Apps,MeeGo,Review

[Updated] Nokia N9 FM Radio

12 May , 2012  

Update: 13th May, 2012

Nokia nailed down the problem with “Download failure” it will be fixed on Monday (14 Apr 2012), and users will be able to download 1.0.0 version safely. Please do NOT press “Download” button more than 10 times to avoid double charges. More info at their official site: http://fm-radio.mobi

Nokia N9 FM Radio application for N9 unlocks FM receiver functionality for Nokia N9 phones. New version has 2 different themes and RDS support, it is far most popular radio application in the OVI Store.

Previously FM Radio (Retro) was shared for free as Beta version with many users, after testing was done, author gathered a lot of important feedback and made improvements in the backend. For instance, it would be impossible to support so many different headsets without Beta testing. Retro design was recognized by users as well, so new version has got a clear Fallout style theme. FM Radio was the first radio application in the store and after the public release became most popular very fast.

First OVI Store version was obviously lacking RDS support and in despite of good looking UI did not fully fit into Nokia N9 style. But version 1.0.0 change the situation completely. Now user can choose between Retro style and new Nokia N9 theme. New version has automatic channel search and supports favourite channel list.

After the introduction, let’s check available features:

  

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Apps,MeeGo,News

WhatsApp Client ‘Wazapp’ for MeeGo Coming on May 1st

26 Apr , 2012  

wazapp-logo

 

Recently we show video of Wazapp in action. Recently, developer announce on their website that he is going to release first public version of Wazapp on May 1st.

Are you excited to receive WhatApp client of one of the most popular messaging platform on MeeGo?

Source: http://www.wazapp.im/

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Apps,MeeGo,Useful

Nokia N9 Apps – Readers Choice

8 Jan , 2012  

Jason on Nokia Conversations , posted a nice post showing most useful apps for Nokia apps that he found out from comments on his post last month. He missed out some apps in last post and users pointed out some useful apps, which he posted in his revised blog post on Nokia Conversations .

He pointed out following apps as must have apps for Nokia N9 (MeeGo / Harmattan)

He also described why he thinks they are must have. Have a look at his post at Nokia Conversations to find out what he thinks. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite apps too. 😉

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How To,MeeGo,Tips/Tricks

How to Mod Nokia N9 UI?

3 Jan , 2012  

Modding will look a very heavy word and you will think “It maybe difficult, I can’t do”. Well, if you are considering to mod N9/N950’s MeeGo, it’s quite easy than you expect. You will need to know CSS to do so. Yes, CSS. And you require some courage also. 😉

I was playing with my N9 and was looking at system files and found out that UI uses CSS for styling. I am not much sure if there are other things that need for more modding but you can surely change the styling of a page by editing its style.

I am giving you brief tutorial how you can modify MeeGo UI.

#ff0000;">Warning: This post is only for learning purpose and if anything goes wrong with your device, we are not responsible for it. Do it at your own risk.

 

First of all you need to enable Developer Mode from Settings>Security>Developer Mode. Now you can either use Terminal of your phone or use SSH to access it on PC. I recommend SSH from PC for ease of editing.

How to get access from PC using SSH

You need to download PuTTY. Now connect your N9 with PC using WLAN. You will need to get password for developer account from SDK Connection which will have come after you have enabled developer mode. Open it, select WLAN and note down the IP and passsword.

You now need to connect to N9 from PC using SSH.

Now use the information as shown in above screenshot with the IP your got in SDK Connection app.

Check following commands:

Now you will get a prompt to enter login. Use developer and password is what you have got in your SDK Connection. You have now successfully logined but you don’t have root access , so you cannot modify needed files. You need to gain root access. So type devel-su and it will ask for password. rootme is default password.

Now you have full root access. You can do what you want. Now go to the theme directories. Use the command you see in above screenshot. Now , that meegotouch directory will have all those directories that represent UI style of a particular page or application. Now goto any directory, you want to modify the UI of, and under style, you will see a CSS file. Open it, edit it and play with it. 😉

For example you want to modify Camera UI. Check out following commands:

You need to edit camera-ui.css. You can use vi editor or nano editor (needs to be installed from Settings>Security>Developer mode and install Utilities). Here is a glimpse of what camera-ui.css looks a like.

It is always better to backup the original file before editing it, in case you mess something up.

You can also edit those files explicitly and put them in those directories overwriting the original files. Just learn some basic linux commands.

 

Keep Mind Cool

It maybe possible that you mess up something and make things worst. Just keep mind cool and replace edited files with original ones. If nothing fixes it, you can flash your N9 (very very less probability of the need of flashing).

I messed up my N9 while modding the keyboard. The issue rose up that Keyboard wasn’t showing up. At that time, I wasn’t using PuTTY from PC but in terminal on my phone. Thus, I made my almost unusable as there was no keyboard and I can’t revert back to original keyboard because there was no keyboard and so I can’t type any commands in terminal on phone. In frustration I forgot about SSH and reset the phone and clear the device making things worst! Later I realized I can get IP of phone by SDK Connection and developer account’s password to login into terminal using SSH. Finally, I fixed it.

All I want to say from this is, keep the mind cool when such shit happens and don’t panic in such situations because there is always a solution. 🙂

 

Happy Modding

Start modding and don’t forget to share what you did with your MeeGo device(s). 😉 If you have any doubt or problem, just post in comments or contact us at @NokiaTips on twitter. We are always happy to help you.

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MeeGo

MeePlus – A Google+ Client for MeeGo / Harmattan

31 Dec , 2011  

Yesterday on MeeGo Forum , ntadej announced its underdevelopment application, which is a Google+ client for MeeGo Harmattan devices Nokia N9 and Nokia N950. Currently, MeePlus is in very early stage of development so it only features profile and search on Google+. More features will be added soon but Google’s API restrictions has limited access to public contents only.

You can donwnload app from here .

It is still not available in Nokia Store but will be added soon.

How to Install

You need to turn on Developer mode from Settings>Security>Developer Mode . Now locate and open the *.deb file using any file explorer, we recommend using Filebox (download from store). It will ask for your permission and agree and you’re done! 🙂

 

It’s an open source project, so you can also contribute to it from its Github repository at https://github.com/ntadej/MeePlus

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