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.

NOOK HD+ with CyanogenMod 10

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+.

In a post at the xda-developers forum, verygreen describes how to build the software yourself from source code. Or you can just download a snapshot build from December 6th.

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.

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6 replies on “CyanogenMod 10 transforms the NOOK HD+ into a full-fledged Android tablet”

    1. Yeah thtats the sole reason I now have a nook. I liked my dad’s nexus he wanted to sell me but 16GB is just too easy to fill. So I got the 32 GB HD+ and a 64gb memory card. Don’t like the android that comes with the nook though so might do this. If I could do it with my pandigital this should be easy.

  1. Somebody messed up and used KindleFire HD8.9″ video to illustrate this article

    1. Uggh… it looks like the new YouTube layout messed me up. I thought I was embedding an individual video, but instead I got the entire playlist with the most recent video first.

      It should be fixed now!

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