Running Google’s Android on your iPad

Apple Online Store“OpeniBoot is an open source group dedicated to figuring out the bootrom on iOS devices,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld. “‘OpeniBoot is an open source implementation of iBoot for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It allows booting of unsigned code such as linux kernels on the device,’ the developer website explains.”

“What this means is that OpeniBoot produce tools which allow unsigned code to launch on Apple’s devices, which means you can install other operating systems on your device,” Evans reports. “On the iPhone, the team has already managed to get Android into the smartphone, in order that users can launch the Android OS when they power-up their phone, if they so desire.”

Evans reports, “Now the OpeniBoot team are working away to help put Android power inside iPad magic. NextWeb reports there’s a few photos of the developers work so far available via their Twitter feed, and they’ve also released a video of OpeniBoot working on an iPad.”

Full article with more info and the video here.

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  1. Uh, part of the iPad’s “magic” is the software, so putting Android on there would ruin that. Will these people ever realize that Apple products are so good because of the software, not the hardware? Though I expect nothing else from Linux geeks.

  2. This is like having a beautiful new BMW and then replacing the engine with a nice 4-cyclinder Chevy engine.

    Only a fool would do it and only an idiot would use it.

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