Incredibly there is a new version of NITDroid available. It’s named “UMay” and is version N12. It is clear Alex Roslyakov (@drunkdebugger | e-yes) has a lot of passion for this project and it shows in his timely updates.

Looking at my site statistics I can see lots of people are interested in my “How to install NITDroid N11 “Vostok” on N900?” post, so I aim to show you that it’s not a big deal upgrading to the new version if you already have N11 “Vostok” installed.

PREREQUISITES:

Download the 64MB image N12_UMay.tar.bz2 from the Megaupload mirror site. (Doh! that site has been seized by the US District Court, but fear not, the file can also be downloaded from http://downloads.nitdroid.com/e-yes/N12_UMay.tar.bz2, but I found the MegaUpload mirror to be quicker. (Thanks to debernardis for this upload).
As I already have the Nitdroid kernel installed from Version N11, I have not re-installed it.
Copy N12_UMay.tar.bz2 to /home/user/MyDocs folder on Nokia N900. I use WinSCP to copy the files from my computer to the /home/user/MyDocs folder.

UPGRADING N11 “Vostok” to N12 “UMay” to EMMC:

Load X-terminal or PUTTY and type the following:
Note: When running the ‘bzip2 -d N12_UMay.tar.bz2’ command there will be a bit of a delay while the file is extracted. This is normal.

sudo gainroot cd /home/user/MyDocs bzip2 -d N12_UMay.tar.bz2 cd / mount /home /and cd /and tar xvf /home/user/MyDocs/N12_UMay.tar
Exit out of X-terminal or PUTTY, reboot your Nokia N900 and on startup one is presented with a boot menu. Type ‘2’ for NITDroid 2.6.28.NIT.06 and it should load up.

NOTE: The first time Nitdroid boots up it take a long time (+- 3 minutes of waiting at the Nitdroid logo), before one sees anything resembling Android. The second and subsequent start ups into Nitdroid are fast.

There are more options on the “Nitdroid easy install on Emmc” page so please do visit it if you want more help.

CHANGELOG:
Source:[Release] N12 “UMay” – Android GingerBread 2.3.4)

N12 “UMay”
– Android GingerBread 2.3.4 (GRJ22)
– New Gapps (20110503)
– much more stable than previous release (N11 “Vostok”)

New features:
– RIL: SMS sending
– RIL: Pro-active USSD sessions
– RIL: 3G Fast Dormancy (thanx to Crevetor)
– RIL: IMEISV request support
– Support for swap (optional; one can easily activate it in /default.prop)

Fixed:
– Permission manifests
– Market working “out-of-the-box”
– WiFi/DHCP problem

SCREENSHOTS:

New in this version – SMS sent and received.

Marketplace works first time and is quick.

Related posts:

How to install NITDroid N11 “Vostok” on N900?
How to install NITDroid version 0.0.9 on N900?
Uninstalling Nitdroid – What did I do wrong?
NITDroid project
[TUTORIAL GIGA UPDATE] Do you smell it, do you? It’s Gingerbread!
How to customize N900… (Youtube video).

N12 “UMay”
– Android GingerBread 2.3.4 (GRJ22)
– New Gapps (20110503)
– much more stable than previous release (N11 “Vostok”)New features:
– RIL: SMS sending
– RIL: Pro-active USSD sessions
– RIL: 3G Fast Dormancy (thanx to Crevetor)
– RIL: IMEISV request support
– Support for swap (optional; one can easily activate it in /default.prop)

Fixed:
– Permission manifests
– Market working “out-of-the-box”
– WiFi/DHCP problem