Install Android 2.2 Froyo on iPhone

android froyo iphoneLast month we published tutorial on HowTo Install android on iPhone 2g, Install Android on iPhone 3G. The work has progressed further and now its possible to have latest Android 2.2 Froyo on iPhone.

Here’s a Video demo of Android 2.2 running on iPhone:

Howto Install Android 2.2 Froyo on iPhone 3G

Pre-requisites

Prepairing: Transfer files to iPhone

  • Open your favorite SSH client and navigate to /private/var and copy the downloaded (zip) file to  this directory
  • Create a new folder called “Firmware” and copy the firmware zip inside it.

Installation Openiboot:

Step 1. Unzip installer.zip and place it on your desktop

Step 2. Put your iPhone in recovery mode ( turn off the device and connect to the computer while holding down the Home button until iTunes recognizes the device).

Step 3. Open Terminal and type the following commands in sequence:
cd Desktop
cd Installer
sudo. / loadibec openiboot.img3
Step 4. Three symbols appear on the screen of the device: move to the second with the power button, and press the Home button on the top. Wait until it displays ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot‘.

Step 5. Move back to your Terminal and type this command: . / Oibc.

Step 6. Put the device in recovery mode but this time hold down Home and Power until you see the classic iTunes logo with th cable screen. Close iTunes on your Mac and move to the Terminal.

Step 7. From terminal, press Ctrl  C. Re-enter by writing OpeniBoot sudo. / loadibec openiboot.img3. Without this, the three symbols appear again. This time, do not hit the Home button.

Step 8. On the terminal, while remaining in the Installer folder, type. / Oibc and do not press Enter.

Step 9. Navigate to OpeniBoot and click on Home, then on the terminal type the command . / Oibc. Wait till you see ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot‘, Type install Terminal and wait till your iPhone 3G reboots.

Boom! You can now switch/ Dualboot between iPhone and Android 2.2 froyo

Running iPhone OS Again

  1. Reboot your iPhone and openiBoot menu would appear again.
  2. Press the Lock (Power) button to highlight the Console option.
  3. Press and hold the Home button for 2 to 3 seconds. This will boot Android.

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  • cavincosters

    I like to use android very much but I like to use other functions of iPhone very much and it is my favourite mobile also that is why I am little bit confused that which phone I should buy but after knowing this I will definitely use android on iPhone.

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  • procenforce

    using ipod touch 1g. installs, but when I try to run android, during the startup bit, the screen's brightness slowly turns up until the whole screen is white…..:S

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  • Nrjflow

    I'm using Mandriva 2010 Free DVD and when i want tu execut loadibec it saids “Can't execute binary file”.
    Plz can you tell me why ?

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  • very interesting but…so slooow…usability tend to zero… 🙁 but it's very good to know that it runs…it's a good starting point!!

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  • Jakak

    does it work on iphone 4??

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