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Old November 22nd, 2011, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 questions.

1 I read the install guide, and it seemed like this was about the same as rooting a phone. Does rooting this device give you the ability to access more of the onboard storage, and 2. Can you use a rom manager to access either the stock rom, or something else? Is there any reason to do so?

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rooting lets you install market (or any other app), rom manager, create a backup in recovery, backup your apps with Titanium. It also lets you mod your NT.

It IS the same as rooting your phone.

OTOH, it lets you do stupid things that could cause you a headache so you need to be good about that recovery backup if you're doing risky things.

2: Rom manager lets you backup, restore, install other roms, (and restore your original when you don't like them). It doesn't let you dual boot between a stock and custom rom, but that will be coming (2nd rom on the sdcard).

The main reason for doing this will be to install apps from Market that B&N Market doesn't have or charges $ for.

If you want to repartition your NT, there will be scripts available that do that OR you can ask B&N to do it. Seems like a few places do, but most don't have a clue yet.
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AFAIK, they haven't gotten into any kind of recovery screen (stock or custom) yet. So nandroid backup and restore is out at the moment.
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of course and who knows how long that will take. It'll probably take awhile for Rom Manager, but there should be an alternative entry for recovery (like we have with the Touchpad).
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Old November 24th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nook Tablet has a locked bootloader and the kexec exploit has been closed as well so we probably wont see anything other then an android 2.3 type of rom on here like CM7.
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Is 2init out of the question?
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Old November 24th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm seems a lot has happened in a very short amount of time. May wanna visit the xda nook tablet dev forum here Nook Tablet Android Development - xda-developers seems 2nd-init is working and so is kexec as well.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The kexec thread was an interesting one...
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I saw that today at work, but haven't ready any of it yet.
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It was only interesting because it degenerated into an argument, then got locked...
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Which means the nook stuck running gb roms
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I have faith. They will find an exploit.
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Which means the nook stuck running gb roms
That's my take.

Something to consider when choosing Nook Touch vs Kindle Fire.
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I have faith. They will find an exploit.
Know what? Even if they don't I think the NT is a solid android tablet. It's rooted, so I can run stock GB, right? That is fine for my wants and needs. Different streaks for different freaks, I suppose.
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Root + Android Market + custom launcher = Good enough for me.
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Everyone, we are working to get a bootloader fix for this either through hardware modification or software exploits. Just be patient. I am determined we will see this thing running ICS / CM9.
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Ok, I have the NT rooted and google and android market on, what I want to know is how in the heck do I delete the stupid apps that came WITH the tablet? I am sure it is easy and yes I am fairly noob so someone help me out
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One easy way would be to buy Titanium Backup Pro and backup then freeze any app you don't want.
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Another easy way:

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