How to turn your Nook Color into a GPS
What do you need:
- An Android phone that's capable of Wifi tethering
- A rooted Nook Color that can make use of your wifi-tethering phone's network. The easiest way to achieve this is to get a custom ROM. CM7, Honeycomb, etc. I am using the Honeycomb Preview.
- An app called TetherGPS
Prepare your Android phone
- You must have an Android phone. An iPhone, or any other smartphone won't work. 3G modems won't work neither.
- You *must* have a rooted phone (preferrably w/ a custom ROM. I use CyanogenMod 7 on my Droid Original.)
- Install Wireless Tether for Root Users (FREE) to your phone.
- Install TetherGPS to your phone.
It's not free. However, there's a free version that will work for 5 minutes. You can re-use it by turning it off and on again.
- Add the TetherGPS Server widget to your home screen
Prepare your Nook Color
- You *must* have a rooted Nook Color (preferrably w/ a custom ROM. I use the Honeycomb preview.)
- Install Adhoc Wifi Support to your Nook Color.
- Install TetherGPS on your Nook Color
- Add the TetherGPS Client widget to your home screen
- Launch the Wireless Tether app on your phone. Then click the big icon to activate tethering
- From your Nook Color's wireless setting, connect to the wireless network created by your phone
- Turn on your Nook Color's TetherGPS Client widget
- Turn on your phone's TetherGPS Server widget
- If the TetherGPS Server is serving location data, in the notification of your phone, you will see a status stating the data is being served on an IP address. If it's not serving location data, the status will be blank.
- If the TetherGPS Client is receiving location data, you will find a notification stating so. Otherwise, it will say no location data is received.
- You might want to wait until your phone receive a GPS signal before turning on the TetherGPS Server.