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OpeniBoot brings Android to iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch

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OpeniBoot brings Android to iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch
OpeniBoot brings Android to iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch
Maybe you bought an iPhone 4, and wish you had an Android device instead. Maybe you have an iPod Touch or iPad, and just want to see what all the fuss is about. Whatever the reason, the upcoming version of OpeniBoot from the iDroid Project might be what you're looking for. Plus, OpeniBoot loads Android 2.2 to your Apple device without the use of a computer.

OpeniBoot is the successor to Bootlace, which ported the Android OS to the iPhone 2G and 3G. This new iteration will support the newer generation of Apple devices, including the iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and the 2nd-generation iPod Touch. See below for a video of OpeniBoot loading on an iPad.

If you're unfamiliar with such programs, all you need to know is that they are open source implementation programs that allow your iOS device to load an unsigned kernel, like Android, to your device. Once you have loaded such a program, you will still have the option to load the original OS. It basically makes your iOS device like a dual-booting computer. OpeniBoot isn't yet available for your newer iOS devices, but judging from the video, it should be along shortly.

source: iDroid Project via Redmond Pie

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posted on 14 Nov 2010, 02:13

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


WTF WAS THAT?!!! maybe I'm asking for too much but I would like to see a video of an iPad dual booting when I am told I am watching AN IPAD DUAL BOOT!! not saying this is fake. But why the hell doesn't the camera man pay attention to whats in the shot?

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 07:12

3. vincent12 (unregistered)


Does it totally delete iOS, though?

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 10:00

4. Owlet (unregistered)


@vincent
Doesn't it say there "you will still have the option to load the original OS"???

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 14:57 1

5. matistight (Posts: 198; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Dual boot guys. You have the option of android, console, or ops when you boot up the phone. And android isn't very practical because it is extremely slow on the 3G, so hopefully on the 4 comes out so I can use it haha

It keeps ios and partitions android. As dual boot.

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 17:45

6. colinsprague1 (unregistered)


Ok, so if I understand this post correctly, you still can't load Android on a 2nd Gen iPod, but they're getting close? This isn't any new development...

someone correct me if I'm wrong

posted on 30 Dec 2010, 18:03

7. montraydavis (unregistered)


@clevername: Actually, it says OpeniBoot for Android. Nowhere in the title does it say "iPad RUNNING android".

posted on 30 Dec 2010, 18:04

8. montraydavis (unregistered)


for iPad*

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 19:41

9. simoneee (unregistered)


i need one for my ipod touch 4gen
AND ALSO WHY THE HECK ARENT THEY SHOWING ME THE IPAD DUAL
BOOTING VIDEO?

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