The Most (self-declared) Complete, Easy and Confirm-working Tutorial : Installing Android on N900
Ok lets try to make it short.
1) Install your MicroSD card into your N900. Personally I think 4GB, 8GB or greater is better.
2) Make sure you have added extras-devel repo to your list (not yet? refer here http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-devel)
3) Install nitdroid-installer
sudo gainroot apt-get install nitdroid-installer
4) During my installation, the latest version of nitdroid-installer in the repo is not latest version according to the Nitdroid website, so you may check for the latest version in .DEB format here http://downloads.nitdroid.com/nitinstaller/
5) Don’t straight away run the installer. Usually you’ll get stuck in the partitioning/formatting process. So partition it manually:
sudo gainroot umount /dev/mmcblk1p1
Carefully look at your MicroSD’s size and choose new partition size before you proceed with the following command:
32GB MicroSD = 30100MB
16GB MicroSD = 14100MB
8GB MicroSD = 6100MB
4GB MicroSD = 2100MB
sfdisk -uM /dev/mmcblk1 << EOF ,<YOUR NUMBER IN MB>,C ,,L ,, ,, EOF
6) Since you’ve partitioned and format your MicroSD manually, so we need to modify the installation script. With root privilege (sudo gainroot) and your favorite text editor, modify /usr/bin/notdroid-installer from the following lines:
... # Options FDISK_MMC='TRUE' FORMAT_VFAT='TRUE' FORMAT_ROOT='TRUE' PURGE_KERNELS='TRUE' ...
into these lines:
... # Options FDISK_MMC='FALSE' FORMAT_VFAT='TRUE' FORMAT_ROOT='TRUE' PURGE_KERNELS='TRUE' ...
Save and exit!
7) Make sure you have internet connection connected. If you have AutoDisconnect installed, I prefer you to disable it for a while 🙂
8 ) Run the automagic installer
sudo gainroot sudo nitdroid-installer
Basically you are done! BUT is you are a Kernel Power user, proceed with these:
9) Install Multiboot that has kernel power support
sudo gainroot apt-get install multiboot-kernel-power kernel-power-bootimg
Power off you device, slide out your keyboard, and power it on again 😀