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
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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41 Comments

1. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 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.

31. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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....

2. shinobi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 14, 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

4. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

42. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

13. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

What the kind of name is shinobi you iphone fagget

3. shinobi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

6. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

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

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

5. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

32. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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.

36. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

37. G43rg3 unregistered

Wait, whats your girlfreinds name? oh right..

39. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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?

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

11. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 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

12. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

20. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

33. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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.

9. afghanmoose unregistered

this is really stupid and pointless

10. ridddi unregistered

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

21. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

As a troll, I take offense to your comment!

34. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

15. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

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

16. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 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.

22. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 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...

25. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

AndroidTroll, you are my new hero!

26. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

24. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 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

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