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Hello forum,
I've been on the lookout for a method of getting Android to
run on my 5800XM. One does get tired of the stale look a Symbian device
has, especially after all friends(a bit of an exaggeration) have left behind the
iPhone fad and picked up an Android powered device.

So, my question would be, is it possible to port Gingerbread onto
my Symbian device? And by port I don't mean running an emulator to emulate
Android, I mean completely install Gingerbread
I have been aware of this question having popped up every now and then on the interwebs, most of which are dated.

Any help, suggestions and/or criticism will be graciously accepted.
Thank you
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post #2 of 7
Doesn't look like it's possible and it hasn't been done.
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I would bet it's possible, but you probably need to know some pretty low level programming skills.
    
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Possible? Yes. Worth it? Hell no!

If you took the time that you would have to spend finding an exploit, then porting Android, and instead spent it working, you'd probably be able to buy a Galaxy S II off contract. Then instead of a piddly little 400MHz ARM 11 PMP that doesn't even have enough ram to run the bare OS you'll have the best smartphone in the world.
    
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it is possible but its not really worth the time and effort, I had a Samsung Jet and people hated how powerful it was (at the time) on a crappy OS so they ported Android to it but the amount of time it took to look for the nessessary files lead people to buying an Android phone, like myself, I bought the X10. its not worth the time, just sell and buy a new phone.
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Thanks for the answers.
My friend recommended I buy an Arc like his.
The Arc really appeals to me from what hes shown me.

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post #7 of 7
Porting isn't worth it and Arc IMO is a really bad choice. You're paying that much to get a phone with a 1gig scorpion CPU. If you plan on using it for a long time you'd be better off with LG Optimistic 2x or SGS2 since both come with really powerful dualcore Cpus.

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