How to install Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) on iPhone 3G/2G using Bootlance


16.11.2010

How to install Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) on iPhone 3G/2G using Bootlance

In the following guide you will learn how to install the Android 2.2.1 ( Froyo )OS on the iPhone 3G / 2G using Bootlance 2.1, a simple app that can be downloaded through the Cydia portal and used without the need of any cables. That means no computers or MACs will be required for the following steps. All you have to do is to search for the free application and follow my guidelines bellow.

Unfortunately not all devices are supported by Bootlance. You can only install the Android OS on any iPhone 2G running on 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 firmwares. For those that have an iPhone 3G, you must use iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1. Any other device is not supported. Also, you need to have jailbreak before running this. All iPhones listed above that have been jailbroken using PwnageTool, Redsn0w ( except 0.9.6.b2 ) and BlackRa1n.

A few things about Bootlance 2.1 before we start. This tool is very different from iPhoDroid, the one used in our last guide. Bootlance can be installed directly from the iPhone 3G / 2G and does not require any other hardware. That means no PCs, MACs or cables. Just a simple tool to get that Android 2.1 installed. Now let’s get to our procedure.

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How to install Android OS 2.1 on the iPhone 3G / 2G
  1. Add the “ http://repo.neonkoala.co.uk ” reppo to install Bootlance. You can do this by opening Cydia from the Springboard, touching on the “Manage” tab on the bottom of the screen and then on “Sources”. Tap on “Add” in the right corner of the screen and a window like bellow will show where you will have to enter the reppo from above. Click on “Add source” .

  2. On the following screen touch on the “Install” button, located in the upper-right part of the screen.

  3. Now that we have installed the app, you should see the Bootlance icon on the Springboard.

  4. Start Bootlance by tapping on its icon and then proceed on installing “OpeniBoot”. This can be done by tapping on the little “OpeniBoot” icon, from the bottom of the screen.

  5. Do the same for “iDroid”.

  6. Now that’s about all. You have now Froyo on the iPhone 3G / 2G. In order to use it, start Bootlance and touch on the “QuickBoot” icon, at the bottom of the screen. The device will reboot with Android. Nice isn’t it?

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