iPhone and iOS have always been a union inseparable, in fact, Apple has produced the iPhone with the iOS operating system and so far no one had ever managed to change all of this. Things now have changed: someone, in fact, has installed the Android 10 on an iPhone 7.
Several developers who appreciate the iPhone but not the limitations of iOS have decided to remedy this situation with Project Sandcastle, which allows you to run Android 10 on the iPhone 7.
The project Sandcastle is the work of the team Corellium, and they are the same people who ten years ago managed to start the Android operating system on the iPhone first.
Where the sandbox set limits and boundaries, sandcastle offers you the opportunity to create something new without putting any limit to your imagination. The project Sandcastle is about building something new on your hardware.
The iPhone limits users to operate within a sandbox. But when you buy an iPhone, you own the hardware of the iPhone. Android for iPhone gives you the freedom to run a different operating system on that hardware.
Project Sandcastle allows you to start Android 10 on the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPod Touch. The project makes extensive use of the jailbreak of checkra1n, the same tool that is used to perform the jailbreak of your iPhone using an Android smartphone.
Here is an iPhone 7 booting Android ! pic.twitter.com/cfCdSEzTbo
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The team is working to expand the project to other iPhone included in the jailbreak checkra1n, but for now it is limited to just three devices. The positive side is that the vulnerabilities that were used to perform the jailbreak and, as a result, Project Sandcastle, are extremely unlikely to solve. For this reason, the methods used will work theoretically in perpetuity on the entire iPhone range.
What works and what does not?
At present the project is still far from full maturity, in fact, the main functions such as Bluetooth, audio, connectivity, cell phone and camera do not work. Additionally, Project Sandcastle can’t provide a build of Android with the GMS included , and there is no way to back them flash separately. The installation of Android itself is not permanent, then you will lose your data and your Android operating system to reboot.
In short, if you have an “old” iPhone 7 or better still an iPod Touch that is not used on a daily basis you can try to engage in the installation, remembering that the project is still in the beta phase.
You can find more information on the official website of the project.