Meego is an Operating system offered by the Linux Foundation which is meant to power netbooks, PDAs, Tablets, smart phones, etc. The advantages of Meego over other such Operating Systems ( Google Android, for instance) is that it’s an open source software which gives it the benefit of being more and more accessible than Android or Windows mobile. Nokia N900 has come and Meego goes incredibly well with this device.
Let us discuss how to install Meego on the new Nokia N900
(d) Challenging : Requires considerable experience and expertise.
estimated time to complete the installation : Maximum 1.5 hrs.
a. The Nokia N900 cell phone device with fully charged battery along with a USB cable that may connect the device to the computer.
b. Meego Flasher tool.
c. Meego images and the kernel. In order to obtain these, follow this link : http://wiki.meego.com/
d. You can also create an image of your own by following this link : http://wiki.meego.com/
There’s no cost applicable if you perform the task by yourself.
a. Disconnect the battery from the cell phone.
b. Using the USB cable, connect the phone to the computer. Next, you’ll need to initiate the flasher software on your computer. The instruction to initiate is : sudo flasher-3.5 -f -k -r
c. Connect the battery back to the cell phone.
d. Jump up to the step 1 if the flasher fails to identify the device.
e. When the flashing is successfully finished, switch off the phone and take away the battery and jump to step number 7, if you are using “closed Nokia binaries”.
f. If not, disabling the WLAN firmware, Battery Management Entity (BME) and other watchdogs may be required. The command for the same is is written as : sudo flasher-3.5 –enable-rd-mode –set-rd-flags=no-omap-wd,no-ext-wd.
g. Finally, you are good to go! Put back the battery and restart the phone. Meego is now ready on your device.
Q : Can I perform the installation using windows on my PC?
A : Yes! You sure can. Follow this link to know how to do it on Linux as well as windows OS : https://meego.com/
Q : Is Meego better than Android?
A : It’s a matter of user experience. Try Using Meego. It does, certainly, give you a new interface if not better.
Q : Do I need to essentially switch off my cell phone?
A : Yes. For the safety of your device, you must take the battery off as instructed.
Q : Should I be performing the task under an expert’s guidance?
A : Yes, the task is challenging and you might end up causing damage to your device.
In order to go back to your old OS of Maemo, all you need to do is reflash by using Maemo Kernel.
Things to watch out for
Meego is hosted by Linux and is an open source software. Flashing Meego or Maemo to your Nokia N900 could erase all your default setting sand may, as well, cause damage to your cell phone.
Improper use of the image may also cause damage to your cell phone. Be extra careful while doing the task. We advice you to get it done by professionals if, at all, you lack knowledge or confidence.