Project Mayhem brings Android ICS to Nokia N9

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



1. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

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

2. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Very good i would buy a nokia android phone

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered


4. andrew1953

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.

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

6. unnamed19

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

7. remixfa

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.

8. fenixsama

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.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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

10. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

12. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

13. Sniggly

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


Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 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!

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Wish this phone would hit Verizon...

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

17. Shubham412302

Posts: 580; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

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