iAndroid goes iFroyo – the latest Android 2.2 running on an iPhone 3G

Some time ago we reported an independent dev team creating an version of the Android 1.6 for the iPhone 2G and having updated it later to support the iPhone 3G with over 80% of functionality (minus some minor points like Power Management :) ) fully supported. Well, an Italian iPhone webblog has taken the project one step further and used the OpeniBoot project basis to port the latest and greatest version of the Android platform, even still not available for the majority of native Android phones – the Android 2.2 Froyo.

Of course not everything works, some things, already implemented for the older Android 1.6 have gone wonky, like Wi-Fi and sound support. And remember, the Power Management is also still amiss, meaning your iPhone will get very hot and discharge in about an hour or so. Anyhow, if you’re feeling brave, fins the instructions, translated Italian-to-English by RedMond Piem or just check out the video after the gap.

Installation Froya iPhone 3G


  • Openiboot installed on your iPhone.
  • Download this file and place it on the desk
  • Phoneview or Cyberduck
  • installed on Cydia or SSH afc2add

To transfer files to your iPhone:

1) Open phoneview or Cyberduck and position in the path: / private / var
2) Transfer the files on storage in this illustrated before.
3) Create a folder always on / private / var and name Firmware
4) download this file and position the files in the folder called Firmware

Installation Openiboot:

1) Download this file, unzip it and place it on your desktop;
2) Put your iPod in recovery mode: turn off the device and connect to the computer while holding down the Home button until iTunes recognizes the device;
3) Open Terminal and type the following commands in sequence:
cd Desktop
CD Installer
sudo. / loadibec openiboot.img3
4) compare three symbols on the iPod. Move to the second with the power button, and press the Home button on the top of the bottle. Done what the iPod will appear a series of writings. When display ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot’ the process is finished.
5) From the terminal type this command:. / Oibc
6) Put the device in recovery mode but this time hold down Home and Power until you see the classic iTunes logo with the cable on the iPod screen. Close iTunes on your Mac and move to the terminal;
7) From terminal, press Ctrl and C together;
Replace the Openiboot typing sudo. / Loadibec openiboot.img3 appear again and the three symbols. This time, however posizioniamoci always on the top of the bottle but DO NOT hit the Home button;
9) On the terminal, while remaining in the Installer folder, type. / Oibc and do not press Enter;
10) Last step: now we sull’OpeniBoot and click on Home on the bottle, but we will soon appear on the iPod first written we press Enter on Terminal with the command. / Oibc;
Now displays that appear on the iPod also written on the terminal. Finished loading and joints on ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot’, type install from terminal and see other writing appear.
After missing the written terminal we type in reboot and will always correctly completed the installation.
Turn on your iPod go to the Android robot, press Home, and enjoy your Android device!

[via Redmond Pie via Endgadget via iDroid]

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