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  • Android Ported to iPhone 3G - Ready

    Had enough Android excitement yet? Of course not. Following up on the Froyo release yesterday, we've got the no less vital news that the iPhone 3G port of Android is now ready to download and install. Having shown off Google's OS running on a 3G two weeks ago, author David Wang has clearly had to iron out a few kinks before serving up the necessary binaries, but here they are now, replete with a handy install guide he's penned over at PC World. Time to get yourself on the dual-booting bandwagon, no?

    Download Here

    admin edit: How did we miss this? I know this is like... a WEEK late now, but I'm putting it on the front page - still good stuff. OP posted a few days back, I'll change it to be current. Whoops, sorry folks.

    [via Engadget]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Android Ported to iPhone 3G - Ready started by stryker10 View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      This implementation has so many limitations it doesn't deserve the front page. A few more 3gs x 1 posts would certainly add to the value of this thread.
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      Hurry up and do the 3GS
    1. deathbybunnies6's Avatar
      deathbybunnies6 -
      thank you David Wang!
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by wgm214 View Post
      iphodroid needs a front page article and tutorial!
      An installer not sanctioned by the port creator (planetbeing), with minor bugs, which installs a firmware which is not dual bootable, meaning anyone who does it will have to restore to get iPhoneOS back.... seems like a bad idea to push users to.

    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ive been waiting for this. ill install once i get the 4HD
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by wgm214 View Post
      iphodroid needs a front page article and tutorial!
      iphodroid needs to make a better website. it looks like one of those scam sites.

      any why in gods name would they make a non dual-bootable installer? Just hold of on this
    1. Stealth1029's Avatar
      Stealth1029 -
      Nice, but I have a question. Is it David Wong, or David Wang? Because in this article, he is referred to as Wong, but in the article here, he is referred to as Wang. Which one is it?
    1. deldrice's Avatar
      deldrice -
      I did the full process twice in my ubuntu system and everything boots fine, phone can receive texts, but the touch screen does not work and android will crash upon receiving a call or pressing the volume up button. I'll give it a shot with the mac tutorial, maybe the SSH will be a bit cleaner :- /
    1. tknapp2's Avatar
      tknapp2 -
      it says battery will only last "an hour or so" haha no thanks. ill wait till it actually ready.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Yes. YES! Awesome.
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      10min. + boot time, touch screen not working, stock apps don't load/crash.. Doesn't feel finished to me. I have installed it three different time with the some result, besides the touch screen, it worked once.

      Maybe it's just me and my 3G, but it's a waist of time IMO.
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      very nice
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Spent 8 hrs of my day trying to get it to work, but it's laggy, takes like 4 min to boot and there is no sound or touchscreen, I either messed up, or it really is that bad.

      Edit: Nevermind, the touchscreen works now, but it still sucks, lol.

      Edit 2: For some reason, everything just started working. It has sound, touch, and can make and recieve phone calls perfectly (text's too). It's still a little slow, but I'm impressed.

      Edit 3: Tried to get G apps working and now I'm restoring, haha.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mardinn View Post
      x3
      x4
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I don't know how it's ready when the battery is supposed to only last an hour. I tried this and it all installed fine and I get to the openiboot screen but when booting into the Android OS it never gets past the reading baseband nvram screen even though it says done after that.
    1. ROFLwaffle's Avatar
      ROFLwaffle -
      Not doing it until the bugs are fixed and there is a verry good clear video tutorial on how to do it on a mac on an iPhone 3G.(:
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I look forward to the polished version coming to the 3GS. It will probably be forever though before it is ready.
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      does this work on windows
    1. timothyvanwing's Avatar
      timothyvanwing -
      can i install this on my ipod? or is it just for the iphone...
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      i dual booted android and iphone os 3.1.3 using this guide Hack that Phone - Installing Android on the iPhone 2G or 3G
      it says 3.1.2 only but follow the instructions completely the on difference i had was i used disk aid instead on ssh and im on 3.1.3 instead on 3.1.2