Android comes to the iPhone with Project Sandcastle


You might have read a piece of news earlier that you can jailbreak an iPhone with an Android phone, but that’s just the beginning of the session. “Project Sandcastle” which has been built on years of development is promising even more just jailbreaking i.e., running Android itself on an iPhone. 

As of now, the project is in the early beta phase and is only compatible with a single Apple device. But as we mentioned above, it’s just a beginning. As of now, Project Sandcastle’s version of Android only works for the iPhone 7 and 7+ with many limitations. The GPU, audio output, cellular modem, Bluetooth, and camera explicitly do not work. In addition to that, there are many other issues with the battery life and performance of the phone.

Project Sandcastle

However, all these issues are quite expected at this moment of time as it is in its early stages. System storage is even just read-only right now due to experimental APFS support — this is a very early release.

As of now, this version of Android isn’t available in stock for testing. Project Sandcastle’s developers saw fit to customize it with OpenLauncher and the Signal messaging app.

Well, this is not the first time that we have seen Android running on iPhone devices. If we go back to 2010, we have also a version of Android that was even ported to the original iPhone 2G. In fact, Project Sandcastle’s founders are some of the same folks behind that effort.

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