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Alternative to iOS

Discussion in 'APPLE iPhone, iPad Tablets and all iOS Devices' started by TheRixter, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. TheRixter

    TheRixter New Member

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    I was wondering....could you "wipe" an iOS from an iPhone and install an alternative O.S. such as Android? It's been established iOS has a "separate bootloader and therefore, wouldn't allow boot of another O.S.? IF (?) one could eliminate (wipe/delete/erase) that bootload, would an Android or Linux...etc. perform properly on an iPhone? OR, maybe it's better said...would an O.S. other than iOS work from the "mechanics" of an iPhone?

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  2. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I know people have done that with Android and added a second OS, but I have never heard of anyone doing anything like that with an iPhone.
     
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    I don't think that it is possible but looking all over the internet maybe you can try using Ubuntu.
     
  4. TheRixter

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    Appreciate all who've replied. I've been doing some 'research" and it seems this is a debatable subject. Of all the cell phones out there, seems iOS(Apple) is the most stringent, self-serving product on the market. The main debate seems to be whether one can actually eliminate the iOS bootloader.(?) Just my thoughts, but if they can put it on their OS and lock it, then there has to be a way to unlock it.(?) As I believe iPhones are, mechanically speaking, about the best phones available. Seems corrupt that we buy a product and it's not really ours to do with as we desire...barring intellectual property piracy! Seems we are just more or less, leasing the product...not owning it. OK, I'll keep an eye on this subject here and the "net" with the hopes of discovering a way to do what I wish.
    THANKS!!
     

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