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The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything you need to know about the NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, and the NOOK Simple Touch, Third Edition by Patrick Kanouse

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Chapter 12. Rooting Your NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color

At the beginning of this book, I mentioned that B&N used Google’s Android operating system in your NOOK Color. Choosing Android makes business sense because it’s an open-source operating system, and B&N didn’t have to pay a small fortune to use it. However, the most exciting thing about Android for you is that it lets you easily root the NOOK Color and add new and exciting features.

The idea of rooting your NOOK Color may seem daunting or way too technical. However, I can assure you that rooting the NOOK Color to get basic Android Market apps installed is super easy, only requiring a bit of prep work and a few steps. This minimal effort (can be done inside a half-hour) is well worth the benefits, ...

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