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  • Android Froyo Running On iPhone 3G : Almost 100% Compatible
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQKfeDnMVQ8]YouTube - Android 2.2 Froyo running on the iPhone[/ame]

    An Italian site by the name of iDroid, has managed to port the new Android 2.2 "Froyo" to the iPhone 3G only a short time after Froyo was leaked upon the internet.

    The port is based on the iBoot method we've seen used already for Android on the iPhone 2G and 3G created by planetbeing for Android 1.6.

    Interestingly enough, the port is almost 100% functional. Almost everything is working except WiFi and sound. You are able to send calls and sms messages, but I am not quite sure if you can receive them. I don't have the balls to try it out, but we'll try and get a guide up soon on how you can do this yourself. You will need to be Jailbroken of course and be familiar with SSHing.

    It should be noted that there may be issues with the GPU which can cause the phone to get a little hot... as usual, be very cautious if you choose to gamble, tempting as it may be.

    Until then, you can always translate the guide posted on iDroid.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Android Froyo Running On iPhone 3G : Almost 100% Compatible started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by projectdwnshft View Post
      not sure what the point of this is, if u want to use that OS cause u find it better than whats on ur iphone then go get an HTC phone or an android. that vid makes that ported os look like a slow waste of time
      Its already been said why. Have the best of both worlds.

      Why do you dual boot Windows and MacOS?
      Why have 2 phones when you can have 2 OSs on the 1 phone.

      It also shows you the capabilities of the iPhone and the potential it can have if Apple unlocked it properly.

      It has been shown the Android OS working on the iPhone and showing flash running. Apple has no excuse why it wont put flash on the iPhone OS.
      It's proven not to be a hardware problem, its a rude apple as a company problem.
    1. fatsnake's Avatar
      fatsnake -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wreck-gar View Post
      I'm definitely going to try this when someone adds 3GS support but I'd still wait a little while till the power management stuff is supported. I'd rather not have my phone cook itself.

      The 3GS hardware is a little different which I think is why its not yet supported.
      I dont think there will be 3GS support because the 3GS doesn't run unsigned firmware.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I still cannot understand the obsession with wanting another platform on the iPhone....
      and every single time we talk about android on the iphone, somebody ALWAYS asks the same thing you did

      are you slow? what's there not to get? what's so wrong with running two OS's? why does that bug you so much?

      you know damn well why people would want to do this, but for some reason, you really want to ask a really dumb question...
    1. Wreck-gar's Avatar
      Wreck-gar -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatsnake View Post
      I dont think there will be 3GS support because the 3GS doesn't run unsigned firmware.
      I though some of the earlier 3GS had a different BIOS that would allow unsigned firmware?
    1. gauravsuneja's Avatar
      gauravsuneja -
      iphodroid was supposed to be path breaking but doesn't work on iphone 2g having 3.1.2 firmware and all android images .phew i tried a lot
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wreck-gar View Post
      I though some of the earlier 3GS had a different BIOS that would allow unsigned firmware?
      No - it allowed an untethered JB, the later iBoot blocked that exploit but no 3GS can run unsigned FW.

      Nice to see this project progressing. One day, when there is a one click solution, I might try it. In the mean time I'll leave it to people that know what they are doing.
    1. iDriftKing's Avatar
      iDriftKing -
      @ all people who are wondering why you would want to dualboot your iPhone --> a tweaker: someone who tries to manage things that arent possible, someone who experiments a lot with his device(s)

      And also, why? Because it's possible!
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      ...Android on iPad??

      I think they will call the next iPhone the 3GSS. The SS is for Super Speed. And it wont be a box like it is in all the leaks, it will look exactly like the current iPhone, and have the exact same specs.

      Haha ^^ and Apple fan an iPhone user's worst nightmare
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I still cannot understand the obsession with wanting another platform on the iPhone....
      melech, i think it was just the challenge that [originally] planetbeing was chasing. the idea of crossing a plateau that no one else has done or tried before.....i agree with you though.
    1. kugi_igi's Avatar
      kugi_igi -
      is froyo the one with flash support?
      then we can see flash on iphone now?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      For all the haters out there, I can only think of two scenarios. You either have never used android, or you are simply hating because it is not the iPhone OS. I don't own anything android, but have had the chance to use a friend's phone quite a bit. There is nothing laggy or bad about it, especially once it is tweaked a bit. The UI also has a ton more information available at a glance and is WAYYY more customizable. If you don't care about that, I wonder what you want in a phone in the first place. All that said, I am not sure why I even bother typing this. I am pretty sure 90% of people that are ripping on android are basing their opinions on what they have READ and not what they have EXPERIENCED (much like the iPad bashing crowd).

      I will end with a question. Why do you jailbreak your iPhones? So you can do whatever the hell you want with the OS, right? Seems to me if that is goof enough reason for JB iPhone OS, then it is good enough reason for porting android.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      It would probably be cool for a day, then I would miss papijump
    1. Manca's Avatar
      Manca -
      There's definitely a potential in this one! It'd be awesome if we could run multi os on our phones...
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      I could Understand why you want android on your iPhone , Android it's the sh:t . Loving my Nexus one since January n I'm not going back to the iPhone ever fools.
    1. fonz06's Avatar
      fonz06 -
      i would keep my 3gs if it would be supported for dual boot in the future. dangit!!!!
    1. nrowensby's Avatar
      nrowensby -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1PM@N!O View Post
      sleakest... fastest... seen the HTC incredible?
      Quote Originally Posted by wareagle5693 View Post
      I'd say the fastest is the EVO and HTC Incredible, which are essentially the same phone with a few minor differences..
      Corrected them for ya. Droid is a phone manufactured by Motorola... Android is the operating system... and HTC is the manufacturer of the Incredible and EVO.

      ...and sticking to the GSM homefront... How about the Nexus One? I'd say it's faster and sleeker than the iPhone.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Please stop calling the new iPhone iPhone 4G or 4G iPhone before you give me an aneurism.

      It'll be called iPhone. Just iPhone. You can refer to it as the 4th generation iPhone (or 4th gen) but for the love of god DO NOT USE 4G.

      The 3G referred to the new 3G radio in the 2nd gen iPhone. 3GS was the 3rd generation and the S was for speed.

      The new iPhone won't be called 4G. Not in a million billion years so please stop.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Are you going to get the iPhone 4G Happy Noodle Boy?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
    1. Daiskei's Avatar
      Daiskei -
      Not sure if anyone has it running on a 2G yet, I just got it all installed as the only 3G I have access to is my partners. Lol.