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Nook Tablet rooted with SD card

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jan 2012 14:35 User comments (5)

Nook Tablet rooted with SD card Although the Nook Tablet has been rootable out of the box, the process was notoriously user unfriendly.
This week, the devs over at XDA have found a much easier way to root the tablet, (which still has a locked bootloader) using a microSD card. Writing some files to the microSD and booting will bring you to ClockworkMod recovery, effectively opening up the device.

AC has the instructions: "All you have to do to get the custom recovery files to boot is copy the files provided to a card, insert it into the tablet and reboot. (You don't even have to format the card, unlike some Nook Color methods.) Once inside ClockworkMod Recovery, you can flash custom software or use another hack to get ADB file pushing from your computer. Flash the root ZIP file and you're done."

For now the root method works on Nook Tablets with firmware 1.4.1 or older.

Get the files and more detailed instructions here (via XDA user "Indirect"): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21895025&postcount=14

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5 user comments

129.1.2012 16:54

Rooted mine the old way, was a bit of a pain, but well worth the effort. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and with this new way I couldn't think of one reason not to.


Keep your head up, keep alert, and don't let them take you by suprise.

229.1.2012 19:31

Is it worth getting the Nook to be rooted versus just getting a TF Prime that has more features? Clearly the money factor has it beat ($250 vs. $600), but you still don't get the features even after rooting it (ex. GPS, HDMI, ICS on Prime). I guess it comes to budget and preference about what fits for you I guess.


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

329.1.2012 20:33

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Is it worth getting the Nook to be rooted versus just getting a TF Prime that has more features? Clearly the money factor has it beat ($250 vs. $600), but you still don't get the features even after rooting it (ex. GPS, HDMI, ICS on Prime). I guess it comes to budget and preference about what fits for you I guess.
Completely different markets.

430.1.2012 12:09
dnyce115
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Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by blueboy09:
Is it worth getting the Nook to be rooted versus just getting a TF Prime that has more features? Clearly the money factor has it beat ($250 vs. $600), but you still don't get the features even after rooting it (ex. GPS, HDMI, ICS on Prime). I guess it comes to budget and preference about what fits for you I guess.


There coming out with a tegra 3 7in version of TF PRIME for 250$, no need to buy the nook tablet

57.2.2012 15:07

Ok so this might be a stupid question. But can you still switch SD cards or does the Sd with the root have to stay in the system the whole time? Please and thank you

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