How to Get Root Access on Nook Color Running Android 3.0 Honeycomb (Step-by-Step Guide)

by Jawwad in Android, Guides, Mobile | 4 comments

nook color honeycomb1 | How to Get Root Access on Nook Color Running Android 3.0 Honeycomb (Step by Step Guide)

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:
2. Superuser.apk:
3. busybox:

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
adb remount

Step 4: Use adb shell to move files:
adb shell
cd /data/local
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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  • Kamadev

    Interesting and at the same time confusing (at least to me) :(

    I was reading some claims that all you have to do is insert and SD Card (formatted) during the boot process and presto, you are done!

    Android 3.0 Honeycomb for Nook Color! 8GB SD + Rooted! – eBay (item 160557421593 end time Mar-20-11 08:32:55 PDT)

    Is that really truth is it really that simple ? ? ?

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  • Chickenhawk

    I just did this, and sure enough, Honeycomb is installed, BUT A) not optimized for a Nook, but that’s not the bad part. No Market. No way to get apps on and off. Sure there IS a way, but you’re getting into the techno-cazy world you thought you were going to avoid with the SD card. Here i am, hours later, and I am nowhere closer. And the resident apps in Honeycomb are actually less useful than the Nook Color proprietary OS.

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