Installing and Running Chromium OS on the iPad

Installing and Running Chromium OS on the iPad: If you have an iPad and is already bored of using its default operating system, then you may want to follow what Hexxeh did. He just installed Chromium OS, an open-source Google Chrome-based OS, on the iPad.

I’m still a bit skeptical about this exploit since there are no exact details on how he did it. But he posted a photo (see below) and a video of his iPad running Chromium OS to somehow prove the hack.

It's really hard to tell if the hack is real or not just by looking at that lone photo, or by watching this very short clip:

If this is indeed real, then it is something to be excited about. Imagine the possibilities of dual-booting iOS and Chromium OS on your sleek iPad. It's like having the best of both worlds. It also means that we can now run Flash on the frigging iPad.

In case you are wondering, Hexxeh is the developer or creator of Flow, an application based on Chromium OS that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Is the hack real? Do you think that it is now possible to install and run Google Chrome OS on the iPad? Please share with us your thoughts regarding this one via comment.


  1. Knowing Hexxeh's work, I'm prepared to bet this is real.

  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2011

    I don't think this guy can do what he says he does. Why you ask? Well I think it's fake. There is a courser on the screen as well as it reminds me of every vnc application I have ever seen. That and the man is making all these things "work" but months go by and we never see anything of it. I want him to push put a working platform or shut the fuck up. I'm getting sick of watching him get praised for never releasing anything at all. Infect do yourself a favor and look at the top status bar on the images. He is running vnc same icons come up when I run vnc to control my computer at work. He is a fraud