iPhone OS on PC

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  1. Saphiresurf

    Saphiresurf Member

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    Well i decided to work on the iPhone OS working on a pc. The last time i looked at the system of the iPhone it looked amazingly similar to the filesytem of a mac when your veiwing it from another mac os. So im going to see if i can manage to get at least to the springboard of the iPhone OS. I probaly wont be working on it much today but i should be working on it tommorow. The website i made for updates, etc. is here: www.pciphoneos.webs.com



    P.S. This isnt something im sure will work. i just think i might be able to get it to work.
  2. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    Wow...good luck. I honestly doubt it will work though.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Not going to work.
  4. Saphiresurf

    Saphiresurf Member

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    I hope i can do it. I was looking at just hackintoshes and i thought it might be possible to install kexts on the iphone os because the iphone os and mac OSX are both similar in structure.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Good luck on rewriting it for another architecture.

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  6. R&S

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    This isn't going to work, the iPhones CPU is ARM and the PC's CPU is x86, software compiled for ARM can't run on an x86 system. also you would have to make drivers to the iPhone OS for all your PC's hardware..
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    ^this
    ...the iphone OS is written for an ARM cpu - and so it is written for an ARM register.
    you don't have to REWRITE every single line BUT you have to get the souccecode somehow and recompile it for x86 architecture.

    isn't complicated at all BUT since you don't have the source you'd have to rewrite it from scratch =/ bad luck....only option would be a "virtual iphone" emulating the iphone hardware...
  8. Saphiresurf

    Saphiresurf Member

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    yea that would be the closest thing. That would be cool if they started using intel processors for the iPhone OS though. Maybe in a 2nd gen iPad.
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    How will installing .KEXTs help at all? It won't run at all on a non-ARM processor, no matter how much you extend the kernel.
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    thats true. i guess virtualization would be the best.

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