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5.0 out of 5 stars Root it and it's even better!, July 5, 2011
This review is from: Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch eBook Reader (Wi-Fi Only) (Electronics)
The device itself is amazing...

-great TOUCHSCREEN interface
-perfect reading screen
-clean looking design, small because there is no keyboard to make it bigger and it's smaller than the original Nook
-reads formats natively that the Kindle won't
-read all the ebooks you want in B&N stores for free
-library checkouts are easy
-press and hold on a word to get its definition
-highlight and take notes in a book easily

...but when you ROOT the thing it gets even better!

-Install the Gmail app to get your mail
-get the Opera browser (supports Flash!)
-install the Kindle app and you can read Kindle ebooks too
-Put it in host mode to attach an external keyboard
-Make sure to get the Home Button Savior app so you can switch back and forth between the B&N reader and the rest of the device's functionality.

I used these instructions:

[Amazon removed my link. Google "Root Nook Touch Using TouchNooter & Install Go Launcher, NookColor Tools, Gmail, Market & YouTube", it's the top link. ]

I will be buying LOTS of these as gifts, and I'm going to root them all! This is a perfect device for hackers and regular ebook readers too!

What's a Kindle? Never heard of it.
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2011 11:31:33 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Jul 17, 2011 11:41:21 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2011 7:07:00 PM PDT
ffass says:
In fact, you can. Move your comment to the trash.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 7:33:46 PM PDT
Samuel Lim says:
You can. I just did it.

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 7:35:06 PM PDT
Samuel Lim says:
Buying the EZpdf reader would be ideal for PDF support which is seriously lacking in nook.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 8:51:05 PM PDT
John Braun says:
Rooting it gives you lots of different PDF reading apps to use.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 7:19:37 AM PDT
S. Murray says:
I have this nook. Could someone post a link on where I can find instructions to root this device?

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011 7:13:51 AM PDT
John Braun says:
Google "Root Nook Touch Using TouchNooter & Install Go Launcher, NookColor Tools, Gmail, Market & YouTube", it's the top link.

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 1:33:14 PM PDT
R. Hubbard says:
Thanks for the helpful review! :)

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 8:47:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 21, 2011 9:24:38 AM PDT
okey finally got it to work. I had to create a new user name and password for youtube now im connected to market place and everything works. sweet.

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 9:07:27 AM PDT
Cath says:
Will rooting this void the warranty?
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