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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 […]

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NARS script makes it easy to root a NOOK Tablet on Linux or OS X

It’s easy to root a Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet if you have a Windows PC. Xda-developers forum member Indirect released an easy-to-use script a few weeks ago that lets you gain access to hidden files and settings on the tablet. Once you’ve done that you can install the Android Market or make all sorts […]

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How to add sideloaded apps to your NOOK Tablet home screen, app library

There are about a thousand apps available for the NOOK Tablet in the official Barnes & Noble Shop. But it’s easy to add thousands of additional apps by downloading them off the internet or installing a third party app store on the tablet. Update: Sideloading Android apps on a NOOK Tablet requires a device running […]

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Android Market website now recognizes HP TouchPad, NOOK Tablet, Kindle Fire

Google has rolled out a minor update to the Android Market website so that it now recognizes devices that didn’t originally ship with the Android Market. In other words, if you install the Android Market on an officially unsupported device such as the HP TouchPad, Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, or Amazon Kindle Fire, you […]

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Rooted NOOK Tablet tweaks: adding a home button, settings shortcuts

So you’ve rooted your Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and installed the Android Market so you can download some extra apps. But those apps don’t show up in the Barnes & Noble app library, so you have to install a new app launcher… and then you have to use the search option to look up […]