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Root Nook Tablet In One Click On Mac [How To]

324273-nook-tabletEarlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet in one click, and while the one click solution worked for users using Windows, Linux and Mac users had to go through a string of ADB commands. While that method wasn’t that cumbersome compared to most roots in the past, Mac users now have the chance to root their Nook Tablet easily, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member t-r-i-c-k .

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. To begin, download the root tool for Mac and extract the contents.
  2. Browse to https://www.launcherpro.com/apk/LauncherPro-0.8.6.apk on the device.
  3. Click on notifications center to view the downloaded apk file.
  4. Tap the notification to bring up the package installer to install Launcher Pro on the device.
  5. You will get a prompt on the screen saying, install blocked.
  6. Navigate to Settings > Development > and enable USB Debugging.
  7. Uncheck Automount..
  8. Connect the tablet to your Mac and you will see USB Debugging Enabled.
  9. Open the terminal and navigate to the location of the extracted contents.
  10. Enter the following commands:
    mkdir -p ~/.android
  11. In the notification center, tap Go Launcher to install and then reboot the device.
  12. After reboot, when you slide to unlock your device, you will be asked “complete action using”, so pick Launcher Pro.
  13. Open Marketplace and sign in with your Google credentials.
  14. Install Button Savior from the market.
  15. Browse to www.amazon.com/app-email.
  16. Click notifications, and watch for Amazon appstore to download.
  17. Once downloaded, install.

For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


  1. oh yeah, download the root tool for mac…… what root tool, OH, I forgot, we’re not all geniuses that have all day to sit around becoming encyclopedias of development knowledge. I am sick of people replying to my type of comment with, “It is simple 1-2-3, you must be stupid.” There has to be a good quote out there stating that those that give convoluted instructions are the root of all evil.

  2. One click would imply that this is a simple trick. The fact is that the PRErequisite of having adb already installed is a huge joke. Most normal people want to use one click BECAUSE they are not the type of people to have development ability. Seriously, change your approach, I will not waste my time with adb. All the first replies on that page are of people scratching their heads and going even further into confusion. This is ridiculous. ONE click my arse.

  3. hey guys, just wonder (as any noob) when you root nook tablet and choose to remove everything from b&n (leave it as any android tablet) can be unroot without any problem???…regards

  4. Is there a way to sideload laucherPro from a Mac?  I restored my tablet to 1.4.0 and am afraid to connect it to the marketplace for fear of another automatic update to 1.4.1 before I get a chance to
    root it.  I have adb installed on my mac already.  

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