Awhile ago I noticed over at XDA a new Tweaked Modded ROM for the Nook Touch and Nook Touch with GlowLight.
I haven’t tried installing it yet, and was wondering what the usability differences are between it and the regular Nooter rooting package.
The Tweaked Modded ROM is based off the Nook’s official 1.2.1 firmware, and includes a long list of changes, including adding root, Busybox and init.d support, all rendering is done on the GPU to improve gaming and to make everything run smoother, image and text rendering has been improved, apps auto calibrate upon boot, Chainfire3D drivers were added, as well as Kick Ass Kernelizer, auto-zipalign and defragdb on boot, and a number of other tweaks and improvements that I don’t know what they mean.
Directions for installing the Tweaked Modded ROM can be found at XDA.
One detail I noticed in reading the thread is the ROM is based off of the UK firmware. This doesn’t really affect much, other than the Nook ebook store. You can change the system/build.prop file to make the US Nook store show up instead. Here’s the link to the directions for making the modifications.
Like the other rooting packages, this sets everything up so that you can use the Nook Touch more like an Android tablet. You can even install Google apps and get access to the Google Play store to install a bunch of Android apps. The Nook runs an old version of Android, however, Android 2.1, so a lot of newer apps won’t install.
If anyone reading this has tried this ROM let us know what you think in the comments below.