05-20-2010 08:51 PM
I've heard that, if you softroot your nook, you can not only get your rss feeds directly on your nook over wifi, but also transfer books from your PC running caliber server.
I've been sitting on the fence of softroot for a while now. Making sure my buttons dont crack before voiding my warranty.
[edit: oops. The comment sounds out of context. Was trying to reply to earlier comment regarding getting rss feeds in caliber and then transfer to nook]
AFAIK, soft rooting a nook does not void your warranty. I haven't soft rooted yet, but from what I read on nookdev, when you soft root, you just need to keep a copy of the latest BN version. If for some reason you soft rooted the nook and then needed to send the device back, you could just reinstall the BN software. (meaning, if you plan to soft root to v1.3, keep a backup copy of the official BN 1.3 release; then, you can reinstall it in the future).
05-20-2010 10:07 PM
These kind of threads can be amusing and annoying all at the same time...
Here's how I handle buying decisions: No matter how long it takes, DO NOT BUY something UNLESS and UNTIL you have done all the research necessary about what you're thinking of buying and its competition. There are always trade-offs between the items so that you just have to decide what feature or suite of features you can or cannot live without (replaceable battery? expandable memory? touchscreen or physical keyboard? DRM hassles? format flexibility? price of e-books?). Resist the urge to be an early adopter if you're the impatient kind that expects perfection right out of the starting gate. Get everything settled in your mind just exactly what you want out of the thing. Go to a store and try the thing out. Go back two or three times. Oops, you can't do that with a Kindle (go find somebody who has one).
And, finally, if something costs 3-digits, (1) No impulse buying! (2) Buy an accident insurance/warranty policy!
Do the above and you probably won't be running to a message board announcing to everyone that you think you want to trade your NOOK for a Kindle or your Chevy for a Ford.
05-20-2010 11:47 PM
I'm finding it amusing (yes, it happens easily) that this thread has been resurrected right after we have welcomed several new nook owners that also own Kindles...
05-21-2010 12:10 AM
i have had my nook since jan 4 and never got it register so i downloaded my ebook from the computer to the nook and started readed my first book.my nook was working at that time,since then i had put my nook aside and decided to wait to get it register well 4months later i got my nook out again and now it just frezzes and i have never even got to use it i have read all the blog having the same problem and how they fixed there well i have try everything and still cant get it to work my heart is so broken over this i dont know what to do? do i take it to a barnes and noble store and see if they can help me or do i try and see i it is still cover under warranty? can some give me some advice !
05-21-2010 01:32 AM
You can either call the bn customer service for nook and have them trouble shoot which if it can't be resurrected they will ship you out a new one. Or you can take it into a store and if they can't fix it they will give you a new one. I prefer to go to the store just because it is faster.
05-21-2010 08:04 AM
@ bookworm 43 - I think first you should be sure that the battery is fully charged and that you have version 1.3. You can check these items in Settings. Personally I'd go to a store in hopes of instant gratification and perhaps a quickie hands on tutorial from a BN staffer.