How To Download And Install Barnes & Noble Nook Color 1.2 Firmware Update


25.04.2011

How To Download And Install Barnes & Noble Nook Color 1.2 Firmware Update

Barnes & Noble has announced today that Nook Color users can upgrade their devices to the 1.2 firmware update which comes packed with a plethora of new and exciting features. If you cannot wait for the firmware update to show up on your ebook reader, then we’re here to teach you how to download and install Nook Color 1.2.0 software update!

  1. Download Nook Color 1.2 update here and save it on your computer.

  2. Make sure your Nook Color has more than 20% battery left by going to Settings -> Device Info.

  3. Connect the B&N Nook Color to your PC via USB.

  4. Copy the file downloaded on your computer onto your Nook Color – copy it on the primary directory ( meaning that you won’t have to open any folders on the Nook Color) and do not open or unzip the 1.2 FW file.

  5. Use Safely Remove Hardware in order to disconnect the Nook Color from your PC.

  6. Upon disconnecting, the Nook Color will see the file and the update process will begin.

  7. The installation process will take a few minutes so do not turn off the device!

  8. After the 1.2 update is installed, the Nook Color will reboot itself.

  9. Once it takes you to the homescreen, click on the green N.

  10. That’s it, you’re good to go!

The Barnes & Noble Nook Color will now support Adobe Flash 10.1 meaning that you will be able to browse Flash-based websites. Although the Nook Color comes packed with Android 2.2 Froyo, lots of features were disabled. Well, everything is history now therefore you can download most apps and games for Android 2.2.

Still, the Nook Color ebook reader doesn’t have 100% access to the Android Market which is kinda sad. Although Barnes & Noble wants to convert the Nook Color into a tablet, the company has a long road ahead until this happens.

Besides the new features, the Nook Color 1.2 firmware update also comes packed with performance improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements. The user interface has been updated with new animations when turning pages, landscape mode reading support, and a new social app which allows you and your friends to share the books you’ve read and what your reading when posting an update.

Just follow the guide above and let me know if it has been useful for you and how quickly did you download and install Nook Color 1.2 firmware! Discuss more in the comments section below!

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