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Linux ported on the iPhone!


Posted: 29 Nov 2008
Linux ported on the iPhone!

Hurray! We're glad to inform you that Linux can finally be ported to the first iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPod touch platforms. The first version of the port is very raw and has a lot of the needed stuff missing, but that will be fixed in the future releases.

Here's what currently works:

  • Framebuffer driver;
  • Serial driver;
  • Serial over USB driver;
  • Interrupts, MMU, clock, etc.


  • Read-only support for the NAND;

Stuff that we don’t have yet:

  • Write support for the NAND;
  • Wireless networking;
  • Touchscreen;
  • Sound;
  • Accelerometer;
  • Baseband support

Well, that's a start and it's very nice to see an alternative OS on the iPhone. I guess Android port is coming up next. :)

Here's a short video demo of the iPhone running Linux:

VIA SlashPhone
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