Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to sideload app in Honeycomb powered Nook Color using ADB

Sideloading app into a Honeycomb powered Nook Color using ADB is the same as any sideloading in any other Android devices. If you can't make it work, 99% of the times, it's because of a driver problem. In this case, you will need to install a Nook Color driver for ADB. What you need is the following:


  1. thecubed: XDA member thecubed created the Easy USB ADB Installer for Windows. You can find the original post at:
  1. If you haven't done it already, download the Easy USB ADB Installer from the original XDA link above, or from my mirror at

  2. Unrar the downloaded file nook-usb-installer.rar

  3. Run install.exe in the extracted folder and follow the onscreen prompts.

Once the driver is installed, you should be able to use ADB command on your Nook Color. If your Nook Color isn't showing up, try unplugging it, then plug it back in and turn off the screen of the Nook Color (but DON'T TURN THE POWER OFF.) If it still doesn't show up, make sure USB debugging is checked (under Settings -> Applications -> Development.) After that, you can install any APK from your Windows PC by doing:
  • adb windows-path-to-your-apk

1 comment: