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We bricked 2 of these Nooks on the same night. After taking one apart we saw that system memory card in no longer removable. SD module is permanently attached to the motherboard.

Can you take pictures? --Poutine

No, unfortunately. Put it back together and returned it. SanDisk module is in the same place as the flash card use to be. But it looks like a memory chip attached to MB. --Vudanama Probably the memory size of this on-board module is different than SD card they were using before --Vudanama

Successful install on 100305 3g model (starting OS was 1.4.0)-- Devoid42

Paddy: I recently bought a Nook Wifi with serial# 100304 AND initial OS 1.4.0. Today i could successfully root it. So i also feel it is the OS 1.4.1 that does all evil :-)

How come I dont see anybody on b&n forums voicing their opposition to the direction where nook is going, all it is is just firmware 1.5 wishlists (most of which existed since 1.1 i bet). SDK was promised almost 1 year ago given enough demand, there was demand, there is no SDK. user community builds their own SDK (not in strict sense, but we could build, install and use user built apps), and b&n instead of embracing it, puts resources on a project to destroy it. in the mean time the core ereader application is being built better on all other devices - android, ipad etc. and then on top of that you get $110 slap in the face. so why the hell did i spend that money on the device that can be used solely to read books, when i could have bought one of those 7 inch tables, android or ipad, and get a better b&n ereader app and use the deviced for other things. I voiced [ http://bit.ly/99n21I my opinion] . Doesnt anybody else think that applying pressure on b&n may yield results? --Spec 08:22, 15 August 2010 (PDT)

Has anyone found a way to unbrick the nook after the attempted update? Has ab

I have a 10030200.. serial version with 1.4.0 firmware version. Anyone can tell us if it can be root? Is the 10031 or the 1.4.1 the problema that cant let us to root it? -- Maeggor

Yes -- Devoid42 11:39, 28 August 2010 (PDT)
Yes for upgrade (if its that could you put me some threads or post where can i read about it) or Yes for 1.4.1 and 10031 are the problem? Thanks! -- Maeggor 14:13, 29 August 2010 (PDT)
Sorry for the ambiguity I was in a hurry that day. Yes your nook should be rootable. And yes the problem is that 1.4.1 is the os version that includes support for the new hardware revision. The serial number indicator is just where we have seen the new hardware showing up. Seems that 10031 leading serials are the ones that have the new hardware and the serial is a good way to check before you open the box (like in the store). As for putting you in a thread... look earlier on this page, I rooted a 100305 nook and I followed direction on softroot -- Devoid42 07:50, 29 August 2010 (PDT)
Thanks buddy! I'll do it but in a month cause in a few days I'll go to Japan so in that month I hope other people upgrade their Nooks and post their successfulls! Thanks again! -- Maeggor 17:53, 29 August 2010 (PDT)

For everybody who has a 10030200.. serial version with 1.4.0 firmware version. I finally take the risk to softroot my Nook and I dont have any problem. So I understand that the problem is the 1.4.1 version of software and 10031.. version of the Nook -- Maeggor 23:19, 31 August 2010 (PDT)

I have a nook I literally bought a few days ago. Now, the question is... the serial number is 100314... but the software version is 1.4.0. What should be made of this? Fwiw, it's a 3G nook bought in store. --Rick 13:36, 5 September 2010 (PDT)

The software version indicates that it should work. The new hardware requires 1.4.1, if you decide to try, please post the results I'd like to know if you are successful as well. -- Devoid42 14:28, 5 September 2010 (PDT)

So, I took it apart to double check. My 10031 nook does indeed have a removable SD card as its primary storage. I did a backup of the SD card and I'm about to install the 1.0.0 image on it. Let's see how this goes! --Rick 17:48, 12 September 2010 (PDT)
End result of downgrade to 1.0.0 - [1] i think it's fair to say that at this point, this particular device is rootable. --Rick 18:07, 12 September 2010 (PDT)
Maybe the sitenotice should be changed to only say new nooks with firmware version 1.4.1 aren't rootable? It'd be a shame for people to miss out on rooting their nooks because they thought the serial number doomed them Crazyburd 12:49, 13 September 2010 (PDT)
I took apart my nook 100315(Wifi). Primary storage not sd. If someone need photos, i can upload later --Evg 00:55, 15 September 2010 (PDT)

I bought a nook (Wifi only) in store today (Sep. 18th). It has firmware 1.4.1 and the serial number begins with 10035. Does anyone know if it's 1003 or 10031 that's an issue? -- jbdutton

1.4.1 is the software revision preloaded onto nooks with the new (problematic) hardware. Combine that with the fact that 10035 > 10031, so it's very, very probable that it's an issue. If I remember right, the only reason that 10031 was specified was because there were some 10030 nooks that were still rootable. 10035 sounds like it's so new that you're likely out of luck. Crazyburd

Great work Kman. Since I've no "new" nook, I don't have any current use on your work, but thanks for working on the subject anyway !--Shadow007 05:27, 8 October 2010 (PDT)

Agreed! Progress is progress, and you've certainly made it! Dr. Skullthumper 13:03, 8 October 2010 (PDT)

Any further progress with the new hardware? I have a new one (1.4.1, 10032...). I enjoy the site, and would love to do this, and am hoping someone smarter than I can find a doable way to do this on the new hardware. I expect in time finding the old, rootable hardware will become very difficult at best.

Been following along and have an oddball situation here. I just got a refurbed unit from B&N's eBay store. S/N is 100212, but it's been preloaded with 1.4.3. The summary regarding whether or not a unit is rootable seems to provide conflicting information if your SN is < 10031 but F/W > 1.4.0. Is the unit rootable if the SN and F/W are both in the okay range, or is it rootable if EITHER are in the okay range? And specifically, is *my* nook rootable? Kenbuzz 16:45, 19 November 2010 (EST)

Successfull 1.4.1 root

I do it :) Rooting New Hardware

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