It was sooooo easy. I simply followed the step-by-step instructions here. The biggest problem I had was that my first USB SD adapter didn't work.
I used the Auto-Nooter variation. There are more details here. Auto-Nooter also:
- Installs su and Superuser.apk
- Installs Busybox
- Installs Calendar and Calculator
- Installs and enables Android Market, Gmail, Youtube
- Enables Multi-touch for Android Apps
- Enables Live Wallpapers
- Enables Android Market and Gmail
- App Auto Install (automatically install apps that you drop into the sdcards /data/app folder via USB)
- Installs Soft Keys 3.0
- Installs Genie Widgets
- Installs Droid X Multi-touch Keyboard as an option
- Adds a removable Custom Boot Animation
I installed ADW.Launcher. I had gotten a recommendation for LauncherPro but I discovered that on the Nook you have to really hack at changing the apps in the dock bar.
I had one spontaneous reboot but it's been rock solid since then.
The latest root process even enables the Android Market so you can download whatever apps you'd like. I have downloaded ADW.Launcher, Home Switcher, Dropbox, greader (Google Reader RSS), Titanium Backup, Klondike Solitaire, and Angry Birds.
I used Home Switcher to make ADW.Launcher the default launcher. I changed the grid size on ADW.Launcher to 6 x 6. I'm not sure that's the "right" size but it's a good start.
The root process installs SoftKeys which lets you bring up the equivalent of the normal 4 buttons on the bottom of an Android screen.
To get youtube working, I had to use Titanium Backup and "wipe data" for youtube.
Pretty nice Android tablet for $249.