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Old 11-21-2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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I think the Nook Color is about to get rooted!

pokey9000 on the XDA Developers board found out that the boot order on the NC is USB-MicroSD-Internal Flash. Which he says means that not only can it be easily rooted with the correct software loader, it is in fact unbrickable! No if that isn't good news... Oh, by the way this is hardwired into the unit and can not be changed by a Barnes and Noble firmware update. So I would guess that this will be done before I get the one I ordered for my son (probably late this coming week). Angry Birds, anyone?

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Wow! Thanks for posting
Now, I wonder how they are going to handle the lack of buttons? Hopefully a soft button option will be found.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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There's the n home screen button. Other people have talked about using the volume buttons for the other two keys and forgetting the Google search button entirely.
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There's the n home screen button. Other people have talked about using the volume buttons for the other two keys and forgetting the Google search button entirely.
the other two buttons are actually software buttons. they only show up when you load a pdf from your sd card (possibly loading a pdf on any location may work, but i've only tried sd card).

with a pdf open you'll see the back and menu buttons to the right of the read it now button.

if you leave the pdf as your last read book when you press the read it now button in other programs, instead of opening the pdf again it just pops up the back and menu buttons. the is great for web browsing since you don't have to scroll all the way to the top to access the back, forward, refresh, etc. buttons.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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Wait, you mean these?

(edit) Well from xda-developers post, it seems like rooting is relatively easy on these NCs.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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I have read about another rooted Android tablet where they use an overlay instead of hard buttons. Probably one solution. Anyway who needs a search button?
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Wait, you mean these?

(edit) Well from xda-developers post, it seems like rooting is relatively easy on these NCs.
no, none of those pics showed the back and menu buttons.

these are the buttons using the browser, they only show up when having a pdf as your last read book.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #8
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Took a few days, but it seems like it's on now. A photography of a NC running Angry Birds is up on the XDA Developer's page, and it looks real, and it's a reputable source (unlike one bozo that had everybody running in circles for a day or so with a hoax hack). Within a day or two the full root should be there. Just like my son's NC, if he ever gets it... Maybe I'll keep it now!
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:40 PM   #10
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Amazing! Just saw this on the xda forums! can't wait! I just hope the home screen and reading layout stays the same.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:56 PM   #11
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Ready for the brave with Linux to try http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_Rooting:
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What The Root Is

The current rooting process will enable you to install apps on the Barnes & Noble nookColor.

How Do I Do It
Pre-requisites


* You need a B&N nookColor
* You need a 64 MB or higher microSD card
* You need access to a Linux computer with superuser rights
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:18 PM   #12
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Ready for the brave with Linux to try http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_Rooting:
Wow, thanks for that!

But alas, most of us mere mortals have not the Linux machine. Are we therefore forever doomed to be rootless?....
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:22 PM   #13
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If you want to "root" your nookcolor, but reading this makes your eyes glaze over, don't worry. Now that they've gotten access to the device, they'll be able to produce an easier softroot procedure fairly soon.
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Awesome. Nook color is on my buy list!
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But alas, most of us mere mortals have not the Linux machine. Are we therefore forever doomed to be rootless?....
Patience. It has been less than 24 hours, after all.
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