7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 3:50 AM by NevermoreNC

    to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT

      HELP!ok before I begin....wasn't there suppose to be a android nook upgrade coming out the begining of this year! What happened with that? I try to look up articles online but I can't find anything new...which leads me to my interest in ROOTING...
      1) Is it worth it?
      2) What are the downside ?
      3) Is it reversable?
      4) Does it slow the nook?
      5) can i still access my library & the nook store? &
      6) Is it hard to do?! On a scale of 1-10 what's the dificulty of rooting the nook?

        • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT

          There are countless threads on this board that address all of your questions.

           

          Not trying to be a dhead, but use the search feature, and you will find a ton of info,

          and save a lot of the regular contributors time retyping things for the 6th or 7th time.

           

           

          DG

          • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT
            mariel9898

            Since your searching ability (both on the Internet and these boards) is questionable at best and non-existent at worst here are some threads that should answer all your questions:

             

            See my post here, read the entire discussion

             

            http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-General-Discussion/Just-call-me-chicken-I-am-scared-to-root-Please-tell-me-if-your/td-p/911988/page/2

             

            Video using autonooter

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUoHALWvPts

             

            Written directions using autonooter

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=942424

             

            Take the time to do a real search both on the Internet and on these boards and you will learn quite a bit.

             

            Although rooting using autonooter is very easy and I recommend it highly for most people, since the update is coming in a few weeks you might want to hold off for now to see what the update will bring and if there will be an autonooter for it.

            • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT
              lilacangel
              I highly wish people would quit claiming there's been no update. There was a software update in Feb, it just wasn't the FroYo update everyone seems to be waiting for. People need to RELAX.
                • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT

                  lilacangel wrote:
                  I highly wish people would quit claiming there's been no update. There was a software update in Feb, it just wasn't the FroYo update everyone seems to be waiting for. People need to RELAX.

                   

                  To be clear, that was a patch and not the update that B&N has been discussing/promising.

                  They said the update would include and app store etc.

                  We are all waiting on what B&N said they would deliver.

                   

                  NC is great regardless.

                   

                  DG

                   

                   

                   

                • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT

                  Since no one else can seem to answer your questions:

                  1) Is it worth it? I think so. The ability to put whatever android apps I want on it is really nice.
                  2) What are the downside? Void your warranty, the instore benefits don't seem to work, and the ability to put books on your home screen seems to stop working
                  3) Is it reversable? Yes
                  4) Does it slow the nook? Not at all.
                  5) can i still access my library & the nook store? Yes
                  6) Is it hard to do?! On a scale of 1-10 what's the dificulty of rooting the nook? I'd say its about a 3 for me - as I've rooted many other devices in the past. For a novice or someone less computer savvy it'll be a bit harder, but still doable. Look up the instructions for autonooter and if you follow them exactly, you wont run into any problems.

                    • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT
                      mariel9898

                       


                      JPAZ357 wrote:

                      2) What are the downside? Void your warranty, the instore benefits don't seem to work, and the ability to put books on your home screen seems to stop working


                       

                      Void your warranty - maybe, maybe not. It's a grey area. The in store benefits worked fine and I was in B&N just this past Sunday. And I've put books on my home screen.

                       

                      Everything else I agree with.

                    • Re: to ROOT or NOT TO ROOT

                      Having mine rooted for about a day now I can say I see no downside.  The NC does not appear to run any slower.  In fact adding the Dolphin HD web browser app seems to speed up web surfing over the stock browser.  I had no objective data to back that up but it certainly seems faster.  You will continue to have full access to your library and all the other content you may have placed on the NC prior to rooting.  Watch the youtube video and follow the instructions for using the autonooter procedure and you will be just fine.  If you have all of your materials (SD card, NC USB cable, NC) on hand when you begin the procedure will take less than 10 minutes.  The hardest part is getting that *%#*@ micro-SD card in and out of the NC.  It's like BN loves to torture clumsy people with poor eyesight. :smileyhappy: