Android voor de Nokia N9

NITdroid Alpha Release #1 vrijgegeven

Categorie: Mobiel
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De eerste Alpha versie van NITdroid is vrijgegeven. Dit project werkt aan een Android ICS release voor de Nokia N9 en N950. De opzet is zodanig, dat je het toestel voorziet van een dual-boot. Je behoudt dus je MeeGo installatie. In theorie...


Vanzelfsprekend is het gebruik van deze software geheel op eigen risico. Sterker nog, ik gok dat je garantie bij Nokia volledig vervalt als je hiermee gaat spelen. Maar als je dat wilt, dan kan het wel.

Onderstaand is de huidige uitleg zoals besproken op Android 4.0.3 (ICS) for Nokia N9. Alpha release #1 "Project Mayhem"

Alpha Release #1 "Project Mayhem"

Things expected to work:
- dualboot kernel (without reflashing), ability to choose OS after power on.
- 3D drivers, OpenGL
- hwrotation (portrait mode only, accelerometer HAL doesn't work)
- touchscreen (multitouch)
- hw buttons (volume, power)
- ECI accessory (headset buttons)
- USB networking
- lcd off in sleep mode
- alarm driver, RTC
- mounting MyDocs as "SDCard" [realized; NOT FIXED, but HACK EXISTS]
- basic video decoding (sw) and playback, youtube (choppy)
- basic CellMo functionality: network registration, USSD, SMS, data (GPRS/EDGE/3G), signaling. Actually, ofono/ofono-ril stack is used: all things that it able to do on the n900.
- bluetooth (scanning, can pair devices. I didn't test deeper).
- charging (note: without any notification in UI)
- sensors: accelerometer
- audio: playback (audio routing to: loudspeaker, headset or earpiece)
- lights HAL (lcd brightness)
- root access (via adb shell; su/Superuser.apk)


The same as:

Installation HOWTO:

1. Install dual-boot kernel as described here:

2. Install sillyboot. Details:

3. Are you ready for NIT? ДА или НЕТ?!?

   a. Download tarball from here: , check its integrity, md5 sum for this archive is ee57d8c3b9199e87bb5c355e8c9d1cc3
   b. copy the archive to your Nokia N9.

   c. execute "as root" command:

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tar xjvf /path_to_archive/nninedroid_ics_alpha1.tar.bz2 -C /home/

4. Reboot, push "Volume Up" button when message "Press VolUp to boot alternative OS" appear . Wait a little, pray a little...

   First of all: go to Settings->Display->Sleep, choose "30 minutes". Critical defect ("too deep sleep to ping watchdogs") is yet to be fixed.
   Don't let your device sleep. Otherwise it could die:)


5. Usefull stuff:
   get adb from Android SDK (

   Commands that would make your life easier:
   adb connect -- connect to your device. USB/ADB is broken, but ADB works well over USB networking.
   adb logcat -- for reading "main" log
   adb logcat -b radio -- for reading "radio" log
   adb shell -- to enter to shell
   adb pull/push -- allow get/put file from/to the device
   adb shell rr -- "restart radio" -- restarts ofono and RIL
   adb shell bb -- show battery/charging status

   Thanks to people contributed to the NITDroid project, especially BDogg64, DJ_Steve, Jay-C, Crevetor. Thanks to sniper_swe, he involved me to N9 story:)
   Thanks to "Nokia guys", Carsten Munk, Jukka Eklund, ofono team. Thanks to people involved in openmode stuff.

   And last but not least, thanks to everyone who made donation.