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B&N Nook Tablet Rooted by Hackers

Barnes and Nobel's Nook tablet has been rooted by hackers, allowing users to get unofficial access to the Android Market.

The tablet has been hacked by modders at the XDA Developer Forum, providing access to a huge number apps on the Android Market, which are compatible with the tablet, as reported (opens in new tab) by SlashGear.

The Nook tablet was announced around the time Amazon unveiled the first ever Kindle branded tablet device, the Kindle Fire. Although the tablet device costs a bit more than the Kindle Fire, it is still competitively priced compared to other tablets in the market, like the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

The Nook Color was one of the most hacked devices last year and the Nook tablet, which comes with more processing power than the Kindle Fire, will surely go the same way.

As the hack is in its early stages, users are required to do a lot more than click a button to root the device, however.

XDA Developers said that users will be required to install the Android Software Developer Kit and the Java Developer kit to root the device. They will also be required to enable abd on the Nook tablet to carry out the rooting process.