How to Turn Nook Color into Android Tablet

If you’re looking to repurpose your Nook Color into an Android tablet, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can do it with just a few simple steps.

First of all, gather the necessary materials. You’ll need a Nook Color tablet, a micro SD card, a USB to micro SD converter, and a computer with a USB port. Once you have everything, insert the micro SD card into the USB converter and plug it into your computer.

Next, use a tool like BalenaEtcher to write the generic SD card image onto the micro SD card. This process is straightforward and quick. Once it’s done, remove the micro SD card and put it back in again to make sure your computer recognizes it.

Now you can download the update file for CM7, which stands for CyanogenMod 7. This is a custom version of Android that you can install on your Nook Color. Just drag the file onto the micro SD card, and you’re good to go.

To check if everything is working as it should, insert the micro SD card into your Nook Color and turn it on. You should see the Linux logo appear, followed by the installation process. If you did everything right, you’ll see a prompt to install apps. If you want to add your own apps, just put them in the same folder as the image file and restart your tablet.

Finally, power off the Nook Color and turn it back on again. You should now see the Android CM7 logo, indicating that your Nook Color has successfully turned into an Android tablet.

In conclusion, repurposing your Nook Color into an Android tablet is a great way to breathe new life into an old device. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy all the benefits of a custom Android operating system on your tablet.


Can I use my NOOK as a tablet?
Just as with all tablets and smartphones, the NOOK lets you download apps to do all kinds of nifty things, from playing music to playing games or keeping track of your diet. Bottom line: Anything you can do on a traditional tablet, you can do on your NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. (And yes, that includes Angry Birds.)
What can I do with an old Nook Color?
A media player.A digital photo frame.A kid's tablet.A game console.An alarm clock.Car entertainment system.Dedicated E-reader.Repurpose into a home security camera.More items...
Is Nook Color an Android device?
The Nook Color is an intriguing product, but its most compelling feature isn't listed on the box. Beneath the e-book reader facade, the Nook Color runs Google's powerful Android mobile operating system.
Can I still use my Nook Color?
Notice for NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet owners: As of March 15, 2016, Barnes &, Noble no longer supporting these older NOOK tablets and the B&,N app store was closed. This means NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet owners will no longer be able to download or update the OverDrive or Cloud Library apps.