When tablets became the next big thing in 2010, every tech company jumped into the fray hoping to monopolize on the trend. There are definitely lessons to be learned from the dirt cheap Android tablets, Fusion Garage’s JooJoo, and the like—notably, how companies quickly stopped supporting them. However, some tablets, like the Nook Tablet, get reprieve thanks to CyanogenMod.
Thanks to some tinkerers, the Nook Tablet can now run Marshmallow by way of CM13. Released in 2011, the Nook has a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage expandable via an SD card slot. It’s still running Android 2.3 with a highly customized UI by Barnes & Noble.
Back in the day, the Nook tablets were relatively cheap and made for a good media device after you flashed away the B&N skin. The laminated IPS displays meant for book reading was also good for watching videos. Unfortunately, the Nook Tablet is the only one running CM13. Its predecessor, the Nook Color, and its successors, the Nook HD and HD+, are stuck on CM11.
If you do have a Nook Tablet and have some spare time to flash the 252MB CyanogenMod ROM, do drop us a line in the comments about performance.