Thanks to jichuan89, yesterday I rooted my new Nook Tablet 8Gb. But this was not so easy.
First I tried option #1: download card image and copy it to SD card as instruction
says. I have 1 Gb Kingston SD-card and no separate card-reader, so I used Nook itself even if instruction has note: «Dedicated USB card readers are ideal.». So far, after rebooting my Nook didn't saw card and loaded without brown box. I tried again: no luck. Then I though that maybe my card is bad or I need real card-reader.
But then I tried again as Q&A in first topic says: alternative way
for guys like me. This answer leads me to [SD Root] Make 16 or 8GB Nook Tablet Root SD Cards by Albert Wertz [SDNT16or8gbV4.6]
Process of copying image to SD-card was almost the same as previous, but this time I used instructions from this answer
(I'm on mac). Only difference was using dd
command without bs
argument. I dont know if it helps or something else but I've made an SD-card, then delete files from it's root folder and then copy 4 files from .zip file in the first post of current thread.
After that my nook (remember, I make a card using Nook itself, so it was connected to USB all the time) show me alert window about wrong SD-card with prompt to format it. I decline it, properly eject card and nook from my computer and turn Nook off. Then I turn it on and — yahoo — it was a box! Then everything was as instruction says without issues.
After rooting I've set some general apps (like in topic My Rooted 8GB Nook Journey and Kudos to jichauan89
), disable OTA (updates) through NT hidden settings. But I do not want to install HomeCatcher and 3rd party apps hack (I want to make my Nook as clean as possible). So I start to search for less obtrusive method to launching sideloaded apps which do not showing in standard Nook launcher. And founded it!
There is app in market: Nook Color App Manager
which add itself to standard Nook apps and works as simple launcher. It allows to add selected apps to Nook desktop and works with Nook Tablet 8 Gb. Cool.