Monday, December 12, 2011

Nook Color Update

NOOK Color owners can now upgrade the firmware on their Nook Color to version 1.4..
It has over 100 feature enhancements,which includes access to top video and music services, even more popular apps, NOOK Comics™ including your favorites from Marvel Comics, and so much more.

In addition, you can now read books in both portrait or landscape and adjust the text with even more font sizes to choose from. For a complete list of features please read Nook Color Software Updates at Barnes and Nobles' Nook website.

The free over the air (OTA) delivery to customers connected to Wi-Fi begins this week or you can get the update manually by downloading the software update to your computer at any time and then copy it onto your NOOK Color. Simply follow the steps below. Manual Download Instructions:

1. From your computer, click here for the software update file. Select Save and select Desktop as the location. Do NOT modify or change the downloaded file's name in any way. Do NOT open the *.ZIP file.

2. Press the Home Button and then tap Settings on the Quick Nav Bar. Then tap Device Info and make sure your NOOK's battery charge is at 20% or more.

3. Connect your NOOK Color to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device. A new, removable drive should show up in My Computer (Mac users will see the NOOK drive appear on the desktop or in devices). You should also see a "USB Mode" message on your NOOK screen.

4. From your computer, drag and drop the downloaded *.ZIP file onto the main directory of the NOOK drive. Do NOT open or unzip the file. You should not create a new folder on the NOOK drive or add the file to any other existing folder.

5. Eject or Safely Remove the NOOK drive after the file transfer is complete.

6. Your NOOK will automatically recognize the file after a few minutes when it goes to sleep mode, and proceed to install the updates.

7. Please do not turn off your NOOK during the installation process.

8. Once the installation is completed, your NOOK will automatically restart and go to the unlock screen.

9. On the bottom left status bar a green "n" will appear. Tap on it for additional information; the software has been successfully updated.

NOOK Color must remain turned on while the update is being installed. Once the software is installed, your NOOK will automatically restart. To verify you have the latest update, tap Settings from the Quick Nav Bar, tap Device Info, then tap About Your NOOK, and check to see that your software version number matches the number at the top of this page.

Congratulations, your NOOK Color has been updated! If you need additional help, please call Digital Customer Service support at 1-800-843-2665.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Just updated our Nook. Here are a couple of things I noted:

1. Make sure you save the upgrade file and don't open it! Just transfer it to your Nook Color, then let the Nook go to sleep.

2. Library eBooks are now under "my stuff" then open the Digital Editions folder.

3. Expired library ebooks can be deleted by holding your finger on the cover till a menu pops up, then select delete. You can also use it to move the item to your book shelf, add to home, or view "Details" about the ebook.

Please let us know what you find that is cool!