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Old 11-20-2010, 08:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by soondai View Post
Concerning the e-ink Nook rooting/bricking issue from this summer. Did B&N purposely change the device so this would happen or was it a side effect of changes made for other purposes?
The change made the device a bit cheaper to manufacture, that's all.

I think B&N has no problem with people soft-rooting the e-ink device, as long as they're not expected to provide support for it. A soft-rooted nook purchases B&N content just the same as a normal one.

The nook color is probably a different story, though, since it's capable of running the Kindle app. Unlike the e-ink nook, I think B&N will actively try to make the nook color non-rootable. This is probably part of what's motivating the app store, to reduce demand for rooting.
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