iPhone's/iPod touch's ARM1176

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Metuas, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Metuas macrumors regular

    Metuas

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    So. The iPhone and iPod touch have a 620MHz ARM11 processor...and tons of phones have similar ARM11 processors, like the Motorola RIZR, the Nokia E90, the Nokia N800 and N810 "internet tablet", and many others.

    It's a million to one, but with hacking, would it be possible to "port", per se, iPhone OS onto these devices? Obviously there would be issues, like a "pointer" driver for non-touchscreen devices, and likewise a keyboard driver, but the same way there's Mac OSx86, is a detachment of iPhone OS from the iPhone and iPod touch feasible?

    By the by, I'm a happy iPhone user, and don't personally have any of these phones, but I'm just curious, and want to find out if, indeed, it could be done.
     
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    There are way more technical hurdles than those that you have listed. I don't think it would be technically feasible.
     
  3. Metuas thread starter macrumors regular

    Metuas

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    I figured as much.
    Now...how about virtualization?
     

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