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Nook Color Rooted - I Just Bought Two!


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#1 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 04:15 PM

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....-birds-say-yes/


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 04:59 PM

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

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:24 PM

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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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:27 AM

I would suggest reading through the entire thread before attempting.
http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=857387
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:51 AM

From Android Central:
http://www.androidce...olor-tablet-you
Decent article on the pros and cons.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

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.

"Belligerent and numerous."

Sometimes I update the Dish Network FAQ

AT200, Hopper & 360 via HDMI to Onkyo 505 to basement 42" Westy, Hopper via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with a Roku 3, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Revue. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

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.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:35 AM

I was waiting for the Motorola Xoom, but at $799 the Nook Color is looking very
attractive.

http://www.androidce...lt-250#comments

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Thanks to Google search, people can appear to be smarter than they really are.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

I was waiting for the Motorola Xoom, but at $799 the Nook Color is looking very
attractive.

http://www.androidce...lt-250#comments


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.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:35 AM

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.


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:38 AM

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:

Edited by spartanstew, 22 January 2011 - 02:48 PM.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 12:36 PM

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.


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.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 12:40 PM

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

Get off the internet and out of the house occasionally to visit the real world.


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.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:48 PM

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.


Yes, I would also assume that would work.

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.


Exactly.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

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:


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

"Belligerent and numerous."

Sometimes I update the Dish Network FAQ

AT200, Hopper & 360 via HDMI to Onkyo 505 to basement 42" Westy, Hopper via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with a Roku 3, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Revue. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:01 AM

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.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

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.


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

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

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

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:51 AM

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


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

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

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:05 PM

I saw that, but supposedly it doesn't really apply.

http://www.mobilerea...ad.php?t=119953

However, reading the whole thread, it may (and it may depend on which store you visit, since there is some confusion) :shrug:




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