Video: Dualboot on the Nokia N950

| March 11, 2012 | 18 Replies

So if you follow me on twitter, you would know that I had flashed Nemo to my N950 and was fiddling with dual booting. Below is the video I made.

It is simple enough really. Turn the phone on like normal, be prompted with a few warnings and a standby screen featuring green text. Now, to boot into Harmattan, press the Volume Up button, to boot the Alternate OS, press the Volume Down button.

I have managed to get this to work using Nemo and Plasma Active as my alternate OSes. Hopefully, Nitdroid wont be too far away.


Apparently the same dualbooter is used for the N9, but seeing as it is my primary device, and I have finally got it the way I like it (since flashing 1.2 wiped everything) I don’t feel like experimenting.

Here is my video:

If you’re interested in dualbooting, the steps are here, along with how to flash Nemo

Also, if you are curious and wish to try out plasma active, get the image from here, and suppliment the above instructions using the Plasma Active Image instead of Nemo (.tar.baz2 file)

Put your questions in the comments below.



Category: How to:, Linux, Maemo, MeeGo, N9 Hacks, Nokia, Nseries, Qt, Video

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]
  • dualboot

    when i get the nokia 808 pureview, i hope to be able to dualboot Meego one day.

    that would be so freaking awesome.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Wishful thinking, but amazing! Who knows, since they have symbian code, someone may find a way to crack open the boot loader

    • dss

      Do you plan on writing the camera drivers for the 808 as well ?

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  • manu

    what happened to that N9 booting ics no news after that??

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Still in development, follow it at

    • Silthice

      Nokia N9 and MeeGo Harmattan The Ultimate Experience

      Have you ever wonder how is it feel having Lumia 800 experience on your N9?
      Or having Android/IOS/Belle UI on your N9?
      Let me introduce to you The Ultimate Experience of N9

  • Rezza

    Wow, it really works. I hope this can accelerate Nemo Mobile development as it would be much more easier for people to set it up. It’s not usable right now but as Nokia already killed Harmattan, it’s the only chance for N9/N950s…

    • Nitdroid for sure

  • yemko

    I wont forgive elop

  • erik

    CAn you use whatsapp on the N9 with this duall booth system, and is it easy to install???

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      If you install an OS that has the app, then yes, atm though no. Hopefully with NitDroid that will change 🙂
      There is a port of WhatsApp being done by the community anyway, soon enough we will have it, one way or another

  • dheeraj

    hey can u plz upload a video … show how to install two os on nokia n9?

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      I can try, but no promises, pretty busy Uni schedule

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