Sunday, November 21, 2010

Root Access In Nokia N900

The Maemo Operating System which comes with the Nokia N900 allows you to have super user (root) privilege without you having to jailbreak like most other devices.
1. In-order to get root access you need to install the package called
2. Open your App Manager -> Download -> System. Find it, you will. You must ensure that you have the extras repository in your Application Catalogue which will have the name by default.
3. Install rootsh.
4. Open the Terminal using:
Ctrl + Shift + X
or by going to the installed apps & clicking the Terminal icon.
5. Type:
You'll get a response "user".
Now type:
sudo gainroot
Alternatively, you can type 'root' or 'sudo su -'
Now check with "whoami" and you'll get the response as "root".