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    Default Symbian to maemo

    I was just wondering is it possible to convery a symbian operating phone such as my 5800 software into maemo i know its possible on a computer to change windows to linux and the maemo has linux features so it made me wonder!! also the n900 are somewhat simalair to the 5800 with both touch screens and both being somewhat smart phones

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    Default Re: Symbian to maemo

    It technically is possible, but so mind-bendingly difficult that we should just pretend it's impossible.

    The main issue I would see is drivers. Although I'm unsure of the n900's hardware, I know the hardware inside the n900 and nokia 5800 are different, so drivers would need to be written to support the OS, not an easy task. It's just like Android on the 5800, which so many people want. It's possible, but without drivers it's an airliner without wings.

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    Default Re: Symbian to maemo

    Also Maemo will need so much more memory than the 5800 has, both RAM and ROM, so that will make it impossible without hardware tweaks.


 

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