Developer Gets Android Running on the iPhone 6s Via a Custom Built Case [Video]

Developer Gets Android Running on the iPhone 6s Via a Custom Built Case [Video]

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Nick Lee, a developer and CTO at Tendigi, has managed to get Android running on an iPhone 6s via a custom built case that contains the hardware needed to drive the OS.

The 3D printed case houses a Lemaker HiKey board and a 650 mAh lithium-polymer battery pack.

While its 8-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor has more than enough power to run virtually any Android app on the market, it sports a unique party piece: it’s the official reference board of the Android Open Source Project. As a result, most of the HiKey’s necessary components are included directly in the AOSP source tree (a lifesaver). That said, getting my custom AOSP build to run successfully was still a tall order, requiring me to (among other things) recompile the kernel with performance-oriented tweaks to the USB driver.

A daemon called screenstreamer connects to the usbmuxd service, transmitting the screen’s contents to the iPhone and emulating touch events on the Android side.

Take a look at the video below to see the project in action...

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name - June 10, 2016 at 4:19am
looks like buggy screen movement
Ron Napier - June 10, 2016 at 4:06am
The guy deserves props, even if it is emulated--great thinking with the case. Those wondering why; why did you click through the article and leave a comment? Because you can--and he did.
MitchelM - June 9, 2016 at 12:02am
But why??
Khalil - June 8, 2016 at 10:57pm
Why turn your iphone to android !!!?
. - June 8, 2016 at 11:29pm
So it can be yet another example of what iPhone can do. Think of parallels on OSX except 1 OS at a time.
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