Project Mayhem can put Android ICS on your Nokia N9 right now

22 March, 2012 | Comments (135) | Post your comment

The Nokia N9 has been dipping its toes into Android waters for a while now, we even got to see (but not touch) a working Ice Cream Sandwich port. The same guys, NITDroid, have now come up with a release that users can try out.

It's still not fully complete (it's an alpha release named "Project Mayhem"), but list of things that should work covers the basics. The Android version is 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As far as the screen goes, the touchscreen works, also sleeping, brightness and rotation to landscape but the accelerometer support needs work. Telephony is up and running with the o-fono stack.

The few hardware buttons that the Nokia N9 has are working too along with the headset buttons.

Audio playback and basic video playback are go, YouTube videos play (but are choppy). Bluetooth and USB connectivity are working (including ADB) and you can charge the phone, even though there won't be any indication on the screen about it.

You can root the Android OS and mount MyDocs as an SD card, but that one isn't pretty as it still relies on hacks.

Here's a video demo of Project Mayhem running on the Nokia N9:

Head over to the NITDroid forum to check out more details on Project Mayhem and installation instructions. Be warned that this is an Alpha release and you may end up bricking your device.

Thanks to Arif Ullah for the tip!

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Project Mayhem can put Android ICS on your Nokia N9 right now - reader comments

  • dan

is sucks bcz we cant play all game's with windose and the nice game are with money :(

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  • 2013-12-17 09:04
  • 0Uje
  • snnipes

can this be done on nokia n8

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  • 2012-08-02 00:05
  • fuiL
  • eretromicin

are you that linux illiterate?!...you don't have to pay for anything on this phone...video calls can be done through google talk

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  • 2012-05-18 23:12
  • 4$nL