Project Mayhem brings Android ICS to Nokia N9
posted by Victor H. / Mar 23, 2012, 4:45 AM
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.
Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 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 Mar 23, 2012, 7:41 AM 1
Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 05, 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 Mar 23, 2012, 8:01 AM 6
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
hey... 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 Mar 23, 2012, 8:17 AM 4
Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 26, 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 Mar 23, 2012, 8:26 AM 4
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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 Mar 23, 2012, 2:55 PM 0
Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009
Wish this phone would hit Verizon...
posted on Mar 24, 2012, 12:40 AM 0
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