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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 http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gingerbread.tar.bz2

# 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 http://downloads.nitdroid.com/nitinstaller/Packages/nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-06_final1_armel.deb

# 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 http://forum.nitdroid.com/

4 comments:

Zaib said...

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

Zaib, NITDroid.de

ByB said...

Hi.
I have tried install gingerbread with your instructions, but got a error.
I make the first line "sudo"
but when i make "wget http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/gingerbread.tar.bz2" got the following message:
"Resolving downloads.nitdroid.com... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution"
Don't know where my mistake.
Best Regards from Portugal

ByB

ByB said...

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

ByB

Aditya Dhingra said...

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