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    Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

      I had a nook color and bought a Kindle Fire when I learned that I can shut of the security settings to load non-kindle apps and I have now the nook app on the kinde and I can read nook books on it. I would consider buying a Nook tablet if they allowed me to read kindle books on it somehow?  if they would at least alow read only-no purchase it will be easier to intice kindle users to give the nook a try?

        • 1. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

          When it first came out, you could find a setting that allowed you to install non-B&N apps. About a month later, B&N fixed the so-called "bug" and that's no longer possible so unless you root the device, the only way you can  use the Kindle app on a Tablet or Color now is to buy or make a dual boot SD card that allows you to run a full android system on it. (In android mode, the device is running off the SD card instead of the device's stock operating system - kind of like wearing a mask.) 

          • 2. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?
            byter67

            As an altrernative to a do-it-yourself project you might consider purchasing an N2A or AFN card for a Nook tablet. AFN is less expensive and AFN will preinstall the Nook and Kindle reader apps on the card for you if requested. As mentioned, these apps will run from the SD card under Android.

            • 3. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

              I believe Nook and Kindle apps come on the N2A card too.

              • 4. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?
                They are in the Google Play Store and available for any CN 7 SD card. There are cheaper alternatives ti N2A.
                • 5. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?
                  bobstro

                  kcladyz wrote:

                  I had a nook color and bought a Kindle Fire when I learned that I can shut of the security settings to load non-kindle apps and I have now the nook app on the kinde and I can read nook books on it. I would consider buying a Nook tablet if they allowed me to read kindle books on it somehow?  if they would at least alow read only-no purchase it will be easier to intice kindle users to give the nook a try?


                  The short answer is that there's no officially support means of doing this. If you're willing to do some work, it can be done in a number of ways:

                   

                  1. Convert the Kindle books to epub format. The free Calibre software can do this, but you must remove DRM (copy protection), if any, on the ebook. Laws on removing DRM vary by country. The process is trivial.

                   

                  2. Root your device. This will allow you to install 3rd party apps from the Google Play Store, including the Kindle Android app. This voids your warranty, but you retain the full B&N functionality.

                   

                  3. Boot alternate firmware from uSD card (e.g. AFN). This will allow you to install 3rd party apps as well, but you are booting into a completely different OS. You will lose the B&N shell and reading integration. Some B&N functionality is provided by the B&N NOOK Android app, but a number of things are more limited, and some content isn't available for non-B&N firmware. You can still boot back into the B&N firmware, and don't jeapordize your warranty, but the two environments are separate.

                   

                  4. Don't buy a NOOK. Buy a device that gives you unfettered access to the Amazon and Google apps, including both the Kindle and B&N NOOK apps (and Kobo and others). Again, you lose some of the functionality of the B&N firmware. Very competitive devices with additional hardware capabilities (bluetooth, GPS, camera) can be found for $250 list, and more are coming.

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                      • 8. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

                        In Google Play you can download the Kindle for Android app. You can then add Kindle items directly from your Amazon account to the Nook.

                        • 9. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

                          just_jess wrote:

                          In Google Play you can download the Kindle for Android app. You can then add Kindle items directly from your Amazon account to the Nook.


                          Only if your NOOK is one of the HD line.

                          • 10. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?
                            Mercury_Glitch

                            Or if your Nook is rooted, at least I can install it via play.google.com to my rooted NSTG.  I've not tested to see if it'll work but I don't see why it wouldn't.

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                              • 12. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

                                TnTexas: When it first came out, you could find a setting that allowed you to install non-B&N apps. About a month later, B&N fixed the so-called "bug" and that's no longer possible so unless you root the device, the only way you can  use the Kindle app on a Tablet or Color now is to buy or make a dual boot SD card that allows you to run a full android system on it. (In android mode, the device is running off the SD card instead of the device's stock operating system - kind of like wearing a mask.)

                                 

                                Since this thread has come back to life, thought I should update my post for those who might peek in before it fades into oblivion again. The information about the Nook Tablet is still correct. However, the Nook HDs and HD+s now provide access to the Google Play Store and the Kindle app can be easily downloaded and installed from there directly onto the device - no rooting or dual boot SD card needed.

                                 

                                • 13. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

                                  Thank you, for the information. The Nook was a gift from my children. I couldn't possibly turn it down. They couldn't afford the expensive Kindle. But I keep getting these free book messages, but it is for Kindle.

                                  You have been very helpful.

                                   

                                  • 14. Re: Is there a way to read Kindle books on the NOOK?

                                    Thank you, for the information. The Nook was a gift from my children. I couldn't possibly turn it down. They couldn't afford the expensive Kindle. But I keep getting these free book messages, but it is for Kindle.

                                    You have been very helpful.

                                     


                                    Nook has free books every Friday.  There are posts around here about that.

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