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Old 01-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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A few dumb questions about a rooted NC...

First of all, I just want to say Thank you to all of you here! Your helpfulness is awesome and I know I would not have taken the plunge if I didn't know that I would have you all as a safety net! I LOVE my newly rooted NC - and am totally satisfied with it. Just a few questions...


1. When I press the "N" I get a menu box that says:

Complete action using:
Home (takes you to the B&N home screen)
Launcher Pro (takes you to the Froyo Home screens)
Soft Keys (takes you to the B&N home screen)

What is soft keys? Does it do anything? Do I need it? Can I get rid of it? (If so, how?)

2. I use Launcher Pro, and it seems fine. I redid the grids so I could put my icons as I wanted them. Not at all dissatisfied, but I see that others use different launchers. Is there any big differences in the launchers? Advantages over Launcher Pro?

3. The browser that came with the rooter seems fine - is there a reason to switch to another browser? I heard people talking about dolphin - what is better about that over the standard browser?

4. Is there an easy way to turn off auto updates?

I think that is it for now. For those of you on the fence - it sounds a lot more complicated then it actually is. Just jump in and play with it - Worse case scenerio - you can always unroot it and get back to what it was originally. The only way to really understand it is to just do it! If you run into problems I guarantee that someone here will help you through it! You will love it!
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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First of all, I just want to say Thank you to all of you here! Your helpfulness is awesome and I know I would not have taken the plunge if I didn't know that I would have you all as a safety net! I LOVE my newly rooted NC - and am totally satisfied with it. Just a few questions...


1. When I press the "N" I get a menu box that says:

Complete action using:
Home (takes you to the B&N home screen)
Launcher Pro (takes you to the Froyo Home screens)
Soft Keys (takes you to the B&N home screen)

I think you'll want to set Launcher Pro as Default, then you won't get the option.....you will want to download Home Switcher from the market (you'll need to go to the BN home screen once in a while to get the continue reading icon to work)

What is soft keys? Does it do anything? Do I need it? Can I get rid of it? (If so, how?)
Softkeys are shortcuts.....You really want Button Savior from the market....You'll need it in some apps

2. I use Launcher Pro, and it seems fine. I redid the grids so I could put my icons as I wanted them. Not at all dissatisfied, but I see that others use different launchers. Is there any big differences in the launchers? Advantages over Launcher Pro?
I use ADW....I like it.....haven't tried Zeam or Launcher Pro yet.....I think you just need to try all of them, and judge for yourself

3. The browser that came with the rooter seems fine - is there a reason to switch to another browser? I heard people talking about dolphin - what is better about that over the standard browser?

You want Dolphin.....much better.....just download it and try it out.....I'm sure you'll agree after using it

4. Is there an easy way to turn off auto updates?

Yes....I did it.....but I'm sure someone else can explain it better.......I think you want to do that for sure, so you don't get any unexpected updates....

Information is in this link
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...p5#post1308801


I think that is it for now. For those of you on the fence - it sounds a lot more complicated then it actually is. Just jump in and play with it - Worse case scenerio - you can always unroot it and get back to what it was originally. The only way to really understand it is to just do it! If you run into problems I guarantee that someone here will help you through it! You will love it!
It is fun ain't it........but you're supposed to be reading

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Joker, but I am too busy playing angry birds to read lol!
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:06 AM   #4
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For Dolphin, make sure to get the older 4.2 version instead of the newer one from marketplace (4.3). 4.3 loses pinch/zoom on the NC.
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I would try XScope 6 Trial as a browser. It is faster than any browser out there and does pinch-zoom. If the trial ever expires I am going to buy it
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