Have you ever imagined anything different like an iPhone or iPad capable of other desktop operating system like Windows or anything else. No will be the answer, but this guy here has made it happen, simply installed Windows XP onto Apple’s iPhone 7. How? All the tinkering and technical aspects have been shared here without missing a single hack.
Wonder that there is a small majority of consumers simply want to purchase a device, and use it as the manufacturer intended with additional functionality installed through apps uploaded onto the App Stre. Likewise, including those love to install additional, non-sanctioned software onto specific hardware, such as an iPhone 7 user in this video showing off the Apple’s iOS device emulating Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Before we go further and discuss about it, we were been able to do the same, not exactly but simply show that an iPhone running Windows, Linux or even macOS Sierra, developers and technicians used the Cydia platform, and a jailbreak solution. Provided with skin packs, like Winterboard or Anemone, which are something like customizing your iOS device with a variety of icons, folders, themes and much more. But this is what actually called an iPhone 7 hacked only to run Windows XP on the first place, discarding the iOS 10.2 or older version to make the device a Microsoft’s iPhone 7 XP model.
If you take one Apple iPhone 7, the latest download of Apple’s Xcode integrated development environment, a copy of Windows X, the Bochs x86 emulator, and add that together with a little bit of enthusiasm and technical tinkering, you supposed to end up with an iOS 10.2.1 device offering up an emulated Windows XP experience on iPhone.
Impressive to see the familiar-looking Windows XP boot logo showing upon the gorgeous iPhone 7 display, but it’s fair to suggest that it isn’t exactly offering up the level of rejoice that Microsoft would have wanted when XP was built and distributed to the general public. It could be because of its architecture, which is purely based on desktop and 32-bit PCs. And you are now running it on an iPhone 7 that is 64-bit version.
If you can exercise the patience required for the emulated Windows XP to actually load up on the iPhone 7, then you will definitely find yourself presented with the entire Windows XP desktop, complete with the taskbar and of course the Start button that acts as the central point of navigation.
Navigation is mapped across to the iPhone’s touchscreen, meaning that the mouse cursor can be controlled with gestures and swipes on the display. Nevertheless, you don’t expect it to replace your desktop, though, you can get one to run Windows XP without jailbreaking your iPhone 7. While you notice, there are also very simple touch gestures which can be used to select options, as highlighted by selecting the Start button to bring up the “Administrator” menu.
Point to be noted and that is Apple’s latest A10 Fusion chip found in iPhone 7 series undoubtedly makes it one of the fastest smartphones on the market today. It’s far more powerful than the desktop PC you owned many nights ago, which it is capable of running older versions of desktop OSes.
Well! You can’t simply uninstall iOS and replace it with OS X or Windows, but you can only use an emulator like iBox, which is by far being installed through Xcode without the need to jailbreak, to run Windows XP inside a virtual machine.
It’s actually extremely exciting to see the small little display of the iPhone 7 used to open up icon parts of the Windows XP operating system. Those looking to sideload Windows XP onto iPhone 7, can get in on action via the GitHub page here to get started.
Disclaimer: Getting setup with iBox and Windows XP is a complicated process if you don’t know what you’re actually doing, so save time to read our how-to guide another time. But those who’re familiar with installation or side-loading apps via Xcode and want to give this a shot, can find their place to grab files you need.
Note: With most emulated hardware that has been seen on mobile devices, is extremely slow to load, extremely slow to use, and surely doesn’t provide a friendly user-experience, and when talking about honesty, this is Windows XP running on an iPhone 7, which is fairly amazing.
(Source: Hacking Jules [YouTube])
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