Using the newly released checkra1n 0.9.8.1 jailbreak to gain access to the bootloader of older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, users can now install a semi-working version of Android on their iPhones, thanks to the Correlium team’s Project Sandcastle exploit (via 9to5Mac).
#checkra1n 0.9.8.1 is out! Quite a few under the hood changes, Project SandCastle (by @CorelliumHQ) support and PongoOS improvements. We now added the ability to override the booted PongoOS image with the -k option. Get it at https://t.co/FdrybgKY1y
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz)
While support for additional phone models is currently in the works, ambitious iPhone 7/7 Plus owners can give the new hack a try. Of course, you need to proceed with caution since a lot of things can go wrong with the first beta of a work-in-progress hack.
It is also worth noting that many components of the hardware are currently non-functional. Camera, Bluetooth, and cellular modems are not working in the current builds.
To find out more details and download the special builds, visit ProjectSandcastle.org.