NOTE: These instructions are for iPhone 2G only. In order to install Android OS, your iPhone 2G must be jailbroken.
Download the Required Stuff
Here’s a bunch of stuff that you’ll need before you start:
- IMPORTANT! Jailbroken iPhone 2G
- VirtualBox (link). Get the right version Windows/Mac
- VirtualBox Ubuntu Image (link). Download number 10, Ubuntu Linux 9.10 codename Karmic Koala x86
- iPhone Explorer (link). If you’re on Linux you can use FTP such as FileZilla instead.
- Android images and sources (link)
- Patched images (link). Courtesy of Geekoid.
Let’s get some of the basics out of the way:
- Open Task Manager
- Kill the iTunes Helper process
- Install iPhone Explorer
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC
- Run iPhone Explorer
- Click the Change Root button
- Select “/” Real iPhone Root Directory
- Browse to private/var
- Copy ramdisk.img, userdata.img, cache.img and zImage from Downloads#5 (Android images and sources) to that var directory
- Copy system.img and android.img.gz from Downloads#6 (patched images) to the that var directory
- That’s all the Android files on your iPhone, now to make them run!
For rest of the steps, watch the video below and also read the step-by-step instructions here.