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Arrow Until ROM's are available, Here is how I set up my Nook Tablet

These are the steps I used to set up my Nook Tablet and get it set up the way I wanted it. I have tweaked it even more but this is how I got to where I am now. I hope this collection of links to information may help others be as happy with their Nooks as I am with mine.

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.*********
http://youtu.be/9qC7Kdqszgw

Some apps I think are must have apps:
Dolphin HD
Gmail
Amazon App store
Amazon Video
VooDoo OTA Rootkeeper
Kindle
Pulse
ES File Manager
Home Switcher
Button Savior
Root Explorer
Zedge
More to follow...
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What a beautifully accurate description of how I am feeling about the nook tablet. Thanks for putting all of the time and effort into this post to direct everyone to the needed threads.

Sent from my Nook Tablet using Tapatalk
 
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How did you get Dolphin HD on it? I cant access it in the Market.
 
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thanks for button savior
 
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How did you get Dolphin HD on it? I cant access it in the Market.
You can get it from slideme market for free and without changing the displays dpi.
 
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150pilot, I'm rooted as well, and have many of the same apps that you are running. But for the life of me I cannot get the Amazon Video APK installed. Would you be able to detail out exactly how you got this to install and run?
 
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150pilot, I'm rooted as well, and have many of the same apps that you are running. But for the life of me I cannot get the Amazon Video APK installed. Would you be able to detail out exactly how you got this to install and run?
On an unrooted tablet (not sure if it makes a difference), I just downloaded the APK and ran it like the others. Installed and ran without issue.
 
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Thanks for taking the time to put all this info in one place. Great help for a Nook noob like myself.
 
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150pilot, I'm rooted as well, and have many of the same apps that you are running. But for the life of me I cannot get the Amazon Video APK installed. Would you be able to detail out exactly how you got this to install and run?
This is what I did & it worked for me.

1. Download & install the Amazon .apk from the link.
2. Download & install OTA Rootkeeper from the Market.
3. Run OTA Rootkeeper to temporarily unroot.
4. Run Amazon Video.
5. Click on a video to rent & a request to login will pop up.
6. Log in with your Amazon account info.
7. That is it, now just use the service as you'd expect.

Good Luck.
 
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This is what I did & it worked for me.

1. Download & install the Amazon .apk from the link.
2. Download & install OTA Rootkeeper from the Market.
3. Run OTA Rootkeeper to temporarily unroot.
4. Run Amazon Video.
5. Click on a video to rent & a request to login will pop up.
6. Log in with your Amazon account info.
7. That is it, now just use the service as you'd expect.

Good Luck.
I'm pretty sure that's what I did too, but I'll try it again.

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