The Easiest Way to Install Android on the iPhone

Although running Android on the iPhone still has plenty of issues that need to be fixed, installation has become a lot easier these days thanks to different tools and hacking tutorials that are available for free. In fact, it is getting so easy that you can now install Android on the iPhone without even using a computer. How is it possible?

A Cydia application for jailbroken iPhone called Bootlace will help you install the latest version of Android on the iPhone the easiest way possible. As of the moment, only the iPhone 2G and the iPhone 3G are supported. In addition, the phone should meet the following Bootlace compatibility requirements:

* iPhone 2G running iOS 3.1.2 and 3.1.3
* iPhone 3G running iOS 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.1

Also, jailbreaking tools currently supported by Bootlace are PwnageTool, Redsn0w, and Blackra1n.

Hence, if your iPhone 2g or 3G runs any of the iOS version mentioned above and is jailbroken using any of the supported tools, you are ready to install Android on the iPhone.

Installing Android on the iPhone using Bootlace:

1. Run Cydia, and then add this repository: (as shown below). After adding it as source, install Bootlace.

2. After installing Bootlace, you will now see its icon on the SpringBoard so open it.

3. Using Bootlace, install OpeniBoot. This will be your key to running Android on the iPhone.

4. Once OpeniBoot has been installed, download and install iDroid by tapping the iDroid tab at the bottom.

5. After the iDroid installation, you have now successfully installed the latest version of Android on your iPhone. Inside Bootlace, you can tap on 'Quickboot', and then tap on the Android logo/mascot so that your iPhone will restart and finally boot into Android.

If you want to boot back into iOS, simply restart your iPhone and choose 'iOS' from the OpeniBoot menu.

That's all folks. Happy hacking!


  1. I installed it, Android ran fine, when i shut down the phone, and turned it back on, i was at the boot screen but Iphone OS or Android wont even boot now. Crap. Apple boots with the apple logo for about 10 seconds and shuts off, android attempts to boot with what seems a frozen boot, with ANDROID logo flashing on the screen. I hope i didnt just mess up the phone, do I HAVE to restore now, what a mess.. ACK!

  2. did the article mention android in iPhone still had lots of holes in it? I think it did: first sentence -- right off the bat. -- Be careful, this article is only saying what a piece of cake it is to INSTALL android -- other than that -- it is still follow at your own risk -- ACK! :) And yes, it's 3 days since this reply and no follow up resolution -- so ACK, restore already ;)

  3. I may try this hack later but I'm still a bit apprehensive since I sold one of my kidneys just to buy my iPhone :-)