I've been considering getting a Nook Color with the intention of rooting it for use as an inexpensive general purpose Android tablet. Before I decide either way or dive into one I went and read a bunch of the development forums and guides, but I still have some questions/concerns about some of the specifics. For starters, I have a few questions about the rooting process:
- Should I be concerned about the root process failing? I don't want to get a NC if I can't get root on it. Everything seems to indicate this isn't an issue (at least at this moment)
- If something goes awry, is there any way to recover/restore to stock software? Most phones seem to have desktop upgrade utilities, but I haven't found one for the NC yet. At the least, can I get to HBoot/fastboot?
- Does the rooting process just require a microSD card to complete, or does the custom ROM actually run from the card? I've seen some unclear info on this, but it appears that the former is generally the case but dual-booting (or booting directly from microSD) is an option as well. Is that correct?