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Old 02-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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What is rooting?

And why do you do it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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I would say rooting is changing your device to open features that the manufacturer does not support or has disabled. It is usually done by using scripts, programs, a bootable image (think of it like your operating system such as windows or linux all inside one file) that changes the settings...
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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Why is that necessary for a Nookcolor?
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:23 AM   #4
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Hi Belle2Be

To put it simple, "rooting" is the action of giving you super privileges on the device; it could be your cellphone or on this case, the Nook Color.

When you buy the Nook Color, it is running a customized version of Android operating system, one that is locked. Such restrictions (made on purpose by the manufacturer) won't give you access to Android Market and capabilities like install new applications or remove the existing ones. The root privileges (know as root because in Linux/Unix is the most powerful account) will overcome such limitations, hence the definition or reason for the "rooting" word.

Rooting won't convert your device in your dream hardware but it is the 1st step to run additional scripts in order to alter what was brought to you as original device.

Now, while rooting, you can accidentally bricking your Nook Color (or cellphone, or whatever the device is) making it unusable for good. The rooting process also won't warranty you that your device will use same battery consumption because the CPU usage can go up, decreasing the battery life or even overheating the system on some cases, like when over-clocking the CPU (making it run faster)

Last but not least, the Nook Color was tested and design "as is", not to operate rooted. Because that, any rooting process can potentially void warranty and you are basically on your own, with no B&N customer support. That does not mean is not possible, lot of people do it here, but is not endorsed by B&N.

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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jocampo, Thanks! So what kind of things is the Nook lacking? Or what are people wanting to do with it that it can't?

(I'm interested in getting one, more as a tablet device than as a ereader)
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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These are a few of my favorite things; made possible by rooting:

Angry birds. Better browser. Note taking/syncing. Scripture reference library. Slingplayer. Kindle Reader. Maps. Gmail. Calendar.
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These are a few of my favorite things; made possible by rooting:

Angry birds. Better browser. Note taking/syncing. Scripture reference library. Slingplayer. Kindle Reader. Maps. Gmail. Calendar.
So it doesn't have all those things to start? (I guess I should do some more research LOL). What is Angry birds????
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jocampo, Thanks! So what kind of things is the Nook lacking? Or what are people wanting to do with it that it can't?

(I'm interested in getting one, more as a tablet device than as a ereader)
Out of the box, the Nook Color has no access to Android Market, hence, you won't be able to download any applications from there, including some games, Kindle for Android or better Internet Browsers, just to name a few.
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What is rooting? A warranty voiding action that may be illegal.
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What is rooting? A warranty voiding action that may be illegal.
I can't believe I am responding to this trolling post, but here I go:

Illegal?????????

On a device that I purchased and OWN????? okay ..... whatever. I guess removing Windows 7 on a Laptop I bought and putting Windows XP on (using licenses that I OWN) could be construed as illegal???

The warranty issue is debatable, but the illegal issue is flat out nonsense.
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Belle, if you just want it as basically a nice e-reader, the way you'd use a Kindle, then I wouldn't root. If you really want to unlock some of the tablet features, including access to the Android market, then that's a different story.
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