12-20-2011 03:41 PM
Hello, I require an open-ended X-Loader for use with the Blaze-board based Nook Tablet. I have planned several tweaks and modifications I'd like to make wich will increase the speed and performance of the tablet while also enhancing battery life. I need the ability to work with U-Boot and also the Kernel. Is there a way I can get a open-ended copy of the X-Loader signed for the Nook Tablet?
12-20-2011 04:11 PM
I agree. We need an Open X-Loader. The firmware developers are not doing a good enough job. We can do better and they can take credit for it on updates.
12-29-2011 09:35 PM
Agreed -- the lack of an open boot-loader is the one thing preventing me from buying a Nook Tablet, and also from recommending it to my friends.
I'm a regular buyer and reader of e-books. I own a Kindle DX, and regularly purchase e-books from Amazon. As a Linux user, an open e-book reader would provide lot of practical benefits and would be cool enough and useful enough to get me in to the B&N ecosystem.
At the moment, when someone asks me "Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire", I tell them that the devices are terminals to their respective book stores, as far as I'm concerned, and that they should just look at the e-book-store and decide from that. But, with a flexible software stack, then the Nook Tablet becomes the device of choice for both my purposes and to recommend -- it turns in to a device that's pretty good for most people in its default configuration, but capeable of more if they need it.