Booting Nemo on Galaxy Nexus i9250

Booting Nemo on Galaxy Nexus i9250

 
I have been trying to get Galaxy Nexus (i9250) to boot Nemo Mobile lately and finally got something working. Very big thanks for all of this (again) goes to Thomas (also known as dm8tbr at IRC) for building the cable (Guide) for me so that I could get the console output available and debug the boot process much faster.

Here is some logs

Mer release 0.2011 (Mer)
Kernel 3.0.8-g388ae9a-dirty on an armv7l

localhost login: root
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor       : ARMv7 Processor rev 10 (v7l)
processor       : 0
BogoMIPS        : 628.60

processor       : 1
BogoMIPS        : 628.60

Features        : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3
CPU implementer : 0×41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant     : 0×2
CPU part        : 0xc09
CPU revision    : 10

Hardware        : Tuna
Revision        : 0009
Serial          : 0a3c22af0900f01a
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.0.8-g388ae9a-dirty #32 SMP PREEMPT Fri Apr 13 00:10:54 EEST 2012 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/mer-release
Mer release 0.2011 (Mer)
BUILD: nemo-handset-armv7l-galaxy_nexux_i9250
[root@localhost ~]#

And here is a picture of the Nemo splash screen on the device o/

Booting-Nemo-Galaxy-Nexus-i9250

There is still more work needed as e.g. the Xorg isn’t starting yet and the bootup is quite unreliable, but this is only the beginning :)

Ps. I will be providing more information soon with guide how to replicate the work that has been done. When I get all the pieces together.

 

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