Tuesday, December 25, 2007

skype and Nokia N770 (running OS 2007 Hacker edition)

Someone discovered that is possible to make Skype run on N770 with Os2007 HE.
It works really great for me!

This is what I did to get it working with skype:
1) First I installed the latest version of os2007 hacker edition, version 4.2007.46-3
2) Install Skype-ui, Menu>Tools>App Manager>Browse Installable apps>skype-ui
3) Download the last Skype armel deb, version1. and extract the file named skypehost (In folder ...../usr/bin you find it).
4) copy skyhost into your mmc card (using the USB cable).

5) Install Xterm, to install XTerm on a Nokia 770 0S2007HE go to maemo-hackers and click on the .install link for "bora"
6) Install "becomeroot" package, download it from here

7) Copy skypehost from your mmc card to /usr/bin:
Start Xterm
~ $ sudo gainroot
/home/user # cp /media/mmc1/skyhost /usr/bin
/home/user # chown user:users /usr/bin/skyhost

That's all! You can find more information on the original post


Anonymous said...

great!!! works for me too..
dont know why the default skyhost would not work..

Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

managed to get it working and paired a bluetooth headset as well, don't see option to shunt audio to bluetooth though... can this happen?

Lamar Morgan said...

Help! I would very much like to update my Nokia N770 with Skype, but I don't know how to even take the battery out of the tablet. I purchased the device used. The battery was already loaded in the device. I need to get on Skype with someone who really understands this and be walked through the process. If anyone out there can help me, please let me know me know. Send me a private email at lamar@mchsi.com with your Skype ID and I will call you. If you happen also to be a seller of Nokia N770's, I might even be able to throw some business your way. While I recently joined the Maemo site, I am no programmer. I desperately need to be brought up-to-speed here.

Lamar Morgan