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Touchscreen Nook Rooted, Gets Angry Birds, Fails

Sometimes, hacks work. Sometimes they don't. A great example of this the Barnes & Noble Nook--the Nook Color's resulted in a lot of hacking fun, but the new E-Ink-touchscreen Nook isn't succumbing to hacking as easily.

YouTuber "JFreke" rooted and hacked the Nook using a custom ROM from NookDevs, and he beelined to load Angry Birds on the hack (of course). Sadly, this is where the hack went awry--the Nook apparently can't handle all that bird-flinging action. According to JFreke, the screen "flashes" a lot, and the animation doesn't look too good either. What's worse, the device can't keep up with the flinging motions (screen scrolling) so it just freezes, only to work again when you're ready for your next go.

The screen is black and white anyway, so hardly the best environment to see the full potential of the game. Still, owners wanting to hack it should maybe check out the various other hacks rooted onto its predecessor, and give a few of those a go instead.

Check out the video to see the issues with the Nook WiFi and Angry Birds for yourself.

[YouTube via Engadget]

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