Flash iPhone, Add New OS

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Chazz08, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2012
    I was just curious if it was possible to put a different OS on an iPhone. Just curious. My friend is flashing his HTC One to put the Google Play edition of Android on there. I know it's not a completely different OS because it's still based on Android, but they can still do it.

    I was thinking maybe, just to try it, the Linux OS. I love iOS 7 too much to stay away though.
  2. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Its no secret that the iPhone has a lesser hardware spec than many of its Android rivals, but iOS is optimized. I doubt you could install another OS on an iPhone as these days they would likely be too demanding on the hardware.
  3. greentwo macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
  4. akuma13 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    How about iOS on an android device? I would love that.
  5. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    It's like any Android device. If you don't have the sources, you can't do much.

    To boot iOS on any other device, you have to get the kernel right first. See this:
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    If you want to TRY Android, don't try to run a hacked up variant for hardware that wasn't ever intended to run Android. That isn't really giving it a fair chance.

    You can get a new Nexus 7 running the latest version of Android for $230. The Nexus 4 is $300. Why not go that route? A used Galaxy Nexus maybe?

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