How To Easily Install Android on Your iPhone

AndroidLess than a month ago, some crazy guy released instructions on how to install Android on your iPhone, now while I followed those instructions and got Android installed it was more than a little complicated, so I didn’t write it up. But now comes iPhodroid.

iPhodroid will automatically copy the required files to your iPhone, and the best part? No more needing a Linux virtual machine to pull this off. This solution is only available for Mac users currently.

First off, you’ll need:

  • An iPhone 2G or 3G running 3.1.2 (doesn’t support 3.1.3 yet)
  • Your iPhone should be jailbroken with Blackra1n, PwnageTool, or RedSn0w. Devices jailbroken with Spirit won’t work.
  • OpenSSH installed with default password (alpine)
  • Macfuse installed on your Mac
  • iPhodroid

Step 1: Disable auto-lock on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings-> General-> Auto-lock and set it to Never.

Step 2: If you haven’t already done so, download Macfuse and iPhodroid.

Step 3: Install Macfuse.

Step 4: Extract iPhodroid to your applications folder.

Step 5: Connect your iPhone to your Mac. Open iPhodroid and hit run. Expect the process to take a few minutes.

There you have it! Just keep in mind that Android on an iPhone is still buggy and will drain your battery an in hour, but it’s pretty cool to play around with.