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Old 06-24-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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Any got their Nook WiFi ?

Just after the announcement I placed my preorder for the WiFi Nook and it was supposed to be shipped on 23rd June. But this morning I got a mail from BN that it will be delayed by a month. Did anyone get their WiFi Nook ?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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Nope, got the delayed message as well. 3G it is then.
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Seriously? I am all set in buying the wifi but delaying this really sucks. Maybe by then something else will drop further in price and I will get something else.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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Now I just need to work up the courage to try softrooting it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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Now I just need to work up the courage to try softrooting it.

I've been trying to build up to that myself!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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I've been trying to build up to that myself!
It's a matter of the fact that the hardware may have received an update internally beyond popping out 3G. If I had ordered a 3G nook I'd have no qualms- it's relatively easy and very low risk.

However, if the hardware is different, downgrading to 1.0 could brick the device.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #7
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Just got a text message from home saying the nook Wi-Fi has arrived.

Now to wish I was at home already for the next 8 hours...
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:25 PM   #8
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It's a matter of the fact that the hardware may have received an update internally beyond popping out 3G. If I had ordered a 3G nook I'd have no qualms- it's relatively easy and very low risk.

However, if the hardware is different, downgrading to 1.0 could brick the device.
I know it is just a software update... but I can't get rid of a mental image.

Right after I power up after the root "This nook will self destruct in 5 seconds" Then some theme music, then smoke starts pouring from the back...
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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I know it is just a software update... but I can't get rid of a mental image.

Right after I power up after the root "This nook will self destruct in 5 seconds" Then some theme music, then smoke starts pouring from the back...
The nookdev guys say that they have never heard of someone irrecoverably bricking their nook, FWIW.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #10
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I ordered from B&N.com, they said they should be shipping today.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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Mine arrived in my maildrop in Maine, should have it tomorrow
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ummm...the nookdev guys have also never heard of anyone softroot'ing a Nook Wifi - since it's never been released before to test with, and nobody knows the hardware.

Hopefully it's just a regular Nook with the 3G module removed/disabled somehow.


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Just after the announcement I placed my preorder for the WiFi Nook and it was supposed to be shipped on 23rd June. But this morning I got a mail from BN that it will be delayed by a month. Did anyone get their WiFi Nook ?
According to some posts on the Nook forum, the one month delay is a standard response by the B&N order system, and chances are the real delivery date will be sooner.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #14
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Hopefully it's just a regular Nook with the 3G module removed/disabled somehow.


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Official specs have it weighing less than the 3G so chances are the 3G interface was removed. I assume that's saving them a nice chunk of change (that and the connectivity) and that's the $50 savings we're seeing.

However, I agree that I won't try softrooting mine until it's tested by someone far braver. Supposedly mine is shipping tomorrow...fingers crossed!
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Official specs have it weighing less than the 3G so chances are the 3G interface was removed. I assume that's saving them a nice chunk of change (that and the connectivity) and that's the $50 savings we're seeing.
Nice catch on the weight difference! And looking here at the internal pics, it seems like it's an easy module to remove [and possibly to replace with one of your own.]


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