OooOOooh! teh pritty! I’ve temporarily rooted my Nook Color to run the latest version of Android from microSD using the following instructions: [ROM][CM7] [v1.3] Size-agnostic SD Card image and CM7 installer for SD Cards. – xda-developers. It’s a bit slow.
Perhaps the hardest part was getting this screenshot. I got it using the Android SDK
ddms tool, which took some hitting with a virtual Stillson wrench to get going. If, on OS X, the command
adb devices returns a blank list, you will need to add the Nook’s USB vendor ID to the
~/.android/adb_usb.ini config file. Stop the server (
adb kill-server), then enter the following command:
echo 0x2080 >> ~/.android/adb_usb.ini
then restart the adb server (
adb devices should return something like:
List of devices attached 2010830023232004 Â Â device
and now all tethered Android joy can be yours.
It was actually easier to just go ahead and root the thing properly with the instructions here: http://www.lockergnome.com/media/2011/07/17/root-nook-color/
You get to keep all your proprietary B&N stuff to play alongside regular Android apps. Quite fun.