Devs Root the Barnes & Noble Nook

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thought i would share this with you before going to bed. it took only 120 hours after launch (12/8/2009) 2 root #nook. world record? gnight

That was the last tweet from nookdevs last night. One of the more interesting details is that they’ve discovered the Nook OS is running on a standard SD Card and soon after that announced the rooting of the device.

You may wonder why someone would want to root a e-reader.  Consider that it has an internal GSM module with unlimited access to AT&T’s 3G network (which might be ‘firewalled’ somehow) and that it has a WiFi adapter, the options for future hacking is endless and it kinda makes you want to start to giggle inside.

rooted_nookNookdevs hope they can get the nook to do anything a rooted Andriod smartphone can. Even though the e-reader has a lot of hardware differences from a smartphone, this kind of statement look very promising in terms of what we can expect from hacks and tweaks.  Thanks to Android for making this type of stuff possible! nookteardown_small

At the rate nookdevs are running the next few hours with the B&N e-reader could be very promising.

If you want to try rooting your Nook go to nookdevs wiki.

Source: Androinica for the tip.

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