Redmond Pie has documented a process for replacing iOS on iPhone 2G and 3G models with Android 2.2 Froyo without using any tools on a host computer.
The side had previously documented Android installation by running iPhoDroid on a host computer connected to a jailbroken iPhone 2G or 3G but the new process uses Bootlace 2.1 to install Android directly via WiFi. The process described works on iPhone 2Gs with iOS 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 and iPhone 3Gs with 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.1.
The guide starts out by linking three separate jail breaking tools for iPhones before discussing the Bootlace application and the process of installing iBoot. It’s questionable whether many would find it desirable to replace iPhone iOS with the custom iPhone-compatible build of Android but the process to achieve it is now much easier to perform.
With Android being deployed by several mobile manufacturers on comparatively low-end smartphone devices to good effect, its possible Android could provide a new lease on life for older iPhone models that struggle to adequately run Apple’s beefy iOS 4 although further performance improvements to iOS are tipped to arrive in the upcoming iOS 4.2 rumoured to appear on Friday.
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