Bootlace Ensures Zero-Cable Android Installation on Your iPhone 2G/3G

Written By Sam on 10 November 2010
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Are you an iPhone user looking to install Android on their 2G and 3G devices without having to use a computer at all? Say ‘hello’ to Bootlace 2.1. Using this iOS application, users can have dual operating systems running on their iPhones, all done without so much as switching on a computer. We may recall the iPhoDroid app was the earlier option of installing Android to the iPhone, but it needed a computer to complete the process.

We will tell you exactly Bootlace 2.1 works, but before going into instructions, you need to make sure that the following three prerequisites are satisfied:

  • Make sure your iPhone 2G/3G is jailbroken
  • Check that your 2G device is running on iOS versions 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 and your 3G device is running on either of the following versions – 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 or 4.1
  • The jailbreaks used on the iPhone are also a consideration. This procedure is a no go if you use jailbreak tools other than the PwnageTool, Redsn0w or Blackra1n.

Now, if you meet all the above requirements, read on to find out how to install the Android without using a PC on your iPhone 2G / 3G.

  • First install Bootlace 2.1 on your device using this repo: http://repo.neonkoala.co.uk. The Bootlace icon will appear on your SpringBoard once installation is successful.
  • Load Bootlace to install OpeniBoot – which is an open source implementation for Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone devices.
  • Install iDroid.

That’s it. You are ready to go. Yes, it’s actually that simple. Without using the computer, your iPhone is now a dual-boot device. To boot into the Android operating system, go to Bootlace and reboot your iPhone by first clicking on QuickBoot and then on the Android icon.

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