The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is seeing another update today, although an unofficial one from the lovely developers and hackers of XDA Developers. Earlier in March we reported that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and CyanogenMod 9 had been ported to the NOOK Tablet, and today it’s been updated with bug fixes and the latest version of Android.
Available today is the NOOK Tablet CM9 alpha version 0.02 and as you can see from the naming it is still a very early build. The NOOK Tablet isn’t as friendly to developers as the original NOOK’s were, but they’ve been making some serious progress. The update today brings the NOOK to the latest version of CyanogenMod 9 and along with it is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
While most phones and tablets don’t have it yet, the NOOK is getting a port today. Not everything is smooth but for the most part every aspect works. Including WiFi, Bluetooth, games, apps, Google Play Store and more. Obviously you’ll need to be rooted, and have an unlocked bootloader to get this. Doing so will be at your own risk, as usual.
For tips, instructions, and all the details head to this XDA thread to get started. Don’t forget to flash the gApps package (Google Apps) if you want all that good stuff, and be sure to try Chrome browser now that it works with the NOOK.