E-readers forum

General discussion

Should i root my Nook Color?

by robber364 / January 25, 2011 12:36 AM PST

Okay, i'm confused.

So i have this Nook Color i received for Christmas ans supposedly they are releasing an "app store" sometime this quarter, but I've heard it will basically be proprietary, there wont be many apps, and it will basically be still book centered. i honestly kinda was hoping for an android tablet kind of update, and can get that if i root the Nook color. (for those who don't know, rooting is a lot like jail breaking, but for the Nook) Now don't get me wrong, i know a lot of the risks all to well and am pretty savvy in the process, (since rooting is similar to jail breaking) but i need to know more of the benefits and i would like to know more for sure about this B&N app update. (there are very mixed messages floating around) And most importantly i need to know if rooting is worth it, or if i should stick with B&N on this one. Plz help,


Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Should i root my Nook Color?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Should i root my Nook Color?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
What did u do
by franciemr / August 3, 2011 7:33 AM PDT

I'm thinking of getting a nook color since I'm thinking =s cheap tablet if i root it. Did u do so or r u using B&N apps and r they enuf & OK? Guy @ B&N sort of hinted that nook color is about 1 yr old & just n time 4 Xmas there may b a newer 1--so can't decide to buy 1 now or wait & see what may b round the corner--always a dilimma for technology! Tks, Fran

Collapse -
re/ nook color rooting
by hodites / August 15, 2011 5:40 AM PDT

Considering the cost of a mini sandisk you are better off buying a N2A disk. I bought the 16GB for $49. Works great, and will NOT conflict with B&N warranty. You can find them at: N2A.com

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions

Finding the best 360 camera

GoPro, Pixpro, or Ricoh?

You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a 360-degree camera. We tested three of them to find out what kind of quality and ease of use you can expect at each price point.