1. biggjoe's Avatar
    Greetings Everyone,

    First-off, a little about myself:

    I'm pretty familiar with the world of rooting/hacking/exploiting devices on multiple platforms, such as:

    1. - Android (Rooting/Hacking/Custom Recovery, Kernals, Nandroids, Custom ROMs, etc.)

    2. - Palm/HP WebOS (Developer Mode/WOSQI/PreWare/Custom Kernals/Patching/Themes, etc.)

    3. - Blackberry (BBSAK/Vendor-Independent Custom OS/CODs/Themes, etc.)

    4. - iPhone Jail-breaking (tethered/untethered) cydia apps, installous, etc.)

    5. - HomeBrew/Exploiting of non-phone devices (Nintendo WII, Nintendo DS/I, Sony PSP), hell, even uncapping Motorola Surfboard Modems back in the day!

    That all said, I'm pretty familiar with the whole scene. So although I'm no expert...I'm also not a complete n00b.

    ...except for Tablets, like the Nook Tablet!!! I'm still pretty much a n00b when it comes to tablets. I did assist a friend of mine in rooting here Viewsonic G-Tab a few months ago, but that's about it.

    I just bought my son a Nook Tablet for Christmas and like all of the other devices, it's ready to be hacked.

    With that said, I have all of the common questions that many first-timers do on the Nook Tablet, with the added experience that I can draw from.

    So that said, can someone give me a 'quick n' dirty' breakdown or summary on where we are at today with the Nook Tablet in terms of rooting/hacking/exploits? Such points would include:

    1. - Rooting; Are there multiple utilities out there, or is it all done through ADB?

    2. - Custom Recovery: How many types of Custom Recovery choices are there for the Nook Tablet? My personal favorite is Xionia Clockwork.

    3. - Custom ROMs: Are there tons of choices or only a few to choose from? Which ones are recommended? Which ones should I avoid?

    4. - OTA Updates/Firmware Updates: As of right now, we have not even ran any system updates, because I wanted to make sure that I knew what I needed to before hand, to avoid risking any potential updates that could nuke my ability to root. So that said, is there a set of update versions that are more compatible than others? Should I update the Nook Tablet right away or should I avoid OTA updates like the plague? Is there an OTA update that could nuke my ability to root or load Custom ROMs?

    5. - Will Android ICS become available for the Nook Tablet?

    6. - What about the wonderful world of OverClocking?

    7. - Any other helpful tips that will get me started on the right track??

    Thank you all!!!

    12-29-2011 07:10 PM
  2. biggjoe's Avatar
    12-30-2011 07:10 PM
  3. lgos's Avatar
    I have a nook tablet myself but so far there is one way to root, no recoveries, no roms, ics is in the distant future if it will ever happen at all, and no overclocking.

    Go here for more nook related android developments:
    Nook Tablet Android Development - xda-developers

    And here for ways to make it a little better:
    Nook Tablet Themes and Apps - xda-developers

    If i can help in anyway just let me know.
    12-30-2011 09:28 PM