Install CM10.2 M1 Jelly Bean 4.3 Custom ROM on Nook Tablet

The procedure you have to use to have Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Barnes & Noble Nook tablet is called an update. And the tool that facilitates this OS goes by the name of CM10.2 M1 custom ROM.

What comes with the new CyanogenMod cannot be comprised in a single line. But we can sure list some of the most crucial ones for your device: zero bugs to be afraid or annoyed with, no unnecessary bloatware, many new apps and also fresh features to go with them, the kind of performance that never lets you down, a battery unit that performs (and lasts) in a much more superior way to how the tablet’s battery does now, a bunch of new and varied custom ROMs you can download from the Internet and much more where all of this came from.

To make sure that what we listed arrives on your Nook tablet in one piece, you must read this guide and perform every single one of the steps we added in it.


Before all of these steps can be followed, though, we must ask that you look at the next requirements before the update can begin:

  • your tablet must be in a rooted state first;
  • then it must contain a custom recovery, available here (you can choose between the one called CWM or the one known as TWRP, each one of them is great);
  • you should then create backups to keep a hold of the data contained inside your handset (apart from the one which you usually perform, create a full NANDroid backup as well, following this tutorial);
  • get the newest possible USB drivers for your handset downloaded on your notebook (or your computer, if that’s what you use);
  • then make sure USB Debugging is turned on;
  • check the status of your device’s battery and, if it says the latter is empty, take measures to fully charge it.Nook-Tablet


Then, once every single one of the above mentioned requirements is considered, you should prepare for our guide’s steps. All of them are of the utmost importance to the success of today’s procedure. Make sure you skip none of them if you are after a well-done update. Off we go!

  1. You should always begin with these instructions as detailed in our very first step: take to your notebook or your PC in order to download, on it, the CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 JB 4.3 archive (file name: and Google Apps from this location, then take the first of these files and use a tool to unzip it on the laptop.
  2. The next thing you need to do is this one: use the USB cord of your Nook to create a connection between it and your notebook, wait for it to happen and afterwards move the two files from your PC to your tablet’s SD card root.
  3. Once the transfer is completely done, you have to turn the handset off first and then unplug it from the other device so that you can move on to the next step: the booting of your tablet into Recovery Mode; this mode is easy to enter into, all you need to do is the following: press Volume Up and Home while powering the tablet on.
  4. The data of your gadget should be wiped now, so perform this task before you opt for Install zip from SD card with “Power”. Then continue the guide by opting for Choose zip from SD card.
  5. After this is done, you should move on to the next stage: with the Volume buttons you should access the update file. Then choose it with “Power” and confirm the file’s flashing afterwards.
  6. The way you can install the Google Apps package is to simply redo the steps which helped you flash the CM10.2 M1 before it.
  7. Then wait until the files are all installed on your tablet. After that make sure you choose +++Go Back+++. Then restart your gadget like this: go to the tablet’s Recovery Menu and restart your device.

After the reboot is finished, you can take the Nook tablet from Barnes & Noble out for a spin and discover the novel ways you can have fun with it!

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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