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Originally Posted by Brandonii So, is this worth installing on my 2g? The applications in Android are not all functional. Wifi may or may not work for you. You may
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
    So, is this worth installing on my 2g?
    The applications in Android are not all functional. Wifi may or may not work for you. You may or may not be able to make calls. The phone runs hot the whole time Android is running. You have to hard reset the phone just to shut it off as there is no sleep mode.

    But other than that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
    The applications in Android are not all functional. Wifi may or may not work for you. You may or may not be able to make calls. The phone runs hot the whole time Android is running. You have to hard reset the phone just to shut it off as there is no sleep mode.

    But other than that...
    Thank you! See, in my opinion, I will just wait for updates.
    This is the first helpful post I have seen in a while. While other people are saying "if you have to ask the answer is no" and such, it is good to see someone who wants to help, and will take time not to be a ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    If you have to ask then the answer is no.
    No it's not.
    Not many people have posted on the usability of it.

    From reading over the thread, it looks like the following:
    Runs very well. Faster than in the original YouTube video.
    You might have a problem with you WIFI though.

    I don't have a 2g iPhone anymore, so I can't try it out. I am anxious to see a review on it.
    wwjd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
    Thank you! See, in my opinion, I will just wait for updates.
    This is the first helpful post I have seen in a while. While other people are saying "if you have to ask the answer is no" and such, it is good to see someone who wants to help, and will take time not to be a ****.
    It is a very early Alpha. If you are a hard core programmer and can help get OpenIBoot working on the 3G or iPod Touch then by all means try it and come and help out on the IRC channel.

    Otherwise it is not worth trying yet.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    It is a very early Alpha. If you are a hard core programmer and can help get OpenIBoot working on the 3G or iPod Touch then by all means try it and come and help out on the IRC channel.

    Otherwise it is not worth trying yet.
    oh! I need to be a "hardcore programmer" to install this. I thought anyone could install it. Darn! I missed that part. I am thinking next time when I read every single page of the thread, I should do it a little more carefully. Thank you so much!
    You are the best, and the most helpful on the forum!

    edit, Not.
    Last edited by Brandonii; 04-24-2010 at 01:27 PM.

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    i heard it now works with iphone 3g,
    is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
    oh! I need to be a "hardcore programmer" to install this. I thought anyone could install it. Darn! I missed that part. I am thinking next time when I read every single page of the thread, I should do it a little more carefully. Thank you so much!
    You are the best, and the most helpful on the forum!
    Anyone CAN install it provided you are given good directions. Something I do. If you look back a few pages an excellent link is provided...

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    I shoulda put /sarcasm

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    I just got it going...lol..Theres a wiki which in turn, is a very good guide. Make sure you have your firmware extracted and in the spot were it's supposed to be or it will boot...and then crash..lol

    I did it last night, but didn't have my firmware in the right place, and it didn't work. I fixed it today..lol..

    The screen is VERY touch, so if you have fat fingers...Good luck. I am dual booting Ubuntu 9.10/Windows 7 and did the SSH in Windows and everything else in Ubunutu.

    I'm not an expert at it, but if you need some help, I can try..lol

    ~Nerd

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    I have it up and running but Im wondering how he got his sim card to work....or do I need TMobile sim card?

    nevermind...I just rebooted with my sim car in and it worked :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by romeoz View Post
    I have it up and running but Im wondering how he got his sim card to work....or do I need TMobile sim card?

    nevermind...I just rebooted with my sim car in and it worked :-)
    hOw did yOu pass the radio: reading baseband nvram… done !?

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    I noticed when I was putting my files on my iphone via iphone explorer, It was not uploading all the files full size. so I would get what you did, reading baseband nvram... done. So I went back and made sure they were all uploaded correctly and re did everything via terminal on my vm and when I rebooted I held down home for a few seconds and 2 min later it booted up in droid...songs, wifi, and phone calls work..its pretty awesome seeing how I never used my 2g iphone anymore..now I can play with it once again..

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    Wow this is great!!! I got it installed a few hours ago and I'm really liking it. I think I have great luck since my 2g can make calls, send and receive texts, and surf via wifi.

    By the way I followed androidalot's guide and it was easy for a noob like me (no Linux background whatsoever). I actually used VirtualBox for Windows 7 and the only hitch in installation was that the USB drivers weren't loading well (maybe it's my PC, but if others have this problem, PM me on how I fixed it).

    Just don't like having no real power button (hard reset then reboot into iPhone OS).

    EDIT: I've reseted and put back into iPhone OS. But on trying to go back to Android, it's just stuck/hanged at WELCOME TO OPENIBOOT. Help please? I can still use the iPhone OS though.

    EDIT 2: I'm an idiot. I forgot that I should hold the home button while selecting openiboot rather than just tapping it.
    Last edited by ddominator; 04-24-2010 at 08:41 PM.

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    Just finished porting Android on my iPhone yesterday. Basic phone functions work well, but we still have big issues:

    - No option to turn screen off while idle or with a command. Any settings to enable this?
    - No Android Market app for this build.
    - Media files previously installed on the iPhone are inaccessible via Android.
    - No available options for Ringtones other than default.
    - Ringtone only rings once, no vibrate option.
    - No camera/video camera function.

    For those who can't figure out how to navigate through Android with the iPhone controls, these are the key maps:

    Power Button – Back/Previous
    Home Button – Unlock, Home Screen Options (Add, Wallpaper, etc.)
    Volume Up Button – Shortcut for Call Log
    Volume Down Button – Back to Home Screen
    Silent Mode Rocker Switch – None

    And I really want to have that screen fixed. It always stays on no matter what, draining the battery rather quickly. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I just installed it right now and as I can say it's still kinda unusable, let's just wait for a more stable release, right now I'm gonna still be using Iphone OS. But still the idea is great and I enjoyed having just installed android on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faridsoto View Post
    I just installed it right now and as I can say it's still kinda unusable, let's just wait for a more stable release, right now I'm gonna still be using Iphone OS. But still the idea is great and I enjoyed having just installed android on my phone.
    Yeah it's just for showing off right now.

    I'm trying to shut the phone down using the terminal emulator but i keep getting permission denied.

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    Okay, here's a bit of a problem: I could not boot Android again. Some people experience this, being stuck in a black screen after the Android logo loads. Any help would be appreciated.

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    soooo anybody figure out how to get their contacts onto android?

    hmmm iboot doesn't seem to like the force shut down... saying possable unclean shutdown. spent 30min scanning virtual blocks after checking ftl..
    Last edited by lillewis51; 04-25-2010 at 03:19 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    You have to root the device in order to properly shut down.

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