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How to root Nook HD and HD+, install Google Apps, enable Unknown sources, and flash manual update [Guide]

Barnes Nook HD [1]Barnes & Noble seems to be going good with their Nook HD/HD+. The following guide will not just help you to get your Nook HD/HD+ rooted, but will also help you install GAPPS (Google Apps) package, enable Unknown sources (which you cannot do with some simple clicks in this device, unlike most of the other Android devices) and manual OTA. So, that sounds like a pretty long list, right? But you needn’t worry; someone0, an XDA Senior Member, has made this easy for you.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.

Requirements

This guide will help you to root your Barnes & Noble Nook HD/HD+. Please be warned that the latest update 2.0.5 have chances of breaking your root. Proceed at your own risk.

UPDATE: This method no longer works for 2.0.5 and higher. If your Nook is on 2.0.5 or higher, please see this article [2] to learn how to root it.

Before We Begin

Before we begin with our procedures, make sure that you are ready for it:

How To Root Barnes & Noble Nook HD/HD+ and Install GAPPS

Follow the steps below to get your Barnes & Noble Nook HD/HD+ rooted:

Conclusion

Enjoy your rooted Nook HD/HD+ along with those wonderful Google Apps, and Unknown sources and manual OTA enabled.

[via XDA [7]]