This DIY Case Brings Android OS To iPhone [Video]

For that to workout on how you can hack your iPhone to run Android operating system, there are several other alternative and easy steps to do so, but today’s customized project is a bit different that would take this into another level. If you have been searching for an entirely different and non-practical way of running the Android OS one one of Apple’s iPhones, then, you have to check out what this developer Nick Lee made for the world to take notice of. He is not only the CTO of Tendigi, but also enthusiastic developer who prefer tinkering with extra-curricular projects that generally border on madness.

After managing to get Windows 95 running on the Apple Watch, Lee, the developer has now developed a custom 3D printed case loaded with electronics that allows the iPhone to run the Android OS.


Owners of fairly high percentage of iPhone and iPad have wondered at what it would be like to have the Android running on Apple’s hardware. People like Nick Lee, have the knowledge and the technical capabilities simply don’t sit and wonder. Instead, they radically pull together the necessary parts of the equation and just make it happen.

This time around, those parts include a special 3D printed case that includes a circuit board, a battery, a boost converter and an internal resistor. All of those necessary components are embedded within the printed case. Developer has also managed to go through a number of case iterations from a design perspective to ensure that it’s kept as low profile and useable as possible. There’s still openings and cutouts in place for mini HDMI and USB ports, as well as a familiar looking opening for an SD card.

However, the Android part of the equation comes from a clone of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which he used for creating a custom version of Android Marshmallow to install and execute directly on the embedded circuit board. When those parts are connected altogether, including the iPhone, the Android software is then booted from the iPhone Home screen though what appears to be a custom Tendigi app.


Nevertheless, this isn’t such project that the average iPhone user is going to be able to replicate at home. It requires fairly intricate knowledge at a hardware and software level to be able to get it up and running. With that said, like other Lee’s projects, it’s an excellent insight into what it actually takes to get Android up and running on an iPhone.

(Source: Tendigi)

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