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Can I install Android on my non-Android device?

I have Samsung Omnia I900 one of first line Omnia devices on WinMobile 6 OS,
Since phone is now near end of its life, Ill like to try BOOT Android on it.
Is that possible, Does exists any tutorial for that.
I once fund one site which was on way to boot android on Omnia, but they in that time did not have all drivers for Omnia.

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is there a new update on the android version of omnia as of 2010 –  mark balucan Jan 7 '11 at 14:39
    
your discussion appears to be interesting to me, I am trying to reboot my Omnia I900 with andriod, But how can I do this I am having andromnia with me but not sure whether it will work or not, can any body provide me proper guidance as i do not want to destroy my omnia –  user2873 Feb 12 '11 at 13:14
    
i have the omnia i900, and i likee to convert my mobile os to andorid =) how can i do it? plz help me –  user2916 Feb 14 '11 at 19:01

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The answer appears to be a yes. But we need more information about your phone. Exact model number, carrier, CDMA or GSM, etc. The more specific you can be about the phone you have the better.

Typically the process for getting Android on a WinMo phone is this, unlock with a custom bootloader, install a newer radio (not always required, depends), install a custom ROM, and then install Android using your preferred method. You mileage will vary as the process for installing a custom ROM differs for each phone manufacturer.

There are 2 main methods. 1 install HBOOT and run Android from the SD card and memory. This is preferred by me and many others because it doesn't disrupt the actual phone itself, rather it runs on top of your WinMo phone. This means you can keep your WinMo phone in tact and can easily go back to it any time.

2 flash Android ROM over WinMo and go full Android. This method is more risky because you are flashing a completely different OS over whatever WinMo ROM you had installed. So there is no easy way to go back to WinMo. You would have to flash a WinMo ROM and start over to go back to it. This method is a more permanent Android running on a WinMo phone solution.

I would recommend the 1st method first. Then go from there. But personally I never flashed Android on a WinMo phone. The other method was way too convenient for me.

I have some links below that should help, but your version of your phone is going to be key. DO NOT start downloading files and running them until you understand that your phone version is supported by the tools you are using.

http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=103190&highlight=install+custom+rom

http://www.modaco.com/content/i9x0-omnia-http-omnia-modaco-com/289028/project-andromnia-android-on-omnia/

http://andromnia.net/

It looks likes the i900 and i910 are well supported, so if you have one of those you should be good to go.

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