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  • Planetbeing: Android OS Now Running on the iPhone 3G

    David Wong, the "hobbyist hacker" much more widely recognized as "planetbeing," has posted a blog proclaiming Andoid's arrival on the iPhone 3G. Despite the admission that the port is "slightly more rough" than its predecessor (Android on first-generation iPhone port), Wong says this accomplishment is significant for no shortage of reasons, not the least of which is that it represents an "important milestone for the more DIY-minded owners of the millions of iPhone 3G devices that are out there."

    You can almost read the excitement in Wong's voice as he penned word that he has successfully made Google's Android OS run on the iPhone 3G, a feat that, without question, will engender more than a few ridiculously cool possibilities for the iPhone 3G - like using the Android OS to surf the web or exploring an entirely new world of apps. And while Wong praises the notion of "do-it-yourself," don't worry. You won't necessarily have to go it alone to make Android run on your iPhone 3G.

    you'll have your chance in a couple of days when the packaged binaries and instructions for the 3G are posted.
    In the midst of announcing the development, it was also noted that a host of tweaks were made to the first port. For example, the Wi-Fi driver "has been fleshed out with all the Android-specific extensions." Additionally, an Android icon has been slapped on the boot menu for easy access. And while audio support is yet to arrive, Wang assures his readers that this issue will be resolved next, as the "groundwork" has been laid. According to Wang, audio support on the 3G should be forthcoming in a matter of days.

    Indeed, the iPhone 3G is now running Android. To see Wong's video of the epic achievement, check out his blog.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Planetbeing: Android OS Now Running on the iPhone 3G started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 150 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Varmit View Post
      What kills me is that someone does somthing different, it gets slammed. You buy a car with factory rims on it. Why in the hell did you put those custom rims on for? Because you wanted to, because you can and because its yours. If you dont like the idea of android on the iphone, dont do it. Dont comment on it. Go read CNN news or somthing, polish your "factory" rims. iPhone is meant to be torn apart, disected, twisted and beaten to death to do somthing no one else has done before.

      I have a extra 16 GIG 3G set aside just for this. Cant wait to try it out.

      Good job everyone!!!!!

      Reading? Whats that? Now adays, kids see the word RED, but dont read that you have to get the brush and the paint out and paint it, before it can be called red. Instead, they assume its RED without looking. Bahhh, Reminds me of Scotty on Star Trek, Talking to the mouse, Computer?


      Thats my whole point lol. Why do something which doesn't make sense/no point of doing. o_o
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      ok fighting stops now,
      if it continues infraction will be given
      and ezstar if u dont like this, you could just not post.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      ok fighting stops now,
      if it continues infraction will be given
      and ezstar if u dont like this, you could just not post.
      Its because of people not speaking their mind, is how other people get false thoughts. But sure I will not post anymore.
    1. Sakyr's Avatar
      Sakyr -
      Thank you blattlecrushr!!!

      On the other hand any new on how the audio drivers are comming along i heard planetbeing wants to release it with audio done. Anyone has an update on this?
    1. avsman05's Avatar
      avsman05 -
      here's his latest twitter update.

      I got calling in 3G to work in openiboot, but I want to port the changes into the Linux kernel before I release new prebuilt binaries.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I know that putting it on the 3G was tougher than the 2g but does anyone know if installing it on our end will be anymore difficult once he releases all of the binaries?
    1. Varmit's Avatar
      Varmit -
      Im hushing up now. lolol...

      I will love the flexability to jump from android to iphone at the click. Its gonna be sweet! I have me a 16 gig black iphone brand new in the box unlocked waiting for this. Kudos to the team thats putting this together!
    1. rscaramelo's Avatar
      rscaramelo -
      I've had a couple of iPhones and I've have a couple of Android phones. I love them both. I found my perfect solution by getting a Nexus One and an iTouch 32gb.

      The Nexus satisfies the geek in me with it being open source and I get the multitude of apps with the iTouch. I also prefer Apple for mp3's. Frankly the only thing the Android doesn't have are the commercial apps that Apple has but it is catching up fast. Oh and the touch screen is a little better on the iphone for typing but the camera blows. The Nexus has many more megapixels and a flash. The Nexus is way sexier than the iphone/itouch in my opinion and it is way more customizable with widgets. I may look on craigslist for a 3gs to jailbreak (TMobile user) for when 4.0 comes out and just use it like an iTouch. I don't see me getting rid of the Nexus any time soon unless the Nexus Two comes out with a slide out keypad.

      Finally the Android will have Flash in 2.2 - end of story. I bought the iPad and quickly flipped it for a profit on ebay because I missed Flash. The Apple fanboys constantly say that Flash sucks (parroting SJ). I don't care if it sucks, it's used everywhere thus the iPad is crippled.

      Open Source is great.
    1. drprince89's Avatar
      drprince89 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lv_vl View Post
      I don't get it. Why not get Android phone at the first place?

      Reminds me of "running Mac on PC" type of hack. Yes, it sounds and looks cool, but not that usable on a daily basis.

      Exactly. Anybody wants to elaborate?
      That is not necessarily true. I used to have an HTC touch Vogue, that ran windows mobile 6, then i found out about xda-developers and the android project going on over there, at first it sucked, and driver support wasn't all there, but by the end everything was functional and super speedy. I was using android on a WM6 daily for over 6 months with no problems at all, as many others do now.

      Something like this after some more time invested and bugs getting worked out could be amazing, a 3gs with OS 4 and android 2.1 (or 2.2 in the future) on dual boot would be amazing and after a while it could become pretty stable and complete.

      Not to say its even possible but it sure looks like theres some hope.
    1. tigger.985's Avatar
      tigger.985 -
      how do i install it using windows vista? where do i go to c a tatorial? i have the iphone 3g