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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet already rooted

updated 12:45 pm EST, Sun November 20, 2011

Nook Tablet carries on hack tradition

Keeping up the tradition of hacked Nooks, XDA-Developers forum contributors have posted a full root for the Nook Tablet. A combination of USB drivers as well as either a batch program or a command line sequence will let users freely install or remove apps on the Android 2.3 slate. The hack, zergRush, doesn't unlock the bootloader and thus won't take completely new firmware like CyanogenMod.

Barnes & Noble hasn't been openly embracing of hacks, but it has been conscious of the increasing pressure to turn its most advanced Nook devices into general tablets. After first limiting the Nook Color to a handful of features, the bookstore added an app store and otherwise filled out the Android 2.2 upgrade with features to help establish it as a more general-purpose device.

The Nook Tablet is potentially better suited to roots and other hacks through its much faster dual-core processor, extra RAM, and boosted storage.

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