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Have a taste of Android or WP7 by simulating them on your iPhone

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Have a taste of Android or WP7 by simulating them on your iPhone
Lets say that you are a happy iPhone owner but at the same time you have sometimes wondered what it might feel like to use Android or even Windows Phone 7 for a little bit. Well, now you can actually try either one of the operating systems to some extent by simulating them right there on your iPhone. OSFaker is the app that you need to download, assuming your iPhone has already been successfully jailbroken.

OSFaker can be easily obtained through Cydia and will do its best to give you a graphical representation of either Android or WP7. For those of you unfamiliar with Cydia, imagine Apple's App Store, but offering apps which were designed specifically to be used on a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch. Needless to say, such applications would have never made it to the listings of Apple's App Store.

Using the application proves to be pretty simple as it gives you the option to simulate Android or WP7 right after its launch. OSFaker added WP7 simulation in its most recent update, which explains its limited capabilities. On the other hand, the Android simulation includes access to a handful of basic apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Calculator, and Paint. Feel free to give it a try if you are curious enough already!

source: iSpazio (translated) via Redmond Pie

You can download OSFaker from Polarbear's repository

Have a taste of Android or WP7 by simulating them on your iPhone
Have a taste of Android or WP7 by simulating them on your iPhone

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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:35 5

1. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Thank you, Apple, for confirming that your products are terrible. People buy iPhone just so they can turn around and make it into an Android phone.

And Apple users: good job wasting money on your Apple product to turn around and make it an Android device. You all are winners.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 21:47 1

31. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


You people are retarted just saying... I have this app and all it is is a screen shot... two of them that you see above... you cant put android on an iphone (you need a 3g and it is very limited). and the closest thing to wp7 is os7 which really, although a great theme, is just a launcher. So no, almost everyone who buys an iphone doesnt even jailbreak it, letalone try and make it like android. Why wud they ever buy an iphone if they wanted to do that... Also, how are they spending more money when it is 200? the thunderbolt is 300 for the same specs....

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:51 1

2. shinobi (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


That's why every brand whoever try to copy Apple products-I am proud owner of Iphone and never change it for freaky Android or even worse W7-hell with this shit

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:56 5

4. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Yes Android is freaky to you because you only know how to operate a phone if it contains a simple list of shortcuts for your apps. Widgets, live tiles, usb ports, removable back panels, and more than just a single home button freak out sheeple with lower intelligence.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 22:08

42. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well actually i had an android phone... and also i have live tiles widgets and wireless syncing/streaming video... so i really dont need ur inferior usb port...

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:58 2

13. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


What the kind of name is shinobi you iphone fagget

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:52 2

3. shinobi (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


And of courese my phone provider will never be Verizon--VERIZON SUCKS in every step !!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:04 1

6. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Now, do you say that because you are upset that your ATT service sucks, or because Apple told you to?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:24 1

7. jon78 (unregistered)


Wow your dumb kid!..Verizon is probably NOT the priciest cell network as they DO always work on their towers and maintaining them 24/7..no other carrier claims that..they just rely on their updates being pushed...think

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:00 1

5. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Lol that google search bar looks ghetto. I am sure that it doesn't have voice actions. Hey sheeple, try saying to your iphone "Navigate to Steve Job's ass." Android would launch google navigation and take you there. Crapple would just launch a google search.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 21:49 1

32. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


If you knew what you were talking about, you would know that this app is a screen shot with a few links... Also you would know that there is an app which adds a vast netweork of voice commands to the iphone... SO yes, the voice commands become better then the google ones becuase it can do anything you tell it. not just pretend to do what it thinks the iphone cant.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 07:33

36. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


oh please don't even try me noob. First, I know that the app you're talking about is vlingo and I'm not impressed. Secondly, my whole point was that no matter how hard you itards try, you will never have a proper google search bar WIDGET that has voice actions built in that will allow you to launch google NAVIGATION (exclusive to Android right now). All you will have is one shortcut that launches an app that allows you to acces other apps via shortcuts. And google maps does not count as google navigation as it lacks 3d view and voice guidance.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:57

37. G43rg3 (unregistered)


Wait, whats your girlfreinds name? oh right..

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 19:21 1

39. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh ur so smart! did u google that? im impressed... i guess u used ur amazing little voice commands to because u cudnt be bothered to type... and i agree with the person below, whats ur girlfriends name?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:36

8. IOS5 (unregistered)


For Android fan that thinks Android it's Bomb hands down Android copy symbain and ios I used an Android user and fan before and I'm wondering how the f...k Android make a phones with SD card and you can't use it unless if you root the phone and after the root you have to download an app for SD card?!!! What a joke

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:55 1

11. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Are you joking, IOS5? Put down the iPhone and step over into a platform that works. The SD card works perfect out of the box on Android. Not everything has to be back-doored, jailbroken, and coaxed into customization. Some products do work directly out of the box

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:56 3

12. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


You're a dumbass an idiot and any other foul word you can think of. Thank you for sucking steve jobs dick......

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:27 1

20. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


lol you clearly don't know what you're talking about. No root necessary to mount the card as a disk drive and view all the files on your computer. When you plug it into usb, a dialogue box opens that gives you the option to charge only, mount as disk drive, or enable usb tethering. I use my phone as my flash drive because it accepts all documents. Then I use my file explorer to manage the files and I edit my office docs with documents to go. Try doing that on iOS. Oh sorry, you can't, because you can only store pics, video, and music on yours.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 21:51 2

33. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


AS i stated above, Androidtroll, if you were smart you wud know the iphone does that... even without jailbreaking it does it. over wifi at that... no need to plug in.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:39 2

9. afghanmoose (unregistered)


this is really stupid and pointless

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:43 2

10. ridddi (unregistered)


too many fanboys just let people use the phone of their choice and stop being trolls ty

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:28 1

21. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


As a troll, I take offense to your comment!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 21:52 1

34. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well if you call urself one, take what comes...

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 13:02 2

14. baldilocks (Posts: 542; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Seems this place is being overrun with middle and high school kids who have nothing better to do than put down the iPhone. Grow up people.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 13:11 5

15. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


You call it put down, I call it educating the unwashed, trodden masses. To each their own.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 13:35 1

16. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


To be I call it you being Ignorant and unaware. You presume to act like you know what other people want in a cell phone. If someone choose a iphone or wp7 device over android they get put down. I agree it appears that the android community is over run with 17 year old virgin for life nerds that get their rocks off degrading other peoples choices. You and everyone like you are pathetic.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:32 5

22. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


As a 17 year old virgin for life nerd, I take offense to your comment! TheFunnyMan is only trying to help you by unbrainwashing your brain and show you the light. However, it appears that too many people are blissful in their ignorance...

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:35 1

25. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 304; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


AndroidTroll, you are my new hero!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:36 3

26. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


ANDROIDTROLL IS THE SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:35 1

24. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Let me tell you Hallucinator if you are content with over paying for crap then by all means do it. DANCE IPHONE BITCH PUPPETS

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 13:40

17. IOS 5 (unregistered)


Chose what ever you want right this your choise but accept the truth and b t w even galaxy s already rooted from samsung IOS the best wither you like it or you don't and b t w I'm selling phone for living that's why I know lot of shit about the phones so don't act smart and you lot of shit about the phones.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:49 2

19. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


You clearly don't sell phones for a living. When you don't even know the basics.
If you're just going to use your phone for basic features that are available on a dumb phone, get the iPhone. Honestly I have never even saw an iPhone user open a pdf on their phones. It's so sad to see iPhone users use their phone to text/call/facebook/twitter/play games.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:33 3

23. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Oh, no way? You sell phones for a living? Man, you must be like the ONLY cell phone salesman on the planet.

Hmm....maybe, just maybe, there are more than one of us that works in this industry. And maybe, just maybe, the rest of us can type complete sentences and avoid the use of acronyms when we try to make a point.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 17:26

29. Shepherd of Lost Sheep (unregistered)


I'd hate to have you write-up my contract, seems as you have the worst grammar in the world. Does your iPhone have spell-check?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:11 4

18. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Apparently you don't have to speak english where you work.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 16:47 2

28. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


android fans make android look like crap -__- your going to turn android in to apple just watch...the only reason there is a lot of iphone haters is because iphone users brag and think they are the "SH*T". Don't do that to android. if your a fan u would keep your mouth shut.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 17:45 1

30. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Actually I have an iPhone and I don't ever brag. I've Also owned about every Verizon Android phone and am thinking about Selling my iPhone to get another droid. I guess my point is that I don't give a sh1t. It's a damn phone!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 21:33 1

40. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


if u dont give a shnit then why are you selling ur iphone to buy an android device* (droid isnt a platform or a phone at all)??? contradiction???maybe xD

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 01:03 1

35. Shred (unregistered)


luis_lopez is right... android fans, just stick to it, make less comments.
I personally love the android platform and i dislike iphone in many ways. However i do not go ard bashing people that have iphones. To each his own. Let it be. At the end of the day, as long as you're happy with your phone then thats all that matters.
One day when people realize it, they will automatically switch over from the iphone to android.
So everyone, just chill.... its just a phone...

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 15:01 1

38. blahblah (unregistered)


how about everyone just poop in their pants and do a crazy dance!

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 04:56

41. Ruff riders (unregistered)


200 Andriod phones to compete with one phone and still can't get it lolllllz

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