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Former Writer · Jan 9, 2013

Quadruple Boot into Nook OS, CM7, 9, and 10 on Nook Tablet

Booting into multiple versions of Android have become kind of quite common around these parts. There are many devices that can dual boot. Usually it's in the form of an OEM-skinned ROM and a AOSP-based ROM, which users choose to flash. Recently however, developers have been pushing a little further than that. The HTC HD2 received triple boot, where it could boot not only into three different ROMs, but those were actually different operating systems. Now, the Barnes & Noble Nook...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April's release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries---where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI. It wasn't simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic...

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Former Writer · Apr 3, 2012

Nook Tablet Users Now Have More Power For the SD Card

The SD card on the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is more important than it is on most other devices. From the SD card, you can boot Android, unbrick your Nook Tablet, and perform a number of other impressive things. XDA Forum Member meghd00t has released a method that will not only help unfortunate users unbrick their devices using the SD card, but has also added some functionality that provides a 12GB media partition to use for things like music and video. The...

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Former Writer · Mar 14, 2012

Guide to Repartition Nook Tablet 16GB

When the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet was first rooted, many members noticed that they had only 1 GB in media and 11 GB in their /data partitions. Because of this sub-optimal partition scheme, many members started an effort to fix this irregularity. XDA Forum Member tselling managed to fix the problem by releasing a guide that will successfully re-partition those 11GB so that the precious memory could be used for something more useful. Word to the wise, the process is...

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Former Writer · Mar 10, 2012

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...

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Former Writer · Mar 8, 2012

Nook Tablet Exploit Allows Modification of System Files and Copy/Paste

Sometimes it only takes one exploit or one little piece of development to blow the lid off of a device's development. For most devices, that exploit is root access. However, even after achieving root, things can go wrong. Take the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet for instance. Even when rooted, many difficulties were faced when modifying system files. Until now, that is. XDA Forum Member jichuan89 has published a method that allows Nook Tablet owners to modify their system files. As...

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Former Writer · Mar 1, 2012

CyanoBoot for Nook Tablet Released

Vastly generalizing things, mobile devices have two bootloaders---a primary bootloader and a secondary bootloader. While many devices obtain S-Off via replacing the secondary bootloader, not every device receives a completely customized secondary bootloader to replace the factory offering. Luckily, however, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is now one of those lucky few. XDA Recognized Developer fattire has released a secondary bootloader dubbed CyanoBoot. The bootloader itself is based on the open source U-Boot project that was then customized by XDA Forum...

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Former Writer · Jan 30, 2012

First Flashable Ubuntu Recovery Released for Nook Tablet

It's hard to throw around some words in the Android development community. Some mods are superb, some ROMs get tens of thousands of users and their threads have millions of views. Some themes are universally loved and some things people just can't imagine living without. Even so, there are very few releases that can be described as truly great. Enter Ubuntu Recovery. XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has developed a recovery for the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet that is based...

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Cameron Wright · Jan 6, 2012

Patch this Barnes and Noble! Nook Tablet hardware protection compromised

  The Nook Tablet, launched with a hardware security hole The device was released  allowing ADB to be accessed.  Barnes and Nobel quickly patched this hole. o XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler released a reversion package imediately, and XDA Senior Member Dean Gibson worked on restoring this ability in 1.4.1.  AdamOutler then released a Nook Tablet HackPack, discovered a method to boot the Nook Tablet securely from SDCard and showed us how to set up UART with the assistance of XDA Senior Member Pokey9000. Finally,...

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liwen · Dec 25, 2011

Hidden Settings App For Nook Tablet Allows You To, Well, Access Hidden Settings

A few days ago, we reported how an OTA update for Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet fixed a hole that allowed you to sideload apps. It worked like this: After pointing the browser to an APK and downloading it, a notification will pop up. When trying to install the APK with "Package Installer", a hidden settings menu appears where you have to check the box labeled "Unknown sources (Allow installation of non-Market applications)". Doing this once will enable you to...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 20, 2011

Nook Tablet Rooted, Kindle Under Heavy Fire!

Just a few days ago, we wrote about how the Kindle Fire was rooted, cracking the doors wide open for development.  We were then unshackled from Amazon's chains the very next day with full access to Google's Apps. With all that development work so soon after launch, we assumed that Amazon had stolen Barnes & Noble's niche. Perhaps we were a bit too hasty. Today, we are proud to state that the Barnes & Noble's latest device, the Nook Tablet,...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2011

HTC Vivid, Rezound, And Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Fora Added

As we said last time, we are getting closer to the all mighty holiday (shopping) season and because of that we will likely see a flurry of new devices coming at us from all different directions. Several manufacturers started this game a tad early, HTC and Samsung to be more precise. However, there are a few odd manufacturers who will release new devices in order to stay competitive, even if you don't expect them to. Barnes & Noble is one...

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