Chapter 20. Rooting Your NOOK

The beginning of this book mentions that B&N used Google’s Android operating system in your NOOK Simple Touch. Choosing Android makes business sense because it’s an open-source operating system, and B&N didn’t 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 Simple Touch and add new and exciting features.

The idea of rooting your NOOK Simple Touch may seem daunting or way too technical. However, I can assure you that rooting the NOOK Simple Touch 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, for ...

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