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How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Posted June 6, 2010 at 11:28pm by iClarified
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****This tutorial has been updated with simpler instructions. Please find the new tutorial here****

These are instructions on how to install Google's Android operating system on your iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G using iPhoDroid.

Step One
To perform these instructions you must first jailbreak your iPhone. You can find instructions on how to do that using the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard.


You will also need to install SSH. You can find instructions on how to do that here.

Finally, if you don't have MacFuse installed you need to install it from here
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Two
Download the latest version of iPhoDroid. The download link is at the bottom left of the page.

Step Three
Double click the downloaded zip to extract the application. Then double click the application icon to launch it.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Four
Select your device then click the Next button.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Five
Choose to Install Android and click the Next button.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Six
Make sure you are using an account with administrative privileges and enter your account password. Click the Next button to continue.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Seven
Make sure your iPhone is connected to the same network as your computer and input its IP Address. You can find instructions on how to determine your iPhone's IP Address by following this tutorial. Click the Next button to continue.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Eight
You will now be asked to enter your iPhone SSH password. If you haven't changed it you can just click the Next button.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Nine
iPhoDroid will then connect to your iPhone and open a new terminal window.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Ten
iPhoDroid will execute a timed 15 step script to copy over the necessary files and prepare the iPhone for installation of Android. Watch the terminal output carefully. If for some reason there is a delay in completing one step, the whole procedure could get out of sync and you will need to retry.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Eleven
Once all 15 steps have completed successfully, iPhoDroid will ask you if OpeniBoot is installed. Choose No only if it is not installed then click the Next button.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Twelve
Choose Yes to backup the NOR only if you don't have OpeniBoot installed then click the Next button.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]


Step Thirteen
You will then be asked to put your iPhone into SCROLL mode. To do this make sure your iPhone is connected via USB and simply hold down both buttons. You will see the Apple logo, then the recovery mode screen with the iTunes cable, then some verbose mode text will begin to scroll. Don't release the buttons until you see the scrolling text.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Fourteen
iPhoDroid will then prepare to install and backup your NOR.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Fifteen
Once OpeniBoot is installed, Android will then be installed. Notice the text iPhoDroid logo will appear on your iPhone and in your terminal window.
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

Step Sixteen
When iPhoDroid is finished installing Android you will see the OpeniBoot menu on your device. Use the volume buttons to select iDroid then press the Home button to launch Android!
How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]

How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid] How to Install Android on Your iPhone 2G, 3G [iPhoDroid]


***THANKS: A big thanks to PlanetBeing, Sergio Mcfly, and all others that made this possible. You can donate to and follow PlanetBeing on his blog here. You can donate to and follow Sergio Mcfly on Twitter @sergiomcfly

***NOTES: If you are using an iPhone 2G you may want to disable Notifications, Push email, and anything else that might make it run slower.
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Mr Orange
Mr Orange - June 7, 2017 at 8:51pm
Hello, what would be the supported Iphone
skkumer
skkumer - May 17, 2014 at 1:38pm
how can i installed MacFuse win7
kishor
kishor - May 16, 2014 at 10:14am
iPhoDroid_0.6beta_R5.zip boss need direct download link for windows 7
shahzain
shahzain - May 3, 2013 at 3:38pm
how to install iphodroid on pc
Daro
Daro - March 15, 2012 at 4:15pm
For the love of God, keep writing these atrciles.
grover
grover - July 14, 2010 at 8:55pm
Installed it on my iPhone 3G without any issues, however now - how do it turn it off to reboot the phone???
rafaelsl
rafaelsl - June 21, 2010 at 11:09am
is it available for jailbroken 3gs' ?
baseng
baseng - June 14, 2010 at 10:34am
I also come with black screen with "Welcome to openboot". Please help.
iphone for all
iphone for all - July 16, 2010 at 9:41am
for those who are stuck on "Welcome to openboot" , you must keep pressing the home button for 30 seconds and it will boot successfully.
shamih
shamih - June 11, 2010 at 11:03am
works fine but. i dont have network. please let me know how to unlock network.
izanagi
izanagi - June 9, 2010 at 2:47am
SCROLL MODE HELP - OK so I just uploaded a video to youtube showing what I have done and the error i get. I have been trying to install android to my iphones for the last 2 days with no sucess. i used a 16g 3g on 3.1.3 a 16 gig 3g on 3.1.2 and a 8 gig 3.1.2 Still always got the same result. I even tried a different computer. Anybody?
izanagi
izanagi - June 8, 2010 at 12:09pm
SCROLL MODE :( i have been trying since this post came out. I tried on 3g 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 but for some reason my phones only stay on the usb/itunes logo. no mater how long i hold down the buttons. I get errors or nothing happens at all. I followed the video but NEVER have i got ant text on the phone ... what am i doing wron?
galactus
galactus - June 8, 2010 at 12:23pm
Hi there, It doesn't sound like it has installed..I did this twice when you first get asked to put into scrolling mode MAKE sure you keep both fingers pressed until text starts to scroll. If you release fingers before text appears(keep pressing even when you see iopenboot menu!!!) it will not install Hope this helps
izanagi
izanagi - June 8, 2010 at 11:34pm
When I continue to hold down both both buttons I get an error saying to restart that backup nor failed. also my itunes pops up. any help would be helpful. I will try to make a vid to post on youtube and see if that will help show what I am doing wrong. ny advice before hand would be gratefull
sunny
sunny - June 8, 2010 at 11:49am
it installed successfully, however the text keeps strolling after i choose Android from Iboot. Did it 3 times, same thing
lukas
lukas - June 9, 2010 at 3:00pm
same here... :(
Pos
Pos - June 8, 2010 at 9:37am
I got a message saying successfully installed but I didnt see the logo and also i don't find openiboot menu in my device. Any kind of help would be great.
galactus
galactus - June 8, 2010 at 11:42am
Hi Pos, you have to put iphone in restore mode...hold home and power buttons
Pos
Pos - June 8, 2010 at 5:48pm
Thank you for the link. It was of great help, mine is 2G so it's taking quite a lot of time.
galactus
galactus - June 7, 2010 at 7:18pm
Perfect..no battery issues wifi good browser good, and no problems with dialer. Altogether "spankingly good" Big thanks :-)
Fred
Fred - June 7, 2010 at 7:12pm
What about us Windows folks?
Fred
Fred - June 7, 2010 at 7:10pm
Nice but what about us Windows folks?
Cody
Cody - June 7, 2010 at 3:41pm
hey guys. i have attempted this twice. i get to the openiboot screen, select android and press the home button. i get a bunch of scrolling text, and at the bottom it always stops at "Welcome to OpeniBoot". The text right there is kind of messed up, and it doesn't go any further. sad :[. any help would be greatly appreciated.
galactus
galactus - June 7, 2010 at 7:24pm
Hi Cody if you release your finger quicker you will not always open the console..which is what you are doing. So when entering iopenboot release home finger button sooner and you will not jump the iopenboot options screen..the one were you select the boot option/android etc..I did this for ages before i realized what I was doing wrong :-)
Cody
Cody - June 8, 2010 at 1:32am
Thanks for the reply Galactus. I see what you are saying about releasing my finger quicker, I have noticed that when choosing iDroid there is a tendency for the highlighted symbol to change quickly from iDroid to Console. However, I have been unsuccessful in just releasing the home button more quickly in order to correct this. No matter how quickly I release, I still get greeted with "radio: comm board detected" and the scrolling text. It seems there is a broken pixel beneath the Console button on the OpeniBoot screen... maybe that's the problem? Ah. Frustrating.
galactus
galactus - June 8, 2010 at 7:38am
Hi Cody, I think your best method would be to release both fingers when the screen goes blank and then repress both very quickly again( I did it for about a second and then the iopenboot screen comes. Hope this works for you .
galactus
galactus - June 8, 2010 at 7:41am
I just uploaded video might help....here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2qwXZELn4
Rick
Rick - June 9, 2010 at 7:33pm
Having the same problem. Fixed it yet?
valentin
valentin - June 7, 2010 at 3:09pm
some answers (for 0.6 beta r6 at least): - you can select the booting os every time you start the iphone - it doesn't work with spirit. you will get stuck on step 15. - it doesn't seem to go in stand by mode - android 1.6 On my 3G I can't make the wifi or the network to work, I still need to investigate this.
rkick07
rkick07 - June 7, 2010 at 11:12am
dose it let you decide to either run android or the iphone OS?
galactus
galactus - June 7, 2010 at 7:25pm
yes :-)
Rkick08
Rkick08 - June 9, 2010 at 4:27pm
What version of android is this?
toonski09
toonski09 - June 7, 2010 at 9:55am
In between step 13 and 14 if i'm not mistaken setting your iPhone on SCROLL mode you'll connect your iphone via USB?
djnaj
djnaj - June 7, 2010 at 11:03am
is it work in 3.1.3,coz i have unlocked 3g 3.1.3,and i jailbreaked by spirit,i was trying morethan 15 times but same problem is coming up...plz help asap.thanks
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