Ever wanted to run Android on your iPhone?

Ever wanted to run Android on your iPhone?
Have you ever wanted to run Android on your iPhone? The question of why one would need to run Android when they have iPhone OS aside, it turns out one talented user has managed to get the open-source OS up and running on his cold Apple iPhone 2G. Most of the important stuff seems to be working fine, like the browser and the music player, although there are still some bugs to be dealt with. What we find significantly cooler (from a development point of view) is the fact the hack actually lets you choose which OS you would like to run, when starting the phone. Pretty neat, right? It gives you an idea of the great potential there is in such independent devs.

Hit "play" to see the Android-running iPhone in action!

And just in case you lack the skills to get both iPhone OS and Android running on a single handset, but definitely want one of them, here's an article that should help you make a better choice.

source: FeverMagazine


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19 Comments

1. scottmbolt unregistered

"The question of why one would need to run Android when they have iPhone OS aside" ... WOW, that quote doesn't tell us exactly how deep i-PhoneArena's dick is in Crapples ass or anything...

4. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

The best part is most of the ads running on Phonearena's site are for Android products, right now I've got 2 EVO ads and a Droid ad. Why the hell are they biting the hand that feeds them? They should just be happy most marketing directors and media planners are too stoned to notice...

10. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

@scottmbolt: It's the other way around man... Apple's dick is punishing Phonearena in the ass, and phonearena is taking it like a bitch.

2. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Well aint that a slap in the face to android users, i wonder if android users can run the iphone os lol And he did it with the 2g version. Ima do it to my blackberry bold 9000

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

How's that a slap in the face to Android users? That's a slap in Mr. (blow)Jobs face if anything!

19. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

haha. dun tink its possible on ur bold 9000. Look dude, its not even TOUCHSCREEN :)

3. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Hey PhoneArena, do you swallow every time or only occasionally when taking the Appleseed into your mouth?

8. scottmbolt unregistered

LMAO

5. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

lol people take this stuff too personal.

6. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

i think this is a sign that android is gaining on the iphone in popularity!! Used to be people uploading iphone os on WM, webos, and android and now the iphone is emulating android.. way to go android.. kill the iphone!!

7. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

its not really killing the iphone. youre comparing about 30 devices to 1.

11. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

No, youre comparing 1 OS to 1 OS.

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Not really. Android is available on multiple networks. Apple Os is available on 1. Do you think that Android would be where its at if other phones were running Apple Os on different networks and phones? The answer is no. Don't take that as me saying Apple Os is better or anything either because I like them both.

15. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Devices aside, it's all about ideologies now...

9. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I think having Android OS on an out-dated and non-supported apple iPhone is great. Since the new iPhone OS 4.0 will not be fully supported for iPhone 2G, it is better to have Android imo. Android will enable at least the multi-tasking and hopefully flash support.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Only if the hardware was crafted to handle those things, i think. You think Android market works?

13. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Seriously people, do you not realize the purpose of this website? I mean it's only in the header of the page in gigantic letters. Let me recap for everybody that is hating. Cell Phone Reviews, News, Specs and Info. Thank you phonearena for providing all sorts of interesting information ON ALL SERVICES to help make it through the work day. I feel sad for the people that are so negative. Such a terrible way to look at life.

17. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

+100

18. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i agree most people on here are ratarted

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