Improved How To Guide: Installing MSN, ICQ, Jabber, AOL and Yahoo! on #NokiaN9

| December 11, 2011 | 81 Replies

Last week I brought you a way to install MSN on the N9. It was very long and involved extensive terminal work. This is an updated way, using three .deb files and four simple terminal commands. It will provide you with access to creating these accounts using the Accounts UI app.

First of all, download these three files straight on the device;

  1. Open terminal, and gain root access using devel-su with rootme as password unless changed.
  2. Enter cd /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads
  3. Enter ; dpkg -i libpurple0_*.deb
  4. dpkg -i telepathy-haze_*.deb
  5. dpkg -i im-providers-additional-0.2.deb
  6. Restart the device
  7. If successful, you should have the various IM providers in the Accounts app.

Note: Enter lines 3 – 5 separate as they need to be done individually in that order. Also, if icons in Accounts stuff up, just restart device again. Continued icon corruption can supposedly be fixed by replacing icons in /usr/share/themes/blanco/icons/

Create the account like you normally would in the Accounts app, and, as usual, use Availability to go online.

This way of installing the IM includes the service not only in the Accounts app, but in the contact cards of those you merge.

If you need help, put it in the comments below, or send me a tweet

Update: If you followed my last post, just run mc-tool remove butterfly/msn/accountid in terminal. This will stop a duplicate entry of the account.

Cheers to Niwakame and Billranton for the simplest way yet!



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