Nokia N9 gets Nitroid Alpha Release 4 “Despite” (Android 4.0.4_r2.1)

| July 10, 2012 | 27 Replies

The folks working on Nitroid for Nokia N9 now have the Alpha 4 release available. You will be needing PR1.3 for this.

.Instructions available in the link above

What is working:

– based on Android Open-Source Project (AOSP) v 4.0.4_r2.1 (IMM76L)
– Google Applications (GApps), PlayStore (Android Market)
– dualboot kernel (without reflashing), ability to choose OS after power on.
– N950 supported (see
– 3D drivers, OpenGL, hwrotation (“fake” default portrait mode for landscape-oriented displays), livewallpapers
– touchscreen (multitouch)
– hw buttons (volume, power), Nokia N950 keyboard
– ECI accessory (headset buttons)
– USB networking
– lcd off in sleep mode, colour profiles, electron beam effect (demo:
– alarm driver, RTC
– mounting MyDocs as “SDCard” [realized; NOT FIXED, but HACK EXISTS]
– basic video decoding (sw) and playback, youtube
– wifi (only basic functionality: able to connect to AP, linkspeed/RSSI (signal strength) indication. no tethering).
– basic CellMo functionality: network registration, USSD, SMS, data (GPRS/EDGE/3G), signaling. Actually, ofono/ofono-ril stack is used: all things that it able to do on the n900.
– bluetooth (scanning, can pair devices. I’m able to send files between SGS2 and N9. I didn’t test deeper.).
– battery status, charging indication
– sensors: accelerometer, compass
– audio: playback (audio routing to: loudspeaker, headset or earpiece), jack switch in kernel (h2w), beta-quality microphone support (shazam/soundhound, skype, some sound recorders)
– lights HAL (lcd brightness, hw keyboard lights(Nokia N950) )
– root access (via adb shell; su/Superuser.apk)
– fakeGPS (ability to trick system and set any location as GPS fix), no real GPS support yet!

a lot of minor and major bugfixes since alpha_3.

Known bugs:
– little gfx glitch while horizontal scrolling
– voicesearch broken
– voicecalls are still WIP

Not working/ Work in progress:
– Cleanup source code, commit all changes, allow AOSP-like builds.
– RIL/ofono: connectivity problems on some operators. Advanced features: PIN/PUK (un)locking, roaming etc.
– Android USB drivers: adb, mtp etc.
– sensors (als, proximity etc)
– sensors: compass (calibration)
– lights HAL (led)
– audio (a2dp, microphone (attempt to record mono/8000Hz crashes mediaserver), voicecalls
– HW video decoding (DSP)
– vibra (postponed. It’s very likely Android to get support for input/forcefeedback devices in JB 4.1)
– camera
– GPS. GlonASS also ;D
– NFC (n9 share the same nfc chip with crespo: pn544 from NXP. I suppose we could use crespo’s HAL/kernel modules with minimal changes, no need to write it from scratch. However, it doesn’t work atm ( userland problem ) ).
– a lot of other things

Cheers nikhil for the tip!


Category: Android, Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia

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