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HOW TO: Install Android On An iPhone 2G
Posted by Superhero in Modding
I’ve written up a tutorial for anyone to install Android on their iPhone 2G. It’s quite long, but only because it’s
so simple and each step has been broken down to almost every click just so it’s easy for a total beginner to try
I take no responsibility for any damage you might cause to your phone by following this guide. Whether it gets
bricked, blocked or eventually thrown out of the window, I can’t be held responsible. Use this guide at your own
Today’s hype has all been about Android on an iPhone. As soon as I heard I knew what I’d be doing after work.
Anyway, I’ve finally managed to get Android working and thought I’d write up a clear tutorial for anyone who
wants to do it. Remember, I did this all on a Mac, but it should be possible on Windows or Linux too. Windows
users just get the Windows version of VirtualBox.
The end result is far from a fully working Android system. It’s Android 1.6 with basic features – calls, texts, WiFi
but no camera and probably a few Force Closes. It’s easy to upgrade Android versions once you’ve managed to
get to the end of this tutorial so there’s no harm in getting the hard part out of the way now!
Here’s a bunch of stuff that you’ll need before you start:
IMPORTANT! Jailbroken iPhone 2G
2. VirtualBox (link). Get the right version Windows/Mac
3. VirtualBox Ubuntu Image (link). Download number 10, Ubuntu Linux 9.10 codename Karmic Koala x86
iPhone Explorer (link). If you’re on Linux you can use FTP such as FileZilla instead.
5. Android images and sources (link)
6. Patched images (link). Courtesy of Geekoid.
Let’s get some of the basics out of the way:
Install iPhone Explorer
2. Connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC
3. Run iPhone Explorer
4. Click the Change Root button
5. Select “/” Real iPhone Root Directory
6. Browse to private/var