CyanogenMod 10 transforms the NOOK HD+ into a full-fledged Android tablet
The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ is a tablet with a 9 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual core CPU, and up to 16GB of storage. It runs a custom version of Google Android 4.0 designed to work with B&N’s book and app stores.
And if that isn’t good enough for you, now you can boot CyanogenMod 10 from an SD card to get the full Android experience on Barnes & Noble’s $269 tablet.
Independent developer verygreen has been working on the project for the past month. Now he’s released the first unofficial build of CyanogenMod 10 for the NOOK HD+.
From there, you’ll need to follow verygreen’s instructions for preparing an SD card with ClockworkMod Recovery, which allows you to boot the tablet into a custom recovery — and from there you can install CyanogenMod 10.
Since CyanogenMod is installed on the SD card, all you need to do to return to the stock B&N software is turn off the tablet, remove the card, and turn the tablet back on again.
The software is still a work in progress, and there may be some bugs. For instance,
Bluetooth doesn’t work yet. But audio and video work, and there appears to be hardware graphics acceleration.
Update: Bluetooth is now working, but audio over Bluetooth doesn’t work very well.
You should also note that this software is designed for the 9 inch NOOK HD+, not the 7 inch NOOK HD tablet.