A bit of a warning for a users of a rooted NOOKcolor, Barnes & Noble has started pushing out software authentication checks, and, if your device fails, they will remotely reset and wipe your device.

Many are questioning the legal issues this brings up. The user never was asked to sign a contract or was made aware of the consequences of not having official software.

This happens by the user hitting the B&N shop icon, a message then pops up stating “There was a problem with authorization. Please wait while we reset your device.” Then the user is left helpless as their countless purchases, downloads, books and media is all wiped and their NOOKcolor is reset to factory defaults.

Has this happened to anyone? Do you know a workaround? Let us know!

[Via XDA Forums]