Android 2.3 Gingerbread Ported To iPhone 3G

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Developer and hacker, Nick Pack has revealed that he has managed to successfully port Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of Android OS to a jailbroken iPhone 3G.

Hackers have previously ported Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) to iPhone 3G.

Nick announced the news via the following tweet: – For those of you in doubt, this is Android Gingerbread on iPhone 3G, apologies for the crap video

The port is based on the iDroid project, so users will have the choice of either running Android OS or iOS, which is pretty cool.

You can checkout the video of Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread running on iPhone 3G below:

You might have noticed that Android OS port is quite sluggish iPhone 3G. Nick has mentioned that he will try to improve the performance but has indicated that it will be difficult due to lack of graphic acceleration and iPhone 3G’s underpowered hardware.

Nick has also revealed that other hackers are working hard to port Android OS 2.3 to iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS but there is currently no ETA on when it will be available to the public.

Do you fancy the idea of running Android OS and iOS in a dual boot configuration?

[via Nick Pack’s Twitter]

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  • Dan

    I’d love the option for dual boot on my iphone 4!

    • iRSX

      I second that opinion with all my heart…as well as from the bottom of said heart.

  • Digit

    yeah, Ill try it 🙂

  • Crow

    I think it would kick ass if all the features are available. Still waiting for a carrier unlock for iPhone 4, then trying things like this out.

  • Nip

    I’ve been wanting this for a while. It would be cool, it’s the best of both worlds. I wish they did this for iPhone 4 🙂

  • Lg1

    Sure I’ll try it… But I need to jb 1st

    • iRSX

      wait, you read IPH and your phone is NOT JB’ed? jk

  • Ybt

    I think it would be cool to be able to dual boot my iPhone 4. Just for show and to play with.

  • MS

    Are you kidding me? That will be awesome if that’s possible for IPhone4. Im waiting already.

  • Comex

    Yawn. So where is our Christmas untethered jailbreak?

    • Azx


  • VTECkrr

    It will be nice to have dual boot on my iphone 4. But it would be great if pwnagetool for ios 4.2.1 is here…

  • ndnpimmp

    Why the iPhone 3G? By now I would think that most developers would move on with the crowd and develop with the newest hardware in mind. This is very cool non the less. Just imagine the possibilities this may unlock for different hacks. Reverse engineering the iPhone is no easy task! I wish I had a 3G just to play around with this. Honestly I would rather see this developed for the iPad then the iPhone but ok. For the people that keep asking for an unlock just relax you knew buying an iPhone would bring this burden.

  • ridiculous

    why should i do that to my iphone? why buy android phone instead!

    • Grime

      Why would anyone want to spend money on two phones if you had the possibility of doing everything with one?

  • Christopher Williams

    HELL YEAH!!!..LMAO@ All those Droid user cause I can make fun of them..and be like.OH YEAH..u got a droid too ..LOL..i do too..OH WAIT..I have n APPLE Iphone that runs android see ho they react.

    • Archie

      well, that’s not everything!
      Most Droid users are stuck @ 2.2 😀 Now with 2.3 on iPhone you can say: “hey, your phone you bought yesterday is running old Android. IN UR FACE!” 😀

  • fas

    This can resolve the network lock issue.

  • iUrAs

    It would be sensational (news worthy) if iOS 4.2 can be ported to run on (Samsung or HTC) an Android phone… jailbroken and unlocked.

  • Kieran

    Android would solve so many of the problems I have with iPhone.

    If it allowed to to integrate calendaring and task management it would be cool.

  • Breezah

    i’ll sell my 3gs and get an iphone4 just for this if they ever make it work on it, i mean if you’re gonna run the best of 2 worlds then why not do it the best way possible

  • Grime

    I’d prefer using ios 4 on android phone hardware because they’re a less expensive, more variety and can be used on any network.
    Think about it for a minute you could get a high in 4′ screen android free or nearly free if you but during a promotion, with a 2 year contract and run ios 4 and ginger bread 2.3. And if you didn’t like the carrier, you could opt for early termination, still paying hundreds less if you had bought an iphone 4.

  • RoBBa

    Hi, yes i would love to try this out, but tell me will this solve the carrier unlock for iphone 4??? cheers 🙂

  • brock

    i have been waiting for a andriod port to the 3GS since 2.2 was ported to the original iphone. i would love to have the best of both worlds 🙂