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I bought a refurb Nook Tablet two days ago for $89, and did a lot of looking online for methods on rooting it so I could have access to Google Play and the proper Android Marketplace instead of the kiddie pool B&N sticks the Nook in. A lot of the methods seemed quite complicated, except for one I found which was an SDCard image for CM 10.0 and Jellybean. It runs on the Nook, but it runs slow and every time I tried to download an app it failed (I was using a Class 4 16GB MicroSD card).

It's a nice little unit, but I want the full Android experience and not B&N's version of it. This is my first Android device, so I'm not experienced with these.

Question 1:
Are there any more efficient methods for getting proper Android to work on this tablet?

Question 2:
I do have the option of returning the Nook Tablet to the store, where they had a gently used Nook HD for $99. Would that be a better option overall?
 
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Honestly you're probably better off returning it and getting a used Nexus 7, much better specs, nicer screen and no worries about voiding the warranty for a full android experience. You can find them easily for $100 - $120 online
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Method I used was the clock work mod. You basically make a bootable sd card and just drag on drop the os to it. Then I just installed the cm directly to the internal mem. Just pick out the right os, as the one for tablet won't work for color, or for hd. Theres a bunch of guides like:
http://raywaldo.com/2012/06/install-clockworkmod-nook-tablet-emmc/

As for the goggle store, you also need to download that too, but you want to get the file from the computer and put it onto the sd card. It won't download directly from the store.

That said its been alright, but now as appleg33k85 recommends, there are many more better options out there that don't cost an arm and a leg.
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Method I used was the clock work mod. You basically make a bootable sd card and just drag on drop the os to it. Then I just installed the cm directly to the internal mem. Just pick out the right os, as the one for tablet won't work for color, or for hd. Theres a bunch of guides like:
http://raywaldo.com/2012/06/install-clockworkmod-nook-tablet-emmc/

As for the goggle store, you also need to download that too, but you want to get the file from the computer and put it onto the sd card. It won't download directly from the store.

That said its been alright, but now as appleg33k85 recommends, there are many more better options out there that don't cost an arm and a leg.

The guide I used was this: http://iamafanof.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/cm10-0-jellybean-sdcard-img-for-nook-tablet/

It came with Google Play already in the image, but any app I tried would pop up "Failed to download" with an error code. It was also pretty laggy.

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Honestly you're probably better off returning it and getting a used Nexus 7, much better specs, nicer screen and no worries about voiding the warranty for a full android experience. You can find them easily for $100 - $120 online

I'm on eBay right now, and high bidder on a Nexus 7 8GB with 5 hours to go. Gonna be camping this one all day at work.
 
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