04-13-2012 03:54 PM
I have been reading a lot about rooting the device and I have some questions I cannot find answers for.
I am not really interested in web-browsing, checking e-mail, or running games. The only reason I would root the device is to get access to a decent PDF viewing and something that reads word docs. I don't even necessarily want/need to be able to download apps directly on to the device. I would be happy to just download the 1 or 2 apps I want on my PC and then just drop them in the nook directory when I have it connected.
Questions is can/how do I do this? Can I just install the e-reader easy root and then just not connect with youtube/gmail?
04-13-2012 04:33 PM
If you have to scroll or zoom, PDF viewing is really going to be painful. The e-ink display is VERY slow to update when compared with a computer screen. You see that when you're paging through the list of books already.
You may be going to a lot of trouble and voiding your warranty for something that is not going to make you happy and is going to eat your battery in a shockingly short time.
I do a lot of work over VPN where screen-paints are slowed by networks. Trust me, it sucks.
04-13-2012 04:58 PM
04-14-2012 03:15 AM
There's work being done over at XDA on both multitouch and scrolling issues. By shifting to b&w mode for the drag & drop or scrolling duration, things are fairly smooth. I still wouldn't consider it a luxury experience, but PDF reading is improving on the NST.