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Old 12-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #61
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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.

Instructions here.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:48 AM   #62
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Can you put the apps in an easily accessible area of the Nook HD+?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #63
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Can you put the apps in an easily accessible area of the Nook HD+?
Do you mean accessible from the UI? You'll probably have to sideload an alternative launcher.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #64
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There's also a "secret" app drawer where all the sideloaded stuff apparently goes. I haven't played with it too much myself as I don't have anything sideloaded yet, but it's not hard to access.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #65
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There's also a "secret" app drawer where all the sideloaded stuff apparently goes. I haven't played with it too much myself as I don't have anything sideloaded yet, but it's not hard to access.
That much I knew, I meant from the stock UI.

Hmmm.....don't know if I want to go through that every time I want to launch a sideloaded app
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:48 AM   #66
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1200? Spoiled brat. I had 300 baud, and I was happy!

This is what I had to use.
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Pretty much just as weather dependent as a 300 baud modem.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #68
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Pretty much just as weather dependent as a 300 baud modem.
But better error-correction.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #69
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That much I knew, I meant from the stock UI.

Hmmm.....don't know if I want to go through that every time I want to launch a sideloaded app
The combination of needing ADB to sideload and the "secret app drawer" was enough to take the HD+ off my list.
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Ahhh... early wireless technology

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #71
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The combination of needing ADB to sideload and the "secret app drawer" was enough to take the HD+ off my list.
Barnes and Nobel business troubles and selection took it off my list long ago (back when I was thinking to buy and root an original nook tablet)
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #72
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Way to go
Too bad they didn't patent it, Apple would be in trouble!
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Too bad they didn't patent it, Apple would be in trouble!
You think they could get the same kind of patent deal with the federal government that Disney have on copyright?
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You think they could get the same kind of patent deal with the federal government that Disney have on copyright?
Prior art.

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At my husband's company, they just got a set of Nexusses... (the 7" one). Every single one his colleagues that was playing with it said: I like the size better than that 10"! Naturally, I've been saying that for 2 years already...

At home, we both have our wifi 7" tablets (HTC and Lenovo) and we're both very happy with it. But they'll never ever replace our desktop PCs.
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