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Get Fully Functional Google Calender on Rooted Nook Tablet
Development for the Barnes & Nobles Nook Tablet has been on the rise, and with more development activity comes more fun things for people to flash. XDA Forum Member CSX321 has released a method to get Google Calender synchronization and side-loading working on the device.
The process is a little complicated and requires at least a little knowledge of XML editing and ADB. Also, be sure you use a Unix friendly editor, such as Notepad++, because Windows Notepad could mess things up. Enabling side-loading is a hair more difficult, says the developer:
Now for enabling sideloading. I tried NT Hidden Settings, but for some reason even the latest version didn’t work for me to enable sideloading. I just fell back on the technique of manually enabling it in settings.db:
So for now, the only way to get side-loading working is by editing the settings.db.
You can find the full list of edits that need to be made, screen shots, and download links in the original thread. Just be sure to make a backup before attempting anything!
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