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  1. Klippy

    Klippy Member

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    I have been reading over the forum and I really hope someone will just send me in the right direction. I am waiting on my replacement color nook to arrive. I would like to purchase the 2 year warranty. I believe I have read you can root your color nook but if something happens you can put it back so that the warranty is still good. I would also apperciate someone telling me where exactly on this forum I can find the directions to root my nook. Thanks so much in advance for your help
     
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    Klippy,wellcome , you are already in the right place. You can keep your nook color as it is and flash a rom like Cm7 on an SD card so you are going to have your root on the card, no need to go back to stock if you have a problem Check the thread here on nook color technical but in the stickies :
    (How to) CM7 Bootable SD , it should explain everything.
    I kept my nook on stock and I made an sd card with CM7 and I love it!

    gloria
    Sent from my NookColor using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Hi Klippy,

    You have several options to choose from to customize your Nook. The first step is to read up and decide if you want to root (unlock B&N's software), install a custom ROM (replace B&N's software) or use a bootable SD card. Once you decide which method to use there are How to threads on each with the details of what to do.

    JP
     
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    What do you think is the best way to root my nook. And if I buy the extended warranty will that make a difference in how I root it?
     
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    Buying the extended warranty wouldn't make a difference in how you root it. If you install a custom ROM, you would simply restore the stock ROM before returning it for warranty service. If you use a bootable SD card, you would remove the SD card before returning it for warranty service.
     
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    Good advice Spider.

    klippy it depends on how you want to use your Nook. If you wan't access to the B&N features and style then root it.

    If you want to go with a ROM that makes your Nook more tablet like then go with a custom ROM.

    If you need lots of SD card space for media and files that need to be changed frequently (say a movie library you want on the go spread across multiple SD cards) then install the custom ROM on internal memory.

    If you want the better tablet features of a custom ROM and are ok with not being able to swap out SD data cards, also want access to the rooted B&N, another custom ROM or simply the stock system the go with a bootable SD card.

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    Not that anyone has asked, but the extended warranty is $55 and a refurb is $179 or less. The additional warranty is almost 1/3 of the price of another Nook and my guess is that in a year from now a NC will be even less. Even a refurb comes with a 1 year warranty. I just don't see the math logic in buying the warranty......

    Correction. It is $149 today: http://www.overstock.com/Electronic...d-Pre-Owned/5924200/product.html?TID=D:HPAD_1
     
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    Patruns - you are right - I am not going to buy the extended warranty. But I do want to run my Nook as a tablet. My daughter just brought me the card and I am ready to start "rooting". I am alittle familiar with computers - can someone post me the link to go to so I can start this process. Thanks so, so, so, so much!!! Should I do a custom rom or a bootable card?
     
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    If you are going to run CM7 from the internal eMMC, I would recommend following the steps here: Nook Color: How to install Cyanogenmod Nightlies | Maurice Mongeon

    Just be sure to use the latest version of CWR (3.2.0.1).
     

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