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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:

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.

External Storage Based ROMs and Kernels

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

The First Bootable SDCard for Nook Tablet:

Internal Storage Based ROMs and Kernels

This section ccovers ROMs and Kernels which reqire modification to the Nook Tablet's internal storage


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

Similar Devices

Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire

  Amazon Kindle Fire Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
Dimensions 19 cm by 12 cm by 1.14 cm (HWD) Better form factor 20.6 cm by 12.7 cm by 1.22 cm (HWD)
Price $199 $249
Weight 413 g 400 g
Storage 8GB (approx. 5GB user accessible) 16GB (1GB user accessible)
Battery 8h reading, 7.5h video (3.7 V, 4400 mAh) 11.5h reading, 9h video (3.7 V, 4000 mAh)
Recharge Time 4 hours 3 hours
microSD No Yes
Microphone No Yes
HW buttons 1 button: Power/Sleep botton 4 buttons: Power/Sleep, Volume rockers, 'n' button
Included Accessories Power adapter Power adapter , USB cable
Camera No No
Bluetooth No (A Bluetooth chip is present!) No
3G No No
OS Custom Android 2.3 Custom Android 2.3
Processor 1GHz dual-core TI Omap 4 (4430 ) 1GHz dual-core TI Omap 4 (4430) POWERVR SGX540
Charger type  Micro-USB; Computer USB Port - slow charge. Micro-USB; Computer USB Port - slow charge with screen off. Fast charge with included AC adapter.
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n ,ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) not supported 802.11b/g/n, ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) available with a software hack
Screen 7 inches (IPS), 16m colors 7 inches VividView, laminated (IPS), 16m colors
Pixel density  169 dpi 169 dpi
Resolution 600x1024 pixels 600x1024 pixels
Book formats Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)) EPUB, PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCM, DOCX
Audio formats Non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV .3GP, .3G2, .MP4, .AMR, .MP3, .MID, .XMF, .MXMF, .RTTL, .OTA, .IMY, .FLV, .SWF, .WAV, .OGG, .ACC. CodecsSupported: AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, MIDI, LPCM
Video formats .3GP, .MP4, .3G2, .FLV .3GP, .MP4, .3G2, .FLV. Codecs Supported: H.263, H.264 (High, Main and Baseline profiles), MPEG-4 (Simple and Advanced)
Not supported EPUB, LIT, LRZ/LRX (Sony) LIT, AMZ, LRZ/LRX (Sony)
Other features Cloud storage backup, wireless sync, Whispersync, Amazon Silk Web browser, Free month of Amazon Prime, Amazon Lending Library, Prime Instant Video NOOK Cloud, Nook Friends, in-store specials, Newsstand, unique e-book content for children, free in-store Wi-Fi, in-store support
Adobe Flash Yes Yes
Audio H/W 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers. 3.5 mm stereo audio jack,back-mounted speaker.
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  LG 7" display 16 million colors 1024 x 600 resolution LG 7" display 16 million colors 1024 x 600 resolution