Originally Posted by booklover6
You can do that on the Nook HD without rooting? I couldn't find how to do it on the Nook Color, I don't think it was allowed.
Yes, you can sideload without rooting as the Nook HD(+) has the option to enable ADB debugging in settings. All you need is the Android SDK (or a subset thereof), and the drivers to talk to the tablet, and you're golden. The color did not have the ADB option in settings, so you had to root it.