December 18, 2014

NookColor Gets Easier to Root with Auto-Nooter

Ahh, rooting. What was once a complicated and tedious process has become as simple as one-click rooting, or in this case, Auto-Nooter. Yeah, it’s a funny name, but it’s a useful tool if you’ve got a NookColor. Thanks to the guys over at XDA (mainly a user named Gabrial Destruir), Rooting your NookColor has never been simpler. It streamlines the rooting process by giving the user a slew of things, like:

  • SU and Superuser.apk
  • SoftKeys 2.0.2
  • Google apps, such as GMail, Youtube, Android Market, and Calendar
  • Enables multitouch for Android applications
  • Enables live wallpapers (Dark Holiday, anyone?)
  • Installs Busybox
  • Installs NookColor Tools, which enables non-market apps
  • And enables Auto app install, which appears to be a way of installing apps from the SD card

Looking at the instructions, this isn’t as simple as installing an apk and taking off with your rooting desires. This process isn’t for the faint of heart or anyone that has trouble following directions. It requires patience and know-how. If you think you’ve got what it takes, head on over to the Auto-Nooter XDA thread and good luck!



  • DaveC

    I’m confused. The first paragraph indicates that rooting is a simple, one-click process; however, you follow it up by saying it takes know-how and is not for the feint of heart. So which is it?

    • Andrew

      It’s very easy compared to the other methods, you still have to format a microsd card with auto-nooter on it, but as opposed to doing all of those changes manually, it’s done for you

  • http://assuranceautomobileguide.com AssuranceAuto

    Really easy indeed. Well done…

  • Josh

    Naw, man, Light Grid is the way to go for a live wallpaper. (Full disclosure: Light Grid is awesome and I’m the developer.)

    • Gary

      Josh,

      Thanks for the full disclosure. Usually I see posts touting a product I’ve never heard of and I am suspect because either a) it’s the developer or someone else with a financial interest in the product or b) it is malware and they are trying to entice users to install the software. You’ve put some integrity into your post. That’s good.

  • Thomas

    I read the thread you are are correct this is a complicated process. I just saw this document published this morning and it is REALLY good on rooting the NookColor</a

    It is everything I needed to know and officially my nook is rooted!

  • Ganyobi

    Thanks. This was very helpful! Love my nook now!