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Nook Color Rooted - I Just Bought Two!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    XDA, Android Central and others have reported that clever people have rooted the Nook color and installed various versions of Linux-based operating systems on them.
    Everything is still in its early going, but $249 for a spiffy little Android-based tablet is just too good to pass up. ;)

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/nook-color-finds-its-roots-angry-birds-say-yes/


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  2. RasputinAXP

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    I'm itching to pick one up. Maybe for Christmas!
     
  3. Marlin Guy

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    If you're looking to get it rooted, then I'd strongly suggest making it sooner than later. I would expect B&N to be releasing a "fix" for this very soon. ;)
     
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  6. RasputinAXP

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    I totally forgot about this thread.

    The wife bought me a Nook Color for Christmas. I drunkenly rooted it about 24 hours later and I'm very happy with it. It's a stellar tablet, especially for the price.
     
  7. knot

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    Wife gave me a pandigital for christmas. Makes a great little droid tablet. Picked an extra one up at kohl's when they had them on clearance for $59.
     
  8. BubblePuppy

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    Wow, they wouldn't quote prices at CES, but he seemed to hint that it would be at around the $500 mark. Even a rooted Nook wouldn't do it for me as there's only wi-fi and that does me no good when I'm at the airport.
     
  10. Marlin Guy

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    Bedrock International?? :confused:
     
  11. spartanstew

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    Um, no, DFW, LAS, DTW, CIG, etc.

    Dayton airport does have free wi-fi though as long as you're within 20 feet of the charging station.

    Why do people assume there's free wi-fi everywhere?? :confused:
     
  12. BubblePuppy

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    I haven't checked, but I'm going assume I'll be able to hotspot or tether the Nook (rooted) to my phone, as I do with my laptops.
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    I think the key word is "free" which was left out of your original post .. That being said, I understood it completely. If you travel a lot, you don't want to pay every time your at the airport, especially when it's only for an hour or two at most.

    3G would come in handy there.
     
  14. spartanstew

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    Yes, I would also assume that would work.

    Exactly.
     
  15. RasputinAXP

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    With a rooted Droid in my pocket, I DO have free wifi everywhere :)
     
  16. bobnielsen

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    I just saw in another forum that you can purchase $20 Groupons for $10 and they are accepted for the Nook, cutting the price in half. I already have one (not rooted yet), but thought I would pass it on. The Groupons are only available until tomorrow.
     
  17. tcusta00

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    It cuts $10 off the price - that's not in half. :confused:
     
  18. machavez00

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    Is there a limit to the number of groupons you can use?
     
  19. tcusta00

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    Yes, it's right on the front page of the linked site.

    "Limit 1/person. Limit 1/trans."
     
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