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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2010, 11:03:50 PM »
Just got my ipad.. am starting to look at this (in fact porting openiboot as a project was how I justified buying the thing to myself).  I've got a working serial cable, practiced a bit with openiboot on an old 2G iphone and got IDA ready.. now need to remember how to reverse stuff :p (it's been a few years since I've done much low level work).

The porting guide is quite helpful but scant on detail.. bet it's going to take a while... simple statements like 'reversing cmd_reboot in iboot' presupposes you know where cmd_reboot actually is, for example :p  Don't suppose there's any more detail on finding this stuff around...  someone mentioned an IRC channel?

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2010, 11:43:03 PM »
Yeah the channels #iphonelinux and #iphonelinux-dev on the irc.osx86.hu network are popular on the subject.
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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2010, 11:49:13 PM »
Isn't there a problem with porting openiboot to the 3GS and iPad?

iPad and later 3GS users have no access to iboot. Spirit doesn't give us that much low level access.

Unless there's some workaround that I'm not aware of?

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2010, 09:01:07 AM »
You're right, the Spirit JB doesn't help us as it is a userland jailbreak (i.e. no messing with iBoot). Best thing to do is wait for the next slew of jailbreaks (I want to say geohot has something up his sleeve, which does patch iBoot).

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2010, 03:55:00 AM »
Too bad Geohot is done now. Now we just have to wait for Dev Team to pull something out of their bag of exploits.

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2010, 02:32:34 PM »
If you have a device that has not yet been ported to, please by all means do some work on it. Do not let the fact that there is no bootrom jailbreak available get in the way. CPICH has already done some work on the 3Gs: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Porting_Openiboot   . If you could get similar information for the iPad, it would be a big help when we do finally get a better jailbreak.
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2010, 03:21:39 PM »
Hello, I am New to this forum. I am extremely interested in the referenced topic of porting android os to the Ipad. I currently have a droid eris (rooted with tainted vanilla rom) and iPad jailbroken (spirit) - wifi only (but tethered to droid of coarse, and running gv dialer and sip phone with google voice and gizmo5 for my "free" incoming and outgoing calls which works sweet). I feel like I am very close to having the ultimate setup, however I feel like the os on the iPad is very nice looking and everything, BUT! Is annoyingly restrictive! So, I am not a developer, but I play around and am looking to learn. I am willing to put a lot of time into this, if someone could give me direction. Thank you.

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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2010, 08:49:29 PM »
Quote from: "Mustards"
Hello, I am New to this forum. I am extremely interested in the referenced topic of porting android os to the Ipad. I currently have a droid eris (rooted with tainted vanilla rom) and iPad jailbroken (spirit) - wifi only (but tethered to droid of coarse, and running gv dialer and sip phone with google voice and gizmo5 for my "free" incoming and outgoing calls which works sweet). I feel like I am very close to having the ultimate setup, however I feel like the os on the iPad is very nice looking and everything, BUT! Is annoyingly restrictive! So, I am not a developer, but I play around and am looking to learn. I am willing to put a lot of time into this, if someone could give me direction. Thank you.

Unfortunately, even if there was an iPad port, you wouldn't be able to install it because Spirit doesn't patch iBoot, meaning you won't be able to install OpeniBoot. There isn't much you can do besides developing (or donating!). You could write articles in the Wiki if you are interested in doing that. If you would like to start developing, I suggest you learn both C and Assembly language as well as get a good understanding of the ARM architecture.

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 04:16:13 PM »
if you cant live without it, get a chinese iped... they run android os!

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 01:08:22 AM »
With the release of the untethered exploits (greenpois0n and the new pwnagetool) is a port viable?

I've played around with the android tablets and as much as I like them I'm not too fond of buying another tablet device

PS - saw @Hexxeh post a vid of a working boot on his ipad, not sure if it's legit but I assume it was

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2011, 03:59:59 AM »
I've seen that video, Hexxeh is currently working with the dev team for this. That really doesn't mean anything that he has OpeniBoot on the iPad. I've talked to iRekoil about this, it's no big deal!

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2011, 07:45:27 AM »
Working boot? Do you mean working OpeniBoot? If so that video is old, and if you mean working Android then he's lying, there's no working Android for iPad yet. Like I said in another topic we've hit a roadblock in porting Android, in that we can't get a kernel booting on the new devices because we can't read/write to the NAND. We need to reverse the new FTL which is hard work that nobody wants to tackle.
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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 07:48:54 PM »
He's talking about this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIixUYaLufo. It's just working OpeniBoot!

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2011, 03:35:15 AM »
Working boot? Do you mean working OpeniBoot? If so that video is old, and if you mean working Android then he's lying, there's no working Android for iPad yet. Like I said in another topic we've hit a roadblock in porting Android, in that we can't get a kernel booting on the new devices because we can't read/write to the NAND. We need to reverse the new FTL which is hard work that nobody wants to tackle.

Right - OpenIBoot.  I posted in the wrong forum

Knowing that iDroid is theoretically possible is mainly what I was curious about

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011, 10:01:18 AM »
Oh it's more than theoretical, it IS possible, it's just gonna take some time unless we can get more devs involved to speed up the process.
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