Is it possible to install Android over iOS on an iPad 2?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by pajenn, May 19, 2012.

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  1. pajenn

    pajenn Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Question: Is it possible to install (flash) android OS (v3.2 for example), over the iOS v5.1 present on an iPad 2 and should the tablet work fine afterwards in terms of hardware compatibility, etc. If yes, how can I do it?

    I have an iPad with a broken screen that works well otherwise, but just looks busted ugly. It's sort of a freebie in that insurance paid for it (or for a new one) because the screen was unrepairable (or would have been more expensive to repair than buying a new iPad), but I'd like to install Android 3.2 on it because I have that on another (Samsung) tablet and find it much more flexible with more features. For me at least it's easier to access from Windows (no need for iTunes BS, I just plug it in and access it like a USB drive a la Droid Explorer), I can use it as a Wireless (3G) Hotspot for my laptop when no other networks are available, it can play flash content, and I can watch almost all media files (avi, mkv, mp4, etc.) on it (with free MoboPlayer) without a need to convert them to special iPad formats.
  2. x942

    x942 Guest

    Possible.. Yes. Has it been done? Not on anything recent. If you really wanted to I'm sure you could port that work over to the newer hardware. Hexxah had it running on the first iPad but never released it.

    In theory as long as the device has a hardware exploit (in the bootrom/CPU) you can do it. But there would be a LOT of reverse engineering and porting to get it down. Your better off selling the iPad and buying a new android tab. (The mainboards alone go for ~$300 on ebay).
  3. tancrackers

    tancrackers Registered Member

    May 22, 2012
    It has been done in the iphone. I imagine that it would too be possible on an ipad.
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