Linux apps

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jrock2004, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    Ok so with my iPhone now being jailbroken, can I just install any Linux apps? Or is this a bad idea?
     
  2. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    You can try...
    Good luck with that!
     
  3. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I am assuming that is a no? So even jailbroken there still is some form of converting command line and gui apps to work on the iPhone?
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    Google installing Linux apps on iPhone. Then check the results on it. Luke above good luck with the project.
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

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    iOS isn't based on Linux, it's based on BSD and there are significant differences despite them both being *nix. On top of that, iOS uses cocoa touch for all its UI rather than X11
    You might be able to re-compile a simple Linux command line program to run on iOS, but beyond that you'd need a lot of re-engineering
     
  6. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry maybe I should have said Unix. I know what iOS is developed in. I was not sure what jailbreaking actually opens. Thanks for all your help
     
  7. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreaking in essence gives you root access to iOS, nothing more. Programs still have to be capable of running on iOS. Jailbreaking does not change that.
     

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