Android 4.0.4_r2.1 (ICS) for Nokia N9. Alpha Release #4 “Despite”

The Nitdroid team have released their 4th update to Nitdroid which allows the Nokia N9 to dual boot to either the original MeeGo Harmattan OS or to Android ICS.

Further information available at the Nitdroid development forum: http://forum.nitdroid.com/index.php?topic=493.0

Here is the list of things that are now working since the new update:

Alpha Release #4 “Despite”

PR1.3 is required.

What is working:

– based on Android Open-Source Project (AOSP) v 4.0.4_r2.1 (IMM76L)
– Google Applications (GApps), PlayStore (Android Market)
– dualboot kernel (without reflashing), ability to choose OS after power on.
– N950 supported (see http://forum.nitdroid.com/index.php?topic=134.0)
– 3D drivers, OpenGL, hwrotation (“fake” default portrait mode for landscape-oriented displays), livewallpapers
– touchscreen (multitouch)
– hw buttons (volume, power), Nokia N950 keyboard
– ECI accessory (headset buttons)
– USB networking
– lcd off in sleep mode, colour profiles, electron beam effect (demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFMTofYt_2g)
– alarm driver, RTC
– mounting MyDocs as “SDCard” [realized; NOT FIXED, but HACK EXISTS]
– basic video decoding (sw) and playback, youtube
– wifi (only basic functionality: able to connect to AP, linkspeed/RSSI (signal strength) indication. no tethering).
– basic CellMo functionality: network registration, USSD, SMS, data (GPRS/EDGE/3G), signaling. Actually, ofono/ofono-ril stack is used: all things that it able to do on the n900.
– bluetooth (scanning, can pair devices. I’m able to send files between SGS2 and N9. I didn’t test deeper.).
– battery status, charging indication
– sensors: accelerometer, compass
– audio: playback (audio routing to: loudspeaker, headset or earpiece), jack switch in kernel (h2w), beta-quality microphone support (shazam/soundhound, skype, some sound recorders)
– lights HAL (lcd brightness, hw keyboard lights(Nokia N950) )
– root access (via adb shell; su/Superuser.apk)
– fakeGPS (ability to trick system and set any location as GPS fix), no real GPS support yet!

a lot of minor and major bugfixes since alpha_3.

Known bugs:
– little gfx glitch while horizontal scrolling
– voicesearch broken
- voicecalls are still WIP

Not working/ Work in progress:
– Cleanup source code, commit all changes, allow AOSP-like builds.
– RIL/ofono: connectivity problems on some operators. Advanced features: PIN/PUK (un)locking, roaming etc.
– Android USB drivers: adb, mtp etc.
– sensors (als, proximity etc)
– sensors: compass (calibration)
– lights HAL (led)
– audio (a2dp, microphone (attempt to record mono/8000Hz crashes mediaserver), voicecalls
– HW video decoding (DSP)
– vibra (postponed. It’s very likely Android to get support for input/forcefeedback devices in JB 4.1)
– camera
– GPS. GlonASS also ;D
– NFC (n9 share the same nfc chip with crespo: pn544 from NXP. I suppose we could use crespo’s HAL/kernel modules with minimal changes, no need to write it from scratch. However, it doesn’t work atm ( userland problem ) ).
– a lot of other things

Has anyone tried to put this on their Nokia N9 yet?   Would love to hear some feedback on how you got on and whether it is worth adding Android functionality ?

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