First there was the iPhone. Then came Android. And everyone was like, “Android’s great but it’s no iPhone!” Now everyone’s like, “Android’s great, look out iPhone!” Then David Wang cut the fluff and made it so you can install Android on your iPhone.
The previously covered Android-to-iPhone hack now has a how-to writeup and code download over at PC World. And if you think it’s as simple as downloading an app to your phone and hitting the pretty little icon, you’re in for a bit of disappointment. It’s “not for the faint of heart” as they say. You’ll need:
“A first-generation iPhone or an iPhone 3G with firmware versions between 2.0 and 3.1.2, jailbroken with Redsn0w, Blacksn0w, or PwnageTool. If you already updated your handset to 3.1.3 or to a 4.0 beta, you must use PwnageTool to create a jailbroken 3.1.2 .ipsw file to restore down to.”
It’s also recommended that you familiarize yourself with how to get your iPhone into recovery mode and DFU mode, you’ll have to use the command-line interface, and there’s a whole bunch of other jibber jabber that makes this look like a weekend project. And to be clear, it doesn’t work on the iPhone 3GS, iPad, or iPod Touch models—just the iPhone and iPhone 3G.
If you meet all the prerequisites, though, you can whip yourself up a dual-booting iPhone with some Android goodness.
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