N9Hacks: Nokia N9 Inception tool?

| March 6, 2012 | 12 Replies


Apparently something called an inception tool is available on the N9 reports GSM Arena, via source link below:

What does it mean?

This problem is one of the past: INCEPTION allows you to assume direct control and liberate your Nokia N9’s full potential.


  • Easy. INCEPTION allows you to open up your N9 in less than five minutes, with no need for a PC.
  • Safe. INCEPTION makes no major changes to your N9 on its own – it merely unlocks the door so that you can use your own discretion. INCEPTION can be uninstalled at any time with no side effects.
  • Effective. With INCEPTION, the only limits on what you can do with your N9 are your own. INCEPTION turns the N9 into what could be the most powerful and open handheld device on the market.

INCEPTION makes the following possible:

  • Direct customization of N9 system packages, many of which are open-source but couldn’t be replaced previously
  • Installation of new kernel modules that add advanced functionality to the system, paving the way for applications such as VPN clients, USB host mode, or a more sophisticated Wi‑Fi hotspot program
  • Mounting any filesystem, including those built with FUSE – such as sshfs or TrueCrypt
  • Complete disablement of Aegis, for users that want the N9 to function more like a traditional Linux desktop
  • Community-provided upgrades to the operating system, much like the Nokia N900’s Community SSU project
Cheers pyler for the tip!

Category: Maemo, MeeGo, N9 Hacks, Nokia

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  • Jaydee

    Man.. This is like ‘jailbreak’ on the N9..!! Hope developers/hackers/community make full use of this..!! Awesome stuff.. Lovin’ my N9 more & more with every new discovery.. 🙂

  • Stound

    And I thought Developer mode was the best 😀

  • Marianooss

    wow! more open? This phone should come without os from factory. then you what ever you want

  • Saul

    GSM Arena are clueless.
    Just follow the TMO announce thread

  • Saul


  • blue787

    Wow ! now i really want a N9, this is fabulous news, looking forward to super touch-centric apps (developers please please please take notice) for what i would consider the best smartphone ever made (you can actually still make a call without feeling you have a canteen tray on your head LOL)

  • Thats incredebile, Nokia N9 is really the best phone ever with endless possibilities… I am more then under impression. Hey, when we will have another such a phone with MeeGo??? First of all will 808 with 41camera will be aviable with MeeGo??? This is best thing in mobile phones since many years!! I want to stay with MeeGo and machines like N9 for nearest 10-15 years. What is going to happen about this? MeeGo machines line, like N9, continuation?

  • Saul

    nope… sadly not :/

    • Can’t believe that!? Why loose oportunity to make money having such a marketing star like N9? If they follow bussines rules then logical next move is to explore busines potential power of making money with N9. Do they? Somehow diffcoult for me is to imagine they follow a kind of anti-N9 fanatism or something. I doubt that manufacturer have demanded on all markets produkt and want not to sell it and not to explore new opportunities to make money with this product and this product successors which will be modified by user neeeds and requests?? This would be against money making so main aim of bussines, wouldn’t it? Am I right, or do busines is something different in Nokia then in the rest of the world?… Can’t believe that, really!!

      • Saul


  • Aiman

    can anyone give instructions to do this..i can’t understand

    • Saul

      find the main thread