If you rooted your Nook Color and you got Barnes and Noble’s mandatory update and you are now at version 1.0.1, or you never rooted it but want to do it now, there is an easier way right now using Auto-Nooter, thanks to the developers from XDADevelopers where all the credit should go. Again, this method only works if you upgraded to Nook firmware version 1.0.1. To check your version, Navigate to Settings->Device Info->About Your NOOKcolor->Software version.
If you are still at the version 1.0.0. you can read our original How to root Nook Color article or you can update to 1.0.1 (recommended).
Update: If you own a Nook Touch, we just posted our Nook Touch rooting tutorial.
Now assuming that you are at version 1.0.1, let’s see what Auto-Nooter can do for you:
Auto-Nooter is a script designed to automate a number of steps for the Nook Color rooting process that makes everything faster and easier. The script will also install several utilities like Softkeys 2.0.2 and Android market. Below is the detailed list:
- Installs su and Superuser.apk
- Installs Busybox
- Installs Softkeys 2.0.2
- Installs NookColor Tools (To Enable Non-Market Installs)
- Installs Calendar and Calculator.
- Installs Android Market, Gmail, Youtube
- Enable Multi-touch for Android Apps
- Enables Live Wallpapers
- Enables Android Market and Gmail.
- App Auto Install (Open up NooterFiles from sdcard drop in /data/app)
If you do not have yet Nook Color firmware 1.0.1, you can manually download it from B&N website or just wait until it happens automatically.
Nook Color 1.0.1 rooting Prerequisites:
- Your device should be registered, ideally using a GMAIL address. If you used a GMAIL address to register your device, that is the e-mail address to be used for this process.
- Have a microSD card ready to use, at least 128MB large. I used a 4GB card without any issues.
- You need to link your GMAIL account to your YouTube account. The process is using Android YouTube application to create a GMAIL account in your Nook Color
- Download WinImage (if you are using Windows) or dd (if you are using Linux). For instructions about how to use WinImage to copy the image on the microSD card, read our original article about how to root Nook Color (steps 3 to 10)