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Old 03-20-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Rooted BN Nook Thread ... Yup, 85% more awesome

Just thought I'd share my experience and maybe exchange some tips and tricks.

First, rooting was easy. Really easy. Just read everything 3 times, follow instructions slowly, and done. Took about a half hour.After that, you download a new loader and app killer and this thing is ready to rock.

The loader gets rid of the BN interface and turns it into a regular tablet ala the ipad. The app killer lets you turn off the apps running in the background so the ones you do want to run, run smoother.

From there, the android market is open...
Google maps, google sky map, angry birds, eve angleina strip poker... it's all available and it works. The only apps that have crashed on me are the ones that need some hardware that the nook doesn't have. Like a microphone, camera, or gps.

Oh and you can still read books on it.

So it's 85% of the ipad at 50% the cost and no itunes.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:45 AM   #2
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my wife has a nook color and I was wanting to do this. did you use a specific guide?
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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my wife has a nook color and I was wanting to do this. did you use a specific guide?
just the main sight:
http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_Rooting
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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Xda has most of the action as far as ROM development.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=860
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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Why the **** are we even relating it to the iPad? It's nothing like the iPad nor does it need to be. I think the better comparison would be to a Xoom, Galaxy Tab, etc.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:08 AM   #6
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I'm posting from mine nookie froyo runs pretty well.

Androidtablets.net is a good resource as well. Only downside is that the Android app can't view magazine subscriptions.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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I just rooted ours runs great angrybirds in 7inches of glory, and I installed kindle, which has a much much better store. Pretty darn sweet. I play with a custom rom someday. Now if they get blue tooth really working..... Plain awesome.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:18 AM   #8
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and I installed kindle
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:55 AM   #9
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Posting from it now. Hada few problems with my wireless but I think I got it sorted now. I'm using phiremod 5.1. Similar experience as my wife's galaxy tab but without the camera or 3g.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #10
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General Android thread?


Nah, that doesn't exist!
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:31 AM   #11
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I installed kindle
I wanted to buy a Nook and do the same thing a year ago, but ended up falling in love with a real Kindle. It's an excellent single-purpose device.

IMO, the functionality after rooting it is lacking a bit given the fairly high entry cost. It's more than I would spend anyway.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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I wanted to buy a Nook and do the same thing a year ago, but ended up falling in love with a real Kindle. It's an excellent single-purpose device.

IMO, the functionality after rooting it is lacking a bit given the fairly high entry cost. It's more than I would spend anyway.
This is exactly why I don't get the point. It's not an impressive tablet experience either way. Sure, modding anything and increasing functionality is fun, but the end result is meh.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:47 AM   #13
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How would you go about installing a newer version of android.... like honeycomb?
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #14
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How would you go about installing a newer version of android.... like honeycomb?
I'm actually being serious this time:

This belongs in the Android thread, where it has been covered, and really didn't need it's own thread.


Answer: cyanogenmod
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #15
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This is exactly why I don't get the point. It's not an impressive tablet experience either way. Sure, modding anything and increasing functionality is fun, but the end result is meh.
That's true, but when when you consider how disappointing it is out of the box, after rooting it's worth keeping around.

And for $250 compared to a $500 ipad, $500 galaxy tab, or $900 Xoom... it's not a bad deal.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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I'd rather spend 500 on an iPad 2, personally.
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I spent $350 on a refurb iPad one direct from Apple for my GF. IMO the +$100 would be worth the full functionality. On the other hand, I think the Nook would have to be $150 or less before I'd start to consider going your route, and thats only because I love tinkering with things.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #18
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I spent $350 on a refurb iPad one direct from Apple for my GF. IMO the +$100 would be worth the full functionality. On the other hand, I think the Nook would have to be $150 or less before I'd start to consider going your route, and thats only because I love tinkering with things.
Agree with you there. It's fun for me but if it was my wife's she'd be way less forgiving than me with it.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #19
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I wanted to buy a Nook and do the same thing a year ago, but ended up falling in love with a real Kindle. It's an excellent single-purpose device.

IMO, the functionality after rooting it is lacking a bit given the fairly high entry cost. It's more than I would spend anyway.
They are still different creatures, imho the Kindle is a far superior reader, the eink is fantastic, and easy on they eyes. In short we have both, and like the both for different reasons. The sheer lightness and battery are reasons enough to love the kindle.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #20
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my rooted NC is basically a $200 Angry Birds player. Other than that, it just collects dust.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:38 AM   #21
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FWIW the eink 3G+WIFI is available at woot for $105 + tax.
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BUMP

I just picked one up for my wife and her biggest peeve is that she can't copy and paste anything (links or pictures). I did some reading online and it appears she's not the only one griping about this. Is there anything that can be done? Is there some way to copy and paste things? Will rooting the nook help? Are there any risks to rooting, aside from the warranty being voided?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #23
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had one, it was slow even overclocked....sold it
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #24
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It's not slow that I can tell, but th c/p thing is a bitch.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #25
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It's not slow that I can tell, but th c/p thing is a bitch.
no hardware acceleration for movies means no hd capability, also homerun battle 3d plays like crap on it.


If it could play movies at bitrates above 1500k then I might have kept mine.
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