MeeGo running on my N900

Yesterday I got the MeeGo running on my N900 and for my surprise I could make a phone call with it.

Well, it is not stable yet. It is slow and sometimes the phone call doesn’t work. When I receive one call it shows a blinking phone picture but it doesn’t really ring and it is not possible to answer it yet.

So, for now I will continue using my Maemo but with a dual boot trying to help get it running properly.

How to install it

  • Get the N900 flasher
    wget https://files.maemo.org/repository/fremantle/releases/current/flash/flasher
  • Get Meego rootfs and kernel:
    http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/meego-codedrop.php
  • Prepare the SD Card:
    bunzip meego-handset-armv7l-n900acceptance-1.0.90.4.20100924.4-mmcblk0p.raw.bz2
    sudo dd if=meego-handset-armv7l-n900acceptance-1.0.90.4.20100924.4-mmcblk0p.raw of=/dev/<your usb stick> # sdb in my case. Check it carefully with dmesg
  • Flash the kernel:
    sudo ./flasherRn -k meego-handset-armv7l-n900acceptance-1.0.90.4.20100924.4-vmlinuz-2.6.35.3-10.1-n900 -fR

Tips & Tricks

  • Dual Boot:
    http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/Install/Dual_Boot
  • USBNet
    http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/Tips_and_Tricks/N900_USB_Networking