How To Run Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nokia N9 (Updated 09.08.13)


UPDATED for PR1.3: Read the procedure below for changes in section IV.

Have a Nokia N9 but wish you could just get some Android goodness on it? How about loading Ice Cream Sandwich on it and in a separate partition so you don’t mess up your current setup? Thanks to some hard-working developers over at Nitdroid.com, no problem at all. Here’s how.

I. Before You Begin

1. This shouldn’t effect your current MeeGo setup, but as a precaution please do a backup.

2. This can be a dangerous procedure so please be careful, especially when typing in commands etc.

3. These instructions are for a Windows computer.

II. Flash the Dual-Boot Kernel

1. On your device go to Settings > Security > Device Lock > Autolock and turn it OFF.

2. Download the Flasher program from here to flash the N9 with (WinFlasher-3.12.1.exe)

3. Install it to your computer and install it to the folder C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher\ when prompted.

4. Turn off the Nokia N9 and make sure it is NOT plugged in to the computer.

5. Download NaviFirm from here, unzip it, and install it on your computer.

6. Open NaviFirm and then select the Nokia N9 from the far left list, then select 30.2012.7.1 from the second list, then look for your version of the Nokia N9 in the last list (you can better decide by looking under the SIM tray for the 7 character identifier, type in that identifier in the last list to easily find your version) and select it.

7. After it is selected click Unmark all at the top, then look through that list and only check the one that starts with DFL61 AND has the word LEGACY in it.

8. Then click on “Browse” next to “Save to” on the right and choose the folder C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher\ and also uncheck the “Use productcode as final path”

9. Then click Download.

10. Next, download the Kernel file from here (select the zImage file with the latest date to the right of it) and save it inside the folder C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher\

11. Open the command prompt on your computer by opening the start menu and typing cmd in the search box and hitting enter.

12. In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

*in the above command please note that 005 not 001 after LEGACY, and please not the two hyphens before flash (–).

13. After hitting enter at the last line, plug the USB cable into the phone first then plug the other end into the computer and wait a few seconds for it to start flashing the phone.

III. Install Sillyboot

1. Unplug your phone from the computer and turn it on if it isn’t on already.

2. On your device, go to Settings > Security > Developer Mode and turn it ON. This will restart the device and download some apps, say yes to all the prompts.

3. Plug the phone back in to the computer via USB and select USB Storage mode so we can transfer files to it.

4. Download the Sillyboot file from here and save it to your computer.

5. Copy the Sillyboot file to the Nokia N9 in the MyDocs folder.

6. Unplug the device.

7. Open Terminal on the Nokia N9 and type the following into it with hitting enter at the end of each line (when asked for a password put in rootme):

devel-su
tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /

IV. Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich

1. Head to our how to Run Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nokia N9 (PR 1.3) procedure instead of doing the 10 steps below.

1. Download the ICS ROM from here and save it to your computer.

2. Plug in the Nokia N9 via USB and select USB Storage mode so we can transfer files to it.

3. Copy the file to your Nokia N9 in the MyDocs folder.

4. Unplug the device.

5. Open Terminal on the Nokia N9 and type the following into it with hitting enter at the end of each line (when asked for a password put in rootme):

devel-su
tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/nninedroid_ics_alpha1.tar.bz2 -C /home/

6. After that, turn off the Nokia N9 and then turn it back on.

7. When prompted, hit the Volume Up button to boot into the “alternative OS”

8. Wait a while for it to boot for the first time.

9. Soon as your device boots in to Android, go to Settings > Display > Sleep and change the option to 30 minutes (there is a known issue that sometimes when it goes to sleep it will turn off the phone).

10. To boot back to regular MeeGo, simply turn off the phone and turn it back on.

Thanks to the developers who created all these goodies and who created the original procedures. This was adapted from the following procedures, simplified, and a video was made to help people get through it easily. If this procedure was helpful or you enjoyed it, please head to the source links and donate to the hard working developers who made it all possible! – Source 1, Source 2, and Source 3.

  • MD

    Thank you so much David. Though I think I will pass on this mod BUT I am all over it when it gets ironed out. I hope you do a step by step when this enters at least BETA. I’m hoping it will be in the next couple of weeks. This just isn’t good enough to be my daily at this point but looks really promising.

  • MD

    Forgot to ask but does these work?

    1. 3G/HSPA+
    2. Calls
    3. Text messages

    If those all work I may actually give this a shot.

    • Hey MD,

      I tried it on an N9 and too be honest the only things I noticed NOT working are the camera, battery indicator (always says your out of juice and doesn’t indicate when charging), and sleep mode (when it happens on its own as opposed to you just turning off the screen) locks the phone up.
      Text messages, calls, and data works no problem. It’s worth a shot since its a dual boot, I’d say. You can just turn it off and back on and your in MeeGo. And when the developer updates his ICS ROM, it’ll most likely just be repeating the last steps to update to the newer version as they are released.

      • MAHLON GARRIDIGAN

        Hi there,

        For some reason i cannot receive a call. the phone rings and i slide the ringing icon to the green answer, but the call does not connect. It still rings on the other end, but on my side it stops ringing but nothing on the line.

    • maxbc

      Same issue here. Operator-dependent SIM cards not recognized? No service, no PIN asked for, no configurable APN (see other posts below about apn’s). No wifi too (service unavailabe or such, when trying to turn on).

  • Ercan

    I cant get the boot screen to press the volume u8p button. If you can help me pls send me an email nevruzercangul@hotmail.com. At least can u pls tell me how can i undo everything i have done

    • Hello Ercan,

      What probably happened (as it happened to me) is your either didn’t flash the Kernel properly in the beginning, or didn’t flash sillyboot properly. To be honest I’d go back and try again and make sure you get the confirmation like I did in the video. As for undoing everything, if you didn’t do those other steps properly anything else you did after erases after reboot 🙂

  • Saras

    Hi. I was trying to follow your tutorial but I’ve come to a problem here… I try tu run the cmd then I write cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher hit enter than
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R (the .bin file name is according to my N9 location) and hit enter…
    But it says ERROR: Only single flash option is allowed ERROR: Error processing option -f

    • Saras,

      Firstly, make sure you are typing in what is written in the procedure not what is typed in the video (the file name changed). The command is this:
      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

      Notice the 005 not 001 that you had. And also the command has two -‘s so it’s — in front of flash.

      Let me know.

      • Saras

        Damn… You could include delete/edit function here 😀 Sorry for triple post 🙂

        • There isn’t one? I deleted it for you anyway.

          • Saras

            Another issue… I was flashing my phone when it showed security problem. I’ve turned off autolock. I believe that was caused by app called track & protect. Now it shows that I don’t have a security number and should enter a new one (security>settings>device lock) but each time I try it just shows wrong security code… I’ll try to reinsta thel meego os :/

          • When did it show a security issue? When you booted it up? Or?

          • Saras

            During the dual-boot kernel flashing. But that didn’t happen with a clean meego 🙂

          • alihaider

            hey david i wanna know that when i write commands in the command prompt it doesnt show sucess but instead it open another commandprompt and after a second it disappers

      • Nikhail Haran

        hey David i did tried this as well but its not working? can u do another video or explain it in detail step by step on how to do it cause yeah its not working for me either

      • gokhan

        I have a problem.

        Notice the 005 not 001 that you had. And also the command has two -’s so it’s — in front of flash.

        • gokhan

          ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!

  • Saras

    Also, I wanted to know if it will be possible to turn between Android and Meego os? And how?

    • I mention this at the very bottom of the procedure, but all you have to do is turn off the phone when in Android and then when you turn it back on DONT hit volume up when prompted and you’ll boot into regular MeeGo. That simple 🙂

  • Dave

    I keep getting ERROR: unknown arguments specified!

  • Saras

    I knew about the 001 not beibng 005 from the file name I had 🙂
    Thank you for that double — before flash 🙂 It helped.
    Cheers.

  • nikhil

    hi
    everything went well for me but 3G dosent work and i cant connect to internet now. what i should i do to make 3G work ?

    • MD

      Did you input your son? I haven’t done this yet but i read you have to manually input your son.

      • MD

        Oops, auto correct. I meant did you input your apn. You have to manually input your apn.

        • nikhil

          hey thanks for the son… oops sorry apn 😉 i have done that now it works…

  • Raqif

    Hi,about the sillyboot thing,
    ive got the
    sbin/preinit
    bin/evkey
    but when i reboot,the “vol up” button doesnt show up,why?

    • Did you put the -C / at the end of the command?

      • srinath

        Hi Daivd,
        I am getting the same error. I remember adding -C /. and checked the files also.
        I think boot loader is booting up but it is not waiting for the input.

        One more thing this is the firmware i downloaded
        DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin

        if I try with 005 it is not working. I tried with 001 only. I flashed the image.
        Now I am getting the warning screen but not able to give any input. even it is not loading meego also.
        What can I do from here. Is it possible to put only android in N9 if so can you give me a link for the procedure
        Thanks in advance

  • nikhil

    i cant connect to play store ? help please

  • Saras

    Works! After reinstalling meego with Phoenix. The boot up is kinda slow… Thank you very much for this! 🙂

  • Saras

    I’ve installed the android successfully. But I can’t connect to the internet and usb doesn’t allow me to enter my phone through pc. Do you know how I could do that? Because I could download some android games on pc ant put them in my N9 through usb. As the internet doesn’t work…

    • You need to put in your APN again in the phone to get the internet to work properly. Google for your cell phone service provider’s APN then put that information in the APN section of your settings on your phone.

      • maxbc

        I’ve done that, but SIM is not recognized at all. No GSM, no calls, no texts. Entered APN disappears instantly and WiFi indicates “unable to connect to this service, please try again later” when attempting to turn it on.

  • Gerardo Al

    Hello,
    Thank you for your tutorial, I keep getting this message over and over again, I’ve turned autolock off, put a check on “non provisionable device” on mfe, and turn track and protect off as well. What could be the problem?

    error: SU_BEGIN_IMAGE_UPDATE_REQ terminated with error code 10: security failure
    devicelock on: cannot flash unsigned image

    Thanks!

    • Nikhail Haran

      im having the same problem as you as well. ive done all of that as well but it still ends with an error

      • maxbc

        devicelock, doesn’t that mean either 1) your phone is locked (which shouldn’t be as indicated by a note in flasher console output) 2) you set up a security lock (there is none by default) on the phone, in that case you have to find a way of disabling it

  • Thomas Gell

    Hello
    When i type the command to flash the kernel nothing happen.
    I press enter and it skips to the next line.
    It doesn’t even try to flash my n9 and there is no message to inform me.
    Can someone help me with this problem?

    • Thomas Gell

      Also when i type the number on the back of my sim into navifirm there are no results and i ended up downloading the Australian 16gb black version. Will this work if the numbers are different?
      Thanks in advance.

      • Hmm, you definitely should have a firmware in there. Please make sure that you have the right number in there. Do you know if your phone is a 16Gb Black Australian Version?

        • Thomas Gell

          I’m 99.9% sure it is an Australian version and i’m 100% sure it is 16gb black. Even if it was from another country the number should come up in the list. The number is 059L698.
          Thank you for replying so fast.

          • Laeticia

            Hi Thomas!
            I have the same problem as you. There are no results when I type the number of my SIM. How did you finally do? Did you choose another number? Did it work?

          • Thomas Gell

            i have yet to boot ICS on my phone.
            The variant i tried was the Australian black 16gb which did not work.
            It is peculiar that both of us have the same problem.
            May i ask what country and retailer you bought your N9 from?

    • Close the command prompt, then reopen it by right clicking it and selecting open as administrator and then try again.

      • Thomas Gell

        I tried this and re-entered the command but i get this

        WARNING: bad kernel format in zImage
        FIASCO ERROR: zImage: No such file or directory

        I’m not sure where to go from here.
        Please help!!

  • Ric T.

    I think I’m getting the same error as Saras.
    I can’t flash the kernel, it says “Devicelock ON: cannot flash unsigned image”.
    I have double-checked, and the Autolock is already turned OFF.

    Are there other settings I should configure?
    Will it matter if my Harmattan version is PR1.2?

    Thanks for this tutorial btw.

  • MAHLON GARRIDIGAN

    Hi there,
    I’m also getting the:
    error: SU_BEGIN_IMAGE_UPDATE_REQ terminated with error code 10: security failure
    devicelock on: cannot flash unsigned image
    ERROR: Failed to flash images

    and my devicelock is definitely off and track and protect is off.
    after the phone reboots I have the warranty void logo (would be nice to get rid of that scary screen)

    and then i have the same issue as Saras when i try to go in and turn on device lock. wrong security code

  • rendra

    i tired to flashing my n9 because my version (30.2012.07-1_PR_006)
    but there something wrong
    v20.2011.40-4_PR_005 must be equal
    to 005 or greater than 005*. For instance your device shows PR_005,
    *you cannot use the firmware having PR_004 or less. *(You can check
    it via Settings>About Product>Version)
    that is true????
    how to downgrade for 006 to 005 please

  • Justin

    Worked great for Android, but now my Meego has no signal. Did I use the wrong firmware?

  • Chady Oweiti

    Hey david first of all we appriciate your wor k
    second in my nokia N9 i dont have a MyDocs just a Documents so i created a MyDocs file and in it i placed the extracted file sillyboot , and placed the zipped file sillyboot.tar.bz now when i type in the command it says short read so i dont know what to do ??

    thank you

  • Chady Oweiti

    first of all i appreciate your effort 🙂
    second in my nokia phone i dont have a MyDocs file so i made one and placed siullboot extracted file and sillyboot.tar zipped file when i wrote the commands all i got was short read??? please help
    thank you

  • Saras

    To all who have issues with the device lock or security while flashing… Store all your data from N9 to your computer, reinstall a fresh Meego os and then to the flashing with the device lock off and don’t create tarck & protect account. I think T&P app was the issue for me,,,

  • Muthu Narayan

    Hi David…

    when i try to do sillyboot… this msg appear tar: can’t remove old file sbin/precint : Permission denied

    Please help me… Thanks bro

  • Lukas

    Hello, I have a problem with the signal then android is running, I can’t call for anyone and telephone write that is airplane mode on but really it is off, can anyone help me ?

  • Lukas

    Hello, I have problem with no signal in Android sandwich I can’t call or text messages because wheris no signal on the phone , and phone is wtriting that flying mode is on but really he is off , who can help me ? thank you

  • Omar

    Hi!
    Im from México, and i have the number 059L449(Telcel MX MX 16Gb Black), but i can’t find it in 30.2012.7.1 version, can i use another one, like 059L4M9? Or some Hispania variant?

  • Lukas

    why sim card is not reconigised ?

  • gleimesonjean

    I do this:

    turn off the device

    open “CMD”

    I type: cd C: \ Program Files \ Nokia \ Flasher (enter)

    I type:-flasher it DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07 1_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin-k zImage-flash-only = kernel-f-R (enter

    windows asks for permission to make the program mundaças I click yes on pc

    appears a window very quickly pronpt

    connect the cable to the device and then on the pc

    only the normal league n9 not enter into any windows boot
    What am I doing wrong?

  • Nikhail Haran

    hey David i did tried this as well but its not working? can u do another video or explain it in detail step by step on how to do it cause yeah its not working for me either. can u help me with this please

  • Mahlon

    Here’s how I got it to work.
    Workaround:
    If you’re also getting the:
    error: SU_BEGIN_IMAGE_UPDATE_REQ terminated with error code 10: security failure
    devicelock on: cannot flash unsigned image
    ERROR: Failed to flash images

    THEN:
    Reflash your phone using

    12. In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

    cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -F DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -f

    THEN: boot into your clean os, enable devicelock and then disable devicelock.

    NOW: Try the tutorial again.

    • Ric T.

      thanks! i got it to work (it really must be the Track & Protect App).

  • Etienne

    Hi
    i just did every step right and repeated it 3-4 times now but always the same result ics will not run after i press vol up key.
    would really like to run it on my n9 can you help me please?
    thanks in advance.

    • Etienne

      never mind it now i got ics on my n9 but still have one critical problem that wifi is not turning on in ics mode 🙁

      • Etienne

        also wifi does not work in alpha version solution is using 3g or installing apps via pc but that is very complicated

  • Apfel

    Hey.
    I got a question..
    When i’m typing in the command in the cmd.exe
    it don’t works, it sais:
    ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!
    Usage: flasher [OpTIONS]
    Options:
    …………………….(many “letters” and words..)
    What am I doing wrong?

    • Mahlon

      make sure the name part of the command in step 12 is exactly the same as the file name you downloaded. sometimes the file name is different. Its probably LEGACY_006 now…
      eg… DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin

  • willco

    I ran into an issue with navifirm.
    When I tried to dl the filename DFL61 harmattan.
    I get an error message Access to path file c:\programfile\nokia\flasher\dfl61_harmattan_30.2012.07-1_pr_legacy_005-oem1-958_arm.bin is denied.

    How can fix that is the file broken?

    How

  • Tarcisio

    ERROR: Bad ape-algo format in DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin

    how can I fix this?

  • alihaider

    Hey david i wanna know that when i type in the commads in the command prompt it doesnt flash my phone it opens another command prompt for a second and disappears

  • Ric T.

    i was able to boot Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of times then my N9 died. won’t charge, can’t be flashed and won’t turn on. had to take it to the Nokia Care center for software reloading, glad it’s still covered by warranty. it’s back to its good old MeeGo self.

    just a warning for anyone thinking of flashing their phones.
    i didn’t think the procedure could brick my phone, even if i followed the directions exactly.
    but if you’re feeling adventurous, please proceed by all means 🙂

  • Raqif

    Hi,there is a version 2,that had just been released,can you make a tutorial of how to install it?because,as far as i know,version 2 has wifi working…..Please make one,thanks 🙂

  • Victor

    problem installing sillyboot when I enter the command
    xjvf tar / home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2-C /
    sbin / PreInit
    tar: can not delete the old file sbin / PreInit: Permission denied
    anyone had this??

    • alihaider

      i do

    • Mehmud M. Saleyi

      It is easy, the correct command it is:
      xjvf tar / home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2-C /home/

      That is all.

    • Mehmud M. Saleyi

      It is easy, the correct command it is:
      tar xjvf / home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2-C /home/

      That is all.

  • Victor

    7. Open Terminal on the Nokia N9 and type the following into it with hitting enter at the end of each line (when asked for a password put in rootme):

    devel-su
    tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /

    I n9 permission denied
    tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /
    sbin/preinit
    tar: cant remove old file sbin/preinit: Permission denied
    that???

  • Victor

    yes

  • Victor

    7. Open Terminal on the Nokia N9 and type the following into it with hitting enter at the end of each line (when asked for a password put in rootme):

    devel-su
    tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /

    I n9 permission denied
    tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /
    sbin/preinit
    tar: cant remove old file sbin/preinit: Permission denied

    because???

    • englan

      Did you tried It before ? I think it’s already on or just trie to delete the sillyboot from the N9 and flash it again.

  • englan

    when I start my N9, ican’t accès to the dual-boot and it’s lunching only on Meego. So I tried again but when I’m flashing, there is nothing that appear when I’m connection my phone on the PC (unlike the video). Can it be th problem and so how can I do ?

  • englan

    when I start my N9, ican’t accès to the dual-boot and it’s lunching only on Meego. So I tried again but when I’m flashing, there is nothing that appear when I’m connection my phone on the PC (unlike the video) . Can it be th problem and so how can I do ?

  • ignacio

    i didnt understand how to type the commandos!
    and i try it but nothing happens!

  • dheeraj

    how to get rid from the problum of roaming sign ?????

  • inamie

    hai david, what is the extension for zImage file? my computer read it and save as Text Document.

    • AZ

      Oh dear, the same problem as mine! I fixed it somehow, but when I flashed my phone, it doesn’t start normally anymore. I get the ugly screen, and VOILA! Absolutely no ‘sign’ of booting chance… I have no idea about what went wrong, but my phone is just turned on for a couple of seconds (with the screen) – and then turns off… Please, I really need help here! :-(.. Can’t access my phone, can’t boot it to Android – disappointing…

  • Mark

    When i download the sillyboot file i get a bin and sbin file. Is this normal? It doesnt appear to be the same as the video. I downloaded a tar file from http://forum.nitdroid.com/index.php?topic=91.0 and used this instead.

    Still each time i enter the code I get “tar: can’t open ‘/home/user/MyDocs/nninetroid_ics_alpha1.tar.bz2’ : No such file or directory”

    Has anyone see this? Or can someone lend a helping hand to tell me where I may be going wrong?

  • hussain

    i have in step 12 in cmd about f -r it does not work and i have this (( ‘ f ‘ is not recognized as a
    internal or external command, operable program or patch file. ))

    please help me

  • clementjb

    i a type in cmd -> cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    hi say —>
    ERROR Usage: flasher [OpTIONS]
    Options:

    The way of the map is good i dont understand
    some one can help me ? ty

  • hytte

    Hi, I have tried to do this but without any luck.
    After flash, the phone restarts, an i get a warning about that i have changed the phonesoftware. Then I can´t get any further. I cant start up the phone…
    What to do?

    • Oliver Oxtoby

      I was having the same problem. What worked for me was to first of all re-flash the phone with the complete image:
      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -f -R
      and then with the kernel:
      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

      I think this happens if you didn’t do the software update to the latest version of MeeGo.

      Cheers,
      Oliver

      • hytte

        Hi, I have tried to do that many times, but no luck!?
        It´s the same everytime…

        Hytte

  • Mikal

    HI…. I am having a problem in step 12 and 13… Bcoz David did not show that in the video.. :(((
    Can anyone help me… Its saying flasher:invalid option

  • Henry

    Hi
    I type in the command in cmd (with LEGACY_006 since the file name has this not LEGACY_005) and the following comes:
    ERROR: Only single flash option is allowed
    ERROR: Error processing option -f
    What am I doing wrong?
    PS whats the difference b/n the double-hyphens before “flash”?I mean in some sites (actually all others that I visited) they put 2 hyphens, but here there’s only one.

  • Henry

    Never mind my previous post.There must’ve been something wrong with the command (I spent more than 20 minutes trying to find out what was wrong -.-) -I just copy-pasted from here and changed the “005” to “006” but now the problem is
    ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!
    -.-‘

  • Charitha Sanjaya

    Hi I have a problem with the very first step of changing security settings to keep the screen unlocked..?
    I don’t have this option…? only two options are available – No delay & after 5mins…? My version is PR1.2

  • ali raad

    hey wen i finish i can’t to run my device to android please help me

  • ali wehbi

    i am facing a problem :S ,, my N9 stopped working !! i was in step number
    20- Disconnect your phone from your PC after the kernel has been flashed.

    when i wrote the commend in the cmd

    cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    and the updating Sw Release
    Success

    then i disconnected MY N9 From the PC and trying to turn it On i am getting a warning msg ( You Have Modified the device software ……… etc … ) and after a while the phone turn off automatically What i Have to Doo ?! any Help please send me a msg to how to fix my problem on my

    Thank You ….

    • Hello,

      That warning is fine just wait for it to go away and continue the procedure.

      • Anonymous

        I am having the same problem. The message doesnt go away the phone just turns off on its own.

      • pks

        and if nothing happens once this warning goes away?
        There is simply no boot…
        .. Alternatively, how to go back to undo the flash?

        Cheers

        • pks

          Code: [Select]

          flasher -F DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -f -R
          This seems to have worked for me… so far.. 🙂

          • Thomas Gell

            I’ve tried this 4 times and I end up re-downloading all of my apps, losing them again when it wont boot past the waranty message and then re-downloading all of my apps again

      • ali wehbi

        the phone is turning off after the warning … i try to turn it ON the same warning msg and then after 1 min the phone is OFF !! …. SO what can i do ?! and look like not only me having such like this problem

  • ali raad

    when i compet the install i can’t to run the android my phone when rebooted my phone do not ask me to press vol up why ??

  • Mazoomi

    i installed it properly but ones i on my phone at last , when it is swiching on it doesnt ask to press the volume up key… can any one help me out with this…

  • uli

    If I run (Version 059J250)
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_003-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R
    I get the following response:
    ERROR: ReadFile(65540) GetOverlappedResult() error 1167 timeout 4975 ms

    What I’m doing wrong? 🙁

  • Ricardo Menezes

    Hello friend, I’m brazilian and follow his tutorial risca.Ocorre a problem when I enter the nninedroid_ics_alpha1, says that the file is inexistente.O language of my device is in English, and other than that I’ve managed to run sillyboot. Some of the songs are also on my android phone, but I can not run the command prompt. I ask for urgent help. thank you

  • Ricardo Menezes

    Hello friend, I’m brazilian and follow his tutorial risca.Have a problem when I enter the nninedroid_ics_alpha1.tar.bz2-C , says that the file is inexistente.O language of my device is in English, and other than that I’ve managed to run sillyboot. Some of the songs are also on my android phone, but I can not run the command prompt. I ask for urgent help. thank you

  • discontinuity

    for those who end up with phones that don’t boot past the warranty warning:
    RELAX! I had this too and all I had to do was re-flash the phone with the latest firmware image and I think it will work for you people too.The mistake I did and I think you guys did too is that you didn’t update your firmware to the latest.So you’re writing the zImage into the phone with a firmware image that isn’t the one the phone is using.(If u don’t understand this never mind).Just search “Comprehensive firmware flashing guide maemotalk” on google and select the page on maemotalk org with instructions for flashing.Follow those and you’ll most probably end up with a phone as good as new -I even had all my old data left-just the apps got uninstalled.Good luck

    • Rana

      I’ve tried everything perfectly according to the instructions but couldnt get my N9 android 🙁

      The firmware of the phone is updated too.

      No response from phone when cmd commands are applied while N9 being switched off or even on.

      Do you have any solution for that ???

    • Anonymous

      Not gonna lie, I think I love you

  • Muse

    I just have test install android and it succeed. But how if i want to uninstall it??

  • mark

    what do you mean by hitting enter on the end of each line? in your video i didnt see the picture of the command.

  • abk

    why would anyone replace a beauty OS with trash OS

  • Mat33n

    Hi im stuck at the flashing stage its not plashing for me.
    it gets stuck at the boot loader not found?

    also my DFL61 file does not say= ‘DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin’

    it says ‘DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.299.1_PR_LEGACY_299_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin’

    so i have use my one instead one the line above.

    can you please help. Thanks

    • tin

      how did u fix this? i have the same issue..

  • Mat33n

    ok i managed to do everything and installed android but when i start the phone it does not give me the option to boot into android no 3 dots appear and loads nokia as normal please help 🙁

  • rafael

    hi im trying to do this but i have a doubt in the cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R command you put LEGACY_005…. but my archive says 001 wich one should it be and you sau something about the ¨=¨ what that means?thanks

  • mh

    i have problem when i update nokia n9 ???
    when i start up i face word is not clear and notification icon
    and i cant enter to my phone so plz help me >>>>

  • mohammad

    when i plug the phone at II 13. IT STARTS installing the driver software and after that it says devide removed or unpluged what should i do please help me

  • Joel

    uhm i cant run the navifirm 1.7 as administrator as it says that the logon failure: user account restriction. what should i do?

    • dani

      u should log in an administrator account

    • nico

      Open the command prompt like this:
      click on the Windows Start button, in the search field enter “cmd”.
      It should display “cmd.exe” in the list over the search field, right-click on cmd.exe and press “Run as Administrator”
      continue as per instructions on this page

  • Md Foysal Ahamed

    After Flash my N9 then it is not open and after 5min its restart and again hangup and then again restart but not open. what can i do now? Pls help me

    • discontinuity

      This means there was a problem.Causes are many,but solution is just one.
      Reflash the phone with the latest firmware.Open Navifirm,do the steps in the tutorial,except that don’t download only the “legacy” file, but also the one below it;the “EMMC” one which is also larger in size.Put them in flasher directory.Now I assume u put them in “C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher”.Now open command prompt.Write “cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher” (Or the directory u have flasher in).Now write “flasher -i” (ofc u must press Enter after each command)
      Next, write “Flasher -f -F (name of “legacy” bin file).bin” (Please don’t use the brackets in the command-write the name of the file which has the word “legacy” in it.If u want,u can copy the name of the file and paste it on the cmd for utmost accuracy)
      After finish, write “Flasher -R” and the phone will restart.(Note that u must NOT put the “”s in the commands)
      hope this helped.

      • Rana

        Would you please eloborate that while applying the cmd commands, phone should be off or on???

        • discontinuity

          sry for xtremely late reply.
          Phone must be OFF when u plug into the PC.
          PS if u have a bricked phone u can’t turn it on anyway-or u’ll just reach the scary warranty loss message and the phone will switch itself off.
          guys for clarifications just go to the nitdroid forum and use the searchbox there.Most of ur problems will hopefully be solved.Have a nice day…..perhaps :DD

  • nickkk

    when we installed the android, would we came back to the meego

  • kate

    Can i have a dual boot file?
    It isn’t opened file that zimage. It’s something wrong.

  • nickkk

    My camera is not working when the phone is with android. It says “Camera error.Can`t connect to the camera.”. What I have to do?

  • shahid

    ERROR: Only single flash option is allowed
    ERROR: Error processing option -f

    how i resolve this error and continue installation

  • Salum

    Hi, how are u, i need your help please. I have Nokia N9 – Black 64 GB with archive: DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM, im living in Middle East and my problem is that im blocked in the step for flashing, when i put zImage in the same folder C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher and open commande prompt, i put this commande:
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R, but with no success in flashing, and when i connect my nokia N9 with the cable in computer, there’s the same result, i mean the phone not accept to flash, buu it can run the default OS Meego harmattan only . So i don’t know how to do now, maybe in our zone (Middle East) they block flashing of Nokia, so if u have some informations in order to help me, please post in my text. THANK YOU ALL

    • nico

      make sure you put 2 “-” sign before the “flash” word in the command

      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –-flash-only=kernel -f -R

      • Arsen

        hi
        you have written there LEGACY_006 and not 005 or 001
        is there a difference between that numbers?

      • salum

        hello nico, it’s me again. First i wanna thank u so much 4 your reply in my text, and thanx again becoz it helped me, and yes, the think that i forget to put is the 2 “-” sign before the “flash”word becoz it cant flash in that case, and now thanx, i succeed to flash the phone with the command you explain to me:
        flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –-flash-only=kernel -f -R
        and i follow all the steps, put the nninedroid ics in MyDocs inside the N9, and put the command in the terminal, and switch it off. Everythings’s ok.
        But when i switch on the phone and display the warning for warranty, if i press the volume up key or keeping pressing it, there’s nothing happen but just loading the default OS Meego Harmattan for the Nokia N9. So please again help me in my situation, and i don’t know if i must pressing the volume up key once, or twice or just keeping pressing. Or maybe i must reflash it again, with the sillyboot.
        Thanx again nico, and please im waiting for your help.

  • Salman

    ok i managed to do everything and installed android but when i start the phone it does not give me the option to boot into android no 3 dots appear and loads nokia as normal please help
    plz help sir do reply

  • mahadev.m.r

    Hey. Bro i loved this video and ur really a genius i appriciate ur tallent sir ,but i have a dought that will it works on nokia 701 or in nokia C6-01 . Caz my phone is nokia 701 and the C6-01 is my brother’s mob so both of us wanted an andriod os on our phone so plz reply … Will it work or not on these phones….. Plz reply as fast as u can sir….

  • Munir Miah

    hi

    i have done every thing but my cam & network not is not working i can’t call wifi also not working please help me…

    • Munir Miah

      Hi David,

      even i can’t call actually i’m based in Saudi Arabia it’s showing ” To place a call ,first turn off airplane mode” kindly can you help me out also WIFI ,camera is not working please advice as soon as.

      Cheers
      Munir

  • marius

    i installed android succesfuly butt when i use meego my facebook app doessnt work please help me

  • mstrl

    I got Android installed and the 3 @ appears but when i go to them the Device is switching off, what went wrong ?

    Many Thanks for you how to

    • mstrl

      so after reflashing it works (with different path) but i have no connection to my Provider and no WiFi is that normal ?

  • faris

    fail in command prompt
    i not understand when this vedo skip in command promt,,please help me friend

  • red

    i cant boot the sillyboot pls help me

  • Hello I have a Nokia n8 change the system from Symbian to the system Android Download Terminal program installed on a possible Nokia n8

    Possible to access the program Download Terminal

  • nico

    Thanks for the instructions, very helpful.

    Just to clarify a few things, if someone else has same issues as me (this is for windows 7):
    – step II.2, if you cannot copy the kernel in the C:\Program Files\Nokia\flasher folder, navigate to C:\Program Files\Nokia\, right-click on flasher, select properties, select Security, click on Edit, select “Users (<name-of-your-computer\Users)", click on Full Control and confirm. Then try copying again
    – step II.12, in the instructions replace "DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin" by the name of the file you have downloaded and copied. Also make sure you put 2 "-" signs before the "flash" word, like this : –flash. In my case (blue n9 Telstra Australia)it gave this : flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.235.3_PR_LEGACY_235_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R
    – steps III.5 and IV.3, when the article says "copy in the MyDocs folder", copy in the root of the drive that appears when you connect your phone as Usb Mass Storage

    Cheers

    • Anonymous

      still not working

    • charles

      HI Nico,

      I tried using LEGACY_005 both command use 1 or 2 “-” but still im stock on the CMD portion. It keeps prompting me an ERROR ” ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!
      Usage: flasher [OPTIONS]” By the way im using WIndows 7. NEed your help please.

  • daniel

    Hi
    I want to download the ICS ROM but it takes me to a iLivid sight.
    I downloaded and installed iLivid but I am not clear how to get ICS

    any help will be appreciated.

  • daniel

    Can any one tell me if this is the right ICS ROM file
    nninedroid_ics_alpha1.tar.bz2

    Thanks

    • charles

      Yes thats the correct file.

      Another thing is that, have you tried to execute the part one command which is flashing the device on CMD. mine is im having a problem and keep promting me this error “ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!
      Usage: flasher [OPTIONS] ” ..

      May i know what command you are usin, mine is this one.
      ” flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R “

  • charles

    Hi i downloaded all the need file the start ding the android dualboot installation. My problem is when i tried to do exactly what the instruction say on this video in part one which is Flashing the device using command prompt then go to Flasher derectory then type ” flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R ” im not able to get through. Need your help guys if this arguments are correct or ned to amend.. Thanks

    • Charrles

      I managed to install dualboot but i have a problem on my camera and wifi. it seems both are not working.. anyone having this issue and has resolved ? please help..

  • JoHN

    i’ve problems with simlock at begining the Dual-Boot Kernel

    help me!!

  • hi i love this video and i do that i like the android on nokia n9 its beutiful

  • thank you david cogen that is very useful

  • Kakman

    Hello, I have a problem with flashing. It just does not want to start. Im typing all commands corectly (double –), pressing enter, and then im plugging in my device and it just starts to charging. HELP

    • JC

      I’m getting the exact same thing.
      Also, when I use Navifirm to get the correspondent DFL61, the number I get on navifirm is PR_LEGACY_001.
      What could I do?

  • JC

    Wow. Now I got all the way through loading the android rom, but after turning it off and on, I never get the warning screen nor the indication to boot into android using the volume button.

  • maxbc

    My sim card is not recognized. Nor wifi works. Other than that it’s amazing ! (actually android is kinda useless without internet)
    My country variant did not exist in NaviFirm, so I used another one to flash (as the flasher only flashes the kernel, i guess this doesn’t really matter). That was actually dangerous because in case of failure I couldn’t have resurrected a dead phone…

    And a nice little warning at boot 😉

  • Baudouin

    Wow! Thank you so much!
    Now, I’m decided (better late than never… 😉 ) :
    I BUY a Nokia N9!!! & I want a black 64GB to get enough place for this dual Booting …

  • Julie

    I couldn’t get any further than the Navifirm software. It came up Access Denied when downloading to the Flasher file. All steps just as stated here.

  • Steve

    I really have trouble at this part………………………………………

    12. In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

    cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    *** is the end of the line -k zImage – ???? Do i hit enter here ???? I’m confused

    *in the above command please note that 005 not 001 after LEGACY, and please not the two hyphens before flash (–).

    Also, I could only locate the following file from Navifirm… can it be used as a subsitute

    DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.418.2_PR_LEGACY_418_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed

  • harth

    Dear Mr.
    I have a problem downloading files from the program of the Mobile Navi Firm because it does not show the file extension to be as updated as required to explain the steps that you’ve typed on the site, has raised the image files from the program the Navi Firm
    cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R.
    can you type my Special command
    So I hope you to show me how I can write it on to broken my phone or is that some devices are not compatible with Android

  • Salman

    Every thing is done accordingly.. but the problem is after pressing volume UP for alternate OS my phn goes off… then i have to power on it again…
    please help i don want to giveup

  • luke

    why i keep error: unknown arguments specified

  • hi dear
    thank you so much
    but i have problem
    in step II
    (12. In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

    cd C:\Program Files\Nokia\Flasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    *in the above command please note that 005 not 001 after LEGACY, and please not the two hyphens before flash (–).

    13. After hitting enter at the last line, plug the USB cable into the phone first then plug the other end into the computer and wait a few seconds for it to start flashing the phone.)
    when i hit enter after typing order !! no things happen!!!!!!!
    :-((((

  • furkan

    I got a problem. Everything works fine, the Meego system works fine, but when i start the phone and press volume up button to boot andriod, the phone just turns off, why is that? Help please

    • discontinuity

      furkan did u put nitdroid 1 or 2 or 3?(yeah there are 3 versions 3 being the latest)-If u followed these steps and only the steps on this page then I’m not sure of the problem.If u put nitdroid 2 then at first it was released to OVERWRITE the 1st one though later a standalone was released.
      To all: If u have queries then why don’t u go to the real nitdroid forum(nitdroid is the name given by the team to android for the N9) and ask them there?They’re better then me,and u might as well cut Mr.David some slack 😀

  • Jab

    Hello , it’s possible that someone could transalte the method it will be great for the French communoty

  • maxbc

    Another problem to report : I am having issues when the phone empties its battery : when I try to charge it back, it starts to boot, I see the warning and the “Press VolUp for alternative OS”, then, if I press volUp, Android boots fine but is incapable of charging, and if I don’t, the phone turns “off” (or in a weird state where in the dark you can see the screen is actually still on), and in this state it doesn’t charge. Only way to turn it OFF is to press power button for 8 seconds (as always), this brings us back to the initial state.

    I tried using the Flasher, it worked once : start the flasher with any OS that won’t work (for example, try to downgrade), flasher will prevent the phone from starting. The first time I did this the phone kept blocked by flasher and started charging.

    But now, my problem is even though the flasher blocked the phone from booting, the phone doesn’t charge, so I’m completely stuck with a “dead” phone (it’s not dead, it’s just unable to charge).

    Another time, I just did a lot of those manipulations (turn off, plug in, turn off again before boot, plug out, etc.) and maybe the battery charged a little, but I got a boot warning such as :
    “The system is not working properly (too many reboots). Boot anyway?” I said yes and the phone booted correctly.

    This is very annoying. I would really like to find a way to downgrade (coz I can’t flash my phone, the latest version fw doesn’t exist for my country variant although I got 1.3 FOTA… which is even weirder)

    BTW there is an updated version of Ninedroid, and I would like to install it (but since I can’t flash…)
    Available here : http://www.n9fanclub.com/2012/03/video-how-to-install-android-403-ice.html

    • maxbc

      Edit : the phone actually charges when blocked by flasher.
      However, the downgrade problem is still there…

  • BRAHIM

    i have problem that i did every thing right and i got the worning but they don’t show to me the volume up on the start
    and how to remove it because it’s not working in my device and my n9 is 64gb

  • ETHAN

    HI
    does this process worn with other Nokia smartphones…like Lumia 800????????????

    • No only works on the N9.

      • salum

        Hello David, just on thing i wanna tell u that i finish all procedure you explain in order to run android ICS 4.0, all finish. But when i switch on the phone it display the warning for void warranty, and if i press the volume up key or keeping pressing it, there’s nothing happen but just loading after about 15 or 20 seconds the default OS Meego Harmattan for the Nokia N9. So please again help me in my situation, and i don’t know if i must pressing the volume up key once, or twice or just keeping pressing. Or maybe i must reflash it again, with the sillyboot.
        Thanx again nico, and please im waiting for your help

  • salum

    Hello David, just on thing i wanna tell u that i finish all procedure you explain in order to run android ICS 4.0, all finish. But when i switch on the phone it display the warning for void warranty, and if i press the volume up key or keeping pressing it, there’s nothing happen but just loading after about 15 or 20 seconds the default OS Meego Harmattan for the Nokia N9. So please again help me in my situation, and i don’t know if i must pressing the volume up key once, or twice or just keeping pressing. Or maybe i must reflash it again, with the sillyboot

  • Doesn’t matter

    It doesn’t work!!!!
    The instruction is NOT clearly and the video is snipped! What a bullsh*t!

  • juan aragon

    hello i wanna know how to do this with the new update of nokia n9 i got the update p.r. 1.3

  • i am yeasin i can downlode fram where all ok but push the downlode button than came msg not same fremwhere why i see ur video and i have n9 i do what u say so why give msg like that plz help me plz plz fist 1 ok 2and ok but winflasher open get all but downlode is not work why plz tell me plz

  • daraseng

    I fallow everything in this tut.. But I get only warning screen then it go to Meego..
    what problem? please help

    • What version of MeeGo are you on?

      • salum

        Hello David, really i have the version PR 1.2, but just one thing i wanna tell u that i finish all procedure you explain in order to run android ICS 4.0, all finish. But when i switch on the phone it display the warning for void warranty, and if i press the volume up key or keeping pressing it, there’s nothing happen but just loading after about 15 or 20 seconds the default OS Meego Harmattan for the Nokia N9. So please again help me in my situation, and i don’t know if i must pressing the volume up key once, or twice or just keeping pressing. Or maybe i must reflash it again, with the sillyboot. Another i wanna tell u is that the command u explain:
        tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C / didn’t work if i put the -C / but if i remove it or i add to it the syntax /home/ it work but never dual boot

        • Without the -C it won’t work (that’s why it isn’t booting). Try flashing it again but this time follow it exactly. It’s been a while since I did this to the phone, but I sort of remember having the same issue and it was cause of something small I overlooked.

          • salum

            Yea i know that it must be the problem of the -C command, but really when i put that -C it display a message like cannot remove something like, but when i remove it or add home/ nothing display, but unfortunately no dual boot, i try many times to reflash the phone maybe about 5 times but with the same problem, -C didn’t work

          • salum

            or maybe the problem is the french language bcoz my phone is in french, but i don’t think that

  • omar

    *in the above command please note that 005 not 001 after LEGACY, and please not the two hyphens before flash (–)
    i have in navifirm oo6 .. wt i will type in commander 005 or 006???

  • HELP!

    Help! The part where I need to write something on the cmd every time I enter it say that
    ERROR: Only single flash option is allowed
    ERROR: Error processing option -f
    what does it mean help please !

    • ahmedou

      to solv your problem go to disc c programs nokia flasher then hold shift and press right button on the mouse and prees on open commands and type this

      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage.pr13 –flash-only=kernel -f -R
      then plug in your divice

  • flavius

    In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R i don’t now how i put this in cmd he tels me that is an error please hel me

    • Chandan

      open cmd and change directory to ur flasher directory

      and then copy paste the code
      flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

      by right clicking on cmd prompt and press enter…

      • Boqn

        what do you mean ? to change the directory ? how to change it ?

  • If you are not watching the video, make sure to open up Navifirm by clicking “Run as administrator” As a non-tech savvy geek, I spent 30 minutes receiving an error which I could not figure out how to circumvent. Watching the video is the extra step not explained in the step-by-step.

  • killu1000@hotmail.com

    need help
    in CMD every time I write
    cd c:program filesnokiafalsher give me
    too many parameters

    what I can do ?

  • tanmay

    neded help the flasher file is running in my laptop!!!!!

  • tanmay

    the flasher file is not running in my system

  • vTh

    after typing flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R and hitting enter it`s just asked me to allow, i alllow and there is nothing happening.
    HELP someone please!

  • Zenc Tan

    Can u show me how to install the Nitdroid alpha 4 on my nokia n9?

    • Abbu

      don’t know…lol

  • James

    What is the difference in the installation of the alpha 3 and the alpha 4?

  • Pete G

    Hi Steve I am at the moment upgrading my N9 for Icecream . I have progressed to a point where I am dowloadong Sillyboot to my N9 on entering the following tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C / to which I recieved the following meassage “no such file or directory”!.
    When I downloaded sillyboot the instructions asked to save the download in MyDocs folder on the N9, as there was no folder on the N9 the same I added a new folder and saved the program there.
    I have a folder called Documents so I saved sillyboot to that folder as well and recieved the same message.
    Can you help in any please.
    Cheers Pete

    • Simon

      I had the same problem! Have you had a fix for this at all?

  • alllan kahangwa

    hey how can i run android ice cream sandwich on n9 with PR1.3 need help

    • mohsin khan

      i have also n9 .plz android software how to install plz tel mep e

  • MINNU

    how can i run it on PR1.3???????????????????????????????????????? NEED HELP

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You need to wait until the developer comes up with the working procedure for PR 1.3.

      • Lisa

        Any news? Or still no go on PR1.3?

  • selphie17

    my n9 wont turn on after the successful flashing of kernel, what should i do?

  • anonymouse

    HELP ME PLS!

  • socialnetwork

    which one should i download? zImage.pr12 or zImage.pr13? because im in the version 1.2

  • maxxy

    hey man, nice vid on installing nitdroid for n9. One question, my file in navifirm has Legacy_339 instead of Legacy_005 or 001 in it.

    Can I work with that file? I’m not sure, the manual doesn’t say.

  • AJMAL

    IN NAVIFIRM THE DLF61-HARMATTEN WAS NOT DOWNLOADING
    A BOX WAS SHOWING IN THE DISPLAY
    DWNLOAD FAILED
    ACCESS TO THE PATH’C:/PROGRAME FILES/NOKIA/FLASHER/DLF61_HARMATTEN….’ IS DENIED
    ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE

    • Anton Kaluzhanov

      right click on navifirm and ” run as administrator ” then download again the DLF61 thing

  • Anton Kaluzhanov

    I got android ice cream sandwich run on N9. BUT!!!

    When I try to switch on my camera,it says that ” can’t connect to the camera ” that was first problem 😀

    Second problem is that internet and Wi-Fi isn’t working at all 😀

    What should I do 😀 ?

  • DHKS

    im install ics but not boot the ics how to???

  • Ehab Elnakib

    hi,
    the part on the cmd is not clear.
    when i type the code nothing happens!
    any advise?

  • cauchanfe

    This is very confusing for me: “If you are on version PR1.3 this will NOT work until NitDroid is working on PR1.3”

  • Mariusmssj

    Hello Really great guide i was wondering if you plan to update it for the Jelly bean release?

  • Kimax

    Please help i have version PR11

  • Fabiano brazil

    Once developers to create Ice Cream for pr1.3, please let me know man.

  • NEL

    HELLO CAN ANY ONE HELP ME EVERY TIME I DOWNLOAD THE FILE HARMATAN LEGACY ITS FaiLeDS IM ON THE 50PERCENT%%%% ON THE DOWNLOAD STILLS FAILED AND THEN YOU HAVE TO REPEAT AGAIN AND AGAIN PLS HELP IS THERE NO OTHER LINKED TO DOWNLOAD IT FAST AND SAVE THE FILE LIKE WHEN DOWNLOADING A TORRENT PLSS HELP NEED ANDRIOD NO APPS ON NOKIA SITE

  • NEL

    plss help me need it thats the only file i need so i can do the flashing

  • NEL

    i tried it maybe 10 times sometimes 30%% in 56% 29% help is there any othere way my internet conection is excelent no problem

  • hns

    hey i have nokia lumia 710..can i install ics in this..??

  • pr 1.3
  • naufy

    can i install ICS in DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM………

    • Chandan

      ya u can….

  • Wilson

    Will it work on nokia 701

  • deepak

    Hi..suppose I do follow the above steps and manage to get it working
    What are the known bugs/issues??

  • ahmar khan

    hey my n9 is running android bt camera is not working ang not callin and reciving how to fix it plz tell me

  • rashid

    hi ahmar can u tel me how to do

  • immue

    error after command could pls help me flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

  • immue

    ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!
    Usage: flasher [OPTIONS]
    Options:

    error after command could pls help me flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

  • chourasia

    hey how can i run android ice cream sandwich on n9 with PR1.3 need help

  • Trudepai

    it didn’t work 🙁 only thing I couldnt get right was at the cmd when i plugged in my phone. it didn’t come any message about if it worked or not..

  • JMMPDFDG

    Hey can you make a video and show us how to type the commands on CMD because i’ve tried like 10 times and i don’t get the Success message !! When i push enter at the end of -f-R i get ( C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher> ) !! Please help !! And di you have to put SPACE* flasher* -a* DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin* -k* zImage* –flash-only=kernel* -f *-R ?? Do i have to put space every where there is a * ???

  • Caxskina

    Hello friend is not possible to find a way to do this in Nokia E7?

    thank you

  • Adan

    Hi
    thank you very much it was a very cool topic but
    I update my meego to 1.3 and i don’t know if i can change it back to apply the operations on it

    or any way that i can run andriod on my phome

    thanks again

  • picosse

    When was it will work at version PR 1.3? I need an immediate response from your blog. Thanks!

    • We don’t have any exact date when the ICS will be available for the Nokia N9. As soon as it arrives, we’ll update you with the same.

      Thanks!

  • Mahlon

    Hi everyone, I successfully installed jellybean on PR1.3. Follow these instructions but get the latest downloads from http://forum.nitdroid.com/index.php?topic=601.0

    • Apfel

      Bro…. THANKS!!!!<3

  • never stop

    In the command i type it right but it tels me that the device lock is on but i make sour its off befor i did the flashing

    and now in my n9 when i open the device lock it tels me to have a new password but when i do it show a message that the password is wrong

    what is the problem and how i fix my n9

    please help

  • wildred

    Can i do this on symbian devices like my nokia c7?

  • christopher

    this work on nokia c7 ?

  • nabil

    when i plug the usb on the phone and then pc the flashing doesnt start why?

  • jamblaze 2251

    hey you there yeah you at looking at the screen I’m going to ask how can i run andriod on n97??

  • Rebel

    I have a quick question. I lost my original SIM tray, so i can’t check for the right 7 dig code. Where else can i find it?

    • Apfel

      when you know your mobilephone well..
      so color, memory size, land where you got it from etc.
      if you know this facts youll find it..

  • Manuel Melgar

    When I download the file it says “LEGACY_001” why change it to “LEGACY_005”?

  • RYAN

    i can not download the DFL61? PLZ HELP

  • Lafreak24

    Hey can you make a video and show us how to type the commands on CMD because i’ve tried like 10 times and i don’t get the Success message !! When i push enter at the end of -f-R i get ( C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher> ) !! Please help !! And di you have to put SPACE* flasher* -a* DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin* -k* zImage* –flash-only=kernel* -f *-R ?? Do i have to put space every where there is a * ??? can you send me an link please… THX

    • Apfel

      Hey.
      I had to write something lil different.:

      cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher *hit ENTER*
      flasher -a [name of what i have downloaded with the program with LEGACY etc.].bin -k zImage.pr13 –flash-only=kernel -f -R *hit ENTER*

      so yes, everywhere, where a space is you have to tipe this in the cmd. and i had to write after the zImage the .pr13 and the double hyphen (-) before flash
      then it’ll work.

  • nico

    after i put all commands to the cmd no success msg were prompt in the cmd… :(( pls help me… i tried it many times.. i carefully followed the instructions above but when i reach this:

    cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    no success were prompted as u said in the video…

  • jude

    can anyone help me please , i run the program perfectly on my nokia n9 , afterwards i switched it off and on but nothing happen . can someone help me please

  • HHA

    i did all steps but not download

  • kasper

    What if i have downloaded the harmattan legacy already to another computer ?

  • Hisham

    Is it work with 10.2011.34.1

  • Arslan Ghani (UAE)

    From UAE- DUBAI —– Bro i need help? the NaviFirm i download its name is DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3.333.1_PR_LEGACY_333_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin which you download in your video is DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin

    2nd when i do CMD it nothing its show C:program filesnokiaflasher

    what i do plz help ghani_id@yahoo.com

    • Arslan Ghani UAE DUBAI

      above problem i solve by myself now the problem after open terminel devel-su pass rootme its ok i do this but next when i tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C / I HIT ENTER ITS SHOW sbin/preinit tar: can’t remove old file sbin/preinit: Permission denied

      plz help me ADMIN

  • ARSLAN UAE DUBAI

    ADMIN HELP PLZ now the problem after open terminel devel-su pass rootme its ok i do this but next when i tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C / I HIT ENTER ITS SHOW sbin/preinit tar: can’t remove old file sbin/preinit: Permission denied

    plz help me ADMIN

  • Apfel

    I need a little help please..
    it’s all installed but when i start my device new, there is not the possibility to push volup for starting android,
    may it’s the failed sillyboot install, everytime I tipe the text in and hit enter there is not the “sbin…”etc
    but there is:
    “tar: invalid magic
    tar: short read”

    what should i do?

  • mramos

    Can somebody help me? I can’t get past Step 9 under “Flash the Dual-Boot Kernel. Every time I click the Download button I get the error below. What can I do to fix this?

  • Emile

    After flashing I can’t use mass storage anymore. Help!

  • ahmedou

    bro the cmd stuff is realy hard you shoud show on video

    • Z

      Hi,i can help, but it is tricky..

  • ahmedou

    does it works on n9 with PR1.3

  • DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin
    it can’t be downloaded… it says download error, smgt like zat. I’ve followed all z procedures until here… Plz help

  • ahmedou

    after installing ice creame sandwich and turning off my phone it whont get turnd on

  • The flasher link is not working can you put a new link please

  • Xenon

    Full Install but when I am Open Android then my device off

  • Anthony Douglas

    The link for the win flasher is not working, It just says An error occurred while processing your request????

  • When I open NaviFirm it says “Connecting to Server” then a error window opens saying:

    Service specific exception:
    com.nokia.posti.server.caresuite.webservice.UnauthorizeFault

    What should I do? Reply ASAP

    • prince

      hii tum navifirm wo wala open karo jo tumne sab se pahale download kiya tha

  • prince

    In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.299.1_PR_LEGACY_299_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R i don’t now how i put this in cmd he tels me that is an error please hel me

  • prince

    In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.299.1_PR_LEGACY_299_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R i don’t now how i put this in cmd he tels me that is an error please hel me

  • prince

    In the command prompt type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1.299.1_PR_LEGACY_299_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R i don’t now how i put this in cmd he tels me that is an error please please help me

  • sahad

    please help,,
    Executeing
    devel-su
    password
    tar xjvf /home/user/MyDocs/sillyboot.tar.bz2 -C /
    enter
    .
    .
    .
    then i got like this
    usage: tar -[cxtzjhmv0] [-x FILE] [-t FILE] [-f TARFILE] [-c DIR] [file]…

    any idea please … i’m really noob with this

    • prince

      hii frnd plz help me error to flashing -k is not recongnized as an internal or external

      command,
      operable program or batch file plz help me

  • prince

    ‘-k’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. har baar yahi likha aaraha hai flashing kar ne par koi to help karo yaar plz

  • N9er

    since navi firm has recently been closed where can i get the firmware file to install the android?

  • Lian

    I’ve done the steps of the video but when I get to Navifirm, the app has nothing. No products. It’s all blank. Is there an alternate program other than navifirm?

  • santiago

    Hi
    How do I know that the flashing procedure worked (II step 12)?
    I don’t get the same message as in the video but it doesn’t show mistake either

  • SALAMI

    after installing ice creame sandwich and turning off my phone nothing is changed ! my phone stay the same as befor ; can i have help from somone ?

  • Boqn

    guys when I put the code cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R in the cmd it give me error “Unknown argoments specified! ” please help me I do everything perfect and now BOOM /epic fail … help please

  • Boqn

    please help it give me error in cmd when I put the code cd C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher
    flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_005-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R please help meee !!

  • srizon

    can this b done in nokia E7??? plz reply..

    • vishal

      can this b done in nokia n8 ????? plz reply………..

  • Vivek

    I have done everything correctly but the option to boot to alternative os is not coming . what should i do

  • Nohj Olrak Errob III

    in this process, can i change the operating system of this phone to android without dual booting, just a single Phone OS?

  • Islam Ismail

    what is error in software android ice cream sandwich on n9??
    what about cell phone, camera and wifi??

  • User

    my n9 pr1.3 has turn on like a meego not like an android helpppp please!!!!
    i have download ics 4

  • Roman Ali

    I have completed all the process but on the bott the warning coimes not the volume up sighn and it normally loads meego operating system PLzzzzzz help i Ics in my Phone

  • Riley Ashton

    PLS HELP! i tried downloading DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY_006-OEM1-958_ARM……… BUT it says DENIED. what can i do?

  • Owengreg01

    i Can’t Download The WinFlasher File The First download

  • Carlos Soares

    does it works with this firmware: 77F4B8CF_DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3.398.3_PR_LEGACY_398_ARM_RM-696_PRD_signed.bin ?

  • F4rooki

    hi ..i flashed dual boot kernel with the latest available . but it does not connects now as mass storage with pc to install silly boot, any one help please…

  • Giovanni

    Jesus Christ, not ONE single person who writes “this actually works”, only desperate folks full of problems…. I guess I won’t even try…

  • Fred Oliveira

    Problems for download WinFlasher-3.12.1.exe
    Can help

  • ijaaz

    how to delete previous installed ics and install the new jellybean os?

  • Julie

    I’m was sailing along right up to the part where I hit enter with the code. I get to the flasher path and after I enter the rest it takes me back to the flasher path again. I copied and pasted the code from the site and it still took me back to the flasher prompt. The path is correct. What am I doing wrong?

  • Sujit Seth Soren

    i did the whole procedure but when i restrated the phone it does not ask me to push the volume up button. and it started normally and could not move to android. please help me how should it be done.

  • qais

    after installing ice creame sandwich and turning off my phone nothing is changed ! my phone stay the same as befor ; can i have help from somone ?

  • Ahmad

    hi your link is not worimg these days

  • Ahmad

    Hi! your link is not working i cannot downlaod win flashewr from there can you help me how downlaod it

  • ŸÁssîñë Majîdë

    etape
    II. Flash the Dual-Boot Kernel

    the Not Found

    The requested URL /maemo-dev-env-downloads.php was not found on this server.
    SoLUTION

  • Edge McGreen

    Hey can someone tell me what did I di wrong? I put android ics alpha 4 and when is time to boot I press VolUp and phone shutdown. I can boot Meego with no problem, but can’t say the same about android?

  • Nouman Khan

    Hi David … I am not able to find winfasher software anywhere for windows8 64 bit …. please help me…

    • You should do this procedure for section IV instead -http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/30/how-to-install-android-ice-cream-sandwich-on-the-nokia-n9/

  • Nouman Khan

    C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher>flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY

    _006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    flasher 3.12.1 (Oct 6 2011) Harmattan

    WARNING: This tool is intended for professional use only. Using it may result

    in permanently damaging your device or losing the warranty.

    ERROR: Unknown arguments specified!

    Usage: flasher [OPTIONS]

    Options:

    -V, –version Print application version

    –quiet Quiet flashing, do not show progress table

    -F, –fiasco=ARG Location of FIASCO image

    -a, –ape-algo=ARG Location of APE algorithm image (FIASCO or pla

    in)

    -k, –kernel=ARG Location of kernel image

    -L, –moslo=ARG Location of moslo image

    -n, –initfs=ARG Location of initfs image

    -r, –rootfs=ARG Location of root filesystem image

    –cmt-2nd=ARG Location of CMT FIASCO 2nd image

    –cmt-algo=ARG Location of CMT FIASCO algorithm image

    –cmt-mcusw=ARG Location of CMT FIASCO MCUSW image

    -i, –read-device-id Print out the device type

    -f, –flash Load and flash all supplied images

    -l, –load Only load all supplied images

    -b, –boot[=ARG] Boot the kernel with optional cmdline

    -R, –reboot Reboot the device (after flashing)

    -c, –cold-flash “Cold flash” the device

    –enable-rd-mode Enable R&D mode on the device

    –disable-rd-mode Disable R&D mode on the device

    –set-rd-flags[=ARG] Set R&D mode flags on the device

    –clear-rd-flags[=ARG] Clear R&D mode flags on the device

    –query-rd-mode Query the device R&D mode status and flags

    –flash-only=ARG Flash only certain components

    -M, –flash-only-mmc Shortcut for flash only MMC

    -U, –usb-device=ARG Specify USB device to use, [:]

  • Nouman Khan

    please support for below error plzzzz

  • Nouman Khan

    now this issue

    C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher>flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY

    _006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage.pr13 –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    flasher 3.12.1 (Oct 6 2011) Harmattan

    WARNING: This tool is intended for professional use only. Using it may result

    in permanently damaging your device or losing the warranty.

    Picked ape-algo from a FIASCO file

    Suitable USB interface (bootloader/phonet) not found, waiting…

  • Nouman Khan

    Please support me for the below issue :

    C:Program FilesNokiaFlasher>flasher -a DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_LEGACY

    _006-OEM1-958_ARM.bin -k zImage –flash-only=kernel -f -R

    flasher 3.12.1 (Oct 6 2011) Harmattan

    WARNING: This tool is intended for professional use only. Using it may result

    in permanently damaging your device or losing the warranty.

    Picked ape-algo from a FIASCO file

    Device is in Sync and connect mode, sending ADL reboot.

    ERROR: ReadFile(65540) GetOverlappedResult() error 2 timeout 4975 ms

    Unable to detect flashing interface: standing by for device reboot.

    Suitable USB interface (bootloader) not found, waiting…

    Found device RM-696, hardware revision 1603

    NOLO version 2.3.6

    Version of ‘sw-release’: DFL61_HARMATTAN_40.2012.21-3_PR_006

    Sending ape-algo image (7096 kB)…

    100% (7096 of 7096 kB, avg. 13806 kB/s)

    Suitable USB interface (phonet) not found, waiting…

    Ping attempt 1 (250 ms)

    Server application: 1.7.2

    Found product RM-696 rev. 1603

    Server implements softupd protocol version 1.8

    Image SW version

    Image cert-sw not present

    Image cmt-2nd skipped

    Image cmt-algo skipped

    Image cmt-mcusw skipped

    Image xloader skipped

    Image secondary skipped

    Image moslo skipped

    Image rootfs skipped

    Image mmc skipped

    Image tar skipped

    Image config skipped

    Battery level 78 %, continuing.

    image [state progress transfer flash speed]

    ———————————————————————

    [ ] kernel [pending 0 % 0 / 0 kB NA ]

    ERROR: SU_BEGIN_IMAGE_UPDATE_REQ terminated with error code 10: Security failure

    Fetching error list:

    ========================================

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    bb5_rdc_cert_read failed

    Devicelock ON: cannot flash unsigned image

    ========================================

    ERROR: Failed to flash images

    • Sorry this procedure is quite old now and I no longer have access to a Nokia N9. Please check Google or other comments below for how they fixed it. Sorry. Good luck!

  • Muhammad Nadeem

    Hi, when i click to download the sillyboot file is does not downloads directly as it is shown in video it opens a forum i am not able to find that file there….please help me