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How To Root Nook Color Running Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Root Gingerbread Nook ColorA few days ago, we wrote about how to install Android 3.0 Honeycomb on your Barnes & Noble Nook Color but many users weren’t exactly giving it a shot because it did not offer root access and there was no known way to root it back then. All that has changed, and now you can successfully root your Nook Color running Android 3.0 Honeycomb using the following procedure.

This guide is meant for you only if you have installed Android 3.0 Honeycomb on your Nook Color. If you are running any previous version of Android on it, please follow this guide for rooting it instead.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. Extract the downloaded SU.zip and place the ‘su’ file at a convenient location. We will be using c:\ for the purpose i.e. the location the file on our computer is c:\su
  2. Launch a command prompt window and enter these commands:
    adb remount
    adb push c:\su /system/bin/
    adb shell
    ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
  3. Install Titanium Backup from Android Market and launh it.
  4. Tap the ‘Problems’ button and tap ‘Yes, do it’ to install BusyBox, and you’re done.

There you go – you now have root access on your Honeycomb Nook Color and you can now enjoy installing and using thousands of market as well as non-market apps on it that require a rooted device. Credit for sharing this method with us goes to XDA-Developers forum member shhaggerty.

[via XDA-Developers]


    • OMG HEYWOOD, that is the funniest comment I have ever seen on a forum in my 26 years of existence. ahhhh… my sides hurt from laughing so hard. I was thinking the same thing. LMAO…

      BUT BUT BUT… i installed honeycomb, and its not great. I am going to start over with gingerbread… kind of wanted netflix and some other apps like flash video to work instantly and im spending more time troubleshooting than nooking…

    • There is no such thing as Android 4.0 yet. The latest is 3.0 and that is Honeycomb. And even when 4.0 does come out some time in 2012 or 2013, it will not be called Honeycomb. If your Nook Color has Honeycomb, it has to be 3.0 =)

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