Nookcolor receiving Android 2.2 Froyo – unofficially

Towards the end of last month, we saw something pretty cool; the Nookcolor had gotten rooted, essentially turning it into a competitive, on the cheap Android tablet. Now, it looks like some hackers and developers have taken the time to make the rooting even more worth our time. There is now an update available that will give your rooted Nookcolor Android 2.2.

We should warn you that this is no simple task. No downloading zip files and flashing through recovery to be found here. Instead, you’ll actually have to compile the kernel yourself, as well as do things like disable the battery temperature monitor, which is not exactly a factory-approved task. We should also mention that things like wifi and bluetooth have yet to be ported.

Be sure to hit the break to see a video of the rooted Nookcolor in action and the instructions at the source link, and – if you’re brave enough to don your geek hat and give this a shot for yourself, let us know your results in the comments below.

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[via fsckblog]

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