Installing CyanogenMod 7 Alpha On Your NOOK Tablet
The Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet currently runs on Android 2.3. However, this OS had been customized to disallow Android Market and gives access to only 1 GB out of the supposed 12 GB user content capacity.
As expected, however, NOOK tablet has successfully fixed these restrictions. But some of these workarounds are complicated and require expert skills. Those seeking a less complicated solution may simply install a CyanogenMod 7 alpha build. This installation, however will remove access to the B&N app store.
To install CyanogenMod 7, users need first to install ClockworkMod Recovery via a microSD card or an Android app. This ensures that the data stored on the device is backed up and ready to be restored. Once done, users will be capable of rebooting the tablet in ClockworkMod Recovery.
Then, the newest version of CyanogenMod 7 Alpha should be downloaded and copied onto the tablet. Users can then either open the NOOK Tab recovery flasher app or install an app that allows a reboot into recovery. This will make the unit shut down then later load a screen with a square at the center, which indicates that it is now on ClockworkMod. Lastly, CyanogenMod may be installed, and users may already run Android Market to download apps.
CyanogenMod greatly expands the NOOK users’ options at some level of risk, especially if they have not had experience installing it before.