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Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: beagledave
Date: November 27, 2011 04:39PM
I pulled the trigger on one of the $120 refurb Nook Colors at B&N's ebay store.

I'm going to run Gingerbread Android off of the micro SD card.

For those of you with a Rooted Nook Color...what are your must have apps, or at least apps worth checking out?

Dolphin browser, I guess. Mobo player for video files. Looks like "Nook Color Tweaks" would be valuable to overclock. What else?
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 27, 2011 05:22PM
Netflix

Kindle

Angry Birds

I'll ask my son tonight for other recommendations.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: guitarist
Date: November 27, 2011 05:23PM
Only about 30% of the message was in English!
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 27, 2011 05:27PM
Get the Amazon App Store.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 27, 2011 11:54PM
I jumped on the same deal. Too good a price to pass up. Not sure I'm going to root mine.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 28, 2011 12:12AM
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sekker
Netflix

Kindle

Angry Birds

I'll ask my son tonight for other recommendations.

I thought B&N already announced Netflix was coming to the Color? Angry Birds is also available without rooting. I like the Kindle idea for those who already have a nice library of Kindle Books.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: November 28, 2011 07:14AM
I got one a few weeks ago for $140. I rooted it with the updated version of Android 2.3, since that seems more stable than Honeycomb 3.0. However, the Android platform seems very clunky (compared to using my wife's iPad), so I've actually gone back to using it with the Nook software. I'm mainly using it to read books (go figure), but I also installed Dropbox on both the Nook and Android parts. There are several free apps from the Nook store which I've installed. They say that the next update will expand the offering.

Evidently, the best Micro-SD cards are Sandisk Class 2 and Class 4. They have the best throughput for the frequent read/write cycles for running Android off a external card. The Class 10 cards actually perform worse.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2011 07:16AM by DavidS.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 28, 2011 07:58AM
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silvarios
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sekker
Netflix

Kindle

Angry Birds

I'll ask my son tonight for other recommendations.

I thought B&N already announced Netflix was coming to the Color? Angry Birds is also available without rooting. I like the Kindle idea for those who already have a nice library of Kindle Books.

Netflix is not official yet.

Angry Birds is free if you root.
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Re: Suggestions for Apps on Rooted Nook Color?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 28, 2011 09:30AM
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sekker
Netflix is not official yet.

Angry Birds is free if you root.

Do you mean official as ready to download? That's true.

Paying for a game isn't a hardship. $2.99? Does the paid Nook version have ads? If not, I'd be more than happy to make that tradeoff.
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