A few months ago we told you about an iPhone 3G that had been hacked to run Android 2.2, but not everyone wanted to dedicate the time to get the hack to work on their devices. The process is now easier than ever, though, as the folks at the iDroid Project have gotten Froyo running on both an iPhone 2G and 3G, no computer required (which is certainly better than the time I got Froyo on my iPhone 3GS). After jailbreaking, users only have to download the Bootlace 2.1 software from Cydia, then run OpeniBoot and iDroid. After installing some software and rebooting a few times, you'll be booted into the vanilla Android experience. Adriana from Today's iPhone had a spare iPhone 3G lying around and decided to try the process out for herself, and you can check out both the installation process and the results in the video below. I don't want to spoil the video for you, so I'll just say that the experience is not something I would call "smooth" and leave it at that.
I don't know about you, but I think that this is a pretty neat hack. Some Android users may not enjoy the fact that the iPhone 3G, originally released in 2008, is running Froyo before an actual Android phone that was released just a few months ago, but you have to admit that this is a pretty neat trick. The software is not really ready for daily use (at all), but the iDroid team is constantly working on the project, so here's to hoping that we'll see something more usable in the near future. Plus, I'd love to see the hack applied to the iPhone 4; having Froyo running on the Retina Display sounds like the makings of a tasty treat to me. If you feel like trying the software in its current incarnation, just remember that you're doing so at your own risk. Those of you that have gambled with your iPhone's well-being and installed iDroid, tell us your experiences!