I am happy to have access to the Amazon ecosystem including buying apps from their app store and watching Amazon's instant streaming video as well as the Google Market and B&N Store. All this with the ability to access Netflix's HD content, an MicroSD slot, beautiful screen, sufficient processor & RAM leads me to feel that this is the best tablet for the money on the market today.
I would like to also thank Indirect, anlog, Loglud, gojimi, romified, t-r-i-c-k, robertely, Brad Linder and all of the other developers and XDA members that have worked on Nook tweaks and/or shared information for the benefit of others.
Just to be clear, I am nobody, I haven't created or worked on anything. I just mined all of this information for my own benefit and I thought I would post a copy of what I have found in a single post for those that follow. All of the credit should go to the people who created the posts that I am linking to.
My Nook Tablet Setup
Rooted and installed Gapps:
Video - http://youtu.be/1zbT1Fj38nE
Thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1354487
Installed Go Launcher & Amazon App Store: http://liliputing.com/2011/11/how-to...uncher-ex.html
How to Check “Install from unknown sources” in settings: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=18 & http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=19423821&postcount=34
Remapped “n” button to Go Launcher or other with HomeCatcher2_1.apk: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=19551713#post19551713
Installed BN Home app to get back to stock launcher: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=40
Installed Any Cut to create shortcuts to settings:http://liliputing.com/2011/11/rooted-nook-tablet-tweaks-adding-buttons-shortcuts.html & http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...64&postcount=9
Installed Button Savior to always have access to Home & Back buttons: http://liliputing.com/2011/11/rooted-nook-tablet-tweaks-adding-buttons-shortcuts.html
Installed Amazon Video APK: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1352905
*********A video I made to demonstrate what these customizations look like applied to my Nook Tablet.*********
Some apps I think are must have apps:
Amazon App store
VooDoo OTA Rootkeeper
ES File Manager
More to follow...