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Old 01-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cooljewel View Post
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.
http://www.cyanogenmod.com


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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...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_(Android_OS)


Sideloading is what you do when you add books via USB or download from sources other than B&N.
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