It was only a matter of time that the nook would be hacked wide open and it appears that this has indeed happened. This is what they call rooting a device. Rooting a device means you have full access to the device’s flash memory and you can make any modifications you wish. Why would you want to hack the nook? Well how about fixing all of those pesky bugs that Judie found? How about running something OTHER than the default ROM? How about free 3G access? With that said, you risk your warranty and killing your device if you decide to root your nook. Therefor I only recommend it to those who have $259 dollars to throw away. Also, Gear Diary can’t recommend any hacks that might steal services that Barnes & Noble provides for free.