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Your Rooted NOOKcolor can now use the Android Market



Those of you who have been disappointed by the “tablet” part of the NOOKcolor and are willing to root your devices will be happy to know that full Android market access has now been achieved. It’s not unlike what Archos users have to do with their devices as it, too, doesn’t come with the Android market. The procedure is risky and you’ll need to know your way around the command line at a beginner’s level, but you should have no problems if you follow the instructions exactly. Just remember that anything that happens to your NOOKcolor as a result of this hack is no one’s responsibility but your own. With that said, take a look at what you’ll need to do over at NookDevs. [via Droid Gamers]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. The Nook although a decent ebook reader, still puzzles me. Who is it aimed at exactly? My guess – moms who actually still go into a Barnes N Noble.

  2. You don’t have to root an Archos to put the market on it.

  3. @steveO
    A lot more people than moms go to barnes and noble. Its aimed at anybody who likes to read and browse the web..

    and secretly aimed at those who want an arm cortex a8 800mhz processor with a powervr sgx 530 gpu outputted onto a beautiful 1028 x 600 resolution ips multi-touch screen fitted into a sleek high build quality body

  4. When they come out with an easy way to root, then I might buy one and try this.

  5. It’s on my holiday short list, for sure.

  6. Arrrgh, must resist urge to ROOT! I’m trying to hold off for B&N’s first official update, which makes the NookColor at least 2.2 — according to their dev evangelist.

    I bough this tablet for development, so for obvious reasons I’d like to keep it stock.

    Anyways, when it comes down to it, the hardware itself is excellent, the OS is the only part holding it back, so I’d love to have 2.21 on it like my NexusOne. There’s nothing cheap about this tablet, so at $249, it was a steal IMO. It really does have some great potential if B&N keeps on the ball.

  7. only supports mp4 format :P””’ lame

  8. @ mike,

    That’s not right. The NookColor — via B&N’s current Android varient — supports 3GP, 3G2, and MP4, which are “containers.”
    More importantly it supports the following “codecs”: MPEG-4, ON2 VP7, H.263, and “H.264.”
    Only supports MP4… I’m hoping you weren’t thinking that was as a codec? So many peeps now days really don’t know the difference between a container/format and a codec. Were you expecting DIVX support or something? Now that would be lame. :P”””’
    Anyways, the video playback on this device is excellent. It’s a true widescreen display.

  9. Why don’t they just sell it rooted. Can’t see why they can’t work around Googles approval process and sell it with Android Market access anyway.

  10. I played with a nook in store and really loved it. I messed with it for about 15 min. and all i could think about is how awesome it would be as a tablet. These dreams have been answered. I am hoping for a nice Christmas present.

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