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Fabry 04-20-2011 03:00 PM

[How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N12 UMay
 
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This guide is for whom want to use Nitdroid-Installer to install Gingerbread N12 UMay
  1. Download lastest Nitdroid Installer (http://downloads.nitdroid.com/nitins....2.7_armel.deb) and install it
    If you use dpkg -i to install and you not have an older version (i.e. 0.2.6) already installed, you should manage by hand all dependecies (i.e. multiboot, rootsh, ...etc).
    As workaround please before install 0.2.6 from repository and then manual update to 0.2.7.
    This can be done with:
    Code:

    sudo gainroot
    apt-get install nitdroid-installer
    dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid-installer_0.2.7_armel.deb

  2. Create on folder /home/user/MyDocs/ a text file named "nitdroid.manifest" and copy into it this text:
    Code:

    #
    # Manifest file for NITDroid
    #

    # Root filesystem tar balls
    rootfs                http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/N12_UMay.tar.bz2                                        a5846b46bce11bebbe3d3b0dab1663d6

    # Deb packages
    package                http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07_7-rc7_armel.deb                22b5eb2a0047bf131898a90774a70912

    Or use the prebuild manifest attached to this post (decompress it in MyDocs)
  3. Connect N900 to internet using UMTS or WiFi
  4. Open an xterm console and type nitdroid file:///home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid.manifest to start installation process
  5. Answer YES (upper case) to the question appeared and wait for the Nitdroid N12 UMay download and then installation process

Now directly tested by me and I confirm that it works using the supplied (attached zip) manifest!


Notes:
  • Installer writes its log on file /home/user/MyDocs/.nitdroid/installer.log
    If you have problems please read it to see what goes wrong
  • If you have problems of truncated files during download, please delete all files from directory .nitdroid before retry.
    Code:

    rm -f /home/user/MyDocs/.nitdroid/*
  • To avoid N900 download problems you can download all files mentioned on manifest with a PC and copy them to N900 within .nitdroid directory (on MyDocs shared disk).
    Doing so, when you will start Nitdroid-Installer, it will find out the needed files already downloaded and it will start installation without download them
  • A possible but not tested manifest for version 2.3.7 can be found here: http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=116

mukati 04-20-2011 06:15 PM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: workaround to install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
[is this installing to a memory card or internal memory?

Fabry 04-20-2011 08:21 PM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: workaround to install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mukati (Post 992867)
[is this installing to a memory card or internal memory?

It uses Nitdroid-Installer so it is an installation to external MicroSD

e-yes 04-20-2011 09:26 PM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: workaround to install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Modification is NOT needed, actually. If you take a look onto nitdroid-installer sources (yeah, it is source by itself :) ) you'll find function "get_opts". look at parameter near "http".

Fabry 04-21-2011 08:27 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Revised guide, but I can't test it

Storm_11 04-22-2011 06:59 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
doesnt work for me, I get the error message

dont understand option 'MANIFEST_FILE.......' (with the path that youve suggested)

Fabry 04-22-2011 07:42 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Storm_11 (Post 993640)
doesnt work for me, I get the error message

dont understand option 'MANIFEST_FILE.......' (with the path that youve suggested)

Try nitdroid file:/home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid.manifest and tell me if it works

smartamrit 04-22-2011 07:45 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fabry (Post 993653)
Try nitdroid file:/home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid.manifest and tell me if it works

it says failure bailing out

Fabry 04-22-2011 07:49 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smartamrit (Post 993654)
it says failure bailing out

Sorry some errors typing (three / needed) nitdroid file:///home/user/MyDocs/nitdroid.manifest

If it doesn't work yet, I must do some tests myself to find out how the option must be written

smartamrit 04-22-2011 07:52 AM

Re: [How To] Nitdroid-Installer: install GingerBread N11 Vostok
 
Thanks its working


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