The Nook Has Been Rooted

Posted: Dec 14 2009, 9:55am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:16pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets


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Well that was a short wait. While it took the Droid weeks to be successfully rooted, it only took a matter of days for the folks at nookDevs to tear down and root the nook. Android and Me reports that the teardown revealed where the nook's OS was located; a standard microSD card. All the devs had to do was pop the SD card into their computers and get to fiddling. With root access, the nook becomes a true tablet PC and not just an E-Reader. The devs have been able to launch a terminal emulator on the e-ink display, and they're finishing up work on putting in a browser. Since the nook gets free, unlimited 3G data from AT&T, having a working browser on it is extremely desirable. Thanks to the teardown, we also have a much better idea of just what lies inside the nook. It packs a Samsung S3C6410 processor, Synaptics TM1369 Touchscreen controller, Internal 2GB Sandisk microSD card, and a Sierra Wireless MC8777V wireless modem in data mode. If you'd like to root your nook yourself, the nookDevs have put up a how-to. Thanks, guys!

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