Running bleeding edge on Nexus One

We like to run the newest software available. We often encounter problems and things that don’t work because of this, but with open source that just give you the opportunity to contribute and make the package better. Now you can take the fun and daring of bleeding edge to your phone by installing the latest Linux kernel on the Nexus One. [Jon Lech Johansen] wrote up that eight step process to install 2.6.32, which should take you just minutes if you already have the Android SDK installed. If you don’t what are you waiting for?


  1. Russ says:

    This site consistently posts great articles… but what’s with all the first-person-plural? “We like”… “We encounter”. It’s stilted. My $.02: stick with “I”, since there’s only one name on the byline. Or maybe go all Economist-style and switch to “your correspondent” :)

  2. Make Hates Freedom says:

    I tried to suggest to make magazine that the iPhone and the iPad were anti-makers and they wouldn’t publish my comments. Probably because they hate freedom and ORielly is making bank off of iphone books.

    Regardless! I like the article and the use of Nexus one is imbued with freedom. This is very important, they allow you freedom, you don’t have to go working hard to get it and even better they aren’t going to bludgeon you with the DMCA for trying to use hardware you purchased!

    Hooray for your consumer choice of buying a device that allows you to have freedom! You could’ve chosen something else, but you wouldn’t have freedom, in fact if you were a developer you’d be a second class citizen.

    Hacking is fun and great til you trip over the DMCA and Apple sues you, hooray for free alternatives!

  3. nave.notnilc says:

    mreh, I think the reminder of a group of people doing the site is a good thing.

  4. Laminar says:

    The collective pronouns don’t bug me as much as the poor grammar and mechanics.

  5. Mr. Mib says:

    Cool. Got a source for that fancy picture of the logical linux kernel map(behind the phone)? I’d like to put one on my wall.

  6. ntietz says:

    @Mr. Mib:
    I just googled “logical linux kernel map” and it was the first result. It’s a pretty cool map.

  7. IdiotWatch says:

    Russ, whats with the useless comment?

  8. baobrien says:

    I’ll have to try this later. I wonder how well it’d run on the Palm Pre.

  9. Deyjavont says:

    “What are you waiting for?” ?? I am waiting for Windmobile to come to vancouver so I could even use the phone, let alone try to find one! (Google wont sell to canada)

  10. NotMe says:


    Mike is Legion?
    But i guess you are envious, bc you can’t hear
    all the little voices in his head.

  11. flux says:

    What are waiting for? Maybe we are waiting for a sd card driver kernel patch? Until it is patched we stay with the 29.

  12. nexus says:

    how many pieces are already sold from this phone ? 40k 50k ? It seems to be that no one really wants this style of freedom…for me the nexus sux

  13. janin says:

    It’s inexact to call it the “Linux” kernel, since Google recently forked it and it is now incompatible with the main tree.

  14. chuck says:

    i hope the folks at @cyanogenmod are aware of this, and that they can hopefully apply this to htc dream too :)

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