Froyo on iPhone

Does iOS fragmentation have your iPhone 3G sluggish and buggy?  Drop Froyo on it and give it some new life!  The new Bootlace app in Cydia (yes, like most things fun and unauthorized, you'll need to jailbreak) for the original iPhone and the 3G will get Froyo running without the use of a computer.  Froyo for the iPhone has had the keys remapped so that the volume rocker, power button, and home button on the Apple hardware work for Android's four buttons, but there's no Google apps (Gmail, GTalk, Market, etc) available just yet. 

If only you could download something to get rid of that silly proprietary connector. [Redmond Pie via EngadgetThanks Derek!

There are 30 comments

gatorlee says:

Hahaha, I hate steve jobs.

TheBronze says:

Haha. I Love to hate Steve Jobs.

euxx#AC says:

Pardon my ignorance. Which weather widget is shown on the screenshot?

drathos says:

Looks like the Froyo News & Weather widget configured for just weather.

slag02 says:

I'm Going to be honest...
I am surprised this hasn't been accomplished sooner..

But I am glad to see it none the less - I am assuming the actual phone/data/camera functions work as well?

talbano1 says:

It's regular the regular froyo weather application widget.. i don't know if it's froyo or vanilla stock android that comes with that widget

ilongbored says:

"Froyo or vanilla stock"? Perhaps you didn't say what you meant to say...

rumur#AC says:


Even the iPhoney gets Froyo before my Android phone does.


neoman1314 says:

Tis a sad, sad world when the iPhone gets Froyo before my iPhone look-a-like(Samsung Vibrant) eh?

noszero says:

That is awesome. An iPhone with Froyo installed would almost be worth having...almost.

cashxx says:

No fragmentation issues here on my iPhone but sure have them on my Droid Incredible!!

BSG75 says:

Let me guess, you think "fragmentation" has something to do with a fragmented hard drive, right? You above comment makes no sense.
Android would be too complex for you to grasp. Stick with the iPhone.

showson1 says:

Haha... I love this.
I'm visiting my parents next week and my mother is going to give me her old 3G for some development I'm doing... I know the first thing I'm going to do to it. :)

darkmax says:

Oh the irony! Now the Apple fanbois can cast away their cult-status and fionally join the real tech community.

hoosiercub says:

I wonder if this is also being developed for the 3GS.. Also.. does this mean 3G can haz real Flash?

cashxx says:

I'd say the copy community, there is hardly nothing original on the Android.....looks, works, and feels like iOS. Android is iOS wanna be just like Windows is a Mac OS X wanna be. Amazing how similar Windows 7 looks like OS X now. Can't wait for Windows 8! Even Microsoft came out with there own OS this time with Window 7 Mobile. We got a new copy cat in town and its called Android/Google. lol


Haha + 1000

JeffDenver says:

Go to any Flash website and you will immediately see how different Android is from iOS.

BSG75 says:

Totally! They are identical! Android so stole multiple home screens, widgets, multi-tasking/task-switching, voice actions and turn-by-turn navigation from iOS!!!! Rip off!

iOS is losing to Android because iOS people from Jobs down to you don't know anything about Android. You think you are competing against one set of features/functionality, but you are terribly misguided.

Bravozero says:

Oh look... an iPhanboy. Don't worry, he just got off the shortbus with his brand new helmet and he's just trying to show off.

Starku says:

It appears to me that cashxx is just another crazy Apple fanboy who has less than no idea what he is going on about. If you do a real comparison between Android and the iOS, you'll see differences aplenty. They boot differently, handle apps differently, and so on. I have friends with the iPhone and we have compared devices more than once. My friends are often more impressed with my G2 than their iPhone. (And don't even get me started on all the differences between Windows 7 and Mac Crap. The only similarity is the sleekness of the GUI, and they aren't even that similar.)

I'm glad it's easier to get Froyo installed on an iPhone than a Galaxy S

Bravozero says:

Honestly... I want to see a legit video of this in action.

evoinmypalm says:

LOL... now they can have porn...


This is delicious! I would pay to see Steve's face when he heard about this.

parampreet says:

Couldn't be more ironic that an iPhone now has Froyo, but my Samsung Galaxy S still doesn't !
Samsung, are you listening ??

this would be sweet on an iPad!