Resurrect your N9

As of 2015 and later, the N9 is an orphan in the world of mobile phones. No other MeeGo-based phones have been released to the public, and much of the corporate support offered has now been gone. Firmware and flashers are no longer available from Nokia, the Ovi Store has withdrawn all N9/N950 apps, and the forums are no more.

The good news is that the N9 lives on, with the support of members of the Maemo community. Whether you've just acquired an N9, or are dusting off an old device, this page will help you get up to speed.


[edit] Firmware

You may wish to consider whether to re-flash your phone's firmware. Even if you are already on the latest firmware (40.2012.21-3), you may need to re-flash if you are interested in the following:

  • Open-Mode Kernel disables Nokia's Aegis security system. This is easier to install on a freshly re-flashed device.
  • UbiBoot allows you to boot alternative kernels or operating systems. Requires the use of the Open-Mode kernel.
  • Changing Firmware Variant, e.g. in order to gain localised applications. There are limitations to which firmware variants you can change to/from. See Flashing N9 for further details.

Regardless of your reason for flashing your device, you MUST read the Flashing N9 page thoroughly in order to understand the risks, and how to flash your device successfully.

See also: Firmware flashing discussion thread

[edit] inception origin fixer

In case you do not wish to touch your system more than just strictly necessary, you might consider this hack-installer. It is a package that will offer you a way to fake "this package comes from Nokia" to any package with an expired signature.

[edit] Nokia Store and Repositories

A mirror of Nokia's software repositories is hosted on This contains copies of the free system software and apps for the N9, including most (if not all) of the free apps that were available on the Nokia Store (which no longer works). Another mirror, contains the developer packages required for enabling Developer mode.

To use these repositories, you must disable Nokia's repositories, and replace them. Installing the N9 RepoMirror package will do this for you.

  • On your phone, open Settings/Applications/Installations, and enable the option 'Allow installations from Non-Store sources'.
  • Open your phone's web browser, and navigate to
  • Download and install the RepoMirror package.
    • Some users have reported problems with the latest version (0.7.2). Using an older version (0.6.0) seems to help in this instance.

See also: N9 RepoMirror discussion thread

[edit] Warehouse

Warehouse is a package browser for OpenRepos. It allows you to browse, select and install packages directly from your device, in a similar way to the Nokia Store app worked. It can be downloaded from OpenRepos here.

[edit] Developer Mode

Enabling Developer Mode requires the installation of additional developer packages. As the original Nokia repositories are no longer available, you must install RepoMirror first.

To enable Developer Mode:

  • Open Settings/Security/Developer mode, and enable the option 'Developer mode'.
  • After downloading the base packages, your phone will restart. You will find some extra apps such as Terminal are now installed.
  • You can now enable further options, including logging, power analysis and IPv6 from Settings/Security/Developer mode.

[edit] Apps

Many of the N9's apps still work fine out of the box.

Some are not installable because certificates are too old.

Solution in 2019:

  • Install N9 QTweak and activate the root access
  • Download the .deb from openrepos on your PC then copy them into a folder on the device, say the /Downloads folder
  • Then run the Terminal and run aegis-dpkg
-  sudo aegis-dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/myapp.deb

[edit] AccuWeather

Not usable: locations and weather updates are not available.

MeeCast is a good replacement. The MeeCast widget can replace AccuWeather on the events screen, as well as the lock and standby screens. (Install the widget via MeeCast's Settings/Appearance menu.)

[edit] Calendar

Not Working Anymore

We could use CalDAV in accounts to sync your calendar before almost everyone abandon CalDAV...

Workaround for Google : Google still provides a simplified calendar view at this URL :

[edit] Contacts

Fully functional

[edit] Drive


As OVI server are down, we have to change some links & behaviors.

  • (Install and) Run WareHouse
  • Install and run Nokia Drive Enabler.
  • open /home/user/.config/Nokia/Maps.conf and check this line is present in [General] : isSsoEnabled=False
  • open /home/user/.config/Nokia/Drive.ini and check this line is present in [Generalsettings] : ssoDone=True
  • Install N9 QTweak (a must have)
  • Run N9 QTweak : option G (GPS provider...), then 1 (change GPS provider), then 2 ( then 4 (suplForced=True)

See the Maps section for the second step : download and install the old maps (2013).

[edit] Facebook

Part Usable: The N9 app will work if you de-select 'Chat and Contacts' when adding a Facebook account. If you don't do this Facebook will continually ask you to sign in. The main advantage of using the inbuilt app is that it will add notifications to the N9 feeds page.

Alternatively the Facebook website can be browsed through a web browser, or by installing one of the third party apps available on

Facebook chat can be used on the N9 as a Jabber account, as they both use the same XMPP protocol. In order to do so:

  • Install extraplugins to add support for more accounts, including Jabber
  • In Accounts, add a Jabber account with the following credentials:
    • Username:
    • Password: your-facebook-password
    • Server:

*** Facebook is deprecating XMPP support so the above does not work anymore. [1] ***

[edit] Hangouts

Working in a limited way if you decrease the security level of your Google account

  • Install from openrepos the hangouts plugins.
  • Then run the account manager and add your hangout account here.
  • That's all. You can chat through the native message app but in a very limited way (only text and no auto discovery of contacts that use Hang Outs !)

[edit] Mail


Some features of recent Exchange servers may not be supported. Gmail accounts seems unreachable since recent security enhancement.

[edit] MAPS


See the Drive section for the first (and required) step.

The second step is to download the Maps (2013), the POIS and the Voices.

Maps :

As OVI server are down, you have to download maps here :

But this site is almost down : it does no longer contain itself the ZIP files. However, fortunately, the WAY BACK MACHINE mechanism works well for the SECONDARY link (

Installation : Unpack downloaded zip archive(s) to cities/diskcache folder.

Advice: each time you run Drive, go in Parameters and UNCHECK Online. This will enable the search of cities and addresses.


Go here :

Installation : Unpack downloaded zip archive(s) to cities/diskcache/ClientIndex/ folder.

Voices :

Go here :

Installation : Unpack downloaded zip archive(s) to cities/diskcache/voices/ folder

[edit] Music Store

Not working anymore

[edit] Nokia Store

Not usable: The Nokia Store was closed down in March of 2015.

Much of the Nokia Store's free content is available on The Warehouse app allows you to browse and install apps from OpenRepos in a similar manner to Nokia's Store app.

[edit] Online Notes

NoteKeeper is an old but excellent client of EverNotes. However Renewal of authorization seems to be impossible now ... Some says to use SyncEvolution as client and Funambol as server for sync of contacts notes call events. Didn't find readable explanation about such solution.

[edit] Phone

Fully functional

[edit] Podcast

Fully functional

Install gPooder or PodCatcher

[edit] Radio (internet)

Fully functional

  • Install MeeRadio.
  • Create one .m3u file per station (no space in its name).
  • Copy yours .m3u files into /home/user (no space in its name).
  • Go in the List tab of MeeRadio, your should see your .m3u files here.
  • You may add some station into the "Preferred stations" tab IF the name of the .m3u file does not contain any SPACE.

[edit] Radio (FM)

Fully functional with handset

  • Install N9 QTweak and activate the root access
  • Download the following 4 files from openrepos into a folder on the device, say the /Downloads folder:
-  fmrx-qt_0.2.0_armel.deb
-  fmrxd_0.2_armel.deb
-  qmlradio_0.0.9_armel.deb
-  fmrx-utils_0.2_armel.deb
  • Then login as root user devel-su with password rootme, then:
-  dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/fmrx*
-  dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/qmlradio_0.0.9_armel.deb
  • or
-  sudo aegis-dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/fmrx*
-  sudo aegis-dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/qmlradio_0.0.9_armel.deb

[edit] Search

Fully functional

[edit] Skype

Not working anymore

[edit] Telegram

Very partial solution

Telegram-cli still works but it's very limited and works in command line (only text msg is possible ina one to one way).

MeeTelegram is a BETA version, it works well but in a very very limited way as well.

[edit] Twitter

Not working anymore

The stock app does not work anymore. Until mid 2019, the Tweetian app was an alternative but it does not work anymore as well since July 2019 :-(

Just for memory, here was the procedure to go through the authentification process with tweetian :

  • install and run Opera Mobile (openrepos...)
  • install and run Tweetian
  • once Tweetian opened a page in the stock browser, copy/paste the link into Opera Mobile, you should obtain the precious secret number for validating your connection by this way.

Workaround : Twitter Web Site through Opera Mini.

[edit] Web

Partially Working

The default N9 'Top Sites' links are not working anymore. Alternatively, MyTopSites allows you to edit the list manually.

With time, some of the SSL root certificates have expired. This can be mitigated by manually adding the relevant certificates to the certificate store.

Additionally more and more websites require TLS 1.2 - which the meego browser does not support; however, Opera mini does.

As neither the stock browser nor Opera Mobile support TLS 1.2, the only solution to browse the sites implementing TLS 1.2 is to install PhoneMe (Java TM) then the midlet Opera Mini 8.0

- copy the opera-mini-8.0.35626-advanced-en-us.jar (and .jad) into /opt/phoneme

- copy the operamini.png file into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps

- copy the operamini.desktop file into /usr/share/applications

- chmod +x operamini.desktop.

As Opera Mini works in a client/server way with an Opera "proxy" server in the middle (between you and the site). So, the web Pages are not running on your device but on the Opera proxy server. This server will then send the final result onto your device. Because of that, many sites does not work properly.

You may find the Opera Mini Midlet here :

In 2020, I'm using Firefox 15 (fennec 15) as default web browser. Nowadays it works better than the Stock Browser or Opera Mobile. Few sites that still work well today: - Lite CNN : - MSN :

[edit] Whatsapp

Not Working

Wazapp uses a too old authenfication method. It fails at login.

Whatsup is banned on the Whatsapp servers side. And some say that you risk to be ban several weeks.