Nook Tablet rooted for Android Market support


If you were thinking about getting the Nook Tablet, but were put off by the fact that it lacked Android Market access by default the fix is in. The Nook Tablet has been rooted to give the little 7-inch tablet unofficial access to the Android Market. Before this hack, the apps had to be sideloaded so a direct access hack to the Market is welcome.

The root is a bit more complex than some Android hacks we have seen in the past where you only need to make a click to do the deed. The hack requires that the owner of the tablet install the Android Software Developer Kit and the Java developer kit. After that is installed, the user has to enable adb on the Nook Tablet then copy and mod the Android Market app itself.

Those steps will add access to a bunch more apps to the tablet, but a few more steps offers access to even more. To get all the apps the user needs to mod the filtering system a bit to allow all compatible apps to be shown. Check out the video to see a rooted Nook Tablet in action. We went hand son with the Nook Tablet not long ago, check it out here.

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[via SlashGear]

  • luke bambridge

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    • Sick of Crap

      Get the hell out of here.

  • Theohughes

    I rooted my Nook Tablet, and I have to say, $249 for a dual core Android tablet is pretty freaking sweet.

  • Albert Wertz

    Everyone else has copied this root process from those posting the process on XDA Developer forums. If you want the most up to date root process with the most options, do the root straight from XDA, not from a 3rd party site with recopied files. Check my root process and links in my videos to the XDA forums for the most current information.

    • Laura

      thanks for info – this is all about a PC … can I follow your video for my MacBook Pro?  thanks… Laura

  • Sequoiabrown3

    i really need some help!!! everytime i try and find my nook tablet device to set up the usb drivers… i am always unable to find it someone please help me!!!!!

  • Nana5

    I couldn’t understand the name of the site that he said to go to for the download.

  • Nook Lover

    I still can’t find how to get the Play Store (or Market and update from there?) onto my rooted Color Nook.

  • M W

    Was this supposed to help?  It didn’t.