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Jimmy McGee · May 6, 2013

Nook HD Finally Gets Official Play Store Support, Paranoid Android’s “Halo” First Appearance – XDA Developer TV

The official Google Play store is now available on the Nook HD. That story and more are covered by Kevin, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is a discussion of the new Paranoid Android Halo and a custom kernel for the HTC One, which modifies its button's function. Kevin talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce talked about Code Katas and The...

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Mike Szczys · May 4, 2013

Nook HD Finally Gets Official Play Store Support

We understand that companies want to keep tight control of their products and how they're used. But it kind of makes you shake your head when this is done at the expense of functionality. Case in point is the current generation of Barnes & Noble tablets: the Nook HD and Nook HD+. They shipped without built-in access to the Google Play Store, which hobbles the end user's ability to use the device without, you know, taking command of your hardware in order...

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Former Writer · Jan 2, 2013

Unofficial CM10.1 for the Nook HD+ and Samsung Galaxy Fit

The CM10.1 releases have been flying off the shelves in recent months. Porting has begun to slow down a little bit, but there is support for new devices on nearly a daily basis. There is no pattern to releases, as the specifications on a device don't seem to matter. Now, there are unofficial CM10.1 builds for the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ and the Samsung Galaxy Fit GT 5670. Once again, there is a new device and an old device...

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Former Writer · Dec 22, 2012

Nook HD+ Gets Alternate Root Method, Gapps, and More

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that the Nook HD and Nook HD+ had gotten permanent root. This is of course great news, as the Nook HD and HD+ run their own Android-based OS, and were in serious need of some more traditional Android goodness. Now, there is a new method for root, along with installing the Google Apps that will make the device much more usable. XDA Senior Member someone0 posted a pretty long tutorial that takes...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 17, 2012

Forum Created for the Barnes & Noble Nook HD, HD+

Were you productive while away from your home on the Interwebs last night? Or did your ORD have you F5-ing the XDA forums in hopes of getting your next dose of that tasty root-enabled goodness? Whatever the case, we now have another forum for you to check when making your rounds across the site. The Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ are the successors to the wildly popular Nook Color and its somewhat less popular younger brother, the Nook Tablet. The flagship...

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Former Writer · Dec 10, 2012

Permanent Root for the Nook HD and HD+, Unofficial CM10 for the HD+

While the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 made quite the splash upon release, the launch of Barnes & Noble's latest tablets was a bit less bombastic. That didn't stop developers from noticing and hacking it. Now, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ have root. XDA Senior Member verygreen has done a lot of work for the latest tablets from Barnes & Noble, starting with root and ending with a very early build of CM10. The root process is...

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