Rooting a NOOKcolor 1.2.0

I picked up my new NOOKcolor, yesterday, at Barnes and Noble.  As just an eBook reader, it is very impressive.  But, I wanted to the full Android tablet capabilities, not just an eReader.

After searching all around the Internet for reliable instructions, I found a video walk-through on YouTube (http://youtu.be/A2-Zu6ADH_g), and a text walk-through on xda-developers.com (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=987735).

In short, what this takes is a micro SD card, turned into a bootable SD card, with the new ROM on it.  The walk-through on the xda site links to the needed image writer, the bootable image, and the new ROM.  Those links are as follows:

Image Writer:  https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer
Bootable Image: http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
ROM: ManualNooter-4-5-18.zip

The video shows a “Install Failed” at the end of the installation.  I received the same screen, and after rebooting it worked fine.  Once the tablet is rooted, it appears to work just like a regular Android tablet.  I just rooted mine, so we’ll see how it goes throughout the day.

–W3BGUY

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