12-13-2011 07:48 AM
I am trying to install a vendors Android video viewer app on my Nook but when I try to download it, it says that I do not have any phone registered with the system.
I do not have an Android phone.
Is there a way around this?
12-13-2011 06:49 PM
You'd have to root the device via the SD card to gain access to the Android Market place. There are issues, like voiding your warrant (if B&N was aware you did it). Search the forums for more info on this. The Nook Tablet general dicussion has a thread about it with a guide.
12-15-2011 08:00 AM
I have been using the Amazon Android Apps Market site for my Android phone but there you can grab apps for your Nook Tablet.
Using the Web on your Tablet simply go to their Amazon site, visit the Android Apps page, find the Amazon Apps and download it to your device. Are you a registered Amazon user? Do you have an Amazon account?
The Apps market app will download to your device, look on the lower left hand corner for the download symbol. Tap on it and launch it.
Listen, I am no expert but you can play around with it till you find the way and make it happen. I have downloaded my apps from there and even have the Kindle app so I tried with a cheap book I wanted and it works!!!!
No rooting necessary and no special sd card necessary.
12-17-2011 12:26 AM
12-17-2011 09:38 AM
I did figure out a way to sideload apps without a rootkit but the process is imcomplete as is. You have to download seperate apps to see what android apps are downloaded and another one to delete apps. It is a very simple process but some apps dont work correctly. I have reverted to tablet to factory and using BN apps. Come on BN lets get some apps available..
08-28-2012 08:13 PM
08-29-2012 07:52 AM
When the NT first came out, the firmware that it had did allow loading other apps from Amazon (although I don't think it ever allowed Google apps). It wasn't long before B&N came out with a firmware upgrade that "fixed" a few things, one of them being, closing the door on loading apps other that B&N apps. To my knowledge this has never been reversed. The problem isn't the ability to download an app, it's the way you install them (apparently). All I know is that the Amazon APK installer would not install on the NT after a certain firmware update.
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