Android running on the iPhone

Hackers have successfully managed to get Linux running on the iPhone, that can boot a functioning version of Android.  The first release is still buggy, and may not work perfectly on your iPhone just yet, as the code and drivers are still being developed.

The video released by the hacker, although bad quality, clearly demonstrates that Android can run as a dual-boot on the iPhone.  When the iPhone is first booted, the user is prompted with a screen to choose their iPhone install or hold down the home button to boot into Android.

Not only did the hackers release a video, but a pre-built image of OpeniBoot loader.  Users should know that this currently only works on the iPhone 2G and should work on the 3G.  The team says that the iPhone 3GS will need some more work before releasing.

The video demonstrates that Android (unknown version at this time) can boot, make phone calls, receive messages, WiFi, and many other features are working too.  Perhaps now we can get Flash on our iPhone.

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techbeck said,
Yea, Apple will start suing and crying like babies...how dare anyone load Android on the jesus phone....BLASPHEMY!!
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techbeck said,
Yea, Apple will start suing and crying like babies...how dare anyone load Android on the jesus phone....BLASPHEMY!!

It's your phone, you can do with it whatever you want.

Better to sell your iPhone and buy a REAL Android device with the money. Experience from Android ports on other devices show that this will never be 100% on the iPhone. Hell, they've been porting it to the Kaiser since Android was first released as a beta, and it's still not perfect.

k7of9 said,
iPhone. Fixed.

Don't think so... I have an Android phone and it has serious problems with freezing sometimes. But cool job, the guy who shot the vid is funny. lol

bruNo_ said,

Don't think so... I have an Android phone and it has serious problems with freezing sometimes. But cool job, the guy who shot the vid is funny. lol

Something is wrong with you phone bro. My hero has never frozen on me.

Shiranui said,
Nice! Now you can enjoy Android in low rez and with only one button.

It's impressive, but I wouldn't go for Android on iPhone. It wasn't designed for it.

rheostat said,

What's buggy about Android?

Well in all fairness it did just say it was a buggy build - but that will soon change!

Incredible... Too bad the same people can't work on porting android over to the touch pro2 faster than what's currently being worked on.

as I said in the other news here in Neowin, I was hoping to install Android in my iphone... =) I knew about it..

search under torrents and you will find the guide and file installation for your iphone.

but remember they are still on BETA

Jebadiah said,
This guy is my hero. LOL Android is just too good. Works on everything!

lol.. yeah.. its given my washing machine a new lease of life.. think ill try the toaster next...

DrScouse said,

lol.. yeah.. its given my washing machine a new lease of life.. think ill try the toaster next...


Fridge too!

This is brought to you by a team led by planetbeing of the iPhone Dev Team (responsible for the device's jailbreaks and unlocks). A huge achievement!

Joey H said,
Will this work on the iPod Touch as well? If so, I'm totally doing this once it's stable.

The video / source never said anything about the iPod touch.. I would think it would break, as it's a bit unstable at the moment. It would be cool to see the android running on the iPhone & iPod touch.

Andrew Lyle said,

The video / source never said anything about the iPod touch.. I would think it would break, as it's a bit unstable at the moment. It would be cool to see the android running on the iPhone & iPod touch.

I don't see why not; it's essentially the same platform.