Nokia N9 rooted, courtesy of Inception exploit

Nokia N9 rooted, courtesy of Inception exploit
The MeeGo powered Nokia N9 may be among the underdogs on the smartphone scene, but it still has its small, yet loyal group of followers. And Nokia has not given up on the device at all, given that a MeeGo 1.2 sotware update was released for it not long ago. However, power users might have been a bit frustrated by the fact that the MeeGo platform restricts the access to all of the device's inner workings.

Until today, that is. Just like iPhones can be jailbroken and Android smartphones can be rooted, the security framework of the Nokia N9 can now be penetrated with a newly announced software tool. It is called Inception and allows you to "liberate your Nokia N9's full potential", as its creator states.

That is, of course, as long as you know what you are doing. Inception will grant power users with the privilege to run their own software on their Nokia N9, as well as to install custom app developed by the community. It also enables the customization of N9 system packages, the installation of new kernel modules, and deeper customization of the platform itself. However, it opens the gates for malware attacks, not to mention that you might end up with a bricked device in case something goes wrong.

But if you are confident in your code-crunching skills, just follow the link below for a full Inception installation guide. If you manage to tweak your Nokia N9 in a very cool way after installing it, do not hesitate to brag about it by dropping a comment below.

source: Inception via Engadget

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  • Display 3.9" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

nokia will only need to product the hardware..

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

great , now donate some n9's to cynaogen and make sure cm9 works on it

3. monoceros

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

PLEASE BE ACCURATE. Nokia N9 gives already root access to its users. Inception tool "simply" remove some security restriction in nokia-aegis components. It's not a root and it's not an exploit. Infact, to install Inception package you need to be root in N9 terminal using "devel-su" command.

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

waiting for nitdroid to release the fixed version of ics for n9

5. flopjoke

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I don't think waiting for N9 v2 will prove to be helpful, right? I should just buy this amazing thing and hack the heck out of it.

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