Those sporting a Barnes & Noble Tablet looking to do a bit of playing, we may have something of interest — it seems that a group of developers has released a version of CyanogenMod 7 for the Nook Tablet. But that being said, while there is a version of CM7 available, given some early confusion the download links for the software have been temporarily removed from the posting over on the xda developers forums. Needless to say, given we suspect the removal will be a temporary issue — we decided to move forward and share the details. Plus, we also feel that by having xda developers temporarily remove the links — that should drive home the point that installing this could brick your device and is a process that should not be taken lightly.
As far as making this happen, there appears to be a relatively safe way and a relatively hard way. And not so nice, the safe way appears to be much much more work. The safe way involves your microSD card and installing CM7 directly on that. This becomes the safe way because you are not touching your default Nook Tablet installation and perhaps a bit nicer — it gives you a best of both worlds situation where you can have CM7 and also your regular Barnes & Noble experience. Moving over to the riskier but easier method, this means installing CM7 directly on your Nook using its internal storage.
Lastly, we should also point out that this release of CM7 for the Nook Tablet is still deemed as being in beta. Bottom line, not everything is going to work perfectly and so far it has already been pointed out that some third party apps are not working and there are some quirks with the graphics.