A couple of days ago we brought you a guide on how to install Android Honeycomb on the Nook Color from Barnes & Noble. However, there were some issues for example that method didn’t give the root access and there was no obvious way to go back. However, this time now we have guide on how to get the root access for the Android Honeycomb installed on your Android 3.0 Honeycomb! Note that you will still need to follow this guide to have a Nook Color with Android Honeycomb and then follow this guide to get the root access. Furthermore, it required to have Android SDK installed already for the ADB to work.
Just follow the following instructions to get the root access:
1. su: http://www.magicandroidapps.com/su.zip
2. Superuser.apk: http://bit.ly/su2361ef
3. busybox: http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.18.2.tar.bz2
Step 1: Now extract the above using your favorite archiving program.
Step 2: Using adb, install all three files to /data/local:
adb push su /data/local
adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
adb push busybox /data/local
Step 3: Use adb remount to open the /system directory
Step 4: Use adb shell to move files:
cat Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
cat su > /system/bin/su
cat busybox /system/xbin/busybox
Step 5: Symlink su and set permissions from command prompt window:
ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
Typing su should now work
su: access granted
Step 6: Install busybox:
Exit from adb shell and using a terminal application (i.e Root Explorer or Better Terminal Emulator e.g.) on the nook do following,
busybox –install -s /system/xbin
That’s it and now you should have rooted Nook Color with Android 3.0 Honeycomb installed. Now you should be able to enjoy countless Market applications or otherwise on your rooted Nook Color device!
Credit for this goes to NuroSlam & chhaggerty from XDA-Developers forum.
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