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Run Android 3.0 on a Hacked Nook

If you’re not squeamish about mucking about with your Nook and voiding your warranty, there’s a hack floating around that allows you to install Android 3.0 on it and supercharge the ebook reader into a full-fledged tablet.

It’s a hack in its infancy but the majority of functionality (graphics acceleration, wireless connectivity, touch screen, hardware buttons, etc.) are all there. The major missing component right now is lack of sound.

Check out the video below to see it in action.

Read up on hacking your Nook here and then hit up the link below to grab the files you need to experiment with Android 3.0 on it.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Image [XDA Developers via Download Squad]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/1/11

Comments (3)

  1. John

    the only thing that sucks is that you have to have a Nook color to enjoy Honeycomb.

  2. trm96

    @john You can run Honeycomb in an emulator using the Android SDK.

  3. Kevalin

    Whoa! That’s enough to make me seriously consider getting my hands on a Nook.

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