A genius jailbreak app called “OSFaker” allows you to replicate the Android and Windows Phone 7 OS on the iPhone. That’s right, now you can easily show off your iPhone’s chameleon abilities to your awestruck friends.

OSFaker isn’t a complete OS simulator by any means, but it still gives you a nice taste of what Android and Windows Phone 7 feel like. Let’s take a closer look…

OSFaker claims to “fully simulate” the Android 3.2 Gingerbread UI, but don’t get too excited. While it is true that OSFaker will give you a good taste of both Android and Windows Phone 7, it is by no means a “full simulation.”

One good thing about OSFaker is that it’s super fast and lightweight. I expected such an app to be GPU and memory intensive, but OSFaker is a quick install and quite responsive.

It’s pretty cool to jump in and out of the two available operating systems in OSFaker. You’re not going to be using these OS simulations as an iOS replacement, but it’s still a cool thing to show off to your friends.

Android in OSFaker

Windows Phone 7 in OS Faker

There are plenty of elements in both simulations that are true to Android and Windows Phone 7, but there are also many limitations. For example, using the browser in both simulations prompts iOS’s webkit browser.

There are plenty of other examples in both simulations that use the iOS backend. Trying to place a call, surf the web, send a message, etc. all prompt iOS to interject itself into the simulation.

OSFaker is a free download in Cydia, so there’s no real reason not to give it a try.

Even though it has many limitations, OSFaker is still a cool idea for jailbreakers to enjoy. And hopefully it will remind you why you bought an iPhone in the first place.

What do you think about OSFaker?

  • win7

    Love this apps!! now I can show off to fren! thanks!!

  • Amoeba

    I think it’s a dumb and worthless app. what’s the point?

    • Manuel

      To show users that your iPhone can do everything like it should. It might be pointless to some, but it may be great for others to enjoy. Lighten up 🙂

    • Manuel is right, lighten up man =)

  • Yasser

    cool, surprised to hear its light.

  • Doug

    It’s been added to bigboss so you dont need to add any additional repos

  • Doug

    Just tried this out. Both OS have very little functionality. If you tried showing it off you can only really only show it duplicated their home screen.

    There are better OS simluators out there for Wp7 and android. This is nice because it’s very light and simple but don’t expect to impress any heavy android or windows phone user. If they dive into it they’ll find it is very shallow

  • sumeet

    hope I can install it in free..:P

  • the real question: CAN I PLAY WM7 GAMES AND EARN ACHIEVEMENTS?! 😀

    • lol probably not

      • The Sunflower from Plants Vs Zombies

        Knowing Microsoft, you not being able to earn Achievements is probably an Achievement lol.

  • Mike

    My friend downloaded this. I have a real Windows Phone 7 and the simulations aren’t even close, other than just a cheap skin.

  • austin

    it’s crashing on 3.1.3 with IPhone 2G

  • Marty

    It doesn’t start up (iPhone 3G 4.1 – installed from bigboss repo)

    • nicuu

      mine too

  • aryo

    hi guy how are u?
    what’s this source for osfaker?
    its need to download android & win7?
    how we can?

  • zEz

    errr… i noticed “Gingerbread 2.2”? isn’t it 2.3??? simulation failed? =P

    • Xepptizz

      Indeed 2,2 is froyo i believe

      • Yea. thats funny lol, someone screwed up. 2.1 & 2.2 are Froyo, nd im running a custom 2.3 on my Droid Eris. lolz its hacked like my iPod

  • Joe

    So.. you use iphone.. but make it look like android.. why not just buy the obviously superior phone and not fake it.

    • Marty

      Well that’s why obviously have superior phone and just make fun of androiders and windows phoners like you… see?

      • Marty

        *we obviously…

  • Thomas

    iPhone is the best cell out there w/ jailbreak!