Barnes and Noble Remotely Wiping and Resetting Rooted Nook Colors?

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It never ceases to amaze me the sense of entitlement and ownership a company believes they have over your gadget after you’ve purchased it and taken it home. With that said, a thread over at XDA highlights a potentially unsettling issue. Apparently, some rooted Nook Color users are experiencing a random forced wipe and factory default reset. At first, it was suggest that B&N was pushing out an update to reset rooted Nook Color devices. But if you work your way through the thread, it appears to be more of random software glitch occurring because of an issue with the root process on the Nook Color and OTA updates specifically, as it isn’t happening to every Nook Color nor in the same manner. For some, after a purchase in the B&N store the device resets. Others are simply using the internet when it nukes itself. Either way, we’ve sent an email to B&N for clarification. Check back soon…


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  • December 30, 2010 12:55 pm
  • by: Mike
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