Originally Posted by cooljewel
I too am new and trying to get the most out of my Nook Color. Can someone please explain what CM7 is? I see it posted but am totally lost. Also what is sideloading and Rooting. Please help me get the most out of my new toy.
CM7 is CyanogenMod 7, it's a custom version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread that can be loaded to the Nook Color either overwriting the main operating system or run from a microSD card. A search will turn up tutorials and videos on how to do it.
Rooting is a process allowing users of mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem...
Sideloading is what you do when you add books via USB or download from sources other than B&N.