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The Nokia 770, N800 and N810 are 'Internet Tablets' running Maemo: a handheld Linux distribution based on Debian. Although there is a command line flasher available for Mac OS X from Maemo, there's no official GUI interface for it.This has been written using Platypus and CocoaDialog and is, of course, supplied with no warranty. This is not affiliated with Nokia and so if your. Maemo Community e.V. Invitation to the General Assembly 01/2015 Nomination period closed for Q4 2014 council election Announcement of the Q4 2014 Community Council election.

Motorola Droid 4
Release Date2012-02-10
LCD960x540 4'
VideoPowerVR SGX540
Storage16GB flash
SensorsAK8975 compass, LIS3DH accelerometer, ISL29030 proximity and illuminance, TMP105 temperature sensor

Maemo is a software platform originally developed by Nokia, now developed by the community, for smartphones and Internet tablets. The platform comprises both the Maemo operating system and SDK. Maemo is mostly based on open-source code and has been developed by Maemo Devices within Nokia in collaboration with many open-source projects such as the Linux kernel, Debian, and GNOME. A personal database application for Maemo devices as well as PCs running Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows. It can be used as a shopping list, password manager, media inventory, financial tracker, TODO list, address book, photo album, and more. Trusted Windows (PC) download Maemo Flasher Virus-free and 100% clean download. Get Maemo Flasher alternative downloads.

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Feature Leste supported Notes
Kernel version 5.8.0 Mainline + some patches not yet in mainline - see
Serial Yes On MicroUSB port, requires special cable
Charging Yes
Wireless Yes
Ethernet N/A
Micro USB Yes OTG and USB network
Keyboard Yes Slightly modified keyboard layout, see (TLDR; Shift key produces CTRL, SYM produces ALT, and Caps lock produces SHIFT)
Screen Yes
3D Acceleration Yes PowerVR SGX540 (closed driver) -
Touchscreen Yes Capacitive
Audio Yes Switch around in alsamixer to get the right outputs working ('Speaker Right' set to 'HiFi' and 'HiFi' set to above 0 gets you output)
2G/3G data Yes Works with ofono, no UI yet - see
SMS Yes Works with ofono. Needs Leste UI
Phone calls Yes Works with ofono (good call quality, too), needs Leste UI
Bluetooth Yes Needs firmware - install latest firmware-ti-connectivity - See also Due to interference with WiFi, load driver manually, AFTER wifi module loaded
FM Transmitter No Apparently exists, and will need serdev kernel modules/drivers
FM Receiver Not yet
Accelerometer Yes Available in /sys, and as input device via iio-uinput
Compass Yes Available in /sys (after loading ak8975 module. No Leste integration applications using it yet)
Proximity sensor WIP needs mce work
Ambient Light Sensor Yes
Vibration Motor Yes
HDMI-out Yes No UI integration
TV-out N/A
GPS Yes Works with gpsd but is not integrated yet, see GPS
Infrared N/A Missing in hardware
Camera No


Hardware requirements:

  • Droid4 with fully charged battery
  • MicroUSB cable
  • MicroSD card

Software requirements:

  • Host Linux or Windows system
  • Android Tools: fastboot
  • Flashing tools:
    • XZ Utils and coreutils for Linux
    • Etcher[1] for Windows

Download from

  3. Latest maemo-leste-1.0-armhf-droid4-*.img.xz

Download from

  1. utags-mmcblk1p13.bin
  2. droid4-kexecboot.img

Check what kernel version your Android OS runs.For this go to Settings -> About phone. Slide to the bottom, where you can see 'Kernel version'.If you have at least 3.0.8, you may skip 'Updating Android' step below.


  1. Create a working directory with above mentioned files in it
  2. unzip
  3. Power off Droid4 and connect it to the host machine with MicroUSB cable
  4. Start the device in fastboot mode. For this press power button and bottom volume key simultaneously and release them after a second.

Updating Android. This will reinstall the Android OS on your device, deleting all user data. Do a backup, if you want to save something. When everything is ready, go to the working directory mentioned above and run:

Now, assuming you are in the working directory, install kexecboot:

If you did 'Updating Android' the device should run the firstboot steps.If you didn't, the device should reboot and show kexecboot menu for a few seconds before it boots to Android.

Now, flash the Maemo Leste image to your sdcard:

On Linux:

On Windows: Use Etcher

Wait for sync to complete and insert MicroSD card into Droid4. Reboot the device and select Maemo Leste from the kexecboot menu.


You should now see Maemo Leste booting up, and it will show you hildon-desktop after a minute.


Normally you can just apt update && apt dist-upgrade to update to the latest version. If for some reason this fails:

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  • Poweroff device, grab the SD card
  • Backup any important files
  • Grab the latest image from
  • Write it as before : xzcat maemo-leste-1.0-armhf-droid4-20190227.img.xz sudo dd status=progress bs=1M of=/dev/MICROSDCARD-DEVICE


The battery in Droid4 is not easily removable. If you got the device stuck, use this combo: power button + bottom volume key. You should hold them for about 7 seconds. Droid4 will then reboot.


If Maemo is still running, you can also hold just the power button for ~10 seconds, and the device will run poweroff.

Some users reported that Bluetooth kernel module interfere badly with the WiFi driver on their devices.Blacklisting the module may help if you have such problems:

Also see Motorola_Droid_4/ModemMotorola_Droid_4/PowerVR

Also see: and

Serial Cable

As explained at , the Droid 4 exposes a serial console on the USB port. You can construct the required cable easily by following the instructions there. If you have old Nokia CA-42 or DKU-5 cables, then you can use them with the Droid 4, using instructions at

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While using the serial cable, if you lose the connection, the following may help:

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Adding this in rc.local above the exit 0 gets you some blinkenlights to watschen und relaxen.

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Adding this in /etc/rc.local above the exit 0 to make audio work from boot.


The WL1285C Wifi chip in the droid 4 has no onboard nvmem to save its calibration parameters or its MAC address. Instead it gets these parameters from a configuration file provided by the kernel. By default a generic file is provided but for optimal range and a correct persistent MAC address a calibration procedure must be performed.

Install necessary tools:

Run calibration:

Phone Call

Make sure there is a SIM in the phone.

Run this over SSH:

Audio wise, in alsamixer, make sure echo cancellation is turned on. I had to set Call out to 'speakerphone' and set the right speaker to 'voice' codec, and set volume for both call and voice to something non-zero.

3G Internet

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22:30 < tmlind> hmm there's a probably kernel gnss bug for gsp access fyi, you can currently only open one connection before you have to restart gpsd :)

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