Barnes & Noble doesn’t really want you sideloading apps on a NOOK Tablet

It was a bug, and Barnes & Noble fixed it. That’s how representatives from the company described the fact that when the NOOK Tablet shipped in November, users discovered they could download some Android apps from the internet (instead of from the B&N Shop) and install them on the tablet — until Barnes & Noble […]

How to block over-the-air updates (and keep root) on the NOOK Tablet

Software updates are usually good things since they kill security flaws, improve performance, and offer new features. But if you bought a Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet running software version 1.4, proceeded to root the tablet, install the Android Market, and make other changes you’ve probably been dreading the new B&N software 1.4.1 update. The […]

B&N NOOK Tablet 1.4.1 update kills sideloading, lets you keep apps installed so far

Amazon isn’t the only company pushing out a software update that kills root access this week. Barnes & Noble has started rolling out version 1.4.1 of its software for the NOOK Tablet, and users that have rooted their $249 tablets are reporting that the update removes root access. It also removes the ability to sideload […]