Ironically, available since last year, the Nokia N9 smartphone is the one didn’t get an official release to Google’s latest Android OS, but now thanks to NITDroid, courtesy of some hard work by a bunch of dedicated users, now Nokia N9 handset owners can run Ice Cream Sandwich on the device, spoiling them in a move that will soon have most other smartphone users green with envy, who grabbed the OS recently.
The NITDroid team has come up with a new 4.0.3 alpha release for N9, allowing owners to boot between the official OS and an unofficial injection of Ice Cream Sandwich. And this Nokia N9 Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) Alpha ROM can be installed with a custom boot partition.
The calls, texts, data, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc also including sound and video functions are working well, though YouTube playback seems a little choppy. The team, however, managed to get multitouch, GSM/3G radios, 3D drivers, and OpenGL to run on the Android side of the phone, the Android seems to be too buggy for the device, so only pitch in if you’re confident in your abilities. But you’ll still have MeeGo available better in the case, right?
It won’t run perfectly on the phone, though I suspect, you’ll be the envy of many tech geeks. So here are the instructions on how to get it working. Also do watch the video below for a little demo action after the break.