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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4109-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4109-7

Make the most of your new B&N NOOKcolor or NOOK ebook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known features you’ll love!

Do all this, and much more...

  • Find and read free books on your NOOKcolor or NOOK
  • Use B&N’s unique LendMe feature to lend and borrow books
  • Play music, audiobooks, podcasts, even video
  • Automatically download full-color book covers
  • Use your NOOKcolor or NOOK to browse the web
  • Add highlights and bookmarks
  • Read B&N ebooks on your iPhone, iPad, computer, Android phone, or Blackberry
  • Add third-party apps that make your NOOK even more powerful
  • Set up your own color wallpaper or screensaver
  • Even publish your own ebooks with B&N PubIt

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Rooting Your NOOKcolor

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Table of Contents

Part I, “NOOKcolor”

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your NOOKcolor

Understanding NOOKcolor Gestures

Setting Up and Registering Your NOOKcolor

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots

  Disconnecting and Forgetting a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Caring for Your NOOKcolor’s Battery

  Charging Your NOOKcolor’s Battery

  When You Are Not Reading

Your NOOKcolor’s Controls

  The Power Button

  The Home Button

  The Volume Buttons

  The Standard Touchscreen Menus

Chapter 2: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOKcolor

Using Custom Wallpaper

  Choosing a Wallpaper

  One Step Further--Decals

Your NOOKcolor’s Settings

  Device Info Menu

  Wireless Menu

  Screen Menu

  Sounds Menu

  Time Menu

  Security Menu

  Keyboard Menu

  Home Menu

  Shop Menu

  Social Menu

  Search Menu

Adding and Using a microSD Card to Your NOOKcolor

Chapter 3: Reading on Your NOOKcolor and Beyond

Browsing Your Library

  The Home Screen

  The Library

Reading NOOKbooks on Your NOOKcolor

  Changing the Text Font and Text Size

  Changing the Color Theme, Line Spacing, Margins, and Brightness

  Looking Up Words

Reading Magazines on Your NOOKcolor

Reading Newspapers on Your NOOKcolor

Reading NOOKbooks for Kids on Your NOOKcolor

Reading Microsoft Office and Other Documents on Your NOOKcolor

  Reading Microsoft Office Documents

  Reading HTML Files

  Reading PDFs

Chapter 4: Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOKcolor

Lending Books with LendMe

  Lending from Your Library

  Lending from LendMe in the Library

  Rules for Lending

Borrowing Books

Using the LendMe NOOKextra

Chapter 5: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks on Your NOOKcolor

  Adding a Highlight or a Note

  Viewing, Editing, and Deleting Highlights and Notes

  Using Bookmarks

Chapter 6: Playing Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, and Videos

Adding Audio Files to Your NOOKcolor

  Playing Audio on Your NOOKcolor

Using the Music Player

Playing Podcasts and Audiobooks on Your NOOKcolor

  Podcasts

  Audiobooks

Playing Video Files on Your NOOKcolor

Chapter 7: Using NOOKextras and Surfing the Web

Using NOOKextras

  Playing Chess on Your NOOKcolor

  Using Contacts on Your NOOKcolor

  Playing Crossword on Your NOOKcolor

  Using the Gallery on Your NOOKcolor

  Playing Music with Pandora on Your NOOKcolor

  Playing Sudoku on Your NOOKcolor

Browsing the Web with Your NOOKcolor

  An Overview of Browsing on Your NOOKcolor

  Using the Bookmarks Screen

  Using the Browser Options

Chapter 8: Using the Social Features of Your NOOKcolor

Using Recommend from the Cover Menu or View Details Screen

Using Share from the Reading Tools Toolbar

Using Share from the Text Selection Toolbar

Using the Flag Reading Tools Bar

So What About Twitter and Contacts?

Chapter 9: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOKcolor

Shopping on Your NOOKcolor

  Navigating the NOOKstore

  Browsing the NOOKstore

  Sampling and Buying Content

Shopping on Your Computer

Using Your NOOKcolor in a B&N Store

Part II, “NOOK”

Chapter 10: Getting Started with Your NOOK

Registering Your NOOK

Using Wi-Fi Hotspots

  Disconnecting from a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Caring for Your NOOK’s Battery

  Charging Your NOOK’s Battery

  When You Are Not Reading

Your NOOK’s Controls

  The Power Button

  The Home Button

  Page Turn Buttons

  Color Touchscreen

Your NOOK’s Operating System

Chapter 11: Customizing and Configuring Your NOOK

Using Custom Wallpaper and Screensavers

  Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images

  Copying Wallpaper Images to Your NOOK

  Copying Screensaver Images to Your NOOK

  Choosing a Custom Wallpaper or Screensaver

  Wallpaper and Screensavers from Other Sources

  One Step Further--Decals

Your NOOK’s Settings

  Profile

  Software

  Available Memory

  Battery and Wi-Fi

  Device Information

Configuring Your NOOK’s Settings

  Airplane Mode

  Wi-Fi Menu

  Display Menu

  Device Menu

  Contacts Menu

Adding a microSD Card to Your NOOK

Chapter 12: Reading on Your NOOK and Beyond

Browsing Your Library

  The Daily

  My B&N Library

  Archiving My B&N Library Items

  My Documents

Reading Books on Your NOOK

  Changing the Text Font and Text Size

  Autosaving Page Location on BN.com

  Looking Up Words in the Dictionary

Reading Subscription Content

Chapter 13: Lending and Borrowing Books on Your NOOK Using LendMe

Lending Books with LendMe

Borrowing Books

Chapter 14: Using Highlights, Bookmarks, and Annotations

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks on Your NOOK

  Adding a Highlight or a Note

  Viewing Highlights and Notes

  Editing Notes

  Deleting Highlights

  Using Bookmarks

Chapter 15: Playing Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts

Adding Audio Files to Your NOOK

  Playing Audio on Your NOOK

Using the Audio Player

Controlling the Order Files Are Played

Playing Podcasts and Audiobooks on Your NOOK

  Podcasts

  Audiobooks

Playing Chess and Soduko on Your NOOK

  Sudoku

  Chess

Chapter 16: Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your NOOK

Shopping on Your NOOK

  Browsing the NOOKstore

  Searching for Content

  Sampling and Buying Content

Using Your NOOK in a B&N Store

Chapter 17: Browsing the Web on Your NOOK

An Overview of Browsing on Your NOOK

Using the Web Browser Toolbar

Configuring Web Browser Settings

Chapter 18: Rooting Your NOOK

An Introduction to Rooting Your NOOK

How to Root Your NOOK

  Downgrading to Factory Fresh NOOK 1.0

  Install a Rooted Version of the 1.4 Software

Using mynook.ru Launcher

  Installing ADB over USB

Installing Applications on Your Rooted NOOK

Using Trook

  Downloading Books with Trook

  Reading News with Trook

  Accessing Your Calibre Library with Trook

  Adding Calibre to Your Feeds

More Hacking

Unrooting Your NOOK

Part III, “Beyond the NOOKs”

Chapter 19: Reading Beyond Your NOOK

Using the NOOK for PC App

  Browsing Your B&N Online Library with the NOOK for PC App

  Viewing the Daily in the NOOK for PC App

  Shopping for ebooks in the NOOK for PC App

  Reading Items in the NOOK for PC App

Using Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks in the NOOK for PC App

  Adding Highlights and Notes

  Viewing Highlights and Notes

  Editing and Deleting Highlights and Notes

  Using Bookmarks

  Importing Books into the NOOK for PC App

  Configuring the NOOK for PC App Settings

Using NOOK Apps on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android Phone

  Browsing My NOOK Library

  Reading Books in the NOOK App

  Adding Notes and Highlights in the NOOK App

Using NOOK Apps on Your iPad

  Browsing My NOOK Library

  Reading Books in the NOOK for iPad App

  Adding Notes and Highlights in the NOOK for iPad App

Using NOOKstudy Apps on PC and Mac

  Downloading, Installing, and Setting Up the NOOKstudy App

  Navigating NOOKstudy

  Using the Highlights, Notes, and Look Up Features of NOOKstudy

  Zooming and Rotating Books

  Shopping with NOOKstudy

A  dding Your Own Files to NOOKstudy

Chapter 20: Managing Your ebooks with Calibre

Configuring Calibre

Adding Books to Your Calibre Library

  Editing Metadata

  Adding Covers

Sideloading Books with Calibre

  Subscribing to News Content in Calibre

  Converting ebooks in Calibre

Chapter 21: Using My NOOK Library

Accessing My NOOK Library

Archiving, Deleting, and Lending Books in My NOOK Library

Downloading Content from My NOOK Library

Chapter 22: Using PubIt to Sell Your ebooks

Setting Up PubIt

Putting Content into PubIt

Appendix A: Understanding ebook Formats

An Overview of ebook Formats

  EPUB Format

  eReader Format

Using Adobe Digital Editions

Appendix B: Sources for ebooks Other than B&N

EPUB Sources

eReader Sources for Your NOOK

Appendix C: Sideloading Adobe Digital Editions

Appendix D: Using Picasa to Create Wallpapers and Screensavers

Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images

Appendix E: Can I Read This Here?

Appendix F: Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Often Asked by NOOKies

Updates

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