Probably the most easiest way to install Android on an iPhone 2G/3G is via iPhoDroid, which we did cover previously. But the problem with it is; you should have a computer to run the whole process of installing Android on your iPhone 2G/3G. But thanks to Bootlace 2.1, you can now install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your jailbroken iPhone without needing to connect it to any PC or Mac!
To kick things off, Bootlace 2.1 is only compatible with the following iPhones and iOS’:
- iPhone 2G running iOS 3.1.2 and 3.1.3.
- iPhone 3G running iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.1.
And the jailbreaking tools which are supported by Bootlace 2.1 are:
You can follow our guide for jailbreaking the iPhone 3G using Redsn0w here, Blackra1n here and PwnageTool here.
iPhone 2G users can similarly follow the steps to jailbreak using Redsn0w here, Blackra1n here and PwnageTool here.
If you don’t meet the above requirements then you can’t go ahead with the installation of Android on your iPhone 2G/3G. If you do, then proceed with the following steps.
Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 2G/3G using the steps given in the links above. When you’re done, run Cydia from your iPhone’s springboard, and add “http://repo.neonkoala.co.uk/” (without quotes) as repository. Tap “Add Source”, and then you need to install “Bootlace” as shown in the screenshots below.
Step 2: Once you have installed Bootlace, fire up the app from the homescreen:.
Step 3: From “Bootlace”, you need to install “OpeniBoot”.
Step 4: Once “OpeniBoot” has been installed, tap on the “iDroid” tab in the bottom row to install iDroid.
Step 5: Once iDroid has been installed on your iPhone, tap the “QuickBoot” tab in the bottom row, followed by tapping on the Android logo, your iPhone will now restart and boot into Android. That’s it, you’re done! You now have Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your iPhone.
Please refer to Step 4 again if you want to check for Android updates in future. And it’s highly recommended that you perform the whole feat over a WiFi connection. [via The Readers Eye]
You may also like to check out:
- Android OS Coming Soon to an iPod touch Near You!
- iPhoDroid: Install Android on iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G the Easy Way !
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