Nook Tablet is a successor to one of the most popular Android tablets around namely Nook Color that was for sure one of our favorites as we brought you a ton of tips&trick, rooting, custom firmware installation guides and what not! Nook Tablet has been available from November 17 for US$249. This is basically a device with a 7 inches (18 cm) screen, 16 gigabytes of internal storage, a microSDHC slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB in size, 1 GB of RAM, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. In terms of the computing power it comes packed with a 1GHz TI OMAP4 (dual-core) processor with 1GB RAM. Sound quite interesting right? Actually quite a worthy contender to the recently released Kindle Fire that have also been released recently from Amazon. We will have to wait and see that how Nook Tablet stacks-up against the slightly cheaper Kindle Fire in terms of popularity. For sure, Nook Color enjoyed a lot of fan-base and was famous for almost limitless customization and tweaking possibilities but that was in a time when it didn’t have any competition from Amazon. This time around after the Amazon’s jump in to the tablet market with the Kindle Fire results in a competition that could turn-out to be much more fierce. Well only time will tell.
For now, we are only going to tell you Kindle Fire is not the only tablet getting rooting treatment as now rooting community has also managed to root the Nook Tablet that has been released just very recently! This is indeed an exciting news for all the Nook Tablet lovers out there. Here we have a simple guide that you can use to root and also install the Google Apps on your device! So, lets get started (instruction as provided by the developer):
Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as Inspired Geek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
2. Extract both files to a folder C:\ntroot\. You can use WinZip, 7Zip or any other utility to do so.
3. Run "runmefirst.bat" and follow the instructions.
4a. When the batch file opens the device manager, If you don’t see a broken device icon next to "NOOK Tablet" then you may have some other generic drivers taking over. Not sure how to remove them so you will have to move to another PC that has never had a tablet hooked up and start over.
4b. If you do see NOOK Tablet with a broken device icon then right click and choose "update driver". Choose "Let me specify where the driver is" and browse to the c:\ntroot\usbdriver folder and hit ok. It should install and you can click "OK" to the warning about unsigned drivers.
5. Run "NookandZergy.bat" and follow the instructions
If you see a long string of numbers/letters it’s your device Now you should have a root on your Nook Tablet. As developer mentions in the original thread it includes the Gapps installer! Please see the thread for more details and updates.
If you own a Nookcolor and interested in rooting or learning new hacks, tips&tricks for this amazing device then don’t forget to visit the Nook section on our website. You will not regret!
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