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

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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?

3. vincent12 unregistered

Does it totally delete iOS, though?

4. Owlet unregistered

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

5. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 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.

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

7. montraydavis unregistered

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

8. montraydavis unregistered

for iPad*

9. simoneee unregistered


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