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Old 02-21-2010, 07:31 PM   #46
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Just picked up my nook at B&N. Getting used to the differences with my Sony Readers. Wondering how it handles newspapers and magazines. The store did not have any covers, they say later this coming week. Hopefully they will be there, if not will order online.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:37 PM   #47
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Softroot is pretty easy if you go by the instructions. The Nook is fine without it but if you ever decide it give it a try the instructions are here
http://nookdevs.com/Softroot You can also find video instructions on YouTube. Here are some of the features in a video on this forum
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...light=softroot

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I'm currently debating whether to softroot or not. Calibre is doing a good job of getting my feeds. I am not really seeing anything else of value. I browse on my laptop although, I tend to buy books from kobobooks.com. Can I do that with the softroot browser?

Help me out, folks. I am a hacker at heart but only when I get something of value out of it. I don't do it for kicks.
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Being able to sort by tag, adding custom feeds via trook, downloading books from a variety of sources, setting up my calibre as a server so I can sideload wirelessly, and cover flow for sideloaded books are all reasons that I immediately softrooted my Nook
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #49
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #50
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The biggest advantage for softrooting for me is that I can use Trook to set up folders for all my books. It makes things to much easier to find what I want instead of scrolling through 70 pages of books. If you have a small library it probably will not matter much.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:47 PM   #51
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Softroot is pretty easy if you go by the instructions. The Nook is fine without it but if you ever decide it give it a try the instructions are here
http://nookdevs.com/Softroot You can also find video instructions on YouTube. Here are some of the features in a video on this forum
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...light=softroot

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Old 02-22-2010, 11:52 PM   #52
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i read of someone bricked his Nook during softrooting. not sure if he has resolved the issue. has anyone permanently bricked his Nook after softrooting? i am still not sure if i want to softroot the Nook when I buy it.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:24 PM   #53
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They're selling like hotcakes!
Imagine how much better (not than nook, better than it did) Kindle could have done, had the Amazon realized the importance of the physical store presence.

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i read of someone bricked his Nook during softrooting. not sure if he has resolved the issue. has anyone permanently bricked his Nook after softrooting? i am still not sure if i want to softroot the Nook when I buy it.
Care to share the link?

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Old 02-25-2010, 01:33 PM   #54
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Imagine how much better (not than nook, better than it did) Kindle could have done, had the Amazon realized the importance of the physical store presence.
My comment was meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. I think Amazon still owns the market at the moment.

Hard to know without real numbers and they are not much willing to share them.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:10 PM   #55
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What does softroot mean ? What advantage is it?
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:30 PM   #56
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Softrooting the nook means that you install a modified version of the nook software that allows you to install software other than the standard software supplied by Barnes & Noble. In particular, the softroot package includes a file/directory browser, a web browser, and an application that can download books from Stanza catalogs or OPDS content or your Calibre content server. The latter two require a wi-fi connection or a SIM card other than the one that came with your nook.
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