Software Update for NOOK HD - Version 2.2.1
Barnes & Noble is providing a free software update for NOOK HD devices that provides important system enhancements. The software update will be automatically downloaded to devices that are registered and connected to Wi-Fi, beginning January 14th and over the coming weeks. There's no need for you to take any action to receive the update. However, if you'd prefer to update your device immediately, the software update is also available via a manual download offered below.
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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 try to open the file.
2. Tap the Settings icon in the Status bar at the top of your screen. Tap on All Settings, then tap on Device Information and make sure your NOOK battery charge is at 20% or more.
3. a) For Windows users:
Connect your NOOK to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device. A new drive, named MyNOOK or BNTV600, should show up in My Computer. Open this drive and then open the Internal Storage folder within the drive.
From your computer, drag and drop the downloaded file onto the main directory of the Internal Storage folder. 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 within Internal Storage.
b) For Mac users: Connect your NOOK to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device. A new, removable drive, named MyNOOK should appear on the desktop or in devices. Open the drive MyNOOK.
From your computer, drag and drop the downloaded file onto the top level of the MyNOOK drive. Do NOT open or unzip the file. You should not create a new folder on the MyNOOK drive or add the file to any other existing folder within the MyNOOK drive.
4. Eject or Safely Remove the NOOK drive after the file transfer is complete, and then disconnect your NOOK from your computer.
5. Your NOOK will automatically recognize the file after a few minutes when it goes into sleep mode, and proceed to install the updates.
6. Please do not turn off your NOOK during the installation process.
7. Once the installation is completed, your NOOK will automatically restart and go to the unlock screen.
8. Tap on the small "n" NOOK symbol that appears in the Status bar for additional information. The software has been successfully updated.
Your NOOK 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 the Settings icon in the Status bar at the top of your screen, tap on All Settings, then tap on Device Information, and check to see that your Software version number matches the number at the top of this page.
Congratulations, your NOOK has been updated! If you need additional help, please call Customer Service at 1-800-843-2665.
How do I get Version 2.2.1?
The ver2.2.1 update is available over the coming weeks as an automatic download that will roll out to registered NOOK HD devices connected to Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi should be turned ON and connected to a hotspot, and the device should be left in sleep mode). Or to get the software update right now, be sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, tap the Settings icon in the Status bar at the top of your screen, tap on All Settings, then tap on Device Information, and check to see that your Software version matches the number at the top of this page. If it does not, tap on Software version and then tap on the Check for updates button. Follow any on-screen instructions. Do not turn off your device while it is downloading or installing a software update.
You may also follow the instructions above for a manual download of the software update. The process will take about 15 minutes for a manual download (depending on the Internet connection for your computer). You should NOT turn your NOOK off while the new software is being downloaded.
Once the software update is completed, your NOOK will automatically restart. The software update will preserve your personal settings, including your registered account information, content, display settings, and Wi-Fi settings.
What's new in Version 2.2.1?
The NOOK HD Version 2.2.1 update contains an important security patch
Will I be prompted to start the automatic download over Wi-Fi?
The software will be downloaded to your device in a rolling update over the coming weeks and automatically install when the device is idle. Once the update has been installed, you'll see a small "n" NOOK symbol in the Status bar.
How do I know when I received the update?
To verify you have the latest version of the NOOK HD software, tap the Settings icon in the Status bar at the top of your screen. Tap on All Settings and then tap on Device Information; check to see that your Software version is 2.2.1.