Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Install fennec on Nokia N9

Compiled deb packages have kindly been provided here: http://romaxa.bolshe.net/fennec/

Either download on your phone directly or dump it on there via USB. Next make sure to disconnect the USB cable and open up the terminal.

First we need root:


Password: rootme

vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/harmattan-dev.list

hit 'i' for text entering mode and add the following repo:

deb http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/ harmattan/sdk free non-free

hit 'esc' to exit text-entering mode. The file is automatically saved. Doing so will add this source to the package manager apt. This particular repo gives us access to a library we need for installing Fennec, libpango, a library for laying out and rendering of text:

apt-get install libpango1.0-0

Now, it's time to install Fennec:

cd /home/user/MyDocs

or if you downloaded it on the phone:

cd /home/user/MyDocs/Download
dpkg -i fennec_12.0~a1_armel.deb (or whatever version you downloaded, just hit 'f' and tab :) )

And it should run with no errors and the Fennec icon will appear in your home screen!

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