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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loribug26, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. loribug26

    loribug26 Newbie
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    sorry, I'm a real noob to the nook color.
    Can I get any apps without rooting?
    If not what is the BARE bones minimum I need to get apps? and I'm not very good at this stuff...just sayin' :)

    Before anyone says anything about searching and reading previous posts...I have :) I just really get confused with what's EASY lol

    It actually does just about everything I wanted it to do stock, but I would like to transfer my note taking apps and a couple other things from my Droid if possible to free up the Droid to actually be a phone again :) ha....

    and Thank you for all of this wonderful information!!!

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  2. bgrutter

    bgrutter Android Enthusiast

  3. loribug26

    loribug26 Newbie
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    On the first option would I still be able to store stuff on the SD card? I've looked at 32g SD cards & They're kinda expensive for the higher class ones. :( I've got a Class 2 16g right now, almost full, but I could pull stuff off of it. I'm used to a lot more storage.

    Oh and I just reread your post, you recommended the second option, so maybe I'll try that! Thanks!! :)
  4. bgrutter

    bgrutter Android Enthusiast

    You would still be able to use your SD card for memory. In fact, with the SDcard method, that is all you will use for memory. You can equate it to swapping out your Hard Drive on a computer with someone else's. You still use your own system resources, but all the information is pulled from the other Drive (your SD card).

    Your 16g card should be fine. The Class 2 just means that it isn't as fast. So, the information is pulled more slowly.

    I prefer the "Root" method as I don't have to make sure the correct SD card is installed and I don't have to keep the card in at all times. Once it's done, it's done. And if I ever need to get it back to stock for some reason, it's VERY easy and only takes about 10 minutes anyway.

    Good luck.
  5. ob1j3d1

    ob1j3d1 Newbie

    I went with the second choice. Updated the NC to 1.1 and autonooter3. It was much easier than I thought it would be. Took me all of a half an hour. From there, you could just use the stock interface. But, I'd at least add a launcher like zeam or launcher pro.

    I do like having the tablet functionality. But, after the novelty wore off a bit, and i was done tinkering, I've been using it as an e-reader mostly. I do really like the ability to add the kindle app, aldiko etc. to add to my library and flexibility.
  6. loribug26

    loribug26 Newbie
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    Yep I'm good now...did the same thing, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I've installed all the apps that I had on my phone that I only used once in awhile, and more games.
    And the best thing is my phone works so much faster now too!! LOL Since it's not loaded up the nonsense I don't need on it. :)

    I transferred some of my favorite dvds and have them on my nook, my 500 fav songs (of today) and many pics, books, and idk what else on it. I have a 16g sd card.

    Right now, it's just exactly what I wanted it to be. If I need more I have a laptop...if I need less I have a phone :)

    Just right for me!!

    And last but not least, Thank you Thank you Thank you to anybody and everybody that puts useful info on this forum!! You guys RAWK :) :cool:

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