Saturday, January 01, 2011

Installing NITDroid Gingerbread 2.3.1

Happy New Year people and specifically Nitdroiders who couldn't have expected better getting into the new year. Gingerbread *Experimental* version has been released. As always all credit goes to @dunkdebugger.Let me explain in my own words what Experimental means: "You should stick to 0.0.8/0.0.9 if you like listening to music, if you understand that voicecalls are still not possible/ready." If you are linux savvy then play around, thrash, install, uninstall as you please.

The steps for the light heart are pretty much the same as posted for NITDroid 0.0.9 xMasDroid:

# sudo

# cd /home/user/MyDocs
# wget

# bzip2 -d gingerbread.tar.bz2
# mount /dev/mmcblk1p2 /and
# cd /and
# rm -rf * (this removes all the files from the old installation)
# tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/gingerbread.tar

# cd /home/user/MyDocs
# wget

# dpkg -i nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-06_final1_armel.deb

Note: If you had previous installation on emmc then mount partition accordingly. Beware if you have just copied previous contents to internal /home and modified EXT to INT in item file then rm -rf * will wipe maemo folders as well.

Warning: Only and only follow the above instructions if you have a separate partition on emmc for /and or if you have it intsalled on sdcard.

For all discussions and help refer to the forum


Zaib said...

Note that you can install the new kernel after installing gingerbread with the old one as well. :-)


ByB said...

I have tried install gingerbread with your instructions, but got a error.
I make the first line "sudo"
but when i make "wget" got the following message:
"Resolving failed: Temporary failure in name resolution"
Don't know where my mistake.
Best Regards from Portugal


ByB said...

Problem solved. My bad, no internet connection! ;)


Aditya Dhingra said...

plz tell me how can i install android on my nokia N900.
i am unable to download sftwares related to it.