N2A (formerly Nook2Android) is a CyanogenMod Gingerbread installation that runs via an image that is sold on microSD cards. No software installation is required. Simply boot from one of the cards, follow a few simple steps, and your Nook Color will run as a complete Android tablet, Market access and all. When you’re ready to jump back to the device’s standard software, just reboot with the card removed. The Nook Color’s internal memory is never altered. The N2A website claims there is no risk of violating any warranty terms or losing your existing data.
The cards are sold–image pre-installed–on Amazon in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models. They run $34.99, $49.99, and $89.99, respectively.
Hulu and Netflix functionality requires some additional considerations, but the product developers do state that both apps work. Most apps should, and this appears to be a quick and easy method of hacking a Nook Color, allowing avoidance of the steps that might scare off the casual dabbler.