MeeGo Plus Nexus S Amity: The First Non-Android OS to Port on Nexus S [Video]

Wow! MeeGo can be absolutely ported on Nexus S phones now; the first Non-Android OS can run on Nexus S device. Irish Developer Steven Troughton-Smith is the intelligent creator of this Android jailbreak. He adopted a very unique technique to run MeeGo on Nexus S set and succeeded to run it through rootfs image on the internal memory. In technical words, you can run it on Android 2.3 Gingerbread without any risk of flashing your device.

MeeGo plus Nexus S.3

It really makes everyone crazy to try MeeGO running on the Nexus S device. However, there is something little less in the first attempt. As the good start reflects an excellent end, so we hope that the second attempt will be more fruitful than previous one with an enhanced and improved jailbreak technique.

MeeGo plus Nexus S.1

Here is the official introductory note about this MeeGo plus Nexus S amity.

So if you’re insane enough, you can try it yourself right now…

You will need to build a MeeGo rootfs first, in ext2 format. Use my kickstart as a base, it has a few niceties like adb support (i.e. the only way you can interact with it right now). With your image successfully compiled, copy it to linux/rootfs.ext2 on your Nexus S’ internal memory (completely safe, no flashing required).

My boot.img is here – you will need to use fastboot to boot it (fastboot boot nexuss-meego-boot.img), or you can flash it to recovery if you want to dual boot.

As seen in the photo, you won’t really be able to see anything onscreen, but you can use adb to get a root shell like on any Android device. Poke around, play with it, improve upon it, etc. Actually going much further than this is beyond me unless I can find some talented kernel hackers with Nexus S hardware to test on.

Go nuts!

UPDATE : Have modified the kernel to force full brightness on the screen. It’s tinted very yellow, so it’s not perfect, but you can see better now!

Here is the video to watch MeeGo running on Nexus S phone;

We are thankful to Steven Troughton-Smith , the creator of this jailbreak for MeeGo plus Nexus S Amity.

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