Root questions


  1. gemini846

    gemini846 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    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. :D

    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.
  3. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    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).
  5. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Is 2init out of the question?
  7. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

  8. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

  9. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

    The kexec thread was an interesting one...
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    I saw that today at work, but haven't ready any of it yet. :D
  11. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

    It was only interesting because it degenerated into an argument, then got locked...
  12. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    Which means the nook stuck running gb roms
  13. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

    I have faith. They will find an exploit.
  14. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    That's my take.

    Something to consider when choosing Nook Touch vs Kindle Fire.
  15. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Root + Android Market + custom launcher = Good enough for me. :D
  17. Indirect

    Indirect Member

    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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  18. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

    Effin. Aye.
  19. randytho

    randytho New Member

    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 ;)
  20. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    One easy way would be to buy Titanium Backup Pro and backup then freeze any app you don't want.
  21. nathanotis

    nathanotis Well-Known Member

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