How fun. B&N just outed the 1.4 firmware for the nook and a few dedicated devs toiled day and night to crack it open to the root level. Well, they’ve done it, which means you get all the new B&N goodies along with a few novel features available only with root-level access.
All the crack requires is a couple pieces of software and a FAT32-formated SD card. It really doesn’t seem that intense and the nook community has developed enough apps that make it worth the trouble. [nookDevs via SlashGear