Linux Makes It Onto iPhone

Linux Makes It Onto iPhone

A group from the Apple hacking “iPhone Dev Team“, headed by PlanetBeing, has finally managed to get Linux to boot on Apple’s versatile phone gadget.  While it is a very rough draft of the port and thus missing many drivers, it shows that it is possible to run the iPhone on another operating system.

What we have:
– Framebuffer driver
– Serial driver
– Serial over USB driver
– Interrupts, MMU, clock, etc.

What we have in openiboot (but hasn’t been ported yet):
– Read-only support for the NAND

What we don’t have (yet!)
– Write support for the NAND
– Wireless networking
– Touchscreen
– Sound
– Accelerometer
– Baseband support

More details can be found on PlanetBeing’s blog here.

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