8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2011 8:15 AM by Atin

    Just curious....

      How many of you have rooted your NC?

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          I have not. Decided to wait for upcoming update and hopefully there will be a new autonooter for this.
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            I have not rooted yet. I am waiting to see if the update happens this month. If it doesn't then I will root.

             

            Just a side note,  I have been lurking on here since December and have thoroughly enjoyed reading everyones comments.

            Now back to reading my book.

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              I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble and I'm curious about this "rooting" everyone is talking about.  Why would I want to?  Is it hard to do?  If I do root then will my warranty be null and void? What are the disadvantages to rooting?

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                  I am not sure why every is finding it necessary to root but in answer to your question. Yes,  It completely void your warrenty which to my thinking is really kind of dumb since we got way more for our money to start with than if purchasing any other reader.  I would never do it.

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                      mariel9898

                      I'm rooted using autonooter 3.0

                       

                      The whole thing about voiding your warranty is a gray area. It might, it might not. Plenty of stories about rooted nooks being returned with no problems. If you are going to root just be aware that it MIGHT void your warranty. If that's not a chance you want to take then don't root.

                    • Re: Just curious....
                      mariel9898

                       


                      julestrik wrote:

                      I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble and I'm curious about this "rooting" everyone is talking about.  Why would I want to?  Is it hard to do?  If I do root then will my warranty be null and void? What are the disadvantages to rooting?


                       

                      You should search Google for this. And YouTube.

                       

                      The basics are that rooting gives you "root" access similar to having administrator access in Windows. If you root you "open up" the software for lack of a better term. You can connect to the Android Market as well as other app stores and you can install apps. Obviously nothing that requires a camera, GPS or microphone since the NC doesn't have them.

                       

                      There are several ways to root. The easiest and probably the best for non-techies and people who want to keep all the stock functions of the NC is via autonooter.

                       

                      Rooting should not be confused with running custom ROMs off an SD card. There are many custom ROMs available. Check out the XDA pages.

                    • Re: Just curious....

                      I'm waiting until the update comes out.

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                        Don't even know what that means