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Linux Ported on the iPhone 3G: Wow.

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We all know by now that the iPhone Dev Team does some amazing work. For example, just last week they updated the jailbreaking tools QuickPwn and PwnageTool to jailbreak the latest 2.2 firmware. Some more interesting news is coming your way because one of their members has ported Linux onto the iPhone 3G!

In a nutshell, here is the big news:

Devteam member planetbeing has done a phenomenal job reverse engineering Apple’s hardware drivers and now for the first time ever, linux is available on the iPhone and first-gen iPods.

Check out the following video of OpeniBoot in action (it’s a Vimeo hosted video, so you won’t be able to watch the video on your iPhone)!


iPhone Linux Demonstration Video from planetbeing on Vimeo.

What are the advantages of having Linux on the iPhone? For starters, with Linux being open-source you can only imagine the possibilities. Could we even see the Android OS on the iPhone soon? Just wait because you never know!

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  • Peacock

    Wow, that is really cool! I don’t fully understand what’s going on but it would be really cool to use other OSs on the iPhone. It would be sweet to have Windows Media Player, etc. in the future. The more options we have, the better right? Great job dev team!

  • Peacock

    Wow, that is really cool! I don’t fully understand what’s going on but it would be really cool to use other OSs on the iPhone. It would be sweet to have Windows Media Player, etc. in the future. The more options we have, the better right? Great job dev team!

  • Peacock

    Wow, that is really cool! I don’t fully understand what’s going on but it would be really cool to use other OSs on the iPhone. It would be sweet to have Windows Media Player, etc. in the future. The more options we have, the better right? Great job dev team!

  • Viran

    Hi can you please tell me how can i download iTune version 8?

    Please i want to update my iPhone 2.0.1 to 2.1 with iTune 8, help me for that…

    THanks.

  • Viran

    Hi can you please tell me how can i download iTune version 8?

    Please i want to update my iPhone 2.0.1 to 2.1 with iTune 8, help me for that…

    THanks.

  • Viran

    Hi can you please tell me how can i download iTune version 8?

    Please i want to update my iPhone 2.0.1 to 2.1 with iTune 8, help me for that…

    THanks.

  • Rey

    Wow. That is very nice work. This totally goes against Apple’s closed philosophy. They won’t be too happy to find out about this.

  • Rey

    Wow. That is very nice work. This totally goes against Apple’s closed philosophy. They won’t be too happy to find out about this.

  • Rey

    Wow. That is very nice work. This totally goes against Apple’s closed philosophy. They won’t be too happy to find out about this.

  • Jan

    Lol! That’s amazing. The best thing about Linux is that it doesn’t take up NEARLY the space that a regular operating OS does, though I don’t remember how big the iPhone OS is… Anyway, that’s really interesting because as was already said, this will open up the hardware to a whole slew of new possibilities!

    Interesting!

    Great work Dev Team!

  • Jan

    Lol! That’s amazing. The best thing about Linux is that it doesn’t take up NEARLY the space that a regular operating OS does, though I don’t remember how big the iPhone OS is… Anyway, that’s really interesting because as was already said, this will open up the hardware to a whole slew of new possibilities!

    Interesting!

    Great work Dev Team!

  • Jan

    Lol! That’s amazing. The best thing about Linux is that it doesn’t take up NEARLY the space that a regular operating OS does, though I don’t remember how big the iPhone OS is… Anyway, that’s really interesting because as was already said, this will open up the hardware to a whole slew of new possibilities!

    Interesting!

    Great work Dev Team!

  • Guest

    I give credit to the developers but right now it is very useless without drivers like touchscreen, sound, etc. I cant wait for further development! 🙂

  • Guest

    I give credit to the developers but right now it is very useless without drivers like touchscreen, sound, etc. I cant wait for further development! 🙂

  • Dusty

    I give credit to the developers but right now it is very useless without drivers like touchscreen, sound, etc. I cant wait for further development! 🙂

  • You got that right. This is the start of many things to come for the iPhone!

  • You got that right. This is the start of many things to come for the iPhone!

  • You got that right. This is the start of many things to come for the iPhone!

  • Yeah it is a work in progress. But just imagine once they get all that stuff figured out!

  • Yeah it is a work in progress. But just imagine once they get all that stuff figured out!

  • Yeah it is a work in progress. But just imagine once they get all that stuff figured out!

  • ssk13

    Meh I guess it’s something for geeks to be excited about. Personally as an average user, bar one or two missing features, I’m quite happy with the phone the way it is and don’t really have the time to investigate stuff like this.

  • ssk13

    Meh I guess it’s something for geeks to be excited about. Personally as an average user, bar one or two missing features, I’m quite happy with the phone the way it is and don’t really have the time to investigate stuff like this.

  • ssk13

    Meh I guess it’s something for geeks to be excited about. Personally as an average user, bar one or two missing features, I’m quite happy with the phone the way it is and don’t really have the time to investigate stuff like this.

  • Ian

    A great proof of concept. Yes it’s useless right now, but a lot of innovation comes from open source. It’s also nice to see people doing what they want with “Their hardware”. I’m so tired of everything be closed and customers being told they cannot do what they want with their own hardware. I haven’t jail broken mine, but I think it’s great people can tinker with their stuff.

  • Ian

    A great proof of concept. Yes it’s useless right now, but a lot of innovation comes from open source. It’s also nice to see people doing what they want with “Their hardware”. I’m so tired of everything be closed and customers being told they cannot do what they want with their own hardware. I haven’t jail broken mine, but I think it’s great people can tinker with their stuff.

  • Ian

    A great proof of concept. Yes it’s useless right now, but a lot of innovation comes from open source. It’s also nice to see people doing what they want with “Their hardware”. I’m so tired of everything be closed and customers being told they cannot do what they want with their own hardware. I haven’t jail broken mine, but I think it’s great people can tinker with their stuff.

  • chris

    Yet you have time to comment on them, that’s interesting.

  • chris

    Yet you have time to comment on them, that’s interesting.

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