9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2012 12:45 PM by BruceMcF

    n2a card and rooting

      I not very technical and I enjoy my nook the way it is. I read books, check e-mail and surf the net. What are the advantages of the n2a card or rooting? Is it just so you can download apps? Why do I want/need to do this?

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          BeachCatFan

          Weedy533 wrote:

          I not very technical and I enjoy my nook the way it is. I read books, check e-mail and surf the net. What are the advantages of the n2a card or rooting? Is it just so you can download apps? Why do I want/need to do this?


          Boy, I really wish I could give you some great answer, but I cannot. I bought the NC and then bought the n2a card and installed it. I just look at it as a "toy", I guess..........or just like my Android phone, but with a larger screen!! I still use my N1E 90% of the time. I pick up my NC if I feel the urge to play a game that I don't have on my phone. If you're happy with your NOOK the way it is, by all means, just leave it alone.

           

          My main reason for playing around with the NC was to just bide my time before I buy a dedicated tablet. Now that I have gotten the NC and n2a card, I'm now wondering why I thought I even needed (ovbiously should say "wanted") a tablet in the first place.....aside from the fact that I'm sort of a gadget freak!!

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              I am very happy with the N2A card. It gives you the option of booting to the NC or the SD card (android). I usually leave it in android mode because of the free apps from Amazon and the ability to download free books from the library. If you go that route, buy as large a capacity as you can afford. You can never have too much storage...especially with all the free apps.
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                  Bought the N2A card through Amazon.  If you're not technical, it's the way to go.  After using the card for about a month I got up the courage to buy another micro SD card and try burning one myself.  No problem, plus all the software is out there and FREE.  Lot's of advantages to using the N2A card, like...it doesn't mess up your Nook, free android market apps, bluetooth devices, etc.  I really like my Nook Color, especially running CM7 on a dual bootable SD card.  When running CM7 I like to use the Aldiko book reader app, very similar to the Nook Reader.

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                TnTexas

                All I can tell you is why I like it. Using an n2a card, I can:

                 

                1.) download the Kindle app from the Android Market and read my Kindle books (of which I have several) on my NC

                 

                2.) download the Overdrive Media app from the Android Market and easily read books from my library 

                 

                3.) download the Audible.com app from the Android Market and listen to audio books from their site (didn't like listening to audio books on the NC's stock system because it always started the recording at the beginning, not where you left off)

                 

                4.) download the Netflix app from the Android market and watch movies from there

                 

                5.) download the PlayOn app from the Android market and watch shows from Hulu (bought a lifetime subscription to the service when I first got my smartphone and it didn't support Hulu)

                 

                6.) download an app from the Android market called Old Time Radio Player and listen to old radio shows that I used to listen to with my grandfather

                 

                On the other hand, I'm glad I have an NC and am running the android system off a mircoSD card instead of a regular android tablet because I like having access to the interactive children's books that only work with a stock NC. I say if you're content with the stock NC, don't worry about the n2a card and simply enjoy what you have.

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                    Thanks for the replys. I like that I could use Overdrive Media right from the Nook, I get a lot of books from the Library.

                    Does the n2a card fit into the Nook where the micro SD card goes?

                    If so do you have to remove the card to watch movies? 

                    Can you download movies from Netflix or only watch them "live"?

                    (Back to my micro SD card question) If you can download movies from Netflix what do you download them to? SD card or directly to the Nook?

                     

                    Thanks again

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                    Has anyone had any problems with these cards? I recently bought a knock-off one from Amazon. It did not work. When I rebooted it, it started Nook like normal.

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                        samkim wrote:

                        Has anyone had any problems with these cards? I recently bought a knock-off one from Amazon. It did not work. When I rebooted it, it started Nook like normal.


                        What vendor sold you the card on Amazon? Do they offer support to users?

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                          samkim wrote:

                          Has anyone had any problems with these cards? I recently bought a knock-off one from Amazon. It did not work. When I rebooted it, it started Nook like normal.


                          I don't mean to sound snide, but you bought a knock-off of a knock-off and you expect it to be trouble-free?

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                            samkim wrote:

                            Has anyone had any problems with these cards? I recently bought a knock-off one from Amazon. It did not work. When I rebooted it, it started Nook like normal.


                            It could also be working ~ there are some that can be set to boot from the internal system by default and only boot from the n2a card if you hold down the "n" button while it boots up.

                             

                            I don't see the point of buying a knock off from Amazon of a card you can set up for yourself in about ten or fifteen minutes.