The competition between Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet continues to heat up. The Kindle Fire gained root access and the Android Market within days of release. An exploit was then found within the Nook Tablet to side-load apps without having root, making the Amazon Appstore and Android Market available.
Now, the Nook Tablet has been rooted thanks to XDA user Indirect. After the break you will find a list of instructions to guide you through the process, however when rooting your device proceed at your own risk. Additionally, the method seems to be giving a few users some errors.
- Download the necessary drivers (download here)
- Download an app to access the USB debugging menu (download here)
- Download zergRush, which contains the Superuser and ADB files (download here)
- Either run the Nook&Zergy.bat file or open ADB and run the following commands:
- adb push zergrush /data/local/zergy adb shell "chmod 755 /data/local/zergy;cd /data/local/;./zergy" adb wait-for-device install Superuser.apk adb remount adb push su /data/local/tmp/ adb shell cd /data/local/tmp;chmod 777 su;cd /;mount -o remount,rw -t rootfs rootfs /; adb push su /system/bin/su adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su