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Install Froyo on an iPhone Without Your PC's Help

If you have an iPhone but find yourself lusting after the Android OS, then you might consider cramming Froyo onto that piece of Apple-branded machinery. And, thanks to BootLace 2.1, you don't even need a computer to install it.

Only compatible with iPhone 2G and 3G, BootLace 2.1 requires users to have a jailbroken iPhone before they can use it. If you used PwnageTool, Redsn0w or Blackra1n to hack your iPhone then you're in luck, your phone is basically ready to get its Froyo on.

This isn't the first time that Froyo has been, shall we say, shoehorned, onto an iPhone. Unfortunately it still doesn't run quite as smoothly as it does on the likes of the Nexus One, or any other device built for Android, but you can at least use it to make your Android 2.1-toting friends green with envy.

For instructions, hit up Redmond Pie.

Source: Redmond Pie via Gotta Be Mobile

  • cashews
    Shame that is is still an iPhone.
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  • mman74
    Android on Apple! Steve must be fumin under his turtleneck!
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  • fatdoi
    watching Steve's body spontaneously combust after seeing droid logo on his phone..... priceless
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  • dapneym
    Hmm, I'm seriously considering giving this a go...I'm just wondering how you switch back to iOS. I've never tried anything like this before. Has anyone else given it a go?
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  • firebee1991
    For all the flak that the iPhone takes, you have to admit, that is still one pretty sweet piece of hardware. The GPU beats pretty much anything an Android phone can offer. The chance to stick Android on that, especially when they get it working with the iPhone 4's hardware, is pretty awesome.
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  • nutriment6464
    firebee1991For all the flak that the iPhone takes, you have to admit, that is still one pretty sweet piece of hardware. The GPU beats pretty much anything an Android phone can offer. The chance to stick Android on that, especially when they get it working with the iPhone 4's hardware, is pretty awesome.
    iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 7 million triangles/sec
    Samsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/sec

    owned?
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  • Albyint
    nutriment6464iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 7 million triangles/secSamsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/secowned?

    I second that owned....
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  • ben850
    nutriment6464iPhone 3G S: 600 MHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX535 = 7 million triangles/secSamsung Galaxy S: S5PC110 with PowerVR SGX540 = 90 million triangles/secowned?
    With all your Android apps running rogue, slowing it down = Priceless.
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  • kingssman
    Cool, andoid on an iphone, I wonder though about an iOS on an Android?

    Not to be hatin or nothin, but iTunes market does have some great sweet apps
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  • eddieroolz
    Hey, maybe disgrunted iOS 4.0 users on 3G can give this a shot!
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