Full Mac OS X install on iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jsnuff1, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the iphone already runs a skimmed down version of OS X I wonder if its possible to install the full 10.4 on the iphone. It would defiantly fit on the 8 gig iPhone, and with 128mb RAM and a 700mhz proccessor it would be able to handle it, albet slow but it should be possible. All the would be required is a custom bootloader for the iphone. It would make for an interesting project.
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Might it be possible to install a full OS X on an iPhone? <----

    Enough already with the misleading thread titles!!!


    Learn to use punctuation and to speak in questions and statements! :mad:
     
  3. Nall macrumors regular

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    "All that would be required is a custom bootloader?"

    The iPhone has an ARM processor, not a PowerPC or Intel one. So, no, I think not; it would not be that trivial.
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    as mentioned above, the phone uses a different processor. so unless Apple has some internal "full" OS X that runs on ARM CPUs there's no way it'll work.
     
  5. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    Yea'hmm.. Not sure why you would need to do this any'how. The iphone OSX is pretty sufficient for everything you need now... But if you were able to get the Full Mac OS X on your iphone, you could run this:
    http://www.layersmagazine.com/photoshop-for-iphone.html

    good luck!
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Even if it were possible, where would you connect the keyboard, mouse, iSight, printer, and external drives and hubs?

    More than that, how would you deal with all that while trying to eat cheesecake and drink coffee at Starbucks?
     
  7. one1 macrumors 65816

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    All I want is right click and flash. You can keep the rest.
     
  8. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks.
     
  9. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Hahaha! That was great! :D
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah I dont see this really necessary. I wouldn't mind Bluetooth keyboard support though
     
  11. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    full os x would be so much better:

    no touch support
    load times take forever (on this processor)
    many windows not developed for that screen size
    uses up battery in 2 seconds

    sounds like a great idea!

    apple has gone to the hard work of creating an os x for iphone, any you want the one for desktops?!
     
  12. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    A keyboard for your iPhone? Does that not defeat the entire purpose of the phone. If I'm going to bother carrying around an iPhone AND keyboard. I'll just carry around a Macbook. I would not hold your breathe.
     
  13. jsnuff1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    woh chill out little kids

    I made this post as a proof of concept kind of thing, not that it would actually be usuable. I thought it would be neat to see Full OSX boot on the iphone. Obviously it would be not something you keep from a practical standpoint.

    People have installed Linux on iPods for the same reason.
     
  14. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    but the difference is - iPod Linux is a special version of Linux made especially for the iPod and is very specialised. it is designed to work on the hardware of an iPod and use the interface, it isn't your average linux!

    we could modify os x to be like the one on the iphone, but that is 1. pointless and 2. impossible as os x isn't open source.

    so perhaps iPhone Linux is the solution, and perhaps someone will make it.

    as we have found a way to add apps to the iPhone and it has such a nice interface, not many people would value iPhone Linux, but I'm sure some people would.
     
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    not that i would carry it around all the time, but if i had a keyboard near me...it'd be nice to be able to use it
     
  16. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it's kind of like the people who install Windows 95 on their PSPs. No one actually uses it (actually no one really uses Windows 95 on a regular pc...) but it is a proof of concept thing. One of those "hey, I got Mac OS X on my iPhone wanna see?" type things.
     
  17. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I like the os9 on psp mod. I'd have done it if I weren't afraid of bricking it since it is so sensitive compared to other machines.

    I have a 700 mhz iBook with 384mb of ram running 10.4.10 that I carry around for ease of use when I need to do simple things like.... cut and paste and send items through email without it being a hassle of trying to do a workaround on the iPhone and the iBook runs 10.4.10 VERY well, even compared to my big 17" PB with a gig of ram.

    The reason "I" wouldn't run OS X on an iPhone would be processor stress and heat. I just don't think it has the proper cooling to handle it internally.
     
  18. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    I see where you're coming at.. Make sense
     
  19. Techo macrumors newbie

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    Modify it then!

    Hey all

    Can't somebody just create a custom bootloader and modify the OS so that it can support touch and will show an onscreen keyboard when required?
     
  20. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    It would look better on iPad, I bet if possible many people would do it for iPad. On my iPhone And iPad I currently use logme in it's fast and pretty satisfying Mac os experience
     
  21. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't the ARM design cpu have its machine code based off of the PowerPC's RISC instruction set or similar (if vague at all)?
     
  22. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Massive thread revival.
     
  23. Naethyn macrumors regular

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    Considering that is basically like making a custom firmware from scratch and nearly impossible for anyone to do without having an open source iPhone OS and the ability to edit and create a completely new one as well as a bootloader would take a ridiculous amount of time and effort where as somebody stated "2 Seconds of Battery" and then we are done for the day.
     
  24. MrMaclesticks macrumors newbie

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    I totally get the proof of concept thang. I often invite friends around, sit them in the kitchen in the dark and then announce I can use my oven as a lamp....The trick is, when I switch my oven on a lamp does infact come on. Never fails to draw gasps of delight! So yea...I get it!

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    Gimme 5 min....
     
  25. alexpja macrumors member

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    Why did you bump this? The last post was around the end of May 2010...
     

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