B&N NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ rooted, Waiting for Custom ROM ( Instructions )

B&N NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ rooted, Waiting for Custom ROM ( Instructions ) : It looks like  Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets are already ready for a hack, the XDA Member verygreen has posted instructions for rooting the tablets. using the possiblity of running another OS from the microSD card — which means you might be able to dual boot the official B&N software as well as CyanogenMod or another custom ROM.
B&N NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ rooted, Waiting for Custom ROM ( Instructions )

The $199 NOOK HD features a 7 inch, 1440 x 900 pixel display while the $269 NOOK HD+ has a faster processor and a larger 9 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Both tablets ship with a highly customized version of Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now lets run to the Rooting methods ( Warning : Do it with extream causion- and you are responsible for everything you do )

How its Done ? 
B&N left a few basic Android features intact, including an option to enable support for adb (Android Debug Bridge) in a developer settings section. once you’ve done that, you can connect the tablet to a computer with a USB cable, download su and busybox, install the Android SDK (or at least the adb components), and push the su and busybox apps to your NOOK HD or NOOK HD+.

That’s enough to give you root access to these tablets, which will let you adjust files and settings that are normally inaccessible. It’s a first step to customizing the home screen, adding the Google Play Store, or making other changes.

Unfortunately this is the sort of thing that Barnes & Noble could easily prevent with a software update that hides the developer settings. But there’s more than one way to hack a tablet.

Like earlier NOOK devices, the new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ also appear to be able to boot from a microSD card. That means that you can install a second operating system on a removable card and boot into it any time the card is inserted.


(tested only on 2.0.0 version (as comes out of the box)

NOTE: Currently when you root, the device fails to boot next time, undergoes 8 failed boots and restores to factory. Investigations are still ongoing.

Step 1: get su: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/41149741/NookTablet/su
and busybox: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/41149741/NookTablet/busybox

Step 2: Go to Nook developer settings and enable adb
3. adb shell
     rm -r /data/local/tmp
     ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp

 4. adb reboot
 5. adb shell
    mkdir /data/su
6. adb push su /data/su/ ; adb push busybox /data/su/

7. adb push boot_complete_hook.txt /data/boot_complete_hook.sh
(attached to this message)
8. adb shell
    chmod 755 /data/boot_complete_hook.sh /data/su/*
9. adb reboot
10. adb shell


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[ via : The Digital Reader ] [ source : XDA forum ]


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