Custom OS on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jwilkinson84, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. jwilkinson84
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    is it possible to put a custom OS on the iPhone ? for instance puting the OS of a blackberry or the palm pre?
     
  2. t0mm
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    1. I don't think so.
    2. Why would you want to? Didn't you buy the iPhone for the OS aswell? If you want blackberry / palm pre's OS why didn't you just buy one of them? :|
     
  3. Tallest Skil
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    Just buy one of those if you like their crap so much. Anything else is impossible.
     
  4. foob
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    I don't think Blackberry or Palm software would work, but they're working on putting Linux on the iPhone
     
  5. bytethese
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    Uh, no. :)

    They run different file systems and have different hardware...
     
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    Can/do Windows Mobile/WebOS even run on an ARM? If not, the architecture is completely different, making it doubly impossible.
     
  7. jmann
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    Late last year, there was a group of people working hard to try to get linux and possible android running on the iPhone OS platform, but I haven't heard much about that lately.
     
  8. dhlizard
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    Well the Blackbery or Palm Pre OS is never gonna run an iPhone. That should be obvious. :rolleyes:


    However, if you want the screen on your iPhone to resemble a Blackberry or Palm Pre there are themes for that.
     
  9. fishkorp
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Don't the Pre and 3GS use the same CPU?
     
  10. hierobryan
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    Throw your iPhone against a brick wall....now it's running Windows Mobile
     
  11. jmann
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    All that will do is brick the phone. :p
     
  12. pasipple
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    Can I dual boot or triple boot the iphone Os along with Mac OSX and Windows 7?
    Also maybe throw in BackTrack in there please.
    Thanks.
     
  14. aidricksdad
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    back in my wm days we used to put custom roms on our phones i wonder if someone can take an .ipsw and customize it to thier liking maybe even tweak it for performace or whatever the case may be
     

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