We have already seen Android running on the iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, now it looks like the latest version of Android, Android 2.2 has been ported to the iPhone 3G.
As you can see in the video below, this is still in the early stages as some of the functions aren’t working as yet, you can also find instructions below on how to install it your self.
* OpeniBoot installed on your iPhone.
* Download this archive and place it on the desk.
* Phoneview or Cyberduck installed on your computer.
* Packages afc2add or OpenSSH installed through Cydia.
Transferring files on the iPhone
1. Open Phoneview or Cyberduck and position in the path / Private / var and transferred all the files in the archive you downloaded it;
2. Now create a new folder in path / Private / var and name Firmware.
3. Download this new archive and place the files inside the firmware folder.
1. Download this file, unzip it and place it on your desktop.
2. Put your device in recovery mode: turn off the device and connect to the computer while holding down the Home button until iTunes recognizes the device (alternatively you can use RecBoot, Much faster and easier to use).
3. Launch Terminal and type the following commands in sequence:
sudo. / loadibec openiboot.img3
4. Three symbols appear on the screen of the device: move to the second with the power button, and press the Home button on the top. Wait until it displays ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot‘.
5. Move back to your Terminal and 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 screen. Close iTunes on your Mac and move to the Terminal.
7. From terminal, press Ctrl and C together.
8. Re-enter by writing OpeniBoot sudo. / loadibec openiboot.img3. Without this, the three symbols appear again. This time, do not hit the Home button.
9. On the terminal, while remaining in the Installer folder, type. / Oibc and do not press Enter.
10. Navigate to OpeniBoot and click on Home, then on the terminal type the command . / Oibc. Wait till you see ‘Welcome to OpeniBoot‘, Type install Terminal and wait till your iPhone 3G reboots.
Voila! You have successfully installed android 2.2 Froyo on iPhone 3G
Head on over to GadgetsDNA for more details on how to install Android 2.2 (Froyo) on your iPhone 3G. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
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