As a followup to my earlier post about problems rooting a Nook Tablet, I thought I’d say a few words about why you should root your Nook Tablet. As with jailbreaking an iDevice, there are a number of clear benefits to rooting your tablet.
The biggest reason is that the Nook Tablet is a powerful piece of hardware at a great price point, and by rooting it, you can turn it into a great little Android tablet. In fact, it’s a good bit cheaper than equivalent Android tablets, and it’s far more capable than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
By rooting your Nook Tablet, you gain access to the full Android Market and can thus install a plethora of third-party apps that aren’t available through the Nook app store. This includes things like the Amazon Kindle Reader app, so you really can have the best of both worlds with this device.
Another major benefit is that you’ll gain access to the full 16GB of onboard storage space. Out of the box, the Nook Tablet only give you access to a measly 1GB for third-party stuff, with the balance being reserved for content from Barnes & Noble. Sure, you have that handy slot for micro SD memory cards, but still… What a waste.
And finally, customization… Once you root your Nook Tablet, you’ll be able to install the launcher of your choice and fully customize the interface.