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New hack: an easy way to root the Nook Tablet surfaces

Posted at 31 January 2012 15:58 CEST by etdragon

Back in early January, a method to root the Nook Tablet was discovered but the process was far from simple. Now, an xda-developers member has figured out how to root the tablet via a simple process involving an SD card.

The original Nook Tablet hack was a convoluted process due to Barnes and Noble’s decision to lock out the device’s bootloader. In addition to that problem software updates had also been issued that closed out the various root methods that were previously discovered.

Now, xda-developers forum member Indirect has figured out a method of rooting the Nook Tablet that involves nothing more complicated than writing a few files to an SD card. All you have to do is grab a set of files from the forum and put them on a micro SD card. Insert the card into your Nook Tablet and reboot. The tablet will then boot directly into ClockworkMod Recovery.

Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery you can flash custom software or even use another hack to push files from your computer to the device. It’s being reported that this method will work on Nook Tablets running software 1.4.1 and prior versions. The hack won’t unlock the bootloader, so you won’t be able to go too much further than simple mods of the stock software.

Do you own a Nook Tablet? Do you have any interest in getting root access on the device? If you do and you try this, let us know how well it works in the comments.

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