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signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
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NanoParticle
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Any nook owners here I can PM with? Just rooted mine.

For Christmas, my sister chipped in so I could get an ereader as I have wanted one very badly for a little while now. I got a used nook wifi/3G first version.

I spent the day, as it arrived this morning, familiarizing myself with it and doing a bunch of reading all day. I love the thing, and at some point in the coming months when I upgrade to a color model or tablet, I want to send this to my boy overseas so he can have lots of books without the cost of shipping all of them. He is more poor than me but I'd give him the moon if I could.

Back to the nook, I rooted it, but haven't familiarized myself with the ins and outs of the root stuff, and I've run out of gas with my figuring out nogin for the day/night. Does anyone else here have a rooted nook that could guide me through using the root features?

So far I am loving this thing. I admittedly find that the eink has lower contrast than I was expecting, the light background isn't as light/white as I'd like it, but I can see the advantages of eink, such as using the battery a whole lot less. However, my room is kinda dark so reading is a tiny tad straining.

I am still figuring out how to use it. I see that illustrations in magazines don't blow up so that you can see them very well, but the price is right (on my budget a couple dollars still amounts to something).

I read that the company behind eink has color technology, sure will be nice when ereaders get that.

So do any of the rest of you have a nook? Any tips and tricks, any advice in using the root stuff?
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signmeuptoo
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Well, stayed up all night, had a second win, and dug into it. Got a bunch of things installed via the root. I must say I prefer the original interface in one way: The audio icon isn't there in the rooted menu, and the add on for music is clumsy, but then again, I am just figuring it out.

I am so in love with this thing I slept with it next to me, I have a lot of books, much of it not DRMd, but would love more sources of books. I have subscribed, however, to Reader's Digest and Discover Magazine, and ordered all of Aurthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes for 3.99.

My memory card came today, I had rooted the nook with an old SD card I already had for my Cowon player, and was worried once the root was done, I'd be forced to keep that card in the nook. Nope, once you've done the rooting, you can change microSD cards, fantastic! This means my old MSd card can go back into my beloved Cowon player and all is good.

Hopefully I get a good job this winter or spring so I can get a real tablet at some point. I definitely want one that uses microSD, can do ePub, as many music formats as possible (I'd like it to have FLAC and OGG), it would be even sweeter if it did mobi, and of course it would have to do PDF. A horizontal/landscape view for PDF would be grand, color would be desirable...
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Join Teams Helix and Discovery. Rest in Peace, Leonard David Smith, my best friend, you are missed badly! Rest in peace, Pop, glad our last years were good. Please pray for Colin, he has ependymoma, a brain cancer, donate to a children's Hospital.


PhoenixDown
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I assume you know about Calibre? Its a free program that lets you download books to your Nook or Kindle and does some format converting where needed.

It lets you load a lot of of free ebooks out there to the device.
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signmeuptoo
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Yeah, someone told me about Calibre and I installed it, it is a godsend.

RayGeode

join:2004-07-21
Norwalk, CT
reply to signmeuptoo
said by signmeuptoo:

I am so in love with this thing I slept with it next to me......

I just got a nook too. I had a Pandigital ereader which was under powered to put it mildly. I went from wanting a color reader to buying the nook tablet in about 10 ms. Now when my wife wants to sleep early, i simply open the nook, and read. I love it! I indulge my appetite for good lit rather than staring at the boob tube. Project Gutenberg has a lot of free books. I've heard of rooting my Pandigital Ereader but haven't tried it yet. I'd like to sell it to defray what i just paid for my nook. I see I can learn a lot in this forum. I've never heard of calibre. I just learned how nook controls the apps you can download. I guess there are already schemes on how to get around this. Cheers!


DownTheShore
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I rooted my Pandigital Novel a while ago. Go to the SlateDroid forums for information. They have extensive Wikis set up about it. The software I used to root mine is no longer being developed, so I can't advise you on what the best one of the current crop of rooting software is the best now. But by rooting the Pandigital I've now got an poor-man's Android tablet and I was able to download Kindle for Android on it and now can buy and read Kindle books from Amazon without having to go through the DRM-stripping/format conversion process. I find with the Pandigital, it's easier to read ebooks for extended periods of time if you shift the text to white letters on a black background. A rooted Pandigital in no way, shape, or form, compares to having an iPad, but it's one of the cheapest ways to get an Android tablet.

Make sure that you know exactly which version of the Pandigital Novel (the darn color - black or white - even makes difference) since their internals differ, before you try any type of changes to it. This is very important otherwise you can easily brick it.

@ signmeuptoo - I bought a cheap $10 LED lamp from IKEA that is perfect for lighting up an e-ink reader at night. It's not available online, but maybe you can look for something similar where you're at.

»www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/produ···0128734/
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