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Install Android on your older iPhone in six steps

Your iPhone 2G is probably starting to feel old and they haven’t gotten an OS update in a while. You might be thinking it’s time to retire it – not so fast, you might be able to give it a new jolt of life with Android.

You heard me right – Android. And not just any old Android, it’s 2.2 Froyo. It may not be ready for day-to-day usage but it’ll sure earn you some geek points…

We’ve already covered Bootlace 2.1, which installs Android 2.2 Froyo on your iPhone 2G/3G. But Lifehacker have put together a really nice tutorial on how to do it from start to finish.

It does take a few steps to get there – jailbreaking, installing Cydia and Bootlace and several other things you’ll need. It’s nothing too complicated but it’s always nice to have a step-by-step guide.

Before you set off to kidnap the Apple princess and take it to Android-land, here’s a video of Froyo running on an iPhone 3G (it also works on 2G).

It’s not the smoothest experience around, but considering the iPhone 3G has a 412MHz CPU and 128MB RAM, it’s a small wonder the iDroid team have gotten it to work this good. Even the T-Mobile G1, the first ever droid, has better specs.



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