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How to Install Android Gingerbread Nitdroid on Nokia N900

Install Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 on Nokia N900 nitdroid umay photos

Android Gingerbread is available to upgrade your Nokia N900 that have the Maemo 5 Operating System. Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 is possible to install on nokia N900 and replace the old Maemo 5 OS. You can install Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 with the use of N12 UMay.

N12 is features with, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, Gapps(20110503), Advanced than N11 VOSTOK, Pro active USSD Sessions, Able to receive and send Messages, IMEISV, 3G – Fast Dormancy, DHCP/Wi-Fi – Problem Fixed.

Install Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 on Nokia N900 nitdroid umay photos

Things You’ll Need

1. Nitdroid Gingerbread N12 UMay – Download

2.Nitdroid Kernel – Download


1.Insert Micro SD card in Nokia N900 and connect with Internet via Wifi or Network Mode.

2.Allow repositories in Application Manager (Extras, Extras-testing, Extras-devel, Default Nokia)

3.Install rootsh and Leafpad from Application Manager.

4.Open X-terminal and type

apt-get update
apt-get install nitdroid-installer

After the Package was installed close X-terminal.

5.Now transfer the downloaded file Nitdroid Gingerbread N12 UMay to /home/user/MyDocs.

6.After that, copy the downloaded file Nitdroid Kernel to /home/user/MyDocs.

7.Open Terminal and type:

cd /home/user/MyDocs
bzip2 -d N12_UMay.tar.bz2
cd /home
mkdir /and
cd /
mount /home /and
cd /and
tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/N12_UMay.tar
dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07_rc4_armel.deb

leafpad /etc/multiboot.d/11-NITDroid-mmcblk0p2-2.6.28.NIT

Press tab and Enter for open it in Leafpad.

8.Open your .item file and search for ITEM_DEVICE.

If you use MMC, change it to ITEM_DEVICE=${INT_CARD}p2

If you don’t use MMC, change it to ITEM_DEVICE=mmcblk0p2

Save it.

9.Switch off and after a few seconds, Switch it on. During on that, it will ask you to choose OS option, Meamo and Nitroid. Select Nitroid now you successfully installed Andrroid 2.3.4 on your Nokia N900.


More help and information – Maemo Help Forum

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  1. Remo

    November 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Wow. I am now happy for installed android with your tips. Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!


      July 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      how did you do this please tell me where rootsh ann leafpad and application manager

  2. Sangitairq

    January 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i cant download files

    • andreasole

      March 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      hello and thanks for the android. can you tell me please how to remove it

      • Kanthesh Reddy

        November 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

        Hi there, after installing android is there dual boot option or only android will stays,pls reply i am installing now

      • shahzaib oberoi

        April 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm

        x terminal again step to unstall

  3. Avi_owen2005

    February 13, 2012 at 7:27 am

    there are no reviews on this post,,,,,,, is this properly tested ,,,,, please guide …….

    thanks dude

  4. Martinchoh

    February 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    “subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors where encountered while processing: nitdroid -kerner……….”

    I tried downloading new kernel file repositories and controlling the phone, but I keep getting ERROR. Any ideas? Thank you very much.

  5. Jovegod

    February 28, 2012 at 1:55 am

    thanks but i couldnt direct it on where to install the android though i can boot into it secondly i cant access my carmera

    • Panneer Selvan

      March 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Just Search for a solution in google. Definitely you will get it.

  6. Keith

    March 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    When i open
    leafpad /etc/multiboot.d/11-NITDroid-mmcblk0p2-2.6.28.NIT
    leafpad opens but there it is blank. There is no .item file. Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Riman

      May 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      when the blank page upper side and open a file named Readme…u will get it

  7. Binnybk

    March 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

    i culdn’t install it yet……having some problems in it…….can anyone personally help me to install Android for My Nokia N900 ?????

    plzzzz guys…..i’ll be greatful if anyone help me to install Android gingerbread…..


  8. syed

    March 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    how to save it in to mmc
    pls help

  9. edz

    March 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

    voice call aready working? or call modes?

  10. Mail2aravindks

    March 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    can any one help here

  11. Eyldar

    April 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Nokia-N900:/home# mkdir /and
    mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/and’: File exists………?

  12. Binnybk

    April 5, 2012 at 3:01 am

    folder home/user/MyDocs have to create manually ?? or it should be there already ?? point 8. open for .item file andsearch for ITEM DEVICE ??

    plzzzzzzz help guys

  13. Kari

    April 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

    pls help me i cant do steps2 and 3

  14. Hithit

    April 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

    how to open.item file?

  15. Www Amirhosseinrostami42

    April 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    hi x terminal it cant find nitdroid installer fileswhat should i do?

  16. Aashgech

    June 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

    can’t find the folder home/user/MyDocs
    my file manager starts with Nokia N900 name

  17. vicdon

    July 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    what is x-terminal

  18. vipul

    October 17, 2012 at 2:46 am

    hey …i followed all steps from 1- 8 and installed android on my nokia n900 mobile but when i reboot my phone then i didn’t find android gingerbread option in bootmenu . please help us where did i wrong????? waiting for ur reply….

  19. james

    October 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    i finish all the part until the last 1… what is mmc?? how to make the decision about use or don’t use mmc?? and i choose to use.. but after all i restart it and i choose nitdroid. It say the mmcblk0p2 is not available?? plz guide me,…tq

  20. ashish

    February 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    .iitem files is in /etc/multiboot.d/

    instead of giving leafpad /etc/multiboot.d/11-NITDroid-mmcblk0p2-2.6.28.NIT
    give this leafpad /etc/multiboot.d/11-NITDroid-mmcblk0p2-2.6.28.NIT.7.tar
    check it the name u can use xarchiver(its a zip open ) for going to that path and cheking it

  21. abc

    November 3, 2014 at 8:07 am

    bzip2 not found…
    help me

  22. zagger

    January 31, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Hi..I am not able to movefurther after step 6..after getting in MyDocs..bzip command N12_May.tar file doest not exist..though i have moved it already..i cn see in midnight commander filer manager..pls help..

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