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Below is the whole bunch of probes into Nook Color, maybe some will be useful to finally hack the device.
The simplest hack would be to unsolder the built-in SD card and put in a new one with custom Android built, but that is not something I would want to undertake.
Just in case you accomplish something funny:
Factory Reset (Power + HOME + Volume up for few seconds):
- Press POWER key to exit
- Press HOME key to continue
Type inside the browser address:
I tested ALL below:
I get a message: Is a directory
Then I started picking at particular files...
Gives me: "Install blocked: Installation of downloaded apks is not supported"
Take screenshot by pressing HOME + short tap on Volume DOWN
One more sad think about the hacked Nook I found last nigh, I could not use it for testing and running apps from eclipse.
Is anybody else struggling with the Nook?
I would be a wonderful device if it could be used for development and testing, but it does not show in "Devices" view when connected. Let us know if you have a "better", more useful build of Honeycomb.
I am running Android 2.1 on my rooted Color Nook and have been able to load and execute an app I created in eclipse. I have not tried with Honeycomb yet so I do not know if the same procedures would work.
If you are getting the "you can't load third party apps" error try toggling the "Allow Non-Market Apps" setting on NookColor Tools main screen. That was the last piece I needed to get it working; even though it was set to allow them prior to toggling.
No problem, here is the link for the ROM i was using on my Nook color. ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=954902 )
Also if you have any questions or need help with it at all please let me know. Also another thing to add in this ROM they have enabled Bluetooth but the rage is stated to be very weak...