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    My iPhone is a Part of Me coolguy742's Avatar
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    I want this

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    why would someone want to downgrade from Android to iOS? why would they want to be forced to use iTunes as opposed to drag and drop? why would they want strict control over their property? why would they want to have to jailbreak their device so they can do things Android already lets them do?

    on the other hand, Android on an iphone 4 would give me a more flexible OS on a beautiful piece of hardware.
    Ummm. Contrary to popular belief... Android phones AREN'T open. Whereas Android OS is open source and customizable... you must root your hardware first, as the phone manufacturers (Motorola, Samsung, HTC) all have lock-down on the boot-loader. Control means profit.

    Also, you have to deal with the carrier controls.. you buy an Android phone from ATT, you get ATT's "bloatware" and must "root" your phone to remove it... With rooting, you get issues with certain parts of the OS not working (GPS, Button functionality). Therefore, you have fragmentation of the Android OS; as one flavor of Gingerbread is not necessarily working correctly on your HTC but works fine on a Motorola.

    Be careful about thinking that Android is so much more open than iOS. B/C the OS is, the H/W manufacturers and Carriers are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavoieleericky View Post
    "The only reason android can be ported legally is because it is open source. iOS isn't. That is also why windows phone 7 couldn't be ported to android even tho its hard it would violate the laws"

    didn't jailbreaking a phone once "violate" the laws?
    Quote fail yeah but those are licensed and if you wanna pay a huge fine after porting go ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    Could be useful as a way to use an iPhone with a non-unlockable baseband.
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    I have already been playing around with Droid on my HTC HD2, and its a lot of fun,
    on the iphone 4 hardware, it might be called idr0id.

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    This is really neat.... but I installed Froyo on my brother in law's iPhone 3G and it ran really slowly. Not to mention the touch screen was pretty unresponsive and the drivers were just not very compatible. Multiple functions were also not supported.

    If a REAL working Android install was released for 3GS and i4 then that would be really really cool. Otherwise... its just something cool to show off to your friends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
    Cant wait for a good stable port to the iPad so I can sever all ties to Apple and have pure google on my 1st gen iPad.
    That doesn't make sense. If you were to severe all ties with Apple then you wouldn't own any of their products.

    I think it's sweet that they're porting Android, it won't be the fastest OS running on the phone but a dual-boot option is pretty sweet.

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    Joshua Tucker is the best thing that ever happened to MMi.

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    This looks awesome I can't wait for this

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    is it for iphone 4 too??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesley98 View Post
    is it for iphone 4 too??
    Yes sir, the 3GS and A4 (a.k.a. iPhone 4).

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    Finally, a post related to modding my apple device. Instead of rumors about the iPhone 9.

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    dont know about every one else but i cant wait for the port to come.
    im seriously thinking of changing my phone from iphone to android ... but having both OS on the same phone is gona b even more awesome

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    Great article Josh.
    It's nice to know someone is taking initiative to find out what the devs are currently working on. Very good insight for what is to come and look forward to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
    Cant wait for a good stable port to the iPad so I can sever all ties to Apple and have pure google on my 1st gen iPad.
    Instead, you should sell your iPad and buy a P.O.S Android tablet. I'll laugh pretty hard when your brand new android tablet is outdated the next day.

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    Hey Josh, where'd your other article go!?

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    It's just another way to show that iOS is better than Android because of the ability to do this.

    Yes you can dual boot both iOS and Android on your iphone.
    Last edited by killakill; 2011-05-11 at 08:01 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Can't wait! Been wanting this on my 3GS since the release for the 3G

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    While I'm sure this is great news for many, I personally don't see a point in it. I use my JB'd iPhone 4 and a Thunderbolt 4G with android all day long while developing and testing my phone apps. I understand the open source factor, but to me this is like putting a Honda Motor in a Porsche. Sort of like the Windows Phone skin for iPhone. It's not nearly as nice of an interface, so why downgrade?

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    Lol, I've been waiting almost two years for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
    cant wait for a good stable port to the ipad so i can sever all ties to apple and have pure google on my 1st gen ipad.
    me too!

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