December 14, 2009

Nook Torn Open, Hacked, Rooted

Article Source¬â Wired
Barely weeks after its launch, Barnes & NobleâÃôs Android-based Nook e-reader has been hacked and âÃòrootedâÃô (root, or full system access, has been obtained). A loose team of hackers reported the work on their wiki, Nook Devs.
If you tear open a Nook (which the team has done) youâÃôll find that the Android operating system is contained on a microSD card (separate from the microSD expansion slot). From here, itâÃôs a simple matter of using a card reader to mount this card on your computer and changing a single word in the init.rc file...
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