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Project Mayhem brings Android ICS to Nokia N9

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Project Mayhem brings Android ICS to Nokia N9
The first and only Meego-running handset, the Nokia N9, never got the chance to become famous as Nokia launched it in limited markets, and for those now feeling left alone with an N9 in a world full of Android comes Project Mayhem. The goal is simple - port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nokia N9 and see how Android runs on a Nokia phone.

Project Mayhem is bound to spark interest - after all Nokia is still the company that sells most phones globally, and Android is the most popular contemporary smartphone platform. That’s a combination many dreamed to see in action.

Well, this here build of Android 4.0 is an alpha version, so you’d need to be very, very careful applying the instructions or you can brick your device. It’s the first stable release, and grants nearly full Android functionality. There are some minor annoyances like the accelerometer responsiveness and choppy YouTube playback.

The rest though is working good - multitouch is also functional, and it shows actually that a handset with a pretty run-of-the-mill hardware like the N9 can run ICS fairly well. The Nokia N9 packs a third-gen TI OMAP 3630 single-core chip, has 1GB of RAM and a 3.9-inch AMOLED display. Hit the source link below for the detailed instructions and check out the video demonstration.

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 06:33 3

1. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)

if that project going to final version maybe i will definetly buy N9

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:22 4

2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

Very good
i would buy a nokia android phone

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:24 3

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:41 1

4. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

I got the N9 specifically to see what MeeGo was all about having squibbed it with the aN900. Have been generally very happy but cant get any feed on Facebook recently-nor happy Jan. Only Android I like is the Note-live that 5.3" screen.Good for people who need reading glasses. Really looking forward to release of Windows 8.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:43 3

5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

this is cool! what if they will expand this to the lumias? haha

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 08:01 6

6. unnamed19 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

It is my dream phone. but unfortunately
it is not possible.

from the beginning
until now I always use a nokia. but
recently I decided to use the samsung.
this is because I prefer android. I really
do not like the windows phone because of boring. I hope nokia will use andoid. and I
also hope nokia will replace Elop.

Send from MY HEART to NOKIA
by me (NOKIA FANS)
sory 4 my bad english

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 08:17 4

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the first rule about project mayhem is... you don't talk about project mayhem! !!!!!!!! tyler durden is going to be pissed at you. soon they will be chanting "his name was Robert paulson" while they bury you.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 08:26 4

8. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

that's great. now i know there's really a future for my n9. but i won't try it yet, i'm afraid of voiding the warranty or ruining the phone. i'll wait for others to try it until it's perfect. for now, im happy with meego.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:03 3

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

THIS IS COOOOOOOOLLL!!! I've always thought of Nokia with an Android OS...and how it would fare!! Looks like it's coming down to it!!! :D

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 11:27 1

10. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

I was looking to buy a Galaxy phone, but I'd rather have this! Best of both worlds on the nicest device to come in a while.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 12:14 1

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm in love with NOKIA all over again!!!!! :)

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 13:14

12. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

NOKIA PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS!!!! I would like to know when nokia is going to come back to big red.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 14:55

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I love it when dead/abandoned hardware is hacked to run Android. :D

Btw, I have joined the ranks of the nerdy elite: I rooted my Atrix, unlocked the bootloader, installed racermod, and then flashed Jokersax's ICS ROM onto my Atrix. I feel so awesome. :D

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 20:29

14. ELGRECO (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

Now we're talking... Honestly, I like meego better but android will bring us all the nice apps. Good job to the project mayhem team!

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 00:40

15. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Wish this phone would hit Verizon...

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 06:01

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

It's a project...i don't think "this" will hit the market... not just yet!

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 04:58

17. Shubham412302 (Posts: 453; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

nokia n9
the epic phone
but nokia didn't launched it in india

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