Worried that an OTA update will put a crimp in your Nook Tablet modding activities? Then you may want to follow the lead of xda-developers member Indirect, who has managed to tweak the tablet to block all OTA updates and kindly provided the means for you to do the same. That involves installing a few files on your device (another method is also available that involve tweaking some files), but Indirect says that the process “holds no risk,” and that it won’t prevent you from buying books from Barnes & Noble.
Many people think that B&N makes money on the sales of content it provides, that’s the reason they are able to sell the hardware so cheap (Or at least cheaper). Rooting and flashing custom roms will get rid of the pre-loaded Nook apps and B&N will lose the chance to make more money.