provides a more advanced and intuitive tablet-specific interface. Still, CM7 is a significant step up from the Nook Tablet’s stock software.

Nook Tablet CM7 Alpha Build 2 Video

11 Responses to “Progress Being Made on CM7 for Nook Tablet (Video)”

  1. Nathan, have you looked the the rooting article that was published on phonearea the other day? and how is it different from this.

    • No, I don’t follow phone arena. Was the article about Ice Cream Sandwich? That’s CM9. Got an article coming down the pipe for it tomorrow.

  2. Here is the CURRENT progress for CM9/ICS on the NOOK TABLET!

  3. Stable and fully functional CM7 build for the Nook tablet finally available. Soon it will be released to the public.
    Everyone should thank CELTIC, Goncezilla and indirect for their hardwork!
    For more info:

  4. Just thought I’d post up that all the bugs have now been fixed, we have working wifi, brightness sleep etc . It’s all working and we’ll be releasing real soon 🙂

    • Great news! Once the public version is out I’ll put together a video and how to guide for anyone who wants to learn how to get CM7 on their Nook Tablets.

  5. CM7BETA for NOOK TABLET Released. Follow the instructions carefully before you upgrade your Nook to a full tablet.


  6. Mr.Nathan, hoping for a new post about the methods.

    • I will but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. I’m building a new computer today and then there’s the Super Bowl. The sd card method is over my head having to use ubuntu (I need an image), but the internal method looks pretty easy. Thanks for the update.

  7. this is super cm7 ilike it