We have a good news for the Google Nexus S owners. Nokia and Intel’s latest OS, Meego has been finally ported to the Nexus S smartphone. Originally, Nexus S runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, but stroughtonsmith and other members at XDA Developers forum has recently booted the MeeGo OS on their Nexus S smartphone from a rootfs image on their internal memory, without even flashing the phone. MeeGo is the first non-Android OS running successfully on the Nexus S.
How to install MeeGo on Nexus S?
- Build a MeeGo root file system (rootfs) in ext2 format
- Use this kickstart as a base and don’t forget to include adb support
- After the image is compiled, copy it to linux/rootfs.ext2 on the internal memory of your Nexus S.
- Use fastboot to boot (this boot img)
- For dual boot, you can flash it to recovery
According to this thread at XDA Developers Forum, following are the item that works and then the items which are currently disfunctional.
- ADB root shell
- X11 & UI apps
What doesn’t work currently:
- Super-AMOLED brightness control (screen looks near pitch black)
You should not try this, unless your are an expert. If you are new, then you should first try an easier project before you work with this. To learn more, head over to this thread at the XDA Developers forum [ via. AndroidCommunity ]