This post is about a way to make it just a bit better. The Nook operating system is Android 2.1, but it is completely locked down into the pre-installed apps. By rooting the device, you can open it up for customization.
There are several benefits to rooting the Nook:
- You can install other apps using NTGAppsAttack. Lifehacker.com has a post which lists several useful apps.
- You can install a reader app that lets you view many different eBook formats.
- You can rotate the screen orientation.
- You can reassign what the different buttons do.
- You can make many other tweaks to customize the interface.
The instructions I followed are posted on the Babbling Engineer blog.
The method uses NookManager, a tool which makes it very easy.
Following their instructions worked perfectly. I have very little to add about the process. I am very happy with my rooted Nook, and would recommend others to try it!