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  • [ FIRST VIEW ] OpenSource iPhone? iBoot

    cmw (you may know him as niacin, co-author of the tiff exploit, aka jailbreakme.com) has released iBoot, a tool which lets you access the iPhone bootloader via a console.

    Whats it mean? An important first step towards porting other OS's to the iPhone. cmw has already got iPhoneLinux.org up and running, and is actively porting Linux at the moment.

    Using the dev teams nor hack i managed to patch all of my bootloader code directly into iBoot and build a kernel driver that lets you mount the nand on Linux.
    ModMyI.com teamed up with NegriElectronics.com to get cmw an iPhone to play around with and get that Linux port going, so look for some cool news on that soon.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ FIRST VIEW ] OpenSource iPhone? iBoot started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. iFilipino's Avatar
      iFilipino -
      First! Awesome, can't wait!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Would installing Linux pretty much cripple the phone aspect of the iPhone or would it be possible to use the phone under the new OS? Because that would be awesome.
    1. ma5t3rw1tt's Avatar
      ma5t3rw1tt -
      Linux on the iPhone, thats freaking sweet. Can't wait to see this. In your face Apple!
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      Wow that's great to hear! Can't wait to see what cmw can get up and running!
    1. whizkid's Avatar
      whizkid -
    1. rasbill's Avatar
      rasbill -
      android on iphone maybe?
    1. kryptedak's Avatar
      kryptedak -
      man i would love to help!
    1. dictionary's Avatar
      dictionary -
      I can't wait to run linux on here as well .. mmm
    1. jingbronw's Avatar
      jingbronw -
      dude that is wicked thanks for the update on that . . .
    1. kajin07's Avatar
      kajin07 -
      Can't wait to run Pocket Pc on my iPhone.... lol
      Keep up the good work guys!
    1. Emir S.'s Avatar
      Emir S. -
      The benefit of 'Nix on the iPhone is not great as we would lose the phone most likely.
      However, this is a great and quite big step towards a veriety of possible Custom OS's, firmwares, 'Nix, etc.
    1. Shake's Avatar
      Shake -
      Now this is some news...not the joke about 1.2 firmware....

      Keep up the good work!
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      what would really **** apple off is if we put windows on there!!!! haha
    1. LilJohn's Avatar
      LilJohn -
      how bout ubuntu mobile on the iPhone?
    1. zoolander369's Avatar
      zoolander369 -
      Pretty cool...
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Would it also be possible to port Linux to the iTouch?
    1. spyboy_1's Avatar
      spyboy_1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rasbill View Post
      android on iphone maybe?
      tears came down mah eyes when i read that sweet idea jk

      Quote Originally Posted by gameviper View Post
      what would really **** apple off is if we put windows on there!!!! haha
      ohh man this is gettin better n better
    1. erdcaged's Avatar
      erdcaged -
      @LilJohn - UME is based on the x86 architecture atm so it would not be possible yet
      We may not actually lose phone capability since baseband runs separate from the iPhone OS so it could still be possible if cmw manages to do it.
    1. compnerd88's Avatar
      compnerd88 -
      Wow this is cool, ill definitely keep an eye on this

    1. sean637's Avatar
      sean637 -
      sorry not really into computers what's this actually implicates? any basic explanation about nits advantages to us? I really need to take software class i feel really left out of everything....pleeease explain.. thanx!