Uninstall Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Install MeeGo OS On Nexus S Device


by casey on January 11, 2011

The XDA developers are too quick to bring these hacks. Here they wo with another one. Stroughtonsmith named hacker has successfully ported MeeGo operating system on Google Nexus S smartphone. The developer used rootfs images on the internal memory to boot Meego on Nexus S without flashing the phone.

For those who are unaware of this, MeeGo is an open source Linux based operating system designed to target mobile devices, notebooks, tablets, embedded systems etc. MeeGo was aimed to merge the features and work of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin.

On the other hand Nexus S runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system by Google which is also a Linux based operating system.

So you want to try MeeGo on your Nexus S device. Here is how to do it:

  • First you have to make a MeeGo root file system (rootfs) in ext2 format
  • Copy the compiled image to linux/rootfs.ext2 on the internal memory of Nexus S.
  • Use fastboot to boot. Here is the boot image
  • Flash it to recovery for the Dual Boot if required

According to XDA Developer Forum:

What works:
ADB root shell
X11 & UI apps
What doesn’t work currently:
Super-AMOLED brightness control (screen looks near pitch black)

We do not highly recommend you to install MeeGo on your Nexus S. If you are an expert then give it a try.

Source: via XDA Developers

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