We’ve seen our share of guides on how to install Android on the iPhone before. They’re not terribly complicated, but they’re not that straightforward either. Most importantly, they aren’t as easy as installing an app as they usually require a computer to complete the install process.

This is now a thing of the past. With the release of Bootlace 2.1, you can now install iDroid on your iPhone without the need of a computer! All you need is a jailbroken iPhone and a couple minutes of your time…

The downside is that you won’t be able to install Android on any type of iPhone. So far, these are the only supported models

  • iPhone 2G with iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3
  • iPhone 3G with iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1

Additionally,your device has to be jailbroken using one of these 3 jailbreak tools:

If you fit the prerequisites, then install the following repo http://repo.neonkoala.co.uk and install Bootlace from it. A new icon will be added to your springboard from which you’ll be able to install OpeniBoot and iDroid.

You’ll then have a dual boot iPhone. I wasn’t able to verify this whole process myself but a couple tipsters told me good things about it. If you do give this a shot, make sure to let us know how it’s working out for you.

[Thanks Dan & M007 ]

  • Monkey

    You are gonna get a lot of questions for this post on how to. First of all, even a single click of a mouse jailbreak software and most readers in here still think it is a complicated process. Most readers in here dont even read and they want you to hold their hands and walk them across the street. The only idiotproof in this process is the risk of ruin your iphone

    • Juan

      thanks for your valuable input.

  • sk@tta

    I meet all the requirements but im at work. When i get home ill do it and post my results

  • Sean

    When will this be for 3GS

  • datrossboi

    why wouldnt you just get android

  • I DON’T WANNA DOWNGRADE MY IPHONE TO ANDROID !!

    • Ralph

      You won’t downgrade, but you will have a double boot iPhone.
      Please read CAREFULLY

  • Angi

    Interesting! I think my old 2g is still jb with blackra1n. Maybe I’ll check that out!

  • geoces

    when will we be able to load iOS onto android phones. now that would be cool

    • Zeke

      Probably never or not for a long time. Android is open-source and can be ported much easier where as iOS is closed source and designed specifically to only work on certain hardware, it would require a significant amount of reverse engineering to be put on an android phone (this would have to be done for each phone)

  • pn2bade

    To all asking about the newer models, I’m pretty sure the main reason that they aren’t compatible is that there is no untethered bootrom exploit. The one we have now is a tethered bootrom exploit with a untethered userland one going along with it.

  • Jason masters

    I wonder can this be used to jailbreak a ps3???

    • Chico

      Yes I already did it

  • axel Macintosh

    who needs android?
    too sad.

  • axel Macintosh

    Fuck android!!!

  • Leonidas

    Does this affects in anyway the unlock of the iPhone?

  • Chris

    Installs an boots fine. Can’t access the cellular network, wireless, or my camera yet.

  • Ash

    Worked fine for me. Not all apps work but WiFi does. I wont be rushing out to get an Android phone on the strength of this experience. Interesting all the same and pretty solid.

  • Chris

    Got wireless working. Apparently it didn’t like the channel my router selected at first.

  • Don’t base your ideas of Android on this very rough build. The iPhone wasn’t built to run Android so this doesn’t compare.

    That being said, this is very impressive.

  • Burge

    If you don’t like it . You can install windows 3.1 or 95 .. Just goes to show you how far these devices have come .. Works on 2g 3G 3GS I’ve not tested it on a i4..

    • Spectra

      Works on i4!!! But extremly slow… Worth a try though!!!

  • sk@tta

    Im installing iDroid right now……it takes a shit long time to download tho and im on a 12Mb connection

  • DK

    It works sortof. The “power off” actually puts it in dfu mode and the camera doesn’t work. Doesn’t sync ur music pictures or anything like that. It uses a lot of battery but it does have its benefits. Volume switch doesn’t work but I could still call and receive calls. Not something I would use or recommend, but it is very cool. Props to the dev!

  • nba

    how i get back ios

  • cottonsiopao

    too slow so i didn’t bother trying to get wifi to work. the volume down button works like your home key. home button brings up the keyboard. sleep button makes you go back one step (back/previous). i forgot what the volume up button does. hold sleep and home buttons to bring up “off” option.

  • Why not iPhone4 on jb from jailbreakme.com?

  • Salvador

    to: nba push power and home buttons same as you reboot the phone keep holding until the option apper and choose the ios option

  • danknugz

    i would love to try it out but …3gs…

  • Unnamedplayer

    I used iphodroid

  • Thisdood

    Works great! Exactly as described.

  • teresa

    im on 3gs 🙁 i hope someone comes up with something for 3gs 😀

  • Lucas K.

    I just re-jailbroke w/ redsn0w and still says it’s incompatible on a 3G. :\

    • Lucas K.

      Oh nevermind, it’s not for 4.2.1 yet. Ugh.

  • hey when i added the source,there was nothing in it no bootlace, what do i do now!

  • Some Body

    just search it up,
    its on bigboss