Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Transformer Pad, NOOK Tablet, HD2

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T with Android 4.1

It’s been less than a week since Google released the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — and independent developers have been hard at work, bringing Google’s latest software to existing devices including the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Amazon Kindle Fire. Now there are early builds of Jelly Bean for a few more […]

CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1 for the NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet

Less than a week after Barnes & Noble released software version 1.4.3 for the NOOK Tablet, the developers behind an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 9 for the NOOK tablet have updated their software as well. As you could probably guess from the version number, CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1 is still a work in progress. There’s no […]

B&N releases Nook Tablet 1.4.3 software, breaks root (temporarily)

NOOK DC Comics

Barnes & Noble recently added over 100 comic book issues from DC comics to the NOOK Store, allowing NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet users to purchase and read Batman, Superman, and other comics on their tablets. The company also released a minor software update adding zoom view in comics and graphics novels, 2-page mode in […]

NOOK Tablet gets unofficial, experimental CyanogenMod 9 nightlies

nt nightly

The NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1 GHz TI OMAP4 dual core processor, and a custom version of Google Android 2.3 designed by Barnes & Noble. But users have been running alternative versions of Android such as CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3) and CyanogenMod 9 (Android […]

Deals of the Day (5-16-2012)

NOOK Tablet

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch tablet with a 1 GHz dual core processor and a 1024 x 600 pixel display. Prices normally start at $199 for an 8GB model. But today B&N is selling the 8GB tablet through its eBay store for just $149. That makes the entry level NOOK […]

B&N to spin off NOOK business, Microsoft to invest $300 million

NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble has announced it’s creating a new subsidiary which will house the company’s digital and college businesses. That means that the NOOK eReaders and tablets and digital book divisions won’t be under the same roof as B&N’s nearly 700 book stores in the US — but NOOK eReaders will still be tied to […]

Deals of the Day (4-16-2012)

NOOK Avengers

The NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch Android tablet aimed at readers. But we’re not just talking text-based eBooks. B&N also offers digital comic books, and today the company is offering a pretty good deal for comic book fans. Pick up to Marvel Avengers digital comics, and get a NOOK Tablet for $30 off. I […]

Android 4.0.4 comes to the NOOK Tablet (unofficially)

NOOK Tablet Android 4.0.4

Now that  Android 4.0.4 updates are rolling out for phones and tablets that are officially supported by the CyanogenMod team, we’re starting to see unofficially supported CyanogenMod devices getting in on the action. This weekend the folks that first brought Android 4.0 to the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet released Alpha 0.02, this time with Android […]

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.1 for the NOOK Tablet kills (some) bugs dead

NOOK Tablet with CyanogenMod 9

Just over a week after releasing the first build of Android 4.0 for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet , developer chrmhoffmann has released a new build which eliminates many of the problems that had affected the first build. The biggest improvement in CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.1 is that I can actually tap the power […]

B&N now lets you repartition 16GB NOOK Tablets to free up more space

NOOK Tablet

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet that has been shipping since November comes with 16GB of disk space plus a microSDHC card for anyone that really needs more space. But there’s a catch – only 1GB is available for files you download from the web or copy from your computer. The rest is used by […]

How to dual-boot CyanogenMod 7, NOOK Tablet OS with a microSD card

NOOK Tablet SD card slot

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet ships with a custom version of Google Android designed to let you download books, periodicals, and apps from the B&N Store. But hackers have been installing other versions of Android for months, allowing you to install Google’s digital content store and tweak everything from the tablet’s home screen to […]

NOOK Tablet gets Android 4.0 (unofficially with CyanogenMod 9 Alpha)

NOOK Tablet with CyanogenMod 9 Alpha

The first build of Android 4.0 for the NOOK Tablet is now available thanks to a group of independent developers who have ported CyanogenMod 9 to run on the 7 inch tablet. CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 is still rough around the edges and not everything works properly, but you can use the software to surf the […]

Root tool for the 8GB NOOK Tablet now available

NOOK Tablet 8GB root

Barnes & Noble now offers two versions of the NOOK Tablet. There’s the 16GB model with 1GB of RAM which has been available since November, and a new cheaper model with 8GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. Because of minor differences, it turns out you can’t use exactly the same tools to root the […]

CyanoBoot alpha bootloader released for NOOK Tablet


Now that it’s possible to get around the locked bootloader on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and load custom ROMs and other software on the 7 inch tablet, independent developers are working to make it easier to manipulate the tablet. A hacker going by the name of fattire has released a new tool called […]

Now you can boot an 8GB NOOK Tablet from an SD card

nook tablet_01

A week after Barnes & Noble released a new version of the NOOK Tablet, hackers have figured out how to get it to boot from a microSD card. This allows you to circumvent the locked bootloader and load custom firmware on the tablet including ClockworkMod Recovery or custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 7. The new […]

MIUI 2.2.3 ROM ported to the NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet with MIUI

MIUI is a custom version of Google Android with a highly modified notification area, home screen and app launcher as well as custom apps for browsing files and performing a few other tasks. It’s proven popular with Android smartphone users looking for custom ROMs for their devices — and now you can install a test […]