Android on iPhone...


macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 25, 2007
I seen planetbeing did this a long time ago but I wasn't following up on it and wasn't interested until right now.

I used the Droid X today and it seemed Android wasn't as bad as I thought. Still wouldn't give my iPhone up but I was considering buying a iPhone 2G or 3G off a buddy for "cheap" and installing Android just to mess around with it.

My question is, did they fix the battery problem which was in the start of this project? They said the battery lasts about an hour because it was still being ported over or this still going on? Also, what version can I install on iPhone? It wouldn't be the same version on Droid X would it?


macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2009
You can follow the project's progress on this wiki and their forum. I haven't been keeping up since buying the new phone but last I heard power management was still a work in progress. So yea the battery lasts less than an hour at the moment. Android 1.5 was the most optimized build that they got running but people have got 2.2 (Froyo) running, albeit it runs more sluggishly till they optimize it. It's a very interesting project from a technical point to get Android running on iPhone hardware


macrumors 6502
Mar 6, 2009
Got it running right now on both my old 3G iPhones.

Im goofing around with Android 2.2 on my 2 old 3G iPhones. I can select either Android 2.2 or the iPhone OS when I first turn the iPhone on. Im also signed up with the Apple Developer program so I got the new iOS4.1 Beta Jailbroken on these 2 iPhones. So I turn on the iPhone and choose which OS I want to run is fun to play around with em.

Im using iphodroid R12D released a day ago is Android version 2.2:

The person working on this version is sergio mcfly at the site above he has links telling you how to install & to his twitter info.

I think he is also part of a developer group so PLEASE dont shoot the messenger credits go to ALL people not mentioned helping this version.

Go grab a 3G check it out and have fun also click each of these pics to see larger size :D

EDIT: OH I forgot to mention I was even able to pull my Micro SIM from my new iphone 4G and using the Micro Sim adapter put it in the iPhone 3G and even make calls using Andriod 2.2. I included a pic of the adapter I think its the best on the market grab one off Ebay.



macrumors 6502a
Nov 17, 2009
If you're going to buy a phone to mess around with Android, you'd be much better off getting a used G1 or something. The development scene surrounding it is pretty vibrant, and the Android builds for it are much more optimised.


macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2010
LOL. Thats a true apple fanboy, just bashing another os without eve trying it or even worse, never having the phone for a while.
"Android wasnt as bad as I thought"
I currently have an Iphone 4 but Android IMO is a better operating system.

rwd hero

macrumors 6502
Aug 6, 2008
Baltimore, Maryland
After loading OpeniBoot on my 3G (backup phone,) it says "cannot find kernel, openiboot abort". Am i missing something? I know the app says "no android on it", but where do i get it?
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