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Sideload APK on Nook without Rooting


These instructions are for a Nook Color 1.4.3, It may work on other Nooks, feel free to comment if it differs on your device.

First, Press the “n” key, and press apps

Press the Volume up key and the “// Library” logo at the top of the screen, you should move to the “Extras” page.

Press “Nook Color Tools”.

Double check the “Allow Non Market Apps”

– From here, I was able to download an APK via DropBox, and install it… No more installing APKs via ADB šŸ™‚






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  1. April 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    god bless u dude, thnx!


  2. josh
    May 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    There was anything that said nook color tools


    • Sar
      August 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Same here. I figure I may not have that nook version. Any feedback or help?


  3. josh
    May 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Can someone help me with that because there wasnt anything that said that.


  4. Arachne
    September 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I don’t seem to have it either, although I do have 1.4.3

    I also don’t see any way to keep my Nook Color from updating.Please Help!


  5. pinkeye17sept@gmail.com
    January 13, 2014 at 1:02 am

    hi i got to the extras page but i dont see anything called nook color tools what shoul i do


    • Bruk B Asfaw
      September 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      How do you get to the extras page?


  6. moonster05
    July 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Doesnt work.. cant find nook tools


  7. moonster05
    July 2, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Cant fund nook tools.


  8. Bruk B Asfaw
    September 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    What is the //library icon?


  9. Please reply!!!!23421
    November 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Hello please reply and how do i find the nook tools?
    Thanks a ton I got to the extras page


  10. bobby
    April 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I am not seeing nook color tools help me please


  11. jeff
    July 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    my is different


  12. June 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Im not seeing the nook color tools


  13. greg
    January 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Mine doesn’t say nook tools!


  14. Danny
    May 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Sorry to say, NookColorTools only shows up if you’ve rooted your nook color at some point in the past. This post is slightly misleading.


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