How To Add Android OS On Your iPhone

How To Add Android OS On Your iPhone

If you just can not choose between Android or iPhone, now you do not have to. You can have it all. Get a closer look at what some bright developers have done with the iPhone here in this informative article.

If you just can not choose between Android or iPhone, now you do not have to. You can have it all. Get a closer look at what some bright developers have done with the iPhone here in this informative article.

The Apple iPhone is a “walled garden”, a new buzz-word for a “closed information system”. Apple controls what goes into their products for what they would call quality control. The United States Library Of Congress has already told the people under their watch that it is okay to jailbreak the Apple products. No one really needed their permission anyway, but that was hot news about two months ago.

Android on the other hand, is not advertised as using the “walled garden” approach. They claim that their operating system is “open source”. While that is disputable, it is wide open compared to the Apple iOS 4.X operating system. Today’s news comes in the form of good news, for a change. Now the iPhone can use both iOS 4.X and Android on the same smartphone. No one has to make a choice anymore between Apple and Google, iPhone and Android.

Android running on iPhone
The way to do this is with new software called “iBoot” or “OpeniBoot”. You not only can have Android, but many other flavors of operating systems on the iPhone or iPad. The bad news is that this software does not work on the iPhone 4. But it does work on iPhone 2G, 3G and first generation iPod touch. It will be available soon for the iPhone 4.

While Linux and Android will be available on the iPhone with OpeniBoot, the iPhone will need to be jailbroken first before the software will work. The tools to jailbreak an iPhone are easily found online, but the names of the three most popular are Blackra1n, Redsn0w and PwnageTool. If you are wondering what version of Android can be used on the iPhone, version 2.2.1 (Android Froyo ) is recommended. Once the iPhone is completely jailbroken simply add “Bootlace” ( another name for the OpeniBoot program ) to the programs you want to load up on the springboard.

It is recommended that you backup your iPhone before jailbreaking it. In case something goes wrong or you can not finish the jailbreak, this allows you to go back to the original settings before you started. Another tip is when you are actually going through the steps for installing the OpeniBoot, use a Wi-Fi connection ( hopefully in “N” mode ) while downloading the software. This will save time and prevent errors. After installing the OpeniBoot program, it will be possible to select the operating system wanted by using the volume button and confirming with the home button.

Now you can have flash, use Google goggles, play Farmville and many other things on the iPhone. You will be able to use the smartphone on those networks that use SIM cards. One operating system you may want to install other than Android is Symbian^3 or Symbian^4. This will allow you to enjoy the world’s most popular operating system. If your iPhone lasts long enough, it will also allow you to enjoy Meego, the next generation messenger for Symbian Operating System.

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