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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yO2KQHkt4A&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Android running on iPhone[/ame]


    David Wong - better known as Dev-Team member planetbeing - has just announced that he got an iPhone to dual boot Android and the iPhone OS. The genius hacker who ported the Linux 2.6 kernel to the iPhone in 2008 says he's been working on the Android port "quietly in the background." He "wanted to make sure everything was usable," after getting some reaction to the initial iPhone Linux release

    Images as well as sources are located here - he calls it "alpha quality" and "slightly buggy," but "pretty much everything works."

    This is going to be huge.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: planetbeing Boots Android on iPhone started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 245 Comments
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I don't know much about Android, but nice work -- Anything that helps "open up" the great hardware that is the iPhone/ iPod Touch is a great thing!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      The guy knows he is a genius. Smart people do not have to use "big words" to show how smart he is, he let his work talk for him. Only stupid people try to use "big words" to make themselves seem smart.
    1. EliteApple's Avatar
      EliteApple -
      Someone should leave a iPhone running Android in that bar as a little joke .
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Holy crap! planetbeing rules! He did Linux, now the Android! Amazing! Now, we need Bootcamp for the iPhone.
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      i cant understand what to do what so ever with the instructions. Hopefully the will release a user friendly version
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      This guy is so self-deprecating in the video, but damn dude, you're a freakin genius. Perhaps he needs a few more pats on the back, because what he's done here is amazing. Google take heed! You should be hiring this man immediately. If he had a few more resources and he fully dedicated his time to this project Google could easily allow Android to be installed on the millions of iPhones and iPod Touches of the world. How on Earth would that not be a massive boon to Google? Hire this guy soon, or someone else will! Great job! I love my iPhone but I would LOVE the ability to give it some Android love as well. Who wouldn't?
      exactly what i was thinking, well not exactly but very close to. this guy is money and he doesn't even know it. Keep up the good work. sky is the limit for you buddy.
    1. PainBlade's Avatar
      PainBlade -
      Not bad talking, I extremely love my iPhone but isn't it funny how we all want to try out another OS lol. Can't wait to try this on my own though.
    1. jaylen555's Avatar
      jaylen555 -
      giving it a shot!
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      I wish we could do it on 3g
    1. 24trepid's Avatar
      24trepid -
      This is so awesome !!!

      Man, the 2G iphones are gonna be selling like hotcakes now .........

      Ebay here I come !!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Got a friend that is about to get a diffrent phone from his 2G that I sold him. Think I may have to buy it back from them to give this a spin.
    1. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      I can't wait to play with that on my 3GS. Nice work planetbeing.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I would love the option to dual boot. Too bad I sold both of my 2g phones.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Knight View Post
      i cant understand what to do what so ever with the instructions. Hopefully the will release a user friendly version
      Yeah, I've never had a Readme file actually make me feel stupid until tonight
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      wow...
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      Yeah, I've never had a Readme file actually make me feel stupid until tonight
      It's like a geohot read me: lots of assumed knowledge.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      hardest part is getting the bins. Make sure you are running 3.1.2
    1. remag49's Avatar
      remag49 -
      i love the android os
      i can't wait till they do it on ipod touches as well
      that would be cool IMO
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      I can't wait until someone can improve on the readme to help the rest of us run android.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      The readme file separates the men from the boys! Loading all imgs into /private/var now!~