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BN Nook Tablet

BN Nook Tablet
Nook Tablet
BN Nook Tablet.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Tablet
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble-icon.png
Release Date: Nov. 2011
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 206 x 127 x 12 mm
Weight: 400 g
Display: 7" WSVGA 1024x600 LCD
Chipset: TI OMAP 4430
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: 1 GB RAM, 16 GB NAND
Memory Card: microSD, microSDHC
Networks: None
Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHZ
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: No?
NFC: Not Known
Video out: Not Known
Camera: No
Secondary Camera: No
Other features
Additional Features:


The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet is the sucessor to the Nook, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color. This fourth generation device packs a dual-core OMAP4430 processor along with a 7" display and 16Gigs of internal storage. The nook tablet is based upon the Blaze Development board.


  • Operating System: Google Android 2.3
  • Processor: Ti OMAP4 4430 @1GHz (dual core, Cortex-A9)
  • Display: 7" LCD (1024x600) Multi-touch input
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage, Expandable to 32GB (via MicroSD)
  • Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 8.10 x 5.00 x 0.48 (206 x 127 x 12 mm)
  • Weight: 14.10 oz (400 g)
  • Battery: 11 hours (Wi-Fi off)
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540 @304Mhz

Advertised Features

Introducing the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. The Nook Tablet is the second version of e-reader device by Barnes & Noble. It is a dual core 7-inch tablet with full-color *multitouch (capacitive) touchscreen input. The device is designed for full-color viewing of books, newspapers, magazines, and children's picture books.

  • Our fastest, lightest tablet with the best entertainment displayed in stunning VividView™
  • Movies, TV shows and music from the top names—Netflix, Hulu Plus™, Pandora® & more
  • World's most advanced VividView™ 7" Touchscreen
  • Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids' books
  • Lightning fast Email, Web & smooth streaming video
  • Thousands of must-have apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious
  • Extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin
  • Always free NOOK support in-store
  • Nook Tablet Official Website


This section covers Documentation of the Nook Tablet.

Official Documentation

Quick Start Guide:

Quick Guide:

User Guide:

Unofficial Documenatation

The Nook Tablet Hack Pack:

Discussion on bootloader bypass:


The Nook Tablet was released with firmware version 1.4.0. Upon discovery of a security hole, which allowed access to ADB and thereby allowed rooting as well as sideloading of apps, software version 1.4.1 was released

Firmware version 1.4.0

Version 1.4.0 is the initial release of the Nook Tablet firmware.

Installation instructions can be found here:

Firmware version 1.4.1

Version 1.4.1 provided "minor system enhancements", which removes several features.

Installation instructions can be found here:

Firmware version 1.4.2

Source can be found here:

Firmware version 1.4.3

Source can be found here:

Tools, Development and Guides

This section covers tools and useful guides.


This section contains guides for the Nook tablet. See the Nook Tablet Development forum for more:

Nook tablet unboxing video (Thanks to foxfire235)

How To Root Nook Tablet Step by Step and Demonstration Videos (by Albert Wertz)

Current Progress and Guides (Thanks to Loglud) This is a guide to enable ADB, install drivers and Root the Nook Tablet.

How to Get DVD movies to NOOK Tablet

Unroot and remove GApps


This section contains Nook Tablet specific tools.

HomeCatcher Redirect n Button to any Launcher (Thanks to gojimi)

App Manager How to use sideloaded apps with the stock Nook launcher


This section contains custom ROMS, Kernels and other user-experience related topics.

Internal Storage Based ROMs and Kernels

This section covers ROMs and Kernels which require modification to the Nook Tablet's internal storage CyanogenMod 7 Alpha for the Nook Tablet:

External Storage Based ROMs and Kernels

This section covers ROMs and Kernels which require an External SDCard.

The First Bootable SDCard for Nook Tablet:


In accordance with the GPL, B&N released Source Code