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Thread: You Got Linux on my iPhone!

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    Senior Member phernandez's Avatar
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    You Got Linux on my iPhone!

    Hack a Day has a short and sweet video of Linux 2.6 loading on an Apple iPhone. Very rudimentary stuff at the moment, but the door has been pried open...

    iPhone Linux - Hack a Day

    The iphone-dev team has created a new bootloader called OpeniBoot. The bootloader lets you boot into a Linux console, which you can talk to over a USB serial device. They’ve got busybox working, but there is no touchscreen support yet.

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    if there is no touch screen support, how can you control anything. the I-Phone only has the home key?

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    0_o Mastermind keezel's Avatar
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    USB interface?

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    Gonzo District BOFH westin's Avatar
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    Yeah, they are using a USB interface to control it. Like phernandez said, it is pretty rudimentary.
    \"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"


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    Yuck... somebody spilled Linux all over my countertop. They even put it in my toaster!

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