Just got the Nook Color. In one word...Awesome

jordan12

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Holy crap. I love this thing. It works very well. I was able to easily root it and set up Launcher Pro. The Google market works great too..

Impressed beyond belief..
 

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Never would have guessed it would be this awesome.

It is so so much better than my old Pandigital 9" novel..
 
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I jumped on the $50 ebay coupon a few days ago, had some trouble with the rooting ( i was getting greedy and trying to dual boot), for the life of me can't get APK to work (my windows refuses to let me install its own drivers, no matter what settings I change / messing with device manager)....

...BUT when i finally did get everything to my liking, OMG, cheap awesome tablet.
 

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I love love love my Nook Color. When I was looking to buy a portable device, I had two needs: PDF ease for the numerous science papers/articles I have to read and a decent/speedy web environment. The NC does both of these amazingly well at a great price, plus offers me the ability to tinker/play/customize a whole lot.

I need to upgrade to honeycomb or froyo, some of the more smartphone oriented feel of 2.1 is bugging me at times, but still an amazingly fun tablet. Totally sold me on the 7" form factor that I figured to be too small (though any smaller and it'd be awkward).
 

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I just got one too with the ebay deal. Its amazing! So glad I bought it.

Spent the train ride home surfing the web on my nook color tethered to my iPhone with MyWi.
 

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I just got one too with the ebay deal. Its amazing! So glad I bought it.

Spent the train ride home surfing the web on my nook color tethered to my iPhone with MyWi.

I just got my Nook Color as well and had it rooted using autonooter 3.0
I also have an iPhone 4 JB with MyWi, but the Nook can't seem to find the mobile Hotspot.

All other devices were able to connect except the Nook.
A coworker was able to allow my Nook to connect to his HD2 Froyo hotspot and it worked just fine.

Can you provide details on how you got your Nook to connect to MyWi? Thanks.

P.S. I tried PdaNet and the Nook can't find it as well.
 

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It cant recognize adhoc networks for some reason so you have to transfer this script over with adb. It kind of looked intimidating at first but it was very easy.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=868354&highlight=wireless

I installed this stripped down version of ADB

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910008

And then used the adb wifi widget on android marketplace to connect to my computer (I couldn't get it to work through USB for the life of me)

Thank you! I was able to execute the ADB commands over USB.
Now I'm off to overclock this awesome device.
 

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To get it to reconnect after u turn the screen back on you can use an app called setting profiles full. It's 4 bucks but worth it.
 

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Does the nook color have any kind of dock that charges as well as allows an easy way to keep it stationary for using it?
 
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it does not have on included jordan. The usb plugs into the bottom, so there is a good chance that someone has/will make one.

There is a pretty large community of modders on this device specifically, and it has proven extremely useful as a PDF viewer (wiring diagrams, technical manuals ).

And to quote my buddy "That thing looks as good as the Xoom's screen, how much did it cost?"
 

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I also love my Nook Color. I'm not actually rooted as the new 1.2 software upgrade is doing what I need at this time.

I'm also watching the BN App store to see how that progresses.

Best part is that as the device boots from the miniSD slot, I've been trying the CM7 Gingerbread to also experience that environment with 1.1GHz overclock.

Very nice.

As to the display, it's an IPS LCD so it's pretty amazing and is better thant the Galaxy.
 

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I also love my Nook Color. I'm not actually rooted as the new 1.2 software upgrade is doing what I need at this time.

I'm also watching the BN App store to see how that progresses.

Best part is that as the device boots from the miniSD slot, I've been trying the CM7 Gingerbread to also experience that environment with 1.1GHz overclock.

Very nice.

As to the display, it's an IPS LCD so it's pretty amazing and is better thant the Galaxy.


I thought about using CM7 but I am a tad intimidated by it and which one to pick. I kind of just rooted it, and slapped the google market on it and I have left it at that...I bet I am missing stuff though
 

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I am running the latest CM7 nightly dev builds on my nook, running june5 build right now. The battery is at 30% after 5 days of 2-3 hr a day reading, hour or so each day of of web and fb, and an hour or so each night of games. Last night I had it on from 6:30pm till 11pm with wifi on and didn't let the screen sleep while keeping 4 pdf's open along with 5 web browser tabs, in that time the battery only dropped 10% or so.
 

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I used the manual nooter with clockwork mod after the 1.2 update. It is a great little device with better standby battery life after the root and update. Don't know why.
 

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I used the manual nooter with clockwork mod after the 1.2 update. It is a great little device with better standby battery life after the root and update. Don't know why.

So you updated to the 1.2 and then rooted it and you ended up with even better battery life?
 

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So you updated to the 1.2 and then rooted it and you ended up with even better battery life?

Yes sir... in standby mode. And wifi is quick to come back after waking up too.

Also... try Dolphin Browser HD... it is great stuff. Minor learning curve but once you get it, it's awesome.
 
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