Here’s another detailed guide on how to install the Jolla’s Sailfish OS on MeeGo powered smartphone Nokia N9. The guide will help you to Dual boot you N9 with MeeGo and SailFish mobile operating system.
Since it’s an unofficial port, there’s a fair share of things not working, including the camera, browser, Accelerometer, as well as Android compatibility not working. If you’ve got a N9 lying around and want to give Sailfish a try, full install instructions are below.
Windows 7 machine with admin rights
Nokia N9 and USB DataCable – Ensure your N9 is not Operator locked
Basic Technical knowledge, handling the Terminal in N9, working with DOS prompt in PC.
Please take back up of all your data in N9
Ensure your N9 is charged 100% and then reset to factory settings (This is important!!)
This guide expects you have a Wifi Internet connection available.
This guide expects you have7Zip installed in your PC
Update your N9’s firmware to MeeGo PR 1.3:
Download your product specific Firmware files here
Copy all the downloaded Firmware files to Flasher folder
Open Command Prompt, Navigate to the folder where Flasher is installed
Give command : flasher -i
Now Connect N9 to your laptop / PC
The current firmware version of your phone should appear
Give command : flasher -f -F Firmware_filename.bin (There should be one file with size above 1GB and file extension .bin use it here)
It will take a while, don’t remove or disconnect your Phone now. After the process is complete, it will show “Success”message, Restart the phone and confim the firmware is upgraded to the new one ( v40.20xx.xx)