[Q] HD+, OOBE, and the missing browser.
I've had a Nook Color and a Nook Tablet. Loved them. But I don't do a lot that's technical with them. What I do is read free media (gutenberg and the like) and use the web browser. On each of those old Nooks I bypassed OOBE and enabled third party apps (not that I installed any).
I recently bought an HD+ (2.10 firmware) and I'd like to use it the same way. However, it appears that when I bypass OOBE, I do not get a 'web' nav button (or an email nav button).
I did diligently search for answers here. The closest I came was a year-old thread saying that if you bypass OOBE, you get no apps. That was for 2.05.
So my questions are (and you may assume that I won't be getting a B&N account to make it work, though I'll probably register with my wife's to see if there's any difference):
Can I get the browser to work if I bypass OOBE? (I'm assuming it's Chrome) If so, how?
If not, am I going to have to enable third party apps and sideload a launcher and browser? If that's so, any recommendations for them? For the record, I preferred the Tablet's browser to the Color's.
On the technical side, does Chrome (and the user manual) actually not exist on the HD+ until it's registered? (As in, they have to be downloaded from a registered Nook) (I suppose that's a little different way to ask the question)
Thanks for your help.