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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jrock2004, Feb 24, 2011.
Ok so with my iPhone now being jailbroken, can I just install any Linux apps? Or is this a bad idea?
You can try...
Good luck with that!
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?
Google installing Linux apps on iPhone. Then check the results on it. Luke above good luck with the project.
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
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
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.