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

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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 Curse of Knowledge regarding App Development. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Nook HD Finally Gets Official Play Store Support

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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 to load the missing goods.

B&N is rethinking its approach. They’ve mentioned that this is due to popular demand, but we’d bet market forces from competition with the Kindle Fire are also a factor. Yesterday they issue. . . READ ON »

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

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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 receiving the latest Android at nearly the same time. The Galaxy Fit build was posted by XDA Senior Member erikcas. It’s based on the the Galaxy Ace version by XDA Senior Member Wayland_ACE. It is surprisingly stable, but there are a few things wrong including:

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

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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 Nook HD and HD+ owners through the entire root and modification process. Included is a link to three guides. The first is a root guide, the second is a Google Apps guide, and the third is a tips thread by XDA Senior Member leapinlar. Using these guides in tandem, users can get root, Google Ap. . . READ ON »

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

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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 HD+ builds on its predecessors with impressive specs including a 9″ IPS panel with a retina-pleasing 1920 x 1200 resolution, a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, a full gig of RAM, and up to 16 gigs of storage. Its little brother offers much th. . . READ ON »

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

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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 for both Windows and Linux. It’s a very easy, one-click solution. Users simply download the package, unzip it, and then run the applicable script. The only known issue is that superuser.apk doesn’t install properly. However, they can easily be fixed by install. . . READ ON »

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