Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 18:05 UTC, submitted by narramissic
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the weekend Barnes & Noble's Nook was rooted and the hacking and developer community is hard at work bringing new functionality to adventurous Nook owners.
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RE: why
by dagw on Tue 15th Dec 2009 21:31 UTC in reply to "why"
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I'm guessing it's a support issue. If playing around with the root account on the device was an official feature, I can imagine then being inundated with support calls from people bricking their devices. By making it an unofficial feature that you have to void the warranty to access, then they can avoid all those pesky support issues.

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