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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iPhone 4

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  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
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  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1420 mAh
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