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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=534Hm88NiyE

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

http://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Nemo/Installing#Dual-boot_method

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)

http://images.formeego.org/n950/plasma-active/meego-plasmaactive-armv7nhl-n950-1.2.90.20111106.0816.tar.bz2

Put your questions in the comments below.

Michael

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]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com

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  1. dualboot says:

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

    that would be so freaking awesome.

  2. manu says:

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

  3. Rezza says:

    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…

  4. yemko says:

    I wont forgive elop

  5. erik says:

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

    • Michael Faro-Tusino says:

      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

  6. dheeraj says:

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

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