Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nook eReader Gets Rooted – Entire OS on MicroSD card inside Device

It appears the crafty guys at NookDevs have done a teardown of the Barnes & Noble Nook eReader device and have “rooted” the device.  They’ve discovered that the entire operating system of the Nook is on a little MicroSD card found inside the device (noted in the photo below as “microSD filesystem”!

This should open up some interesting “hacking” of the pseudo-Android eBook Reader – something I’ll be following very closely.

Nook Exposed

                  Photo from NookDevs

With the Android OS powering this e-Reader I imagine there are plenty of interesting things that could be added to the Nook – especially with WiFi capability and a Micro-SD slot.  I can’t wait to see what they are able to do with the Nook.

Read more about the Nook Teardown at NookDevs