O planetbeing, μέλος της Dev Team, κατάφερε μέσω reverse engineering των hardware drivers της Apple να μεταφέρει το Linux 2.6 kernel στην πλατφόρμα του iPhone!
Όπως δηλώνει ο ίδιος ο planetbeing:
“I’m pleased to announce that the Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple’s iPhone platform, with support for the first and second generation iPhones as well as the first generation iPod touch. This is a rough first draft of the port, and many drivers are still missing, but it’s enough that a real alternative operating system is running on the iPhone.
What we have:
– Framebuffer driver, Serial driver, Serial over USB driver, Interrupts, MMU, clock, etc.
What we have in openiboot (but hasn’t been ported yet):
– Read-only support for the NAND
What we don’t have (yet!):
– Write support for the NAND, Wireless networking, Touchscreen, Sound, Accelerometer, Baseband support
The current userland we’re using, in the interest of expedience, is a Busybox installation created with buildroot, but glibc works fine as well, and we’re going to build a more permanent userland solution.”
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Tags: iPhone 3G