CyanoBoot Alpha BootLoader Arrived for B&N NOOK Tablet
Previously, developers found a way around the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet’s bootloader and were able to load custom ROMS onto it. This, however, deletes the original B & N software.
Currently, a new tool called CyanoBoot has been made available by a developer named fattier that allows users to use another ROM without deleting the B&N software. This bootloader works on models with 1 GB or 512 MB of RAM.
Upon starting, CyanoBoot gives users a dual-boot option, allowing them to select the software with which the NOOK Tablet will run, whether it is the B&N software or another ROM such as Cyanogenmod or Ubuntu Linux. It is based on an open-source software called u-boot and is intended for use on Cyanogenmod 9, although it can also be used on Cyanogenmod 7 and Ubuntu.
On its menu, users may select from among three modes: normal, recovery, and altboot, as well as other options such as configuration and fastboot.
CyanoBoot is installed from an SD card or an emmc. Both of these cards require a special formatting to be able to run the bootloader, and could be quite tricky.
Still in its early stages, CyanoBoot is recommended only for experienced developers who are willing to risk loss of data and other kinds of damage to the tablet.