The Nokia N9 might not have the best of prospects as a flagship of a platform with no future and extremely limited app availability, but it might do quite a lot better as an Android device. And the great news is such a turn of events isn’t science fiction or fanboy dreams any more.
he fact that Nokia N9 is capable of booting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich should be encouraging for those of you, who love the smartphone for its hardware, but wouldn’t want to commit to a dying platform. It’s not that MeeGo isn’t cool, but developers are not exactly in over their heads developing for a platform with such limited reach and no plans for further expansion.
Now, Alexey Roslyakov , success port Android 4.0 to Nokia N9 with a video demo of Ice Cream Sandwich on the ordinarily MeeGo smartphone. This unlocked Nokia N9 able to Dual Boot Android 4.0 and MeeGo Harmattan. You only need press the volume key during boot stops MeeGo from running and instead brings up Android 4.0.3.
Alexey Roslyakov saod that the things expected to work includes:
- 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)
So, how to yurn your Nokia into dual boot that capable run Android 4.0 and Meego smarphones? Click the source link here to get more info about this interest tutorial.